Thursday, June 12, 2014

Spooner Advocate- Springbrook Column- June 12, 2014

Good day friends- Did anyone go to the Spooner Garden Club plant sale this last Saturday? I have to say it was a wet morning, but the folks out there were soooo cheerful, even though I know they were cold and wet! Mikhaila saw the ad for the sale and said we had to stop by to see what they had! I am glad she saw the ad as I thought it was last weekend! I think I have a gardener in the house and she may not be completely aware that she has been bitten by the plant bug! So we did get some awesome plants, I got some Dahlias! I am so excited! I am going to get them started in the house and then go from there. I need to do some research on them again. I got bit by the Dahlia bug a couple years back at the MN State Fair, well also out at the Arboretum.  I really would like to row a bunch of varieties and see what ones do best here. Does anyone out there have any advice for me? Suggestions? Mikhaila got some Irises! Had to laugh as she said they were going to be her project this year! If anyone knows me I am an Iris fan, my dad always like tulips- not me I like Irises! It was great to meet these folks from the Spooner Garden Club- Mikhaila was able to tell them thank you in person for the Scholarship that she received from them! We would also like to send a big thank you to the Spooner/ Trego Lions Club for the other scholarship that Mikhaila has received! Both of these are organizations that we support. Thank you to all the members out there! 
I will be holding a plant swap at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Farm,  on June 14, 2014 from 10:00-1:00pm. If you have plants that you do not need please bring them, you can swap for another plant or just drop them off for others to take, if you have seeds as well that you would like to share please bring them. If any one has black plastic pots, flat trays or anything else that they are not going to use please bring them with, they will be cleaned up and reused next planting season! If nothing else come and chat with us gardeners. The Farm is located at 13457W Frommel Road. If you need directions give me a call.

Happy Birthday to all the folks born in June! I remember growing up and always wishing my birthday was in a warm month! I thought it would be great to have people over for swimming and a cook out- this is kind of hard to do in February! I wish each of you a lovely day doing whatever makes you happy!   Remember we love you! Hugs to each of you! 
Are there any seed savers out there? I was just at Seed Saving school and would love to meet some other "seed" people. I am in the process of putting together a seed bank as well a seed library. Are there any seeds that you would like to donate? I would love to talk to anyone that shares this interest with me! Give me a call or send me an e-mail.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has the calendar up for June classes. If you would like to  register for a class please call Amber at 715-634-4790 X156, or on email at EVERY FRIDAY!! LCO Farmers Market , Parking Lot LCO IGA , from 9am-1pm.  June 14thSeed and Plant Give-away, at the College Farm from 10am-1pm. June 18thCooking Healthy on a Budget, Cook Once Eat Meals all Week,College Kitchen from 5-8pm. June 21stTour Marengo Overlook Morgan Falls, and Pipestone Falls, from 9am-3pm. June 25th-Irrigating your Garden and Organic Weed Control College Farm from 5-8pm. June 27th-Birch Bark Baskets at the College Farm from 5-8pm.June28thRecreational GPS & Treasure Hunting College Farm from 3-7pm. 
If you would like to suggest a class  be held at the College please give us a call or drop us an e-mail. We would love to hear from you!

Please remember that I would like any information from all of you of what is going on! This is your column ok? Any garage sales, church functions, raffles etc? Let me know- thank you!

Have a friend or family member that would be interested in the column? Maybe they live out of town? They can access the column on my blog on Thursdays, at .

 Happy Gardening!

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