Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wildflower Sanctuary News and Work Day

Thank you to everyone who helped out at the last clean-up day and to Robbin Lang for donating some hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus) plants.  They were planted yesterday, and hopefully will be happy and blooming next summer.
 
Fall starts this weekend, but please join us for a work day on Saturday, October 6th at 9:00.  Our days are getting shorter, so please note the later than usual start time.  We will be working in the crescent-shapped area near the start of the wooden boardwalk.  If you have them, bring gardening gloves, eye protection, weed diggers, clippers, loppers and a bucket or tarp for hauling.    
 
Also, one of the water pumps at the WFS is leaking like crazy.  If you know a plumber who is willing to volunteer to fix it, please let me know.
 
Thanks for your help!
Sarah
                                        
 
For those new to our blogsite and projects, the Wildflower Sanctuary is located downtown in Batavia along the riverwalk.  The areas are open to the public and are easily accessible via sidewalks that go along the perimeter.  The Wildflower sanctuary surrounds the peninsula of land that goes out into Depot Pond and along the Fox River.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Join Us for the First Meeting of the Year

A member said that this may not have hit your email, so I am re-posting for our meeting and educational program this Tuesday (probably the day this is in your email):

Join the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners to learn about “Things that Sting”.  Pam Otto will discuss bees, wasps and some flies that can make our gardening and cookouts a little more adventurous.  This first gathering of the new club year will be on September 18, 2018 in the meeting room at the Batavia Pubic LIbrary.  6:45 pm social time, 7:00 pm quick business meeting and Pam’s program will follow immediately afterward.  Hope to see you then and learn about your summer gardening adventures be they the pot on the porch that went wild to your overproductive tomatoes and zinnias!

And - bring your checkbook.  Not a “stinger”, but just a reminder that annual memberships are $15 for an individual and $20 for a family.  We are asking that all members, including our wildflower sanctuary members, join and pay the membership fee in September.  This helps offset costs throughout the year.  The board has approved one-year free memberships for the families who’s homes were on the 2018 Garden Walk.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time to Sign Up to Share Treats

Sally is organizing the social time for our meetings and needs members to sign up to help bring treats for the meetings in September,  November and January through May.  If you would be willing to bring treats for next Tuesday, Sept. 18th, please call her at (630) 842-3422.  Sally will explain the reimbursement process and maximum.

Things that Sting.....

Join the Batavia Plain Dirt Gardeners to learn about “Things that Sting”.  Pam Otto will discuss bees, wasps and some flies that can make our gardening and cookouts a little more adventurous.  This first gathering of the new club year will be on September 18, 2018 in the meeting room at the Batavia Pubic LIbrary.  6:45 pm social time, 7:00 pm quick business meeting and Pam’s program will follow immediately afterward.  Hope to see you then and learn about your summer gardening adventures be they the pot on the porch that went wild to your overproductive tomatoes and zinnias!

And - bring your checkbook.  Not a “stinger”, but just a reminder that annual memberships are $15 for an individual and $20 for a family.  We are asking that all members, including our wildflower sanctuary members, join and pay the membership fee in September.  This helps offset costs throughout the year.  The board has approved one-year free memberships for the families who’s homes were on the 2018 Garden Walk.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Wildflower Sanctuary Update and Workday Wednesday

Thank you to Terri for braving the elements to remove an invading burning bush from the Wildflower Sanctuary on Saturday!  We both slept better knowing that it is gone. 
 
Our next work day will be on Wednesday at 8:00 am (or 9:00 if you prefer).  The ground will be nice and soft, so we will meet for weeding and trimming at the far north end of the WFS, near the dam.  If you have them, please bring gardening gloves, knee pads, eye protection, weed diggers, clippers and a bucket or tarp for hauling.  If it is raining more than sprinkles, you can take the day off.
 
Thanks for your help!
Sarah