Improving Our Homes & Community One Plant At A Time
Shown above are some of the plants she discussed. She also provided some interesting literature about native plants and how they are 'friends to pollinators'.
Club members shared their favorite gardening books, guides, magazines and websites.
A class on assembling Fall/Winter Containers was the focus of this meeting. Each club member was given a container filled with soil and could choose from various plants to create their design. A sunny lunch followed at the newly built gazebo with shopping available at the Gift Barn, which was decorated for Christmas.
Vase type bromeliads use roots to anchor and pine bark can be used as a stabilizing medium. The Bromeliad mother plant blooms only once.
As well as a professional chef who was a contestant on Next Food Network Star, this motivational speaker grows and sells Bromeliads.
If you just water the Bromeliad center, it will rot. Don’t allow water in cups to become stagnant as it is better to let the plant go dry than overwater.
Elizabeth provided packets of seeds for everyone. A propagated Mystic Spires Salvia
was won by Lynn Boeve.
Club member Elizabeth Scott discussed
the basics of propagation
by seed, cuttings, scoring, and dividing.
Frances Tidd shared a horticultural moment at September meeting.
She described rooting and growing African violets.
The specimens were given as door prizes.
Plants in bloom included azaleas, peonies,
lavender, dogwood, redbud, quince
and saucer magnolia.
Bud Scines (below) treated CGC
to a tour of his garden, which includes tons of boulders and forty Japanese maples.
The rear of his property boasts Bonsai
as well as maples overlooking a beautiful
view of Lake Lanier.
Janine Perkins spent her childhood in Southern California and eventually moved to Oregon where she first started planting dahlias after visiting the Swan Island Dahlia Gardens and Nursery. When her husband was transferred to Georgia, she planted her first Dahlias here in 2016.
Handouts entitled "All About Dahlias" were provided. Janine displayed a Debora Renae Dahlia tuber before dividing it as gifts for the two club members whose handouts had a flower on the back cover.
Orlando Beltran, a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, discussed how coffee is grown and processed. Orlando emigrated from El Salvador in 1961 but still grows coffee on his family plantation. His coffee is the Catimor variety because it is resistant to coffee rust and has the most body of El Salvador coffees.
Orlando discussed growing and processing coffee, and makes it available for purchase. He sells his coffee in either whole beans or ground. His contact information is 678-313-2451 and his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.