Members of the LOW Garden Club support the natural resources of Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, VA. They share an interest in furthering scientific knowledge of gardening and horticulture and many want to learn
the artistry of flower design!
It's The Great Iris Sale!
The Fredericksburg Area Iris Society is holding their annual rhizome sale THIS Saturday, July 25. This will be our second year at our (relatively) new location, Meadows Farm Nurseries on Rt. 3 West (5043 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407). The Society will be there from 8:00 until 3 (or until sold out). Come early for the best selection. We will have a huge selection of all types of bearded irises, and again this year we will try to have a fairly good selection of beardless irises--Siberians, Louisianans, Japanese, and species--although there will be a limited number of each named variety.
Oh Deer! What to Plant?
If you live at Lake of the Woods you have likely had your share of troubles with deer.
Now there is help!
One of our new residents, Anna Smith, is sharing with us a list of deer-resistant plants that also further identifies their characteristics, conditions and habitats. This list will help you identify plants that you might like to add to your garden!
To download the list and print for yourself, click here. Many thanks to Anna for sharing this list with us! We look forward to having you join our ranks in May!
Have you got something you'd like to see posted in the next issue of our newsletter, Garden Thyme? Then remember the 23rd! That's right, the deadline for copy with every newsletter is on the 23rd of the month (with the exception of January when there is no newsletter!) So, if you want something placed in an issue, get it to Teresa Gregson before the 23rd. All ideas, photos and copy should be sent to Teresa@BeesAndTrees.biz
It's DUES TIME!
The member dues collection began in April but you may still pay them right here.
Make the club even MORE fun...get your friends to join!
We've reached 93 members for the new/current membership year and are still looking to increase that number! The more members we have, the more fresh ideas, the more fun and the more helping hands!
Have you got a friend you'd like to have join? Membership forms are currently being updated and will soon be available!
Be sure to check with our 1st Vice President of Membership, Mary Sims, for more information on when the forms will be complete where they will be available.
Remember, it's up to all of us to make the Garden Club even more fun and relevant in our lives!
Check Out This Amazing Sustainable Landscaping Video From U of Delaware!
Click here to see this YouTube video.
LOW GC Tops District in Penny Pines Donations
The LOW Garden Club donated an impressive six Penny Pine Plantations in 2019, putting LOW GC right at the top of the Shenandoah District for the year.
In all, 110 plantations were donated in Virginia and the Shenandoah District topped the districts with a total of 29 plantations donated but Piedmont followed with 28 and Tidewater followed with 26 donated.
LOW GC Officers
Linda Ticomb, President
Mary Sims, 1st VP, Membership
Debbie Hein, 2nd VP, Programs
Gaylen Smoak, Recording Secretary
Shellee Williams, Corresponding Sec.
Rita Bowles, Treasurer
Susan Oldach, Asst. Treasurer
Jan Davis, Parliamentarian
Jeanne Allen, Nominating Chairman
Dan Greene--Ex-Officio President