What fun the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had during our October activity, putting together winter arrangements from the materials that everyone gathered from our fall gardens.
Cathy Brown, our hostess for the meeting, designated an area on her backyard lawn for the many stocks of ornamental grasses, the seed pods from penstemen, yarrow, zinnias and mint just to name a few, slender cuttings from red-twig dogwood and branches bearing the colors of autumn from trees and shrubs. From these each member put together her own design in her container to enjoy throughout the winter months, reminding us of the beauty that nature provides, no matter what the season.
Club members gathered at Pioneer Town on Oct. 8 to put "our" bed to rest for the winter and met a week later at Horizons Care Center to perform the same duties for the club's three large planters and to tidy up the courtyard in general. Both days were beautiful which made our chores enjoyable experiences.
Our program for November is entitled "Feeding Birds in Winter." We will each relate our own tricks for keeping our feathered friends well fed with recipes and grain combinations that we have devised for that purpose. We will also discuss how we utilize plants, trees and shrubs in our personal gardens to create natural feeding habitats for the birds throughout the winter. Birds are a great enhancement to any garden and our enjoyment of them extends to all seasons.
We invite you to join us in our endeavors. The club meets the third Friday of every month. If you are interested in learning about all phases of gardening, joining us in our community projects, supporting our scholarship program and in just having a good time with friends, we would welcome you as a member.
For more information call 856-7077 or 856-3897.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.