May 2013 President’s Message
Congratulations to all of you for helping to make the fundraiser the success that it was. We made a profit of more than $1200.
Looking forward,this month’s meeting is very important for a number of reasons. Paul Mast will be giving his program on Native Woody Plants. Paul is not only our Vice President and Program chair; he is involved in many other areas of gardening such as leading tree walks at the Thielke Arboretum in Glen Rock. We will also be voting.for our new officers. The slate is as follows,
Eileen Avia, President
Deb Fisk, Vice President
Joan Rottkamp, Recording Secretary
Fran, DiGeorgio, Treasurer.
We will be accepting nominations from the floor. If you wish to nominate someone please make sure that person is aware and is willing to accept that position.
Now for a little horticulture tip .
Looking through the window at my garden from in the house I could see places where I ought to plant more early spring blooming bulbs. How will I remember these places? I had the idea of marking them with plastic knives.
Note the little white marker just off center and to the left in the picture. This space will soon be under the leaves of emerging Hosta. To the right is the ‘Marsh Marigold’ which is a spring ephemeral that will also be gone and I will have forgotten the place where color is needed. Thought I might just give myself a reminder so I wrote the name of the bulb (Scilla siberica,‘Spring Beauty’) on 10 plastic knives and placed them where I am lacking color. I will be ordering 100 of these little bulbs that will arrive and then I will seek out my plastic markers.
Hope this encourages you to try this idea in your garden. Choose early blooming small bulbs for they can be tucked in almost anywhere and are such a joy in the spring.
Happy gardening, Janet
Garden Conservancy Open Days in Bergen County May 11, 2012 10-4pm|
Garden of Janet Schulz16 Colonial Drive
Janet is the President of the Wyckoff Area Garden Club
Garden of Mary Murphy
188 Ceder lane
Mary's garden is small but well worth the trip. Arbors, seating areas and the formality of boxwood sets the tone for this charming cottage garden.
Photos Credit: Francine Digiorgio