Garden Club News – Week of Oct. 26, 2012

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Debi is planning a big project for Friday, Nov. 2. The final weeding and planting of daffodil bulbs will be done on the Harbor Beach Boulevard beds by the shopping center. All volunteers available are asked to bring their tools and help get the area cleaned up and prepared for winter, and in turn for the emergence of our signature flower in the spring.

After a meeting with Public Works Director Ernie Purdy, the plans to remove the plants at the fountain have been put on hold. The city is still waiting for a time line on the fountain renovation from the county. Please keep an eye on this column for further details. 

Don’t forget to keep up on club activities on our Facebook page, set up by Linda Mantello. It is simply known as Brigantine Garden Club. Go online to see pictures of gardens and get information on what the club is doing. Also remember to “friend” and “like” us on your computers.

All bed tenders please note: Please check your bed for end-of-season cleanup and remember to remove and store your signs for the winter.

The Garden Club’s beautiful bronze Memorial Tree located in the lower level of the Brigantine Library is a unique and lasting way to remember a special person, date or occasion such as an anniversary, wedding or to memorialize a lost loved one. Leaves are $50 and forms are available next to the tree, or call and leave your name and what you are calling for on the club’s answering machine.

Garden tip: Falling leaves are hazardous for a number of reasons. If left on the lawn, leaves can lead to mold and disease. In your garden beds, a light covering is OK, but like mulch should not be more than 3-4 inches deep. Decomposing leaves can be beneficial to beds but unlike mulches, tend to mat down and can cause problems, so if you do use leaves as covering in the winter it is advisable to gently fluff them occasionally.

The club's informational answering machine number is (609) 266-3685. Please feel free to call for information or questions on our programs.

As you know, the club exists on the generosity of others and all donations are appreciated. They may be sent to the Brigantine Garden Club, P.O. Box 53, Brigantine, NJ 08203. 

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