The crocus popped through the ground last week and now I remember that I bought a bunch of unique bulbs last year, mostly daffodils. I’m so excited to see what they look like. It’s so frustrating when you browse through those plant catalogs and you know they enhance the colors and the actual flowers don’t look like those photos. I hope everything lives up to its advertising.
I have also started a lot of seeds indoors, something I haven’t done in years. My plan is to make some newspaper pots while I’m watching television tonight. You can never have enough seed pots. I’m starting both vegetables and flowers and I will be scrambling around trying to find room in the gardens for everything. Hopefully, there will be lots of extras to donate to the plant sale.
My garden will have to withstand a big challenge this year: the new puppy, Hazel. She likes to dig holes and remove the soil from pots. She also likes to eat things she shouldn’t. I will have to keep one eye on her and one on my task when I am gardening. But, it’s finally Spring, so I look forward to the challenges of the puppy, the seedlings, and even the deer!
The purpose of the Avon Garden Club is to promote knowledge of and enthusiasm for gardening. Also to acknowledge our responsibility for stewardship of the earth and all it's natural resources. Further, we will contribute to the beautification of our community. We will encourage an atmosphere of friendliness and kinship with all gardeners.
Officers & Committee Chairs
President – Gretchen Shimola
1st Vice President – (Programs) Cynthia Murnyack-Czarnecki
2nd Vice President - ( Ways & Means) Nancy Klingshirn & Deb Morris
Secretary – Dolores Kopacz
Treasurer – Donna Kopacz
Standing Committee Chairs
Calling Committee – Jan Kapur
Community Project – Donna Graczyk
Gift and Donations –
Historian – Pat Welsh
Horticulture – Tess Wearsch
Hostess Coordinator – Cynthia Murnyack-Czarnecki
Newsletter – Judi Norton
Publicity – Sharon Kratt
Sunshine – Joyce Shramo
Landmarks Commission - Lois Shinko
Miller Nature Preserve Garden - Deb Morris
Avon Oaks Nursing Home Activities Coordinator - JoAnne Easterday
Tulip Times, The Newsletter of the Avon Garden Club is a quarterly publication.
Judi Norton, Editor