June Message

06/01/2022 09:15

Greetings Garden Friends, 

It looks like we had a productive plant sale despite an oppressively hot day. Talk about a real “trowel” just to remain hydrated. I really appreciated the time and effort provided by members to bring this event together; “Diggums” nurtured to wholesomeness, a bounty of tomato and vegetable plants grown from seed, impeccable annual or hanging basket choices, donations of appealing treasure market goods, or amazing crafts that were lovingly created. 

Here, most of you did receive your yearbook. Let’s give a shout out to Eileen Miller for a job well done. Please take the time to read through your yearbook to appreciate the great slate of programs, or to mark your calendars for the field trips that Linda Womsley has painstakingly planned for us. In addition, acknowledge the number of fresh committee chairs who are now transitioning into their new positions. By all means lend them your support. 

Throughout the month of May, Green thumbs have sprung into action as well. Many diligent members have tidied up David Councill Park, weeding, hauling off accumulated leaf and plant debris, edging and mulching. This week Sarah Spartano will lead a crew in the planting of the UPMC Passavant containers. A group will be planting Edith’s Garden too. 

At this time the final plant sale numbers are not available yet. Meanwhile, let’s remember that gardening is full of successes and failures as we reflect on my slogan, “Green Thumbs Grow thru Trowel & Error.” 

Happy Gardening, Julie, Your President