Friday, January 29, 2010

Chocolate is an herb

Click on the picture to get larger view. Susan is a friend of Alice and writes some great mystery books about herbs. Enjoy a cup of chocolate and a good mystery as we wait to get into the garden again to plant.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Up and Coming activities you might like to know more about

Feb 12-14 Toby Hemenway at Duke

Public Lecture and Workshops
Friday, Feb. 12 – Sunday, Feb. 14
Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, a Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild.

Plant a Row for the Hungry
The JCC Arboretum
will be decidating several rows of spring-fall vegetable crops to fee the hungry. You can help in the endeavor while you learn how to garden! While you volunteer a few hours each season to helping grow seedlings in the greenhouse, transplant and maintain the crops and harvest for the food bank, knowledgeable staff will be giving you the understanding of each of these processes while you gain valuable hands on experience. Call Lin Frye 919-209-2052 for details. This starts after Valentine’s Day or click on

Feb 20 Your Natural Garden
Duke Gardens Spring Gardening Symposium

Bringing Nature Home, A Palette of Native Plants,Lunch, Home Eco-Gardens, Rain Gardens and Design Challenge. Friends $95 Seperate Workshops and Dinner also available. Call Duke Gardens for details

50th Anniversary Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
March 3-7 Charlotte, NC

At the Park (formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart)


The Southern Pines Garden Club Tour
April 14th 10 am-5

Advance Tickets $15 information

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Town & Country gets “Flower Power”

Members of Town and Country Garden Club availed themselves of the thaw and sunny weather on Saturday, January 16, 2010, to plant 200 spring bulbs acquired through the “Flower Power” program sponsored by the organization Keep Durham Beautiful.

Via the Internet, Keep Durham Beautiful offered the chance to register to win packets of 50 bulbs (tulips, daffodils, crocus, grape hyacinths, Dutch iris, and alpine rosy bells). Four Town and Country members’ entries were successful.

Greatly aided by volunteer-husband Jim Agnew’s power-digger, Town & Country members Carol G., Chasie H., Nita B., and Martha C. are shown above planting their Flower Power allotment. The bulbs are planted on the lower island of the Windsor Way median, complementing the shrub plantings placed there by Town and Country’s 2009 Neighborhood Beautification project.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Town & Country's Holiday Luncheon

Town & Country celebrated the holidays with their traditional December luncheon at Hope Valley Country Club on December 12. T&C President Katherine Kirschner took pictures, which we are happy to share with you.