It is dry outside

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.

The Oakleaf Hydrangeas grow bigger the further they are from the big Pine Tree

Great Class on growing Vegetables in the fall

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.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Please consider a membership or donation to the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park.

Next Class is November 16 

“CREATING HOLIDAY WREATHS WITH NATURAL ITEMS”

PRESENTED BY MAGGIE STRINGER, MASTER GARDENER

Maggie is one of the founding members of Capital City Master Gardener Association and a retired MPS Principal at Forrest Avenue Magnet. She is an excellent instructor, a creative and talented gardener and dedicated MBG board member.

Volunteer Day!

Second Volunteer Day was a success.

 

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park held our second Volunteer Day this morning.  Volunteer Days are the second Thursday of the month at 8:30 am.  Email info@montgomerybotanicalgardens.com if you would like to get notices.

Volunteers pulled some weeds, picked up limbs but, most importantly, we discovered the irrigation system was malfunctioning.  Property Management Sources and Parks & Rec solved the issue quickly.  We are grateful to our volunteers who got to play in the sprinklers a little too.

Planning your Fall Garden with Mike Forster this Saturday, Sept 14

“PLANNING YOUR FALL GARDEN”

PRESENTED BY

MIKE FORSTER, Master Gardener

Mike is an experienced gardener, an excellent instructor and faithful volunteer

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

9:00 AM

Outdoor Classroom

Meet us in the Outdoor Classroom at MBG where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring a chair. Free for MBG members. $5 donation requested for nonmembers. Please consider a membership to help us grow.

 

“CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF NATURE WITH YOUR CAMERA”

PRESENTED BY

SHELLEE ROBERTS, STUDIO MANAGER, Total Image

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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

9:00 AM

Outdoor Classroom

Meet us in the Outdoor Classroom at MBG where there are “stump seats” but you may also bring a chair. Free for MBG members. $5 donation requested for nonmembers. Please consider a membership to help us grow.