The group met on March 15 at Bowling Green Country Club and was hosted by Evelyn Bachman and Jo Sipes.
Members shared photos and discussed their favorite trees and a tree and leaf matching game was led by Amy Harrison-Kinder. Ideas were discussed on the band’s basket for the BGWC Art and Craft Show in the fall; it was agreed that the theme would be “The Gardener”. Members must contact Carol Ballard before purchasing items to include in the shopping cart; Pat Limes and Linda Frizzell will organize and create the basket.
The December Minutes were approved as emailed and the Treasurer’s Report was approved. The group agreed to use group funds to supplement the $66 raised in Bird Bingo at the December meeting to purchase three bee hives through Heifer International. In committee reports, Linda Myers suggested hanging overripe bananas in the garden to attract butterflies and planning gardens for fall and winter. Jean Ladd urged everyone to recycle everything we can and make an effort to reduce food waste. Jo Vernon had books available after the meeting.
In new business, Shelly Sabo will organize the Welcome Sign planting this year. Planting will take place at the May meeting; contact Sabo for any planting suggestions this year. The club is hosting the Regional Garden Meeting on May 5 at Simpson Garden Park. If you are interested in helping to put blankets on the tables for the meeting, arrive before 8:30 a.m. Members have been alerted to the plant swap organized by the volunteer Master Gardeners on April 30 starting at 10 a.m. traded items can include plants, tools, seeds, pots, or anything gardening related. There will be a native plant sale on May 7 at the fairgrounds. Also of interest is the Fostoria Garden Group Guest Night on May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wesleyan United Methodist Church.
The Garden Group’s next meeting will be April 19 at the senior center, starting at 5 p.m. Frizzell will present a program on using discarded shade forms to fashion a cage to hold large flowers in the garden. If you are interested in having a meal at the center before the meeting, contact Ballard to make a reservation.