To everything, there is a season....

Geplaatst 13 jan 2012 10:14 door Matthijs van den Heuvel

   I was outside studying all my garden spaces just yesterday. Since I live in South Carolina, my gardens are never empty. They may be devoid of the bounty of summer vegetables and hot-weather flowers but, even in January, the Scotch broom is in full bloom, and even the Lenten roses are blooming in my fence gardens. Due to our extremely mild winter, daffodils and jonquils are up about 6 inches and their blossoms are ready to open. The vegetable garden is bursting with huge mounds of winter greens and the herb garden is still dotted with bunches of flat leaf parsley, hardy thyme, and lambs ear.

   I'm making my wish list now from all the lovely seed catalogs and, in my mind's eye, when I look at my gardens, I can already envision the Amish paste tomatoes hanging heavy on the vine, and the fine, sweet French breakfast radishes showing their slender shoulders beneath their delicate leaf umbrella.

   Winter is a time for gardeners to plan and to dream. To everything there is a season.

Submitted by: Debbie Burgess


Geplaatst 21 dec 2010 10:04 door Matthijs van den Heuvel

We are so excited about our new Web site, and the MOST exciting part of this is that we will be able to share information with you about our exciting projects that we have to help our community. Until now, we've been working in relative anonymity. You have probably seen us (ladies in broad-brimmed hats with glove-clad hands gripping garden clippers and pruning saws) planting daffodil bulbs in the city park, dead-heading flowers at the Blue Star Memorial,  planting flowers with the clients of Lancaster-Chester Special Needs and Disabilities, tending the new Carolina Fence Garden behind the historic courthouse, or cutting herbs in the museum garden at Andrew Jackson State Park. I'm sure you've seen us at work, and now you will know who we are, and you will also know how to chip in to help us serve our community.

Please come visit us here often (or subscribe to our blog by clicking the button above) to see what we're up to. We love to meet new people, and we will be happy to share our extra gloves and clippers if you want to join us in a project or two!

Happy Gardening!
Peggy Little
President, Lancaster Garden Club

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