Flower Show School: For Beginners And Experts Alike

Posted on July 27th, 2013 by admin

If you belong to a gardening club or even just have an interest in gardening in general, then you may also be interested in the prospect of someday competing in a flower or plant show. This can be a very rewarding and exciting experience for any gardener. Of course, in order to best prepare yourself for a show and to give yourself the best chances for success, it is a good idea to take some kind of classes so that you can learn gardening skills and tips that will give you the confidence and knowledge that you need to Read the rest of this entry »

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The Art Of Caring For And Planting Bulbs

Posted on May 27th, 2013 by admin

Snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, and irises pop up every spring like magic, and it seems like they do it all on their own, without any gardening to keep them looking beautiful. The fact is that growing and caring for bulbs is an art, and learning how to do it well will result in a stronger, healthier, and more beautiful garden each spring.

Although bulbs flower in the spring, the care of bulbs is focused on helping them store energy during the summer and fall, so that they can come back strong after the winter Read the rest of this entry »

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Planning And Planting A Colorful Butterfly Garden

Posted on March 27th, 2013 by admin

Having a butterfly garden on your lawn can be a wonderful experience. Not only will you be able to enjoy the gorgeous colors and sweet scents of each of your beautiful flowers, but you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and colorful butterflies that will grace your garden after planting it. It is easy to plant and maintain a butterfly garden, but make sure that you follow these tips so that you have the best results.

First, you will need to decide on the types of flowers that you would Read the rest of this entry »

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Improving the Home with a Garden

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by admin

Home improvement involves the outside as well as the inside of your home. A brand new set of windows and a garden are two great ways to improve the look of your home’s exterior. Places like www.homeproimprovement.com/windows can help with the windows, but when it comes to gardens, there are a couple things to take into consideration.

Now, we’ve already spoken about the garden club and how growing a garden of your own is key to getting in. However, aside from admission to the garden club, a garden in the front yard is also a great home improvement.

Gardens can be colorful, full of exotic plants and flowers, or they can be practical – full of things you can actually use. You can grow a rainbow of colorful flowers or you could grow your own spices and herbs for cooking and medicinal purposes.

Gardens also don’t have to be green. Water gardens and rock gardens, while maybe not being garden club material, can certainly improve the look of your lawn.

So just remember that, the next time you are looking at home improvement options. Don’t stop at windows and walls and doors. It’s always good to remember the outside as well as the inside.

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National Garden Clubs Inspire New Beauty Annually

Posted on July 12th, 2012 by admin

National Garden Clubs are incredibly helpful to those that wish to become proficient at gardening. These clubs offer many fun and educational events and activities. These activities can be held annually and others are held on a more regular basis. Either way, if you have a love for gardening you can explore your ability to learn more about the hobby and beautify your home.

Anyone that has a lot of experience in gardening will also find these clubs to be fun to join. When you have Read the rest of this entry »

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National Garden Clubs: What Do They Actually Do?

Posted on July 9th, 2012 by admin

National Garden Clubs have been around for over a century–uniting those who have a passion for enhancing the natural beauty they see around them. Garden clubs do not limit themselves to members gardens and homes. They also put a great amount of effort into planting trees and maintaining flower beds throughout cities across America.

Members of garden clubs throughout the country help out by planting trees and flowers along city streets as well along highways. They utilize plants and landscaping techniques that are best suited for the climate in which they live. By Read the rest of this entry »

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The Long And Rich History Of National Garden Clubs

Posted on July 8th, 2012 by admin

The Long and Rich History Of National Garden Clubs

It started with the idea of a special group studying plants. After the war there was reconstruction that needed to be done to monuments and public gardens. Each person would study a certain plant and work to restore what had been taken. In 1891 they decided to make this a reality. The Garden Club was born in Athens, Georgia.

The National Garden Club headquarters is in St.Louis, Missouri. It is a non-profit organization that offers educational opportunities for members. This is the Read the rest of this entry »

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Giving Back To The Community: Greening Public Areas

Posted on July 4th, 2012 by www.gardenclubsofmissouri.org

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? One of the things that you can do is clean up! Don’t sit back at home while everything in the town gets dirty. Get together with a few friends and make a difference.
One of the easy things that you can do is pick up trash on the side of the road. Start with the road that you live on. Give each person a trash bag and a stick to pick up the small Read the rest of this entry »

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Growing A Garden: National Garden Club Tips For Beginners

Posted on July 3rd, 2012 by www.gardenclubsofmissouri.org

Creating a garden with beauty, purpose and balance starts with careful planning — not digging or planting. A good start for beginners is to make a rough sketch of your garden areas, outlining the areas you want to plant flowers or vegetables. National Garden Clubs offer resources, education and networking to help your garden become a success. Here are some basic tips to get you started growing your first garden.

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