Garden clubs in full bloom for summer seasonWhere does a budding gardener go to get the dirt on how to grow a successful garden? How about a garden club?
By: Tom Lindfors, New Richmond News
Where does a budding gardener go to get the dirt on how to grow a successful garden?
How about a garden club?
The Buds Garden Club is a group of garden enthusiasts who meet the second Monday each month in Somerset. The actual location depends on what the lecture involves.
For example, the June 8 meeting will feature Diana Alfuth, Horticulture Educator from the UW Extension Office discussing Emerald Ash Borer pests in Wisconsin at the Somerset Town Hall.
The July 13 meeting will be a garden tour, the location to be announced.
Joan Meisner volunteers at the Somerset Library as well as the Lakeview Hospital. She has also been an avid gardener for the last 35 years and credits the Buds Garden club with improving her skills and resources.
“I’m enjoying meeting a bunch of people and learning from the guest speakers and programs and events they have,” Meisner said.
Some of their community projects have included the Town Hall garden, community vegetable garden and other beautification requests.
The Buds will hold their annual Plant Sale on May 30 at the Latte Café parking lot, 701 Rivard St., Somerset from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information about the Buds Garden Club, contact Ruth Steiner, president, at 247-2686.
The Willow River Garden Club will also have a community-wide plant sale Saturday, June 6 on the west side entrance to Mary Park. They are asking for contributions of well-grown, potted and named plants to be brought between 7-8 a.m., with the sale following. All the proceeds from the sale will go toward New Richmond’s Habitat for Humanity landscaping project.
For more information regarding the Willow River Garden Club, call 246-6242.