Welcome to the first edition of the Garden Patch. The Medfield Garden Club is starting this blog to provide information about the Club's activities in town and general gardening information.
A little information about the Club.....
The Medfield Garden Club was created in June 1933. We currently have regular 58 members and 10 honorary members.
Our primary purpose is to beautify the Town of Medfield and our secondary purpose is to educate about horticulture. We maintain 20 garden sites around the Town of Medfield- some are island gardens such as at Hartford Street and others are container gardens at various interections. These sites provide seasonal displays- flowers in spring and summer, mums in autumn, and greens in winter. We also provide holiday decorations at the Town House, Library, and the Gazebo.
To maintain these sites, we run two fundraisers every year.
A spring Perennial Sale is held every May with plants dug from members' gardens- a wide variety of great plants at great prices.
A winter Greens Sale is held every December and a vast inventory of boxwood trees, basket arrangements, greens rings, specially decorated wreaths and many other beautiful items for holiday decoraating are available. Everything (except swags and wreaths) is made by our members and for sale at prices well below general retail. Members have already started working to prepare for our Greens Sale on December 1. We have already had two bow-making workshops!!
We are an open club and always looking for new members. If you are interested in gardening and would like to learn more about the Club, please contact us.
What to do in the garden right now...
Continue clean up of the garden. Cut back dead stalks and compost them if healthy, and dispose of in the trash for burning if not.
Time to lift tender bulbs such as dahlias, caladium, and cannas. Cut back the dead foliage, gently pry the bulbs up with a pitchfork, rinse the dirt off, and store in a dry cool place for the winter.
Collect those leaves as they fall-- they make wonderful compost and if you are in need of an Earth Machine composter, please contact the Club at email@example.com. We are providing these composters to the community at cost to promote composting!!
Enjoy the cool weather and foliage !!
Please visit our website for more information and pictures of the Medfield Garden Club activities.http://medfieldgardenclub.shutterfly.com