About Our Group

When we were young gardeners, our days would quickly melt into nights as we amended, weeded, plotted, planned, and planted our gardens. Aches and pains could be soothed soaking in a hot tub at night followed by restful sleep that allowed us to repeat the process again the next day. We dreamed of more plants and more land – there would never be enough. It was a way of life that we would never dream of leaving behind.

We are now all at least sixty years old - a group of passionate gardeners with a more realistic approach to our gardening. We do not want to let it all go, but we feel the need to get it under control. Our bodies do not heal overnight. We take breaks and quit before dark. As a group, we share our experiences, learn from each other, and provide mutual support and encouragement to continue to enjoy gardening through our golden years.

Membership is limited at our monthly meetings. Those on our waiting list can visit this site and keep up with our group discussions. This Blog will continue to be refined over time – just like us!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 12th Outing at Treephoria

On Saturday morning thirteen of us gathered together to take advantage of this special trip arranged by Barbara. Earlier in the week, the weather forecast predicted rain, but it turned out to be a calm and dry early February day. How lucky for us! Coats and gloves were still needed for maximum comfort, but the cold front didn't begin to move in until almost the end of our outdoor tour.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

February 2011 "Newsy-Letter"

 Hi Fellow Golden Years Gardeners,

Longer days and even some dry weather have been great for getting out in the garden and discovering all of those little treasures popping up everywhere!

During a January walk around, I was thrilled to see snowdrops in bloom - always the first sign that winter will be turning to spring. Crocus and daffodils were also beginning to poke their leaves up through the mulch.