The King Haiglar Garden Club will celebrate the season at its annual Christams Tea and Ornament Exchange. Carol Meckstroth will host members and guests at 3:30 p.m. Monday at 2307 Moultrie Rd., Camden. Sandra Lease, Carolyn McKittrick and Nancy Wylie will cohost and provide refreshments.
Members are reminded to exchange with others. Bring the item gift wrapped and include and extra one for your guest.
There will be no arrangement or horticulture judging.
New winter plantings have been completed at Camden’s public buildings. Garden maintenance volunteers for December are Michelle Herod and Carolyn Willens.
December garden tips:
1. Move potted water plants to deeper water. Add a rubber ball to prevent freezing
2. Continue fertilizing pansies
3. Harvest collards, kale, and spinach after one or two frosts to improve flavor
4. Do a soil test and add lime to beds as needed.
Flower of the month: Narcissus or Poinsettia
Critter of the month: Bagworm
Herb of the month: Rosemary
Vegetable of the month: Turnip