Tuesday, February 22, 2011

March Garden Events

Garden season must be upon us, look at all the events happening this month!

March 1 (Tuesday), 6-8pm:
"The "weeds" in my garden....or are they?" Cheryl Bertuccelli of Cedar Creek Botanicals joins the Cottage Grove Garden Club to talk about the medicinal value of 10 common garden weeds.

March 5 (Saturday), 11am-1pm:
Heather pruning. Join the Heather Society in pruning the heather at the Cottage Grove Hospital. You'll learn how to identify and correctly prune heathers; help keep the hospital looking nice; and mingle with fellow gardeners all at the same time! Bring a lunch, gloves, a kneeling pad, and pruners.

March 6 (Sunday), car pool leaves at 1:45pm:
Garden Club Field Trip to Aprovecho. Aprovecho is a internationally known non-profit education and research center located just outside of Cottage Grove. Aprovecho promotes sustainable, appropriate technologies around the world. Come with the Garden Club to tour Aprovecho and learn more about what they do. Carpool leaves the Library/Community Center at 1:45, or meet us at Aprovecho (directions here) for the tour which starts at 2:00. The tour will last from 2-3 hours. A $5-$10 donation is requested by Aprovecho. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing.

March 8 (Tuesday), time TBA:
Spring Work Party at the All America City Square. The AACS is the signature project for the Garden Club and we have already received City recognition for all of our efforts there. Join us on the 8th as we prepare the garden for the upcoming growing season. Contact Suzanne for details.

March 8 (Tuesday), 7pm:
The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group. Dave Eckerdt will speak on "Great Gardens of the Pacific Northwest."

March 21 (Monday), 7 pm:
Avid Gardeners. Maurice Horn, co-owner of Joy Creek Nursery, will talk on “Psychiatric Disorders in the Garden.” This is a humorous look at how gardeners, growers and marketers have different expectations about plants.

March 25-27:
Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, Flower Show. EXPO Center in Portland.

March 29 (Tuesday), time TBA:
Garden Club Potting party for the May Plant Sale. The May plant sale is the major fundraiser for the Garden Club. Join us as we prepare plants for the sale. Please come dressed for the weather. Time and exact location to be announced.

March 29 (Tuesday), 6-9pm:
Plant "Nerd" Night at the Eugene Garden Club.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The "weeds" in my garden.... or are they?

Cheryl Bertuccelli of Cedar Creek Botanicals will be joining the Garden Club on March 1 to talk about common garden weeds. More specifically, Cheryl will talk about the medicinal value and common medicines made from 10 common garden weeds. Plus we'll have door prizes and great refreshments!

Cheryl is an Herbalist, Medicine Maker & Nutrition Consultant. At Cedar Creek Botanicals she leads workshops and makes salves, tinctures, and more. Cedar Creek Botanicals is located out Row River Road in Dorena.

Join us on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 from 6-8 pm. We meet in room 130 of LCC-Cottage Grove campus. Meeting starts at 6:00, Cheryl's program starts at 7:00.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February Events

Our photo contest Tuesday night was fun! We have a lot of talented photographer-gardeners in our group and it was difficult to pick just two photographs to send to the district-wide competition. Congratulations to both Scott and Brinsley for their winning photos.

There are other exciting gardening-related events happening this month, including:

Feb. 8, 7pm: The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group is hosting Ed McVicker from the Portland Japanese garden. Ed will speak on "The Hillside Gardens of the Portland Japanese Garden."

Feb 21, 11am: Potting party! at Scott & Jen’s House, 34248 Garoutte Rd. This is our first potting of the year, in preparation of the May Plant Sale (our major fund raiser). Bring plants (if you have them) and come join us in dividing, potting, and marking perennials for the sale.

Feb 21, 7 pm: Avid Gardeners. Tom Fisher will speak on “The Tale Your Garden Tells.” Among other topics, Tom will talk about learning a whole new plant palette, adapting to a modified Mediterranean climate, becoming addicted to Pacific Coast irises, learning to love conifers, and weeding eleven months out of twelve. You can even sing along at the end.

Happy Gardening.