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Mercer Garden Club April 2016

Orchids, April 11, 2016 7:00
Methodist Church, Butler St. 

Nancy Griffin will talk about the many lives and deaths of the orchids she has lived with over the past 16 years of taking care of orchids.    Repotting:     http://youtu.be/Z67yc0JZy-8
Caring basics watering. Check out this. Link http://youtu.be/HmY9GE8rxoY
Owning and careing for orchids is alot like having a pet.  You have to love it and pay attention to its needs.  The Zygopetalum pictured above is one of my favorites.  This orchid has rebloomed for me many times over the past 5 years .  It is an unusual variety not usually found in local stores.  It is very fragrent and need to be always kept moist.  

Mercer Garden Club begins its 2016 growing season.

Kick off the new year by attending our first meeting of 2016 on Monday Feb. 8 at the Mercer Methodist Church. 

Our program will be provided by Jim Law from Sheakleyville.  He will be showing showing photographs set to music featuring Pennsylvania wildlife.  He will have prints for sale.

Refreshments will be provided by Connie Jewell and Diana Jackal.


Winterizing Your Garden

Monday, November 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Mercer Methodist Church
"Winterizing Your Garden."  Dennis James will speak on getting beds ready for winter.  
He'll also touch on care of your garden tools.
Hostesses:  Dorothy and Karen  Maxwell, Leslie Finkbeiner
Raffle donations wanted!

Take Note:  There will not be a Garden Club meeting in January.
Thank you to everyone that worked to clean up our beds for winter and plant tulips for next spring.

Mercer Garden Club September Meeting is Monday, September 14. 2015
Our September 14 meeting will be at The Birdwatchers Store, 630 New Castle Road. (Route 108) Slippery Rock.  It is 2.5 miles from I-79, Exit 105.  We will meet at the church at 5:00 PM to carpool.  This store is an official Audubon and National Wildlife-certified bird and animal sanctuary.  We will be able to watch the birds in the sanctuary.  There is also a very nice gift shop. 

My Pink Lily's are blooming!

Last fall I gave away pink lily bulbs to members of Mercer Garden Club.  These Lilys come up in the spring with green long leaves then they disappear and in August a flower spike emerged and bloomers. Spectacular!  Many of my bulbs did not bloom, I suspect bulbs were eaten by moles, however I had 6 blooms.  Beautiful and very fragrant.  Post your pictures or add comments if you had your Lily's bloom.

Joe in his Lily Garden

Mercer Garden Club members in the garden 
Hey! Look here!

Truly amazing collection of the rare and unusual Lilys and other flowers and native plants.