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President's Message | november 2015

Garden Rambling

I went out to buy a tree, but four nurseries later I hadn’t found what I wanted. Several nursery people made suggestions on other trees and some offered information on why I couldn’t find a Raywood Ash (they are potted up in the Spring and are usually root bound by this time of year). Some of the trees I had never heard of, so I had to go home to do some research—a good thing I did (a Shamel Ash is way too big for the location and isn’t Boron tolerant). I want to be able to walk under this tree so it needs to be tall before it branched out, but the custom is to top these trees to promote lower growth. So I guess I’ll wait till Spring to order one that isn’t topped and hope no one falls in the half dug hole in my back yard until then.

I did plant some Salvias in the front yard. They should fill in nicely, but I still have a bare spot in full sun that needs something colorful. I have a bunch of other plants that I bought because they were interesting, but haven’t found the right place for them. I keep moving them around to see if they work here or there and then move them back to the side yard to spend another month in their pots. I’ve been trying to restart my Night Garden (all white blossoms), but haven’t gotten the placement just right there either. I guess I’ll just ramble around some more and hope I figure it out before the plants become root bound or die.

Don’t let this rain keep you from rambling in your garden. You’ll only get wet.


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
November 23
Refreshments: Debbie Auer, Robin Choate,
and Connie Miller

Holiday Potluck—December 14

Board Meetings
December 1

Propagation Workshop

Propagation at Mel's has ended for the season. Future Potting-up and preparation for the May sale will continue at Wolfe Ranch, 700 Creek Road, Brentwood. We are meeting at 10am, Saturday, November 21 and future sessions will be announced prior to the Saturday work day. Check your Weeder for more information. See Locationsfor directions.

2016 Annual-Perennial Plant Sale
May 7, 2016
Wolfe Ranch

Come and join in the discussion with our DIG panel experts. Bring in your questions about plants and plant problems. Do you have a plant that needs identifying? Do you have a plant that’s diseased and you don’t know what to do? Bring in a sample. Do you have soil problems or want to get rid of your lawn? Did you have a good experience growing vegetables last year?

Come with your questions, comments and garden experience to share with other DIG members. This will be a great opportunity to learn from DIG’s many talented gardeners.

November 23 General Meeting
DIG Panel Discussion

Question & Answer Session

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