The Wonderful World of Herbs can be yours with just a little bit of effort. We enjoyed this presentation by our member Penelope Welch Tuesday, December 9th at Weaverville Town Hall Community Room starting at 9:30. She presented ways to enjoy fresh and dried herbs every day in your home the easy way. Penelope, an avid gardener, shared easy and creative ways to use herbs, not just in cooking, but in home for pest control, air fresheners, and gifts.
She discussed which herbs are very easy to grow, which ones are perennials (most years) and how to preserve them for year round enjoyment as well as nutritional benefits.
You are invited to contact Penelope for any questions about growing herbs at her new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
On Tuesday November 11, at 9:30AM, the Garden Club of Weaverville presented a program on gardening with native plants, with guest speaker and member Dr. Alicia Hulse.
Alicia discussed the “whys and hows” of gardening with native plants. Dr. Hulse made a compelling case for understanding why native plants are so important for recovering and sustaining the health of our entire ecosystem. We were informed about the 2 projects that have brought us many resources specific to the Town of Weaverville: Invasive Exotic Plant Management Plan and Weaverville Wildlife Habitat.
Attendees were shown the new section of our club website, Gardening with Native Plants. All are encouraged to visit and share our website with the extensive native gardening resources, starter projects, and seasoned advice on “going native” in your own yard. Annotated resources for choosing and purchasing native plants are included with some printable versions and digital brochures.
The meeting took place at the Weaverville Townhall Community Room.
Dirt Diggin’ Gardeners Work 3 hours to be Grinnin’ Happy with Town Gardens!
A work session took place on September 16, 2014 for weeding and planting some fall color in our downtown Weaverville flowerbeds. The session usually only takes us one to two hours to get the beds looking beautiful. We brought pansies and a few fall mums to liven up the beds. We encouraged anyone who can to bring a few extra perennials from your gardens to add to the public spaces, we would love to plant them. Possible donations were purple verbena, cleomes (spider plant), cardinal flower, etc. We advised everyone to bring a water bottle, sunhat, hand tools, gloves and watering can if you can. We encourage club members to plan to be a part of the next fun and satisfying 3D session.