Sunday, May 3, 2020

Online Resources for the Spring Garden

With the “great pause” we are currently experiencing, it is quite possible that you’re spending even more time in the garden this year. Since the Garden Club can’t meet as a group right now, here are a few gardening-related websites you might be interested in:

Cottage Grove Garden Club Facebook page: “Like” us on Facebook and stay virtually connected.

Gardening with Native Plants and the OregonFlora Project: This 2020 webinar is part of the Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Heirloom Roses: How are your roses doing? Heirloom Roses is a family-owned Oregon business specializing in own-root roses. Their website has tons of rose information

Pollinator Partnership: Pollinator Week is June 22-28 and the Pollinator Partnership has a number of resources about pollinators, including webinars:

Territorial Seed: Are you getting your veggie garden planted? Territorial Seed has lot of growing information on their website.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

April Meeting and Presentation Cancelled

The April meeting of Cottage Grove Garden Club has been cancelled.... but gardening has not! Enjoy your plants and garden as we all practice a little social distancing the next couple of weeks.

(And if you need gardening inspiration, check out the website!).

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Guide to Multifunctional Hedgerows: March 3rd at Garden Club

A hedgerow is a beautiful, functional and biologically diverse component of our landscapes. In both rural and urban environments, these multi-tiered groups of trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, grasses, flowers and herbs can border fields, waterways, or city lots. Hedgerows can be used to provide habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, reduce soil erosion, and create borders and privacy screens.

On Tuesday, March 3, Jude Hobbs will present "A Guide to Multifunctional Hedgerows" at Cottage Grove Garden Club. Jude is an internationally recognized permaculturist with 35 years of experience in the design and teaching fields. Through her business, Agro-Ecology Northwest, her focus is to generate environmentally sound solutions in urban and rural settings. Jude is the author of the OSU Publication, A Guide to Multifunctional Hedgerows in Western Oregon and she co-tends Wilson Creek Gardens, a 7-acre Permaculture demonstration site in Cottage Grove (

During this presentation, Jude will share the basics of designing, implementing, and maintaining a multifunctional hedgerow. She will discuss the concepts of soil preparation, plant selection,  irrigation, and ways to lessen maintenance, and will also touch upon budgets, timelines, and the resources needed.

A Guide to Multifunctional Hedgerows with Jude Hobbs will happen on Tuesday, March 3, at Cottage Grove Garden Club. Meeting held at the First Presbyterian Church, 216 South 3rd Street (enter off the garden on 3rd Street). The Garden Club’s informal business meeting begins at 6PM and Jude's presentation begins at 7PM. Guests and visitors welcome.

The Cottage Grove Garden Club is a local organization with the mission of expanding our interests and building lifelong friendships while bettering our community and the environment through sustainable gardening practices.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

What's New at Log House Plants: February 4 at Garden Club

Alice Doyle of Log House Plants.
Photo by Shawn Linehan Photography
Located just east of Cottage Grove, Log House Plants is a wholesale grower of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and specialty edibles. Over the past 40 years, Log House Plants has become known for innovation, including introducing grafted vegetables in the United States, such as the Mighty ‘Mato and Ketchup ‘n’ Fries.

On February 4, Alice Doyle, co-­founder of Log House Plants, will join us at Garden Club to introduce this year’s new offerings. We'll get a sampling of some of the nearly 250 new introductions for 2020 as well as Log House's WaterWise Program which features drought-resistant perennials that are perfect for our long, hot summers.

If you've heard Alice speak before, you know she is a treasure-trove of information. This program will be an excellent kick-off to the 2020 growing season!

Please join us! Our informational business meeting begins at 6pm, Alice’s presentation begins at 7pm. Tuesday, February 4, at The First Presbyterian Church (corner of Adams and 3rd Streets). Refreshments provided. All guests and visitors welcome.

Just a reminder, while this presentation is open to everyone, it is the beginning of the year so Garden Clubs memberships are due! Come Join the Garden Club and enjoy in the fun (click here to learn the benefits of being a Garden Club member).

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Garden Planning: January 2020 Garden Club Meeting

Happy New Year!

It's that exciting time of year for gardeners, with the garden catalogs arriving in the mail, new garden tools ready to be used, and hopes of spring peaking around the corner.... we're dreaming and planning this summer's garden.

New plants! New designs! New goals!

At the Cottage Grove Garden Club, we are also dreaming and planning for the coming year... new board members, new committee heads, new programs, new ideas!

Please join us at Garden Club this coming Tuesday, January 7. We'll start the evening with our regular business meeting and electing new officers.

Afterward, we'll be talking about our gardens and our plans for the upcoming year. This will be a group activity! Please bring garden magazines, books, and some of those garden catalogs you've been getting in the mail to show and share with others. Then, Maggie will lead us in a group circle where we'll talk about garden design and preferences. Come prepared with your questions, and ready to share your experience and knowledge.

Also, please remember to bring your 2020 membership dues.... only $15 per person/ $20 per couple.

The Garden Club's informal business meeting begins at 6 PM and the Garden Planning Circle runs from 7 to 8 PM. All guests and visitors welcome. Light refreshments provided. We meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 216 South 3rd Street (the corner of 3rd and Adams), Cottage Grove, Oregon, enter off the garden on Adams Street.