Thursday, July 28, 2011

Invitation to Rose Meeting

Nashville Rose Society member Jim Harding has invited members of the SHGC to the NRS August meeting. It will be a demonstration of flower arranging. For any interested members it will be next Tuesday, August 2nd at Cheekwood at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Attracting Beneficial Insects to your Garden

I attended a very informative meeting on how to attract beneficial insects to your garden. Thanks to David Cook, Entomologist at UT Ag Ext and Stoney Creek Farm. After the meeting, I'm inspired to put in my garden the recommended plants to attract beneficial insects.
1. Plant yellow and/or white flowers with very small blossoms and relatively open such as plants from the aster, carrot, and buckwheat families.
2. Recommended plants: Buckwheat, Dill, Cosmos, Coreospsis, Crimson Clover, and Goldenrod.
Putting these plants in your garden have a multitude of advantages aside from attracting beneficials.
Happy Gardening!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

August Meeting, Q&A session

The next SHGC meeting will be Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at Onalee's house. Ann will send out directions to members at a later date. This is a question and answer session. So get your gardening questions answered by our seasoned and knowledgeable members! This will be our last evening, weekday meeting. We will resume our Saturday meetings in September for the rest of the year.