The King Haiglar Garden Club will start a new year 2016-2017 on Monday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. members and guests will meet at the Douglas Reed House at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. The theme for this year is “The Beauty of Nature.” A lot of fun and educational programs are planned along with several field trips and as always good fellowship and sharing garden tips. The arrangement theme for September is “Colors of Nature.” The program will include “Welcome Back,” distribution of yearbooks, followed by a wonderful tour of Grace Youngs garden at 512 Greene St. Camden. Hariiett Thomas will host with help from Betty Sue Webber.
Members are encouraged to bring arrangements and horticulture specimens from their gardens for judging
This month’s judges are Marguerite Glasgow, Marietta Gordon and Virginia Isler. Garden maintenance volunteers for Sept. are Julie Trott and Sandra Lease. The club plants and maintains containers and a rose garden at several public buildings in Camden. Let’s all get excited about another great year.
1) Check the garden for seedpods to start next years garden in the spring.
2) Plant mums and asters for fall color.
3) Divide spring blooming perennials and relocate if needed. Keep them well watered.
4) Apply a pre-emergent herbicide to control winter weeds in lawns.
Flower of the month: Aster or Morning Glory
Critter of the month: Dragonflies
Herb of the Month: Dill
Fruit of the month: Fig