Friday, May 28, 2010

Talkin’ Dirt

Don’t miss our upcoming meeting on Tuesday, June 1. The presentation this month will be on “Dirt!” Please bring to the meeting a quart-sized jar filled one-third full of your native soil, preferably not from an amended part of the garden.

Also, you are encouraged to bring to the meeting any extra seedlings you have to share with your fellow garden club members.

Meeting starts at 6pm, Tuesday June 1, Room 130 of LCC-Cottage Grove Campus.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Local Upcoming Gardening Events

Mark your calander for these exciting upcoming events:

May 17, 6:30 pm, Avid Gardeners. Topic: "Black Plants – Bring the dramatic interplay of light and dark to your garden" presented by Paul Bonine of Xera Plants.

June 1, 6:00 pm, Cottage Grove Garden Club. Marty Gascoyne talks dirt! Please bring a quart sized jar 1/3 full of your native garden soil (NOT soil that has been amended).

June 6, Avid Gardeners bus tour. This tour goes to Xera Plants (a wholesale nursery specializing in unusual perennials and shrubs, many for dry areas); Cistus Nursery (offering Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants); and Joy Creek Nursery. This all day event costs $30 for non-members, contact Sandra Rossi to register or ask questions (541-343-0882,

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oregon Plant Fair: Saturday May 8

Below is a small sampling of the plants we will have available at the annual Oregon Plant Fair on Saturday, May 8. The Plant Fair includes both art and plant vendors, including your local Garden Club. This is our major fund raiser for the year.

Please join us at Alton Baker Park in Eugene from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stop by the District Garden Club booth to say "Hi" and purchase plants grown by your neighbors here in The Grove.