Garden Tour News: April 20, 2018

We are coming into the home stretch!

Our Committee chairs met for the last time on Monday night. The Homeowners are ready but would appreciate a dry spell! The Raffle committee is receiving impressive donations from many people and businesses. Our Plant Boutique committee will select plants to be sold next week and pick them up the following week. We look forward to having several Master Gardeners, local gardening experts, on site to help us with labeling and selling of plants.

Boxes Needed for Garden Tour
We need extra help in obtaining produce boxes found at Costco (see picture). Those that work best are sturdy, with hand holes on the sides (from various types of produce), either flats (ie. for blueberries or squash) or deeper-sided boxes (like apple boxes). Empties are usually found somewhere near the produce area (not at the front of the store), stacked on a large cart, often on the side aisle at the back of the liquor section. We would be grateful for the extra help if you could pick up a few on your trips to Costco.

What did I sign up for?
Sign-up lists will be posted in the foyer of the PLC over the next several Sundays if you need to verify your work time. If you need to change your time commitment, please call the chair person (not Becky Thompson or Carol Hunt). Those names and numbers are on the sign-up sheets. Committee chairs for the next two weeks will make reminder calls to our willing volunteers. Thank you again for your participation.

Training for Garden Greeters
This important training for Garden Greeters will take place on Sunday, April 22nd at 9am in the PLC. If you are a garden greeter, your committee chair, Teri Todd, should have contacted you.

Flowers in Bloom?
Do you have any pretty blooms that could be used in arrangements, even just a few? We are in need of your freshly cut flowers for arrangements in various places and in the PLC. Our creative floral arrangers create magnificent bouquets all with donated flowers from our gardens. Bring your freshly cut flowers in water buckets on Friday morning May 4th. The flowers should be left on the east side of the PLC, along the wall of the covered walkway, opposite the cedar tree. Look for a sign, Cut Flowers Here.