Garden Club Agenda 2015 – Proposed

March
Agenda 1st meeting

  • Introduction –
    Mission Statement & About Us
  • Seed Swap
  • When should I start my plants or direct sow?
    Chart for area
  • Germination & Light requirements
  • Recommendations for good performing plants vegetables, flowers & shrubs
    in sun, shade, full sun
  • Planning the Garden – Rotation Vegetables & Sun Exposure Plants

May
3rd Meeting – Pre -Spring Planting

  • Hardening Off Techniques
  • Plant supports vegetables & flowers
  • Flower & Perennial Clean up
  • What should I be dividing, planting or moving?
    – Best practices for planting perennials, shrubs & trees (soil needs)
  • Controlling Weeds – Mulching, Landscape materials
  • Garden Design Part 1 – Repetition, colour and form
  • Group ordering
  • What’s Blooming?

 

July
5th Meeting

  • What’s blooming? Fruiting?
  • Rejuvenating & deadheading plants
  • Pest control problem & solutions
  • Fertilizing best practices
  • Part 2 – Garden Design
    Evergreens & Creating focal areas
  • Local Sales
  • Featured plants blooming in July

September
7th meeting

  • Hardwood cuttings
    Overwintering softwood cuttings
  • Dividing plants
    Preparation for moving large plants next spring
  • What to plant now?
  • Harvesting & Storage
  • Part 3 – Garden Design

Winter Interest / Fall Colour

April
Agenda 2st meeting

  • What’s blooming?
  • Germination issues – troubleshooting
  • Planning the garden
    – How to make new beds for flowers & vegetables (Techniques)
    – Amending soil (tests, things to add)
  • To Till or not to Till?
  • Cutting back dogwoods & Willows for branching
  • New Introductions available – What to look for in the stores or order online
  • Garden & Design – Trends

June
4th Meeting

  • Plant swap / sharing
  • Composting best practices
  • Starting Perennial seeds for next year’s blooming.
    – Sun, moisture levels
    – Softwood cuttings
  • Mosquitoes
  • Growing herbs
  • Part 1 – Garden Design
    Adding vertical Elements to the garden
  • Featured plants Blooming in June

 

August
6th meeting

  • Xeriscaping
  • Cuttings for plant propagation (techniques)
    Strawberry runners, old raspberry canes
    Planting green manures
  • What’s blooming?
  • Pruning – When & how can I do it?
  • Plant diseases – treatments
  • Part 3 – Garden Design

Structures (materials) & Seating areas (benches, chairs, rocks & more)

 

October
8th meeting

  • What’s blooming?
  • Reflecting on the year’s growing season
  • Suggestions for next year’s agenda
  • Protecting young trees and tender perennials
  • Fall clean up – leaves
  • Nominations, Volunteers & Voting for Club Committee

1 Reply to "Garden Club Agenda 2015 - Proposed"

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    Elizabeth
    January 17, 2015 (5:37 pm)

    just to say, what a great site you have started!!! can’t wait, it should be a wonderful group.