Art Scarpa's traveling cactus and succulent show
Garden Club Members and Friends,
We know it is fall when the pumpkins and mums appear in the watering trough! Looks beautiful!
At our October meeting, Art Scarpa provided us with many interesting facts on cacti and succulents. See the side bar for his recipe for a pesticide free spray to use on pests. We will post photos of his interesting specimens soon!
If you are interested in GCFM workshops, please use the links provided in the the online Green Sheet found under Member Log-in. We are sponsoring the following workshops: Miniature Landscape on October 27 at 9:30am and "Designing a Feast for the Eyes in a Vignette" on Nov. 10, 9:30am, in preparation for the November Design Competition. Please see the Green Sheet for details.
2016 is our 75th anniversary year as a Garden Club. The Board is actively looking for suggestions on how to celebrate as well as leadership to do so! If you are interested, or have ideas, please contact me.
Look under the Committees Heading and open Design, to find the entry sheet and photos from the Design workshop held on Tuesday. Thank you Mitzi, Trish and Carolyn for the great demo!
Greens Needed for Greens Day!
Here is a reminder or a tip from Bill Cullina, Director of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden.
Mix one regular aspirin plus 1 tsp dish soap plus 1 gal water, mix, spray plants every 3 weeks to boost immune response of plants. Used on orchids, vegetables, African violets . Indoor plants can be sprayed year round. Outdoor plants during growing season. Effective against bacterial and fungal diseases. There is a potassium salt product which is very effective called Agri Fos Fungicide.
Art Scarpa swears by a 50:50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water with a tablespoon of Dawn dish soap to combat all pests but scale. Put in a spray and use indoors and out.