Lake Spokane Garden Club Meeting Set For June 28
Members Are A Great Resource For Advice On Gardening Topics
The Lake Spokane Garden Club will be meeting on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. Our meeting will be at the home of Tim and Teri Dring and the topic will be attracting wildlife to your backyard. We will be demonstrating the use of native plants. Native plants provide nectar for native pollinators: bees, butterflies, and other insects. These pollinators increase the yields of the plants in our gardens. Native plants also produce seeds and berries for birds. There will be examples of bird houses, pollinator houses, and other ways to provide shelter for wildlife.
We have had a couple of interesting and informative speakers so far this year. In April we heard from Lori Bunch from Spokane Organics North. She discussed several hydroponic gardening methods. We learned that hydroponic systems combined with lighting systems will allow us to garden throughout the winter. In May we were visited by Master Gardener Marilyn Lloyd. She spoke about container gardening and showed us that almost any plant can be adapted to a container. We were all intrigued by the idea of planting potatoes in a plastic garbage container.
Our members have years’ of experience, and we have some with Master Gardener training. Our mission is to provide education about gardening to the community. We can provide answers to soil and pest problems, advice on planting and harvesting, and we always have fun when we meet. For further information regarding the Lake Spokane Garden Club contact Teri Dring at 509-220-6932.