Well it will be a hard act to follow with our big win courtesy of Laura Wibbeler Macy‘s scarecrow but let’s see what type of garden art we can create next Sunday, November 6th, with local artist Krista Brickey Harris at the community garden at the library! We will also be cleaning up the garden beds and tidying it all up for the winter. Please bring chicken wire, baling twine, baling wire straw, burlap or any other things that could be added to the sculptures. You should also bring gloves and pliers and wire cutters if possible. Please post here as to what you have so we cover as much as possible. For those of you that can’t come on the 6th we may be doing more on the 13th since I don’t know if we can finish on the 6th. I can bring 2 bales of straw and baling twine!
Thanks to Laura Macy the club won a $250 gift card to Durango Nusery! Isn’t it cool?????
No, I’m not talking about the election, something much more fun!
Happy almost Halloween everyone! Don’t forget to swing by Durango Nursery tomorrow and vote for the ultra creepy scarecrow created by our very own Laura Wibbeler Macy for the Pine River Garden Club! They have lots of fun activities planned and great deals on plants too. Thank you again Laura for making us look good (and creepy)!
Hello fellow garden junkies! I just talked to Krista Harris a local artist that would like to lead a project in the garden building yard art sculptures. She has done some before using chicken wire, straw, branches and they sound pretty incredible. I would like to combine this with a garden clean up day. Would sunday the 6th or sunday the 13th work for anyone? probably noon-4ish while it is still warm hopefully. this would be open to the whole community and then the sculptures could be in the garden all winter and turned into compost in the spring or auctioned off at the plant exchange. We need donations of straw (I have a couple of bales), baling twine (I can get a bunch from a neighbor), chicken wire, baling wire, burlap. People need to bring gloves, pliers, wire cutters. what do you think?
Come meet us in the gardens this Tuesday at 6pm at the Bayfield Library. Harvest Season is here! Hope your garden did wonderful this year.
Let us know how your straw bales did this year if you tried that. What are you looking forward to next year, what will you try.
Hopefully it won’t frost before then, or if it does, you have covered your garden to keep things going just a little longer. There are frost warnings tonight. Cover that tomato or pepper, just in case.
Let us know if you want a bed for next year, we’ll be picking the names for next year at the October meeting/potluck, so get your name in now if you are interested. Just in time to plant Garlic for next year.
Come join us just to see how beautiful the gardens are doing!
Mulch this weekend!! Sounds like Robert and Lloyd Wade will be at the school garden tomorrow at 9am to start on the mulch. 2 loads were delivered today by Matt Leeder and Leeder Construction so if you know them, THANK THEM!
Mimi will be there with her tractor at noon on Sunday to move the rest of the soil and finish the mulch. We can use help both days and mulch is MUCH lighter than the gravel, soil, aggregate and sand we have already moved so it should go pretty quickly. Hope to see you there! Please come help put the finishing touches on the garden before open house on Monday.
check out the article in this week’s pine river times!
ps-I never said that I was the president of the club
Sorry that I neglected to put a date on the last post, yes I am a pinhead! All of our meetings are on the 3rd Tuesday of the month so that means that our September meeting will be on the 20th.
Hope to see you all tonight at the Bayfield Elementary School garden at 6pm. Access off of Clover Drive at the bus turnaround.
August meeting of the garden club will be at the new garden at the Bayfield Elementary School, access off of Clover Drive where the buses come in. Meeting is at 6pm, we’ll get an update on what is needed for zucchini fest and you can pick up tickets for the drawing too! You can check out the new garden and we may be planting a few annuals for color. See you there!