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Garden Corner from James Rawson, Property Management Source, Inc.
If you noticed your plants around your large trees are looking more parched, it is because your mature tree is soaking up all the water.
Some mature trees can absorb between 50 and 300 gallons of water per day. Depending on the type of tree, their roots can spread at least as far out as the tree is tall and between 6” and 18” deep. You can anticipate up to 50% root spread for every 10 years of the tree’s life. Please consider your mature trees, when planning irrigation and plantings. Your plants under or near tree roots will need extra water during dry spells like we are experiencing.
Mike Forster was full of knowledge at the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park class on Saturday.
Approximately 35 people attended the Garden’s educational class on Planning your fall garden. Mike Forster, master gardener, shared his expertise and experience with our members and friends. He discussed building raised beds, which vegetables grow well in the fall, and other tidbits to have a successful crop.
Some highlights were:
Build raised beds about 1 foot deep 4 feet wide and 8 feet long.
Build your beds East to West.
Plant your shorter vegetables on the South side and your taller vegetables on the North side.
Squirrels don’t like pinestraw.
Our next class is October 5 at 9 am. Please consider a membership to be the first to know about our classes.
JOIN US FOR CLASSES AT THE MONTGOMERY BOTANICAL GARDENS
“CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE WITH YOUR CAMERA”
PRESENTED BY SHELLEE ROBERTS, STUDIO MANAGER
Shellee is Studio Manager and Photographer at The Total Image. The Montgomery Botanical Gardens is a lovely setting to see and capture the beauty of nature up close. Participants please bring your cameras.
FREE TO MBG MEMBERS, $5 DONATION REQUESTED OF OTHERS
Meet us in the Outdoor Classroom at MBG where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring a folding chair.