The Plant & Dig Garden Club, for its June meeting, gathered at the Cedaredge Park pavilion. It was a perfect day for an outdoor meeting.
Our program was "All About Herbs." Each member talked about how she grew them and used them in her daily life (cooking, soothing lotion concoctions, drying, etc.). Many brought exhibits for others to enjoy such as a citronella plant, dried herbs to share, fresh herbs in pretty arrangements, a herb planter, bottled herb scents for a variety of uses such as drawer fresheners and skin creams. Gloria Good brought a special treat -- herb crackers that she baked using herbs from her garden. They disappeared quickly and everyone who sampled them tried to talk Gloria into making them commercially so that we could enjoy them often.
Joan Chambers also shared some tips about the medicinal use of herbs that she had researched on the internet.
As usual, we all learned something and were also able to impart information that we had acquired with our fellow gardeners. It was another very fun and informative program.
Club members continue to perform maintenance checks and chores at the Pioneer Town gardens. The established garden outside the west entrance as well as the new xeric bed along the fence line continue to draw favorable comments from visitors. We are delighted that it adds to their enjoyment of this very special Cedaredge attraction.
Our July activity will be our annual trip to Grand Mesa to view the myriad display of wildflowers on this magnificent mountain. We will have lunch and hike around, using our collection of books on this subject to try and identify each specimen that we encounter. This is always a trip that we look forward to, one that is filled with the peace and tranquility of our surroundings, and the prospect of finding a flower that we have never seen before. How lucky we are to have "Thunder Mountain" practically in our backyard!
Gardening; learning; sharing; friendship; community service; scholarship. These are the goals of our club. We try each month to touch on all of these. We invite you to join us. Call 856-3897 or 856-7077 for more information about our meetings and our club.