Heights Garden Club
Here’s a short update on the University Heights Garden. As you all know, this spring’s yo-yo weather made it hard for many flowers to get a good start. Luckily, they seem to have taken root and are doing pretty well now.
We did have a few surprises in the garden this year. For some unknown reason, we lost all of our well-established mums. If anyone has any ideas on this, we’d love to hear them. On a more positive note, a plethora of pink poppies popped up. At first, we weren’t sure what they were. Weeds? Wildflowers? Unsure of what we had, we let some grow to maturity, and sure enough, they turned out to be pink poppies! There were also a few watermelon plants that unsuccessfully tried to gain a foothold amidst the flowers.
With the help of two kind professors (Carl and Saul), we were able to have a booth at the UH Farmers’ Market in July and raise money for the garden through the sale of veggies and flowers. It was successful enough that we’re planning on doing it again for the rest of the season.
Thanks again to everyone who donated to the UH Garden. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy all the cheerful colors in our little corner of University Heights!
The UH Garden Club
Support the U-Heights Garden Club
Neighborhood Plant Swap
When: Saturday, October 13th, 10 A.M. - noon
Where: Paul Moore’s lot at Melrose and Golfview
Download the Plant Swap Flier for More Details
Download the Plant Swap ID Form
2012 Garden Walk door prize winners:
herb planter - Joan Cole
strawflower plant - Larry Wilson
lantern - Carolyn and Anna Boerner
mirrored butterfly - Amelia Gauger & Gabe Fierro-Fine
gardening gloves - Abby Hayes
impatiens planter - Scott McNaughton
Several of the gardens had plants identified as “available at the plant exchange”. The Garden Club plans to hold a fund-raising plant exchange this fall, tentatively scheduled for October 13.
Take some time to assess your garden for perennials that have become overgrown or need thinning. Or perhaps the conditions in your yard have changed and you need different kinds of plants. Maybe you’re just ready for something new. Good news! You can divide those overgrown plants, get reasonably priced new ones AND benefit the Garden Club, all at the same time.
More information will be available on the city website at a later date. For now, if you wish, take pictures of plants you plan to divide and save large plastic containers for potting the plants. If you have questions, call or email Pat (338-6252 – email@example.com) or Carol Ann (354-7188 – firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll see if we can’t help.
University Heights Garden Club
was formed in order to design, plant and maintain the flower bed
in the city-owned triangle area at the intersection of Melrose,
Koser and Golfview. It was started last year by Scott and Carol
Ann Christiansen of 1461 Grand Ave. It meets nearly every Saturday
at 9:30 a.m. from April until the frost in the fall. (A sign is
posted in the garden for notification.)
once, twice or every week to help.
purchase of plants, services, mulch, etc. for the city garden is
covered entirely by donations, and the club would like to add more
city garden areas in the future. Donations are always appreciated!
2010 Garden Tour June 27th MAPS and INFO
Garden Club News
The University Heights Garden Club will soon be starting their spring work.
Our treasury is almost depleted, so donations are needed and appreciated.
We have some purple sage and coral bells to divide and give away. Call Carol Ann (354-7188)
or Pat (338-6252) for details.
We want to plant hostas by the shelter, so if anyone has hosta to donate, also contact Pat or Carol Ann.
We need your support!
There is a special
account at Hills Bank for the garden club. Make checks out to Carol
Ann Christiansen (not to Garden Club because we're not set up as
a non-profit.) The books are open for viewing at the garden club
meetings. Meetings are on some Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. A
sign is posted in the garden before upcoming meeting dates. Bring
your garden tools, or just a cup for coffee and some ideas you want
to share. Taste on Melrose generously lets us use their outdoor
patio to meet and greet.
Triangle Garden Club Project in 2008
Triangle Garden Club Project in 2006