About Annette Howard

New to the area from the cold northeast this past February 2017. I am married and the mother of 1 lovely daughter. For many reasons my husband and I decided to retire early and move to a warmer climate. I joined the garden club my 2nd week here and quickly found and made many new friendships and learned lots from our guest speakers.

March Meeting

March 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am 

BSL Community Center

1 Leeds Rd 

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.  Come join in our meeting and learn about bringing those beautiful flowers inside this spring.  There is no fee and the public is welcome.

 

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.