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I love gardening but certainly am not an expert. I also have areas in my yard that are very challenging – full sun (more than 8 hours) while others have shade. Soil in some areas is good, while other areas are heavy clay.
I spend a great deal of time amending soil and often find myself moving plants. Although I try my best to do my research before purchasing plants, there is a lot of conflicting information on the internet and easily obtainable information is not always specific to the area in which I am located. So trial and error was a way of life.
Garden Week in Georgia: Sharing a Little Peace of Our Gardens by RGC Blogger Suzy Crowe with a Little Help from My Friends
One of the things I love about being part of a community of gardeners is getting to share plants with each other. Whether you are the giver or the receiver, when you share plants, you are sharing a teeny tiny part of the happiness and peace that gardening brings. To close out Garden Week in Georgia, here’s a peek at RGC members sharing pieces of plants and the peace of their gardens.
Dotty E – Due to a new fence and other challenges in my back yard, I had to completely redo areas of it. Florence Anne graciously…
Garden Week in Georgia: Volunteer @ or Check-out Johns Creek Beautification’s Secret Gardens Tour by Guest Blogger Jennifer Schau
If you are interested in a great gardening-related volunteer opportunity or a fantastic tour, check out Johns Creek Beautification’s Secret Gardens Tour on May 1, 2021.
Secret Gardens is a drive-yourself and walking tour of seven homes and the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Each stop has its own special, charming features. The tour features a beautiful hillside oasis and beehive fireplace; a woodland garden with a hand-made stone bridge; an iris garden; a creek-side garden…
Garden Week in Georgia: It’s Earth Day 2021–How Are You Going to Help Restore Our Earth? by RGC Blogger Suzy Crowe
This year EarthDay.org is collaborating with people around the world for three days of climate action. April 20 is the Global Youth Summit led by Earth Uprising & the We Shall Breathe Hip Hop Caucus; April 21 is Teach for the Planet led by Education International; and April 22 Earth Day Live starts streaming at 12:30. All of these events can be streamed on earthday.org. Earth Day also marks the start of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on the Climate.
While I was checking out what was going on for Earth Day, I came across earthday.org’s 51 Ways to Restore our Earth. As I was reading the tips…
Yellow and gray are the Pantone colors for 2021. The following floral designs make beautiful use of these colors.
The featured image, from Art Floral Francais, 96 Rue Raymond Poincare, Bordeaux, France, has beautiful rhythm. This would possibly be the first quality commented on were it to be judged. The vine appears to be a bundle of fine reeds that are tied and shaped, probably with some wire within. Calla Lily stems can be easily shaped when wet. The Aspidistra leaves are also flexible and have been manipulated…
This winter, my neighbor cut down a 50-year old maple tree on the east side of my back yard, instantly changing the light in my yard. My rosemary, which had crept toward the house in search of light, could now grow straight up. It needed hard pruning so that it could flourish in the new sunlight.
Of course, I hard to research how to prune rosemary before daring to attempt such a drastic pruning. My research told me to hard-prune rosemary in the winter before the rosemary started growing again. Sources also cautioned…
Garden Week in Georgia: RGC’s Community Series Let’s Talk Plants Kicks Off at Roswell’s Adult Recreation Center by RGC Bloggers Lisa Ethridge & Suzy Crowe
Roswell Garden Club is pleased to invite you to our inaugural community plant talk in the raised beds garden at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center. We hope you can celebrate Garden Week in Georgia with us by coming to our talk–Planting Annuals in Pots or Beds–on Friday, April 23, at 11.
Planting Annuals in Pots or Beds is the first in a series of community talks based on the plants in the raised beds at the ARC. The raised beds are planted for easy…
Garden Week in Georgia: Appearing in Georgia Gardens on April 18–Pink Lady’s-slipper as Seen and Painted by Botanical Artist and RGC Guest Blogger Linda Fraser
RGC had the privilege of hearing botanical artist Linda Fraser at a recent meeting. Linda is a renowned botanical artist specializing in native plants of the southeastern United States. Linda has created over 100 watercolor and colored pencil paintings, grouping those found blooming side by side in their specific environment…
I have enjoyed the beautiful blooms of the Amaryllis for many years. When I lived in Connecticut there was a challenge class for Flower Show Judges and I still have one of those varieties that traveled here with us in 2007. Several years ago, Nancy Moses gave me a helpful tip for Amaryllis: plant them in the garden in the spring after they bloom and dig them up in the Fall. Prior to this I would let them rest in their pots under a tree for the summer. * Note, my Amaryllis are one of the only green plants my deer didn’t eat last summer!
I pull my Amaryllis up in late October, lay them flat in a low container in the garage, and allow them to dry. When they are dry, I pull off the dried foliage before repotting them in a good potting mix. Last year I heard, for the first time, that the roots should be trimmed…
Roswell Garden Club is always looking for new members to learn with us, garden with us, arrange flowers with us, contribute to the community with us, and socialize with us. If you are interested in visiting us or joining us, let us know. You do not have to be a Roswell citizen to join Roswell Garden Club.
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