February Meeting

Demonstration: Floral Design

Speaker: Robin Weir

We love to grow flowers almost as much as showing them off in arrangements in our homes.Robin is the owner of Wild By Nature in Southport and will be sharing with our club some of the basics in floral design.
February 8 – 10:00 am – Community Center
* We will be electing a nomination committee during the regular meeting

Native Plants

Great talk today on Native Plants by Duane Truscott. He spoke on the difference between indigenous plants and native plants and why and how to make sure they continue to thrive.

Some recommended books – The Living Landscape , Wild Flowers of North Carolina , Native Plants in the Southeast, North Carolina Trees, Shrubs & Vines and Gardening with Native Plants of the South.

Check out his nursery – My Garden plants company
2243 Rockhill Rd
Castle Hayne, NC 28429-5384

November Happenings

At our meeting on November 9 we will be treated to a Bonsai Demonstration by Sharon and Ron Lang from right here in BSL.  The Langs have cultivated many plants over the years and they will be presenting some of the basics of their care and will bring along some samples that they have grown. Please join us as we learn about this fascinating art.



November 13 will be a garden work day – please come out and lend a hand.  Bring gloves and any small hand tools you may need for weeding – we can always use the help.

Salvias Demonstration

LOCATION:  BSL Community Center

TIME:  10:00 AM

DATE:  October 12

SPEAKER: Rich Dufresne

Rich owns the World of Salvias company and has been growing salvias since 1974   and has introduced many salvias.  He is an organic chemist and educated at Carnegie Mellon University, Brandeis and Johns Hopkins.  He will talk about the many different varieties and their care.  He will bring a variety of plants and offer some for sale.  He has written a resource book Salvia Placard Handbook and has a website www.fbts.com  

As always the public is invited to our demonstration.  A tour of our award winning gardens will follow.  Please join us, learn a bit about Salvias and what the Garden Club is and does.


The 2017-2018 meetings start September 14, 2017

The BSL Garden Club meets the 2nd Thursday of every month September – November and January through April at 10:00 a.m. and are held at the BSL Community Center, 1 Leeds Road.   Please see the meeting schedule for full details on all meetings.

September’s Meeting starts with a demonstration of Hypertufa presented by Judy Thuer and Billie Jean Smith.  The public is invited to join us for this portion of the meeting and the club is open to all those interested in gardening.

HYPERTUFA: Making pots from portland cement, sphagnum moss and perlite.


From Butterflies to Bogs

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.