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President's Message | may 2018

Another plant sale is history


I hope that you were all able to attend DIG’s Annual Plant Sale and load up on lots of well-established flowers and vegetables.


Here’s a partial list of how to stay busy in your garden! If you plant your vegetables by seed, there’s still time.Thin seedlings & toss out the weak ones so the strong seedlings have room to develop good roots. Sow lettuce, carrots, spinach, radishes, beans, peppers corn, melons, eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, squashes, and gourds. Cut off strawberry runners for more fruit andl ess plant. Fertilize shrubs, vines, and lawns. Prune Lilac, forsythia, and honeysuckle shrubs as soon as they finish blooming. Deadhead rhododendron and azalea blooms so the plant’s energy will go toward producing next year’s flower buds and faded roses will encourage a second bloom period for early summer. Be sure to fertilize your rose bushes.


I’m sure with all the flowers from the Plant Sale, your garden will be eye-catching.

Helen

DELTA INFORMAL GARDENERS (DIG)

Important Dates

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month, 7:30 pm at the Brentwood Community Methodist Church,
809 Second Street in Brentwood.

Board Meetings are held on the first Tuesday, (after the first Monday),
of each month in the Fireside Room.

General Meetings
May 21
June 25
July 23

Board Meetings
June 5
July 3
August 7

Propagation Workshop

Propagation for the 2018 season has has ended forthe 2018 season. Check your
Weeder this fall for information
on 2018-2019 activities.



2019 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 11, 2018
Wolfe Ranch

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Pat will be accepting orders for personalized items at every DIG meeting. Download the order form here.

may 21st Meeting
Alicia Molder, Build It and They Will Come—Butterfly Gardens

Learn how to build a butterfly garden where butterflies will visit and stick around. Learn the benefits and differences of host plants vs nectar plants. We will also learn a little about raising butterflies in our homes.


Alicia has been raising butterflies for about 3 years and has raised hundreds of butterfly’s since. She has learned a lot about attracting butterflies to her small “suburban desert” garden, and how one person can really make a difference in this beautiful pollinators population. Alicia will discuss how we all can attract and raise butterfly’s, attractor plants, etc.


She will be giving away a small Passion Vine (her favorite host plant) and will have live caterpillars and plenty of visual aids the membership will want to checkout before/after the presentation.


Upcoming Programs
June 25: Annual pot luck. July 23: Stan Morgan on irises.
August 27: Lori Caldwell the Compost Gal.