Garden club will learn about groundcovers
By Joan Chambers
Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:59 am
The Plant & Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge enjoyed the activity of planting large pots in the courtyard at Horizons Care Center for its May meeting.
Members of our club met at Mile High Greenhouse first and purchased flowers. Once again this year Mile High's owner, Phillip Espinoza, gave us a big discount. His generosity is greatly appreciated, not only by this club, but all clubs who participate in this project. Thank your, Mr. Espinoza, from all of us!
While some members planted the courtyard pots, others cleaned up the grounds, weeded and added flowers to the triangular bed where the two wings come together, making it beautiful, as well. This is a project that we all enjoy, especially when residents join us. This year Marge Keep, an active member for many years in Cedaredge's gardening circles, helped out in the planting of the pot and perimeter beds. Her participation made it special. Thank you, Marge, for your help.
Our members also readied the flower bed outside the west entrance of the Pioneer Town Welcome Center for the upcoming tourist season. It is already beautiful with many blooming perennials and will be even more so when the many seeds that were planted begin to bloom. We enjoy making visitors smile as they start their tours through this historic site. That is what gardening is all about.
The club's meeting next month, scheduled for June 17, will be held at the home of Joan Chambers. She will present a program on the uses and varieties of groundcover and conduct a tour through her garden to show how she utilizes this valuable asset throughout her own garden.
All who are interested in gardening (both male and female) are invited to join our club. Our goals of learning, friendship and community service set the agenda for all that we do. If you would like more information about our club, you may call 856-3897 or 970-901-9360.