Garden Corner

Well, spring is definitely pushing her way in our direction. The snow is gone from my gardens and those darn deer are eating my tulips, sedum and lilies as soon as they are showing their heads. I did not have any Liquid Fence so I figured I would try some cayenne pepper. I think the deer up here this year are from Mexico. Joe said that they were happy to have their salad with seasoning. Needless to say, I am on my way to the store for some Liquid Fence.

Evelyn Greene and I are learning about some programs for eradicating invasive species. Our main concerns are with the Japanese Knot Weed and Barberry. We need your help in identifying troubled areas that need to be treated or removed. There is funding available for eradication of Knot Weed. We have a program that injects the plant (so there is no spraying) and promises complete removal in a three year treatment program. I have the forms available for property owner's permission. Once we have that permission, the treatment is done in the summer when the plant is most vigorous. This way it kills the main plant and all of its off-shoots. If you have either of these plants near or on your property, let us know.

Barb Thomas and I are organizing a group of interested gardeners to form a beautification committee.

We have some funds available to purchase plants to beautify the town and surrounding hamlets. Let's put our resources together and see if we can really make North Creek look inviting to our visitors. If you are interested, please call me, Judy Brown, at 251-3368. There is a lot to be done. We are doing boxes in town and landscaping near the signs that welcome others to our area. There is also some concern that our train station and the Kellogg building need some sprucing up. We can use all the help that we can get.

The Ski Bowl Gardeners planted over 500 more daffodils at the Ski Bowl last fall. So be on the lookout, it should be a good show.

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