Decorate with Gourds

When you walk into the grocery store and find a display of gourds in the produce department, you know it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. I usually pick up about a dozen assorted gourds at this time of year to replace the fruit in a bowl in my dining room. It's a colorful and simple seasonal display that lasts for weeks... at least until it's time to replace them with colorful glass Christmas balls. For our November meeting, three PLGC members will use gourds in a floral design exhibit that could be used as a Thanksgiving table centerpiece on a 60" round table with a white tablecloth. Come back next week to see photos of their creations. Photo:

Worms in My Basement?

Judy Pfister, Plantation Lakes Garden Club member and a Sussex County Master Gardener, harvests worms in her basement. At our October meeting, Judy explained that worms are used to recycle food scraps and other organic material into vermicompost (worm compost). Worms eat the food scraps, which become compost as they pass through the worm body. This compost can then be used to fertilize our shrubs, plants, and flowers. PLGC members and guests were fascinated to learn about the process and to see Judy's worms. Some of us even went home with a small water bottle filled with liquid vermicompost to use on our plants. Judy was a wonderful presenter with an interesting and informative program. Than

Plant Sale Success!

The PLGC Expo and fall plant sale was a successful fundraiser for our club projects, in spite of the rainy weather. Plant shoppers were treated to signage and handouts describing some of our community projects, as they shopped for the "perfect" plants for their yards. A limited supply of plants was available for purchase by our neighbors on the day of the sale and pre-ordered flowers were picked up throughout the day. Congratulations to Ways & Means Committee Chair Tina Latshaw and her team. GREAT JOB! Meanwhile, Marie VanDerWall had spring-blooming pink bulbs available for purchase, as part of our Plant It Pink project promoting breast cancer awareness. Marie and Debbie Darr did a great job

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