Not exactly garden-related but of possible interest to gardeners….we proposed an annual Fairlee Fix Up Day to be held in the spring. Work with the town, details, etc. to be figured out. Flowers lead to all kinds of good things!!!!!
Calista, Ginny and Miranda met at Ginny’s for a wide ranging discussion, not all of it pertaining to gardens.
The agenda topics and notes:
‘Putting the garden to bed’ for the winter?
– Anyone who has time and inclination, please stop and cut down some or all – as many as you have the time and energy for. We need to cut the plants (not the 3 rosebushes in the Northernmost bed)and throw the clippings in the bushes near the tracks. I usually use a big serrated knife or clippers, cut to about 2-3 inches above the ground. The Cumby’s planter needs to be cut as well, and there I throw the clippings in the bushes out back.
Update on Cumby garden
– Applegreens has given us the go ahead to manage the planter at what used to be Cumberland farms, now 7-11. Over the winter let’s think about replacing at least the creeping juniper on the south end. Anyone have suggestions? We could think about a low shrub. Let’s spend the winter researching that.
Update on building next to Chapman’s
– Lynn Chapman has the building on the market. Nothing’s been done to the raised bed and probably too late to do much now
Library/community garden thoughts
Update on “guerrilla gardening” projects
– One more pole planted with daylilies (by the Whippi-Dip). The two by Lane Cobb’s (south of Lakeside) and the one in front of Lakeside Auto are doing well
Proposed pathway work and scheduling for spring at the Gypsy Garden
Intention is to schedule a work day in spring to lay cloth and shovel gravel. Gravel will cost about 120 plus delivery
Comment’s received regarding the Frosty Memorial Gypsy Garden
-One comment that the name could be offensive