Dear Members and Garden Friends
For garden fun and garden know-how, wherever you live, please join us in our activities in the upcoming year.
MEETING: Wednesday, January 10, 9:30am
Dunwoody Library, Williams Room
PROGRAM: 11:00am Beautiful Container Gardens” by Johnnie Berry
Johnnie will show us how to create lovely container gardens, using flowers and vegetables. She is a single mother of three, an avid gardener, an expert in growing African violets, and has been chosen a “favorite speaker” by Georgia garden club presidents. Johnnie is currently the President of Foxglove Garden Club and The African Violet Club of Greater Atlanta, a Lifetime Master Gardener, and a board member of The Garden Club of Georgia and the Dogwood District. She started growing African violets in 1975, when a friend gave her copies of the African Violet Magazine and a table top light stand. And---she’s been gardening even longer than that!!
Loud are the thunder drums in the tents of the mountains.
Oh, long, long
Have we eaten chia seeds
and dried deer's flesh of the summer killing.
We are tired of our huts
and the smoky smell of our clothing.
We are sick with the desire for the sun
And the grass on the mountain.
Paiute Late Winter Song.
Winter either bites with its teeth or lashes with its tail. ~Proverb
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
- Hal Borland
Please check out "Gail the Gardener" column on the Redbud website. Go to www.RedbudDistrict.com and click on Education, then Gail the Gardener. Also Renee Hopf has a very nice Birds and Bees page. Lots of good info on this site.
Away in a meadow all covered with snow
The little old groundhog looks for his shadow
The clouds in the sky determine our fate
If winter will leave us all early or late.
The sun came out, And the snowman cried.
His tears ran down on every side.
His tears ran down Till the spot was cleared.
He cried so hard That he disappeared.
Margaret Hillert, January Thaw
January is the quietest month in the garden. ... But just because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.
Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset Magazine, 1/99