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!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 2011 "Newsy Letter"

Every year I think that the weather is either colder or warmer than “normal”; or I think that the plants are either ahead of or behind what is “normal”; or I could swear that at this time last year………………etc. This year I was feeling as though it is colder, wetter, and the plants are not as far along as they should be. Well, I decided to look at our “Newsy Letter” from March 9, 2010 and check out just what was going on in the garden at this time last year. I found that the magnolia blossoms were starting to open, hostas in pots were beginning to unfurl their leaves, hostas in the ground were poking their “noses” out, and I was being dazzled by a full display of daffodil blossoms in the parking strip out front.