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Monday, April 30, 2012

National Garden Clubs Garden Study School

California Garden Clubs
Humboldt District
Spring 2012
Gardening Study School
  • The school will run for two days (Friday and Saturday) from 9:00 to 3:30.
  • Those taking the exams will have from 3:30 to 5:00 to complete the exams
  • You must pass the exams to become a NGC Gardening Consultant
There will be 4 courses:
  • Course 1 October 12 & 13 Basic Botany, Soils, Houseplants, Propagation
  • Course 2 January 4 & 5 Diseases and garden pests, Container Gardening.
  • Growing Vegetables, Growing lawns and or lawn alternatives
  • Course 3 April 5 & 6 Factors that influence plant growth, Pruning, Growing
  • Outdoor Flowers, Tour Botanical Garden, Plant Taxonomy
  • Course 4 July 12& 13 Outdoor Identification of Plants, Specialized Styles of Gardening, Growing Woody Ornamentals, Growing Fruit, Home Irrigation techniques.
The lectures will be at the University of California Agriculture Extension Building
located at 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, CA 95503 and other locations.

Required Materials:
The required readings will be from “Living with Plants”, Schumann cost $24.95, “Secrets to Great Soil” by Stell cost $19.95 and the Sunset Western Garden Book which many of us already have on hand. Each person is responsible for ordering the books from the National Garden Clubs 1-800-550-6007.

Course fee (2 days—includes lunches) is $75.00
Discount fee if you are a member of a CGCI, Humboldt District Club $60.00
1-day fee (includes lunch) is $40.00
Exam fee: $5.00
CGCI Refresher fee: $5.00
Univ. Of Calif Master Gardener Refresher fee $5.00

Contact Information:
Mary Lou Goodwin, Chairman

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pierson Park Ornamental Community Garden

Hen & Chicks Sempervivium

Purpletop Vervain Verbena bonariensis

Pierson Park Ornamental Community Garden Plant List
  • Wormwood Artemesia 'Powis Castle'
  • Prostrate Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
  • Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
  • English Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
  • Garden Sage Salvia officinalis
  • Petunia
  • Jerusalem Sage Phlomis fruticosa
  • Licorice Plant Helichrysum petiolare
  • Mexican Feather Grass Nassella tenuissima
  • Purpletop Vervain Verbena bonariensis
  • Hen & Chicks Sempervivium
  • White Climbing Rose Rosa
  • Sweet Pea Lathyrus odoratus
  • Autumn Sage Salvia greggii
  • Blue Fescue Festuca glauca
  • Variegated New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax
  • Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus
  • Fuchsia, Old-Fashioned Rose Rosa 'Rose de Rescht'
  • Low-growing Lamb's Ears Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
  • Canna Canna
  • Lily-of-the-Nile Agapanthus 'Eileen'

Fall Color at the Garden

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Community Crop Rows Work Day Saturday, July 9th

Come help complete the installation of the community crop rows.  Bring your shovels, wheel barrels and gloves! Saturday, July 9th at 10 a.m.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Ornamental Community Garden

Sabra Steinberg and Jeff Dunk donated several beautiful plants to the community garden, among them is a lovely, fuschia-colored and fragrant old-fashioned rose, Rosa 'Rose de Rescht', a variety of Lambs Ears Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet', and deep-purple flowering Agapanthus 'Eileen'

If you see that the front beds need water, please water them and feel free to help weed!  When watering the roses, there are two climbing on either side of the gate and then one in the larger bed near the walkway, take care to water gently at the base of the plant and to not splash any soil up on the plant or to get the leaves wet any more than necessary. 

Spring Garrett donated several succulents that require a lot of delicate weeding.  They are beginning to thrive so if you have a minute or two, carefully pull a few tiny weeds from them.  It is easy to accidentally pull the succulents out, so take your time.  Meditate.

I would like to plant the Magnolia plants donated by the Humboldt Botanical Gardens soon.  I was planning on placing them in the front two interior corners of the garden fence, any objections?

I have by no means mentioned everyone who has donated plants to the garden; we are all thankful for every donation.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pony Express Days 2011 June 1st-5th

Saturday at the garden come by to garden, visit or have some lemonade from Raina's Lemonade Stand.

It is never to soon to plan for next year... Maybe a Pony Express Days plant sale fundraiser?