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The Beaver Tale
From the President:
We had a brief snap of cold winter weather, but nothing that would hurt most of our plants. I hopethat from now going forward in 2009, frost covers stay in the garage! And the RAIN! Yes! Could wehave a bit more? If achieving heavy blooms on cactus is on your “desirable” list, don’t forget aboutlow nitrogen, high phosphate fertilizer. (Don’t start watering too much; it’s spring—not summer!)At our meeting in March, we’re going to take a more serious look at caring for our collected plants. Alittle “sharpening of our mental saw” could help us improve the quality of our plants and increase ourcollections. The overall reward for our hobby should be elevated. We each have small “nurseries” atone level or another! Victor Lindsey begins this series.
WE ARE DOIN’ STUFF!
“TEACH ME HOW! CREATE BEAUTIFUL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT GARDENS INSIDE YOURHOME AND OUT”
: April 4 at the Museum lobby and Lecture Hall with the desert garden rightoutside. Paula Garrett is the coordinator. Show your support and invite people to come with you!
: April 9, 10, 11, 12 in Logandale. Will CSSSN participate in any way?
: Springs Preserve, Sat., April 11, Many different kinds of plants for sale. Are youhelping? Are you Selling?
SHOW & SALE TIME
: CSN, Charleston Campus, Sat. & Sun. April 25 & 26. CSSSN is only gardenclub seller these days. We can put on one heck of a show along with some great demonstrations.We’ll need to get organized. Please come to the meeting to see how you can participate.
SHOW & SALE TIME
: PLANT WORLD on Charleston has invited us to sell, show, demonstrate, talk,etc., under the lattice on Sat. and Sun., May 16 and 17. This is another excellent opportunity. Let’snot blow it off. We’ve got some time on this one. Maybe we can even get an out of state plant vendoror two! We need to get organized. Please come to the meeting to see how you can participate.
HIKES AND DAY TRIPS:
Don’t forget it’s WILDFLOWER SEASON!!!!! The club is not organizing anevent for you. It’s your gig! Roll out of bed, guzzle some coffee, gas up your buggy or saddle yourpony and GET OUT THERE!
DIGGIN’ IN THE DIRT:
If you can’t get your jeans dirty in your own yard, find someone that needssome help. If you can’t get down and dirty this year, don’t forget to redo those flower pots, benches,and patios. Your hands will retreat from winter’s arthritic pain with just a bit of torn cuticle, dirt underthe nails, and a glochid or two discretely and most annoyingly placed!
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2009 Officers & Committees
: If you are reading this and are not a member yet, consider paying up!I hope to see you Thursday – see inside for a slight change up in our routineSusan Kent