Having Fun Making Wire Cages at the Old Goat Farm

Greg Graves showing us how to make cages

It was our final meeting this year and we made it a field trip out to the Old Goat Farm on a rainy day in June. It worked out just fine. We held the meeting in a hoop house and Greg Graves showed us how to make wire cages from chicken wire to support our flowers and decorate the garden. It inspired us to go home and make few more ourselves.

It’s been a great year and we ended it on a fun note.

Next event is Art in Bloom, July 15, where we will be found behind a flower-filled booth.

Diane Mettler

Great meeting in a hoop house at Old Goat Farm

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Talk of Tours in Ireland

Dillon Garden

Dillon Garden

Kathleen Owen gave the garden club a virtual trip through many of the spectacular gardens in Ireland she visited earlier this year, like the amazing Dillon garden.
It was enjoyed by all — although we were a little jealous we couldn’t have seen these gardens firsthand.

Thank you Kathleen for opening your home and taking us on the tour.

Enjoying the talk

Enjoying the talk

 

Anne Hartman Hosts Meeting

Anne Hartman speaking to the group

Anne Hartman speaking to the group

On September 12, 2013, Anne Hartman opened her home — and yard — to the Dogwood Garden Club. After our meeting we got a chance to view some of the hard work Anne and her husband have put into their yard.

The couple has created a grassless yard that includes roses, vegetables, fruit trees, garden art, and much, much more. While we were there they were in the process of putting in a blackberry bed, which involves digging down three feet deep and filling the bed with good soil.

A sample of how Anne has taken rocks from the soil, created a dry river bed and incorporated art from a local artist

A sample of how Anne has taken rocks from the soil, created a dry riverbed and incorporated art from a local artist

You may notice a lot of rocks around Anne’s beds. That’s because her soil is rocky (normal around this area) and she’s used the rocks she’s dug up to create raised beds.

Diane