Friday, May 16, 2014

Self-Watering Bucket Workshop - Report

On a beautiful day in a lakeside setting, Jen Schrage provided fine instructions and a demo to guide us through the process of making self-watering buckets for plants.  After about an hour of drilling holes, cutting holes, putting together parts and pieces, we each had a special, modified, five-gallon bucket to take home.  Good activity -- good conversation -- and a good time thanks to Jen, Frank, and whoever else helped set up and deliver the workshop!

Nancy and Joan drilling holes in their buckets
Following the workshop, a short business meeting was held to address some upcoming events.  Willow Garden Club members receive detailed minutes, via e-mail, of meetings and handouts from presenters, when permission is granted.

Here's what we're looking forward to soon:

•  Solstice Tea  on June 21 at Florence Lake. To help cover expenses for this lovely event,  members will pay $5 and non-members and guests $8.  
•   Willow Garden Tour on July 26.  Folks come from afar to visit showcased gardens in the morning (10:00-11:30) and afternoon (1:00-4:00). From 11:30 - 1:00 gardens will be closed and the group will gather at Nancy Lake to enjoy conversation and whatever lunch they've packed for the day's outing. Maps will be provided at 10:00 at the Community Center. Some plants will be available for purchase.  The Garden Tour is free to all.
•  General Membership Meeting in August.  Date yet to be confirmed for a planning session.  Will be posted here later.
•  Stepping Stone Workshop on August 21  More details will be provided closer to the date.

These events are open to all who are interested.  Membership in the Willow Garden Club is only $10 a year and we welcome new members at any time. The programs provided by the Club are interesting, educational, and helpful in beautifying our community.  Join us!  Please feel free to send any questions you may have to:

The Bucket Ladies  -- 16 in all -- having a good time!

Our photographer and Jen's assistant -- Frank!

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