Late summer / early autumn

What’s blooming in your garden this month? I’ve just added some hardy mums (from Jewel, 3 for $12), which I’m hoping will come back next year (the garden store said plant before September 15 if you want them to come back, and when they grow green in June, cut them back hard, so they’ll bloom in the fall). The various sedum are starting to flower, and the roses are still blooming, if less floriferously than in spring. I should have fertilized them, I imagine. The bachelor’s buttons are enjoying a second flush, delicate and spidery. And the dahlias are blooming — oddly, I am sure I planted at least half a dozen dahlias, but have only noticed two blooming so far. VERY strange. Did I plant them too deeply? Did I dig them up earlier, thinking they were weeds? It’s disconcerting. Still, I’ll enjoy the ones I have.

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Upcoming Meetings

Quick note with upcoming Garden Club dates; all our meetings are free and open to the public. More details on each one as they approach, but you might want to pencil them into your calendar now!
 
Regular meetings: Noon on Sept. 14, 2016, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Feb 8 2017 March 8, April 12, at Cheney Mansion
 
Luncheon at Oak Park Country Club: May 10 (there will be a charge for this)
 
Garden Therapy at 2 pm at the Oak Pak Arms on Sept. 7, Nov 2, Jan 4, Mar 1 & May 3. Preregistration with the Arms is needed for these sessions.