Wednesday, April 19 at 10:30
Walking Tour of Beaver Marsh
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Trekkers are sure to delight in Beaver Marsh, just north of the Ira Trailhead, where ingenious local beavers have dammed waterways with mud and sticks and can often be spotted mid-evening gearing up for more work on their wetlands projects.
RSVP by April 15: Email Gale Clarry or call 703-217-7639.
Our persistent atypical Cleveland weather theme is becoming increasingly apparent. Mother Nature seems to throw curve balls every time I sit down to write the monthly President’s Letter. We are expecting highs today near 60 degrees...a whopping 30 degrees above average. It looks like my boxwood may survive this winter after all.
Patrick Blanc (Paris, France)
World's Leading Expert on Vertical Gardens
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10 am - noon
at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
with optional lunch afterward
for SLGC and GCC members only, $45
Ladies, have you been thinking about how much one of your close friends would enjoy being a member of SLGC? Now is the time to get your provisional prospects organized, and let me know what you have in the works! Final submissions are due by April 1, 2017, but it always helps to know how many we might have… too small a class isn’t as much fun, so we want to have at least four new provisionals!
The GCA Founders Fund was established in 1934 to support and encourage member clubs’ civic projects. This year, $30,000 will be awarded to the winning project, and $10,000 to each runner-up. The three 2017 Founders Fund finalists have been chosen. We will be voting for SLGC’s favorite at the January 31st meeting at CBG. The three proposals are:
Don't forget to donate to the Charitable Projects Fund! As of January 26, 90 members of our garden club have contributed to the Charitable Projects Fund.
Most seeds should be sown indoors about 4 to 8 weeks before your Frost-Free Date. But many seeds need even more time to develop before being introduced to the outdoors. So if you're itching to get your hands dirty, now is the time!
Today, January 24th, I enjoyed a bit of relief from the winter doldrums as I came upon this lovely clump of snowdrops in full bloom. Yes, it has been unseasonably warm for a week, but this is very early (did I mention climate change?) to see anything in bloom. You’ve got to love a plant that can push up through snow or frozen mud and flower in the middle of winter, even before the witch hazels and hellebores.