September 2010 Newsletter                        






I imagine that September is finding you very busy as you get your garden set for the next season. Some of you have four seasons and some, like me, have two seasons – green or rainy season and dry season. Green is actually winter here and dry is summer. That is when school is out and there is much less traffic as all the school buses and private vehicles that ferry the children around are off the roads. Both seasons have their own plants blooming too! Now the African Tulip trees are starting and by Christmas it is a sea of bright orange mixed with the white lights that are strung up and down our street on the trees. Very pretty time of year. Then the dry season brings the bougainvillea out in full shocking colour in January.

Now we are focused on all the new plant introductions that will be coming to a garden center near you next year. New garden books to learn and grow from and what to give to gardeners for Christmas! Yes, it is just around the corner.

In My Two Cents Worth this issue you will find what I have been up to, what I have planned and what’s new in my life and garden. Always the place to visit to get the latest…

Each issue our sponsors bring you the latest so be sure to check them out so you don’t miss what is new.

Fiskars When you're up against some serious tree pruning predicaments, this is the tool to grab.

Proven Winners Here's an idea that's growing in popularity: Plant a garden to help you or someone you care about heal physically, spiritually or emotionally.

BC Greenhouses recently spent four days at the Vancouver Home and Interior Design Show at the Convention Centre built for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The artistry of the Daffodil plus some 2010 exclusive introductions…

Fitzhenry/Fifth House ‘When did September creep up on us? I’m still enjoying the summer and I’m not quite ready to throw in the beach towel’ says Rowan…

Plant a Row • Grow a Row JUNIOR If you’re keen on being green, it’s best to start by turning over an old leaf. Better yet, how about a whole pile of them?

The Ronnie Fund – In the rural areas of Africa, raging abject poverty has often presented one of the most formidable challenges to the local people. And the young girls and women of Wongonyi are not an exception in this regard.

Get Creative Simple Topiary – it doesn’t get much easier than this! Let Linda show you how…

Each issue I always fill two areas up with lots of goodies that I know will interest you.

Did you know? When do you divide perennials? Too many carrots? Make soup. Too many apples? Make a coffeecake. A beautiful book review (and perhaps a great gift idea) plus much more.

Tidbits of info … This issue read articles on mulching, fall preparation, fall cleaning, making new garden beds, planting bulbs, designing borders, collecting seed, stretching your landscape dollar, gardening tools, garden structures, dahlias, cannas and more….

Don’t forget the Events area . If your event is not listed, you can enter it yourself. It is a very popular source of information plus it gives you lots more exposure. Is your Garden Club listing up to date? Is it even listed ... if not you can list it. This is a FREE service that we have been providing clubs since 1996.

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To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow..


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