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  Winter Greenhouse  
Butterflies, Aster, Salsa and Mums
 
Dear Fellow Gardeners
 
 
 What's Growing On...
 
 
Garden HarvestSalsa Sampler Contest  

Fall Flavours Event

Saturday, August 31st

Join us for a "flavourful" day!  Enter the "Salsa Sampler Contest".  Prepare your favorite salsa recipe and bring it to the event where the guests will sample and vote for their favorite.  After the event, the winner will be contacted and receive a prize for the best tasting Salsa. At 10:30 a.m. Lois Ristow will present "Canning 2.0" at no charge.  There will be a make and take workshop at 11:30 a.m. "Catch'a Plant" presented by Carrie Paulson.  Carrie will show you how to craft a Living Dream Catcher.  All materials are included along with Air Plants for a cost of $10.00 per person.  Please RSVP in advance by phone or on our website. 

Please bring along any garden harvest overflow you may have to share with others, and pick out some veggies you didn't grow in your own garden. We like to think of it as a "Harvest Swap".  At the end of the day, all of the garden surplus will be donated to the local Food Pantry.  There will be special seasonal sales, and beautiful colorful mums available.  Mark your calendars to join the fun at the Fall Flavours Event.wink

 
 
 Gardening Guidance...
 
 
Dividing PerennialsDivide and Conquer  

Divide and Conquer

You can divide perennial plants to conquer a variety of gardening situations and problems. The most common reason is to create new plants.  One can be placed back in the original location and depending on how many divisions, one planted in a new area and/or shared with another gardener.  Dividing can also control the amount of space occupied in a bed and keep the plants more manageable. Learning how to divide isn't hard even for the mathematically challenged!  Dividing plants to multiply them allows us to subtract plants from one location and add them to another.  This type of math requires no calculator, just a shovel or sharp knife.  Techniques for creating new plants from existing plants, (known as propagation) includes seeds, cuttings, layering, grafting, tissue culture and division.  Plant division  sometimes referred to as "separating", is usually done with perennials that produce clumps of shoots or crowns, clumps of bulbs or plants that grow from rhisomes.  Here is a brief list of what and when to divide:

Divide in late Winter or Spring: by pulling apart (easy): Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Perennial Geranium, Coreopsis, Beebalm, Forget-me-not.  (Harder) use a shovel or sharp knife:  Grasses, Ferns, Hosta, Daylily.

Divide in Summer or Early Fall:  Iris, Allium, Peonies.

Don't Divide:  Use a different method to propagate:  Oriental Poppies (gather seeds), Columbine (gather seeds), Russian Sage (cuttings or layering).

Dividing plants can rejuvenate them.  Clumps of bulbs or crowns can become over crowded which can lead to loss of vigor and less flowering.  Division can encourage more active growth and better flower power.

 

 

 
 
 What's On Sale...
 
 
Statuary & Pottery Sale  

Summer Sale

ALL POTTERY AND STATUARY is now 35% to 75% off! Stock up and save.  Perfect for container gardening to add color to your deck, patio, business or garden.  Place a piece of statuary in your garden to add whimsy, architechtual interest or as a memoriam.  There is a nice selection to choose from.

 

Also on sale, APPLE TREES are now 25% to 50% off.  You can view the catalog for a complete listing of varieties.

 

 

 
 
 

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