Garden Club

Time to plan for planting your garden. Come to the Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. in room 1 of the Community Centre. Please note that we will have the meeting at 6:00 instead of our usual time of 7:00 p.m. because of the conflict of the town meeting at 7:00 p.m.

We will have a question and answer period. You will be able to find out what perennials and seeds other people have to share. These are always the best because they are tested and you know they will grow and of course the price is always right – free.

We are looking for a secretary and also a chair or co-chair. It is time to pay your $10.00 membership dues. This year we are ordering a dump load of soil from Lasser?s in Chetwynd. A dump load cost $450 delivered. We will make a lily bed and clean up the delphinium bed. In addition members can get up to four wheelbarrows free. Others can get some soil at $5.00 per wheelbarrow. Please note that you can also get a 3/4 ton truck load of topsoil from Lasser but you have to pick it up.

Contact Ellen at 250-242-5283 or Nellie at 250-242-4930; e-mail to arrange to get the soil. It will be here sometime before May 15th and you will see the soil at the Hartford Gardens in front of the caboose. If you can help with making the beds and don?t want to become a member of the garden club we would appreciate your help. You do not need to be physically able to plant, weed and water. You can go with us to buy the plants You can provide input regarding what to plant. You can bring coffee or drinks to the garden when we plant. You can serve on the executive (great experience for your resume). You can get information on gardening. You can exchange seeds and plants..

You can help out with the garden tour. The garden tour is July 25th so mark that day on your calendar. Those wanting to put their gardens on the tour can call Ellen or Nellie. Those wanting to help – sitting at the registration table, getting the list of participants, working on the bags, etc.- will be appreciated.

Please note that our May meeting will be May 17th because the last Tuesday of the month (our regular meeting day) conflicts with Itchy Feet.

Mark your calendar – Tuesday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1. Happy Gardening.