The BSL Garden Club meetings will resume on Thursday September 12th with an interesting presentation by Angie Carl on Attracting Hummingbirds to the Garden. Angie is a fire specialist/land steward with The Nature Conservancy. The public is invited to attend the presentation. The garden club extends an invitation to join our club for those interested in gardening.
The Boiling Spring Lakes Garden Club will hold a Garden Walk on Saturday April 6th from 11am to 3 pm. You can view our National Garden Club award winning Butterfly Garden and our newest addition, the Bog Garden. There will be private gardens to view also. Refreshments and a plant sale will be available at the BSL Community Center. The tickets are $8 pre sale and $10 at the door. Call 845-0608 for information. You can also purchase tickets at the BSL Community Center or at the Southport Chamber of Commerce.
There will be a dedication of “The Delcy Jaunzemis Native Plant Walk” 10am that day at Spring Lake Park. All are welcome to attend.
The next meeting of the Garden Club will be held MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 10am. We will be constructing a Bog Garden viewing area for native carnivorous plants at the Garden Club gardens, directly behind the Community Center. Sara Babin, conservation coordinator of the southeast coastal plains for the Nature Conservancy of North Carolina will be assisting and educating us on building the bog garden and the care of these native plants. Guests are welcome.
The Garden Club meeting will be on Thursday, September 13th at 10am. The meetings are held at the Community Center. Our speaker will be John Michaux, the Public Works Manager on Oak Island. He will speak on “Where DOES that water go when it rains?” Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems is a special project of NGC President Shirley Nicolai and important to us in BSL to protect our lakes. Vistors are invited to attend and we encourage those interested in joining our garden club to come to the meeting.
District 11 Director Sandy Bateman presented the BSL Garden Club with 10 awards from the Garden Club of NC annual convention held in Ashville this year for our outstanding work in the community. We were also awarded Club of the Year!!! Our youth club, the Dirt Diggers, received two awards and had first place winners for grades 3rd,4th,and 5th for the SmokeyBear/Woodsy Owl contest.
The Garden Club will hold its installation of officers and luncheon on May 10th at THE LAKES Country Club in Boiling Spring Lakes at 11:30am. Guests are invited to attend. After the meeting we will tour the gardens and water features at the home of Trevor Holmes. Trevor is a BSL Garden Club member and owner of The Natural State landscape business.
Members of our garden club will demonstrate how to creat your own light-weight pots and vessels. This is a “hands on” workshop and each person will create their own pot. Each member/guest should bring a pot they want to use as a mold (it won’t get ruined) and a cookie sheet to take the new pot home on.
**We will be holding our election of officers during the meeting.**
The March speakers will be Bob and Linda Kneer. They are ARS Horticulture Judges and Rosarians. They will speak on YES, You CAN Grow Roses in NC. They have an garden of 85 roses and will provide a hands on instruction on growing roses in southeast NC. The meeting starts at 10 am at the BSL Community Garden. Guests are welcome.
Sara Over, conservation coordinator of the southeast coastal plains for the Nature Conservancy of North Carolina will provide information on constructing a garden for native carnivorous plants. The BSL Garden Club plans on adding a public viewing area for these plants in our gardens behind the BSL Community Center. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting.
The BSL Garden Club will meet on Thursday, January 12th at 10am at the Community Center. The program will be presented by a BC Master Gardener on growing vegetables in the south. This will be useful for residents who will be planting this Spring at the Community Garden. Guests are welcome.