UPDATE: Our next potting day will be Wednesday, March 13! We are hoping it warms up so we can pot those plants!
Hello Aloha Garden Club Gardeners – It’s that time again! Watch your email and monthly newsletter for any updates! Please come to the first potting session of the spring on Wednesday, February 20th, at noon at Beth Rose’s place. Come have fun with other garden club members as we pot and label the plants that we will sell at our April plant sale.We will meet once a week on Wednesday afternoons for about 6 weeks this spring. There are many ways that you can contribute to make our plant inventory grow - donate plants – We need plants from your yard, your neighbor’s yard and any other yard you can think of as long as it is not from the Japanese Beetle area.
dig plants for others – We need volunteers to help those that can’t dig.
pot up plants at Beth’s
make labels for the plants we pot (labelers arrive at 12:45pm)
bring a friend!
So, bag up your plant clumps with a little soil around the roots, and keep them cool and moist, we will deal with the mud. On the paper label fill in all the blanks. Attach a picture if you have one, and place in a plastic baggie with each variety of plant. NO Daylilies, or Irises without pictures. We accept Dwarf Hybrids, Iris Foetidissima (Gladwin), Iris Paladia (Fragrant) all colors. You can drop plants off outside Beth’s barn any time before Wednesday if you aren't able to stay for potting times. We will divide and pot the plants that you have dug!We accomplish good things for our own gardens, for the gardens of our customers in the spring, and for the recipients of our grants and scholarships.
We have temporarily solved our one-gallon pot problem. We should now have enough to get us through to the sale. But if you have pots, bring them in anyway. In the past we have not accepted grasses. This season we are going to experiment by taking in a limited amount of Black Mondo Grass. There is a demand for it and we can get a good price. So, we are going to give it a try on a limited basis. If you have some good clean Black Mondo Grass, containing no other plants or weeds, and are a willing to donate it, send it up to the barn. If you have been successful in growing your Mondo Grass and have some techniques to share, let us know. We are looking for ways, such as pruning, that require the least amount of work. If you have questions please call or email us: Harold & Sandy Shannon - potting coordinators, email@example.com
Plant Sale Information: Each year, two weeks before Mother’s Day, the Aloha Garden Club holds a plant and garden art sale. Over 2000 high-quality, reasonably-priced plants are offered for this one-day sale, as well as crafts from local artists. To make this event possible, club members and friends donate perennials, shrubs, and small trees from their own gardens. The plants are accurately identified, then divided, pruned, planted, generally in one-gallon pots with new potting soil, then fertilized, labeled, watered and stored with the proper light exposure. Potting takes place at several members’ homes during the fall and spring seasons. As we work together to create our plant sale inventory, we enjoy the opportunities to make new friends and increase our knowledge of horticulture. Our plant sale is an outreach to our community in several ways: • We provide quality plants at economical prices, and advice to customers who request help in deciding which plants should thrive in growing conditions of their home gardens. • We credit our plant sale as a strong factor in the growth of our club membership to over 100 members, which is open to all interested in joining by paying annual dues of $20. • All proceeds of our April plant sales are awarded to Washington County residents who are invited to apply for grants and scholarships, which are funded up to $1500 each.