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Palo Alto Garden Club Approves Projects At The Victorian House

By Staff | May 10, 2016

“What is your favorite spring bulb?” was answered by 20 members of the Palo Alto Garden Club when they met Tuesday, April 12, at the home of Sharon Hobart.

The tip of the month: Liquid slug and snail killer should be used now to help control these pests. If using pellets, be sure they are pet friendly. Roses should be treated for blight very early in their growing season. Continue treatment every 14 days.

Jan Stillman has informed us that the grant to redo the Victorian House sidewalk and repaint the sign was included in the grant for city projects and has been approved by the city council. She has contacted Green Gables to get on their summer schedule.

Angie Beem reported that 4-H fair medallions are available for sponsorship. The Garden Club will sponsor best flower, best arrangement and best vegetable basket.

Members discussed an appropriate way to honor deceased club members. Judy Murphy moved that a bench be purchased for the Victorian House garden with a plaque for names and a list of deceased members to be placed inside the Victorian House. For some time library books were given in honor of these members. The bench will include names starting from where the book giving left off.

The plant sale will be held Saturday, May 14 , at the Harrison Park Shelter House. The event is from 8 to 11 a.m. or until all the plants have been sold.

Wildflower seed has been donated to Lakeside Lutheran for their courtyard garden.

Miriam Patton announced that the Nature Center will be hosting a program to increase interest in birds for those age 8-18 on Saturday, June 11, from 9-12. She handed out a birding pamphlet to all those present.

Judy Murphy gave a picture presentation on The Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens in the winter. She also showed beautiful butterfly pictures taken at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

For information or to join the Palo Alto Garden Club, please contact Cynthia Bekland at 712-480-3169.