Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April Garden-Related Happenings

Here's a selection of garden-related happenings in the wider Cottage Grove area this month.

April 5 (Tuesday), 6-8pm:
"Propagation: Seeding, Cutting, and Dividing" Debra Levings joins the Cottage Grove Garden Club to talk about various methods of propagation. She will tailor the talk to the interest of the audience.

Please note: in April, we will be meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 216 South 3rd Street. Please enter through the garden area, to the left as you face the front doors.

April 12 (Tuesday), 7pm:
The Willamette Valley Hardy Plant Group. Tami Ott-Ostberg will be speaking on "Small Space Gardens."

April 18 (Monday), 7 pm:
Avid Gardeners. Lucy Hardiman speaking on "Full Frontal Gardens." Lucy will explore the history of the front garden and the ways in which adventurous gardeners are thinking outside the box creating gardens that are in the public eye.

April 20 (Wednesday):
Garden Club Field Trip to the Oregon Gardens.

April 29 & 30:
Small Standard Flower Show sponsored by the District Garden Club. Location: the Sheldon McMurphy Johnson House in Eugene.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

April at the Garden Club

Spring is upon us and, no doubt, you are thinking about your garden! Join the Cottage Grove Garden Club on Tuesday, April 5, as we learn about propagation. Debra Levings will be joining us to talk about "seeding, cutting, and dividing." Debra will tailor her presentation depending on the interest of the audience. She will also have a hand-out available for a minimal $2.00 cost (to pay for photocopying).

The meeting starts at 6:00 and Debra's presentation starts at 7:00. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please note our meeting location has temporarily changed. In April, we will be meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 216 South 3rd Street. Please enter through the garden area, to the left as you face the front doors.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Field Trip to The Oregon Gardens

The Oregon Gardens is located in Silverton about 2 hours northeast of Cottage Grove. If you haven’t been before, you need to see this garden!!! If you have been before we’re sure you will want to join our enthusiastic plant-and-garden-loving group for another view!

Groundbreaking for the 80-acre garden was 14 years ago and the ambitious master plan is now well underway with many of the 20 themed gardens maturing into masterpieces. The Northwest Gardens was one of the first completed gardens and is an excellent place for ideas for your own Northwest landscape. The Conifer Garden is characterized by large charismatic conifer species and boasts one of the largest collections of dwarf and miniature conifers in the United States: it is stunning! The A-Mazing Water Garden is an award-winning garden that beautifully incorporates a circular water garden with an ornate bridge, criss-crossing paths, and a cascading waterfall.

On Wednesday, April 20, we will carpool to The Gardens arriving at 10am, board the trolley for an hour tour, meet with the Oregon Garden Chairman, Marcia Kay Whitelock, have BYO picnic lunch in the gardens and tour independently in the afternoon. An optional tour to the Gordon House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright House in Oregon, is also available.
Please come to the April 1 Cottage Grove Garden Club meeting to learn more about this all-day field trip. Or call Julie 541 510-1165. And visit TOG website: