© 2015 Caz

GEM gathering

On April 12, my dear fellow members of the Gardeners Exchange of Millsmont (GEM),  descended upon my overgrown and neglected backyard for the monthly get-together.  The grand effort was just in time! as I’d been holding off on getting my tomato starts in the ground until I had a chance to clean out the weeds and overcrowded irises from the planting beds.

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But first, a special guest, Arthur Boone came and talked about planting street trees

The planter is getting some long overdue weeding

And then, we got down to the back breaking business of … weeding.

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Thanks to all who came and tamed the beast. Here’s Julie, hacking away near the Salvia bush.

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Judy showed us the group’s Garden Bug Bucks

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One Garden Bug Buck (love that “in gardening we trust”)

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gardening is definitely not for the faint hearted

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Thanks to Judy, the decisive master pruner. the lemon tree got some major surgery, so now perhaps it will flower and we’ll see some fruit?!

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Sophie was very much the best dressed of our group!

 

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