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Green Dreamers Update: Sept. 17, 2016

We will meet Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the Library.

sunflower seeds

Saturday will likely be our last meet before planting bulbs for Spring (date as yet, undecided).

In an earlier note we expressed the possibility of transplanting Russian Sage and mature asters from Brian Williamson's garden on Willard to the Firehall (the garden bed is ready). After further research, however, we have decided to wait until Spring when these transplants might be more successful. Apparently Russian Sage is quite "fussy." We have checked with Brian Williamson and he is in agreement. Green Dreamers are welcome to return in the Spring!

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at the Library. Perhaps we could discuss the when, where and how of bulb planting. As well, Brian Ure will have some harvesting "tips" on sunflower seeds.

Update from September 14, 2016

Hello Green Dreamers. We hope you are enjoying this early fall-like weather. There isn't much time left for fall gardening; soon, it will be time to plant bulbs!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 the Green Dreamers will meet at the Firehall from 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Gardening plans for Saturday include preparing beds at the Firehall for new transplants and watering the garden beds at Sunnyside & Bank. Brian Ure will transport the remaining perennials from Judy's and Peter's to the Firehall Saturday morning.

Brian Williamson, a neighbour of Brian Tansey's, has generously offered up some Russian sage and mature asters. On Saturday, September 17, 2016 we plan to move the sage and the asters to the Firehall.

Christine & Mike, we have not forgotten requests for the library! We have hens & chicks for the planters on the sunny side of Bank Street and other perennials that you might want to plant near the fence. Let's talk on Wednesday.

Our next big push will be planting bulbs retrieved from the NCC in the spring. When & where remains a question mark; also, should we spend some of our limited funds on fresh bulbs to be sure of a spring tulip "splash." Let's talk more on Wednesday. The season is passing quickly; the focus for September remains transplanting perennials and burying bulbs. Perhaps, together with hens & chicks we could plant tulips & crocuses in the library's Bank Street planters? An idea worth exploring .... Your thoughts are welcome.

Also, let us know if a potluck dinner appeals to you. We're hoping to celebrate this season's successes and share ideas for next year's gardening season. Target date is mid to late October.

See you Wednesday morning 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Firehall.