Presidents’ Points April 2021


April showers bring May flowers–and it certainly gets me thinking about gardening and plants. This newsletter is packed with information; probably even more than we could offer at a regular club meeting. While we await that magical meeting-together-moment, study these articles at your leisure and benefit from the expertise of fellow club members. We thank them for their time and devotion. Let’s use their knowledge to increase our gardening pleasure (one of the great perks of membership!)
In this issue:

  • Understand more about the “why and how” of seed starting and soil temperature
  • Look for this year’s exciting new plant offerings
  • Share your extra plants and help our club in lieu of our annual auction
  • Try sprouts or microgreens to add freshness to your diet before it’s warm enough to garden

In addition to the topics in the newsletter, I hope you are also taking advantage of the numerous offerings on our website and Facebook page. We have articles there expanding on information first seen in the newsletter, and videos from both our own members as well as links to related videos we think would be helpful to you. We also share articles (as well as funny jokes) on Facebook that are timely and relatable to us as gardeners almost weekly!

Enjoy this newsletter as you plan your spring gardening.

Beth’s Corner has the world’s easiest Italian Beef recipe.
It’s perfect if you plan to be out in the garden all day. Just put it on before you go out in the morning and (voila!) you have supper ready when you come back inside in the evening. Add a salad, kaiser or other crusty rolls and potato chips, if desired, and you are all set. Don’t forget to top your salad with some of those microgreens or sprouts you’ve started.

Certainly remember to pick off a few fragrant spring hyacinths and daffodils to bring into the house to enjoy the scent and the bright colors. Add a forsythia sprig or two and you have a delightful bouquet. Of course, daffodils (and the whole narcissus family) need a vase of their own—they cause most flowers except iris to wilt prematurely.