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June 2016 Newsletter
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There's a lot going on this summer

June's program - Ornamental and Vegetables
June 21 - 6:30 p.m. Ornaments and Vegetables with Connie Horne, Master Gardener.
Tour Connie’s amazing garden, a mix of vegetables and ornamental plants. Connie's address is 312 Fry Dr. in State College. Driving south on S. Atherton St., turn right on to Norma Ave. (near the Ramada Inn). Turn right from Norma Ave. on to Fry Dr.

Upcoming Summer Programs - Tours of gardens of special interest this summer!
July 19 - Hosta How To
Mark Pishak's specialty is hostas and rare plants, and a visit to his garden is sure to be interesting and informative. (Limited to 12-15 guests due to space. Please RSVP).

August 16 - Clearwater Conservancy Gardens
Terry Melton will lead us on a tour of the natural Clearwater Conservancy Gardens, landscaped with native plants for low maintenance.
Club News
Urns in Talleyrand Park
Ann, Steve and Wilda planted flowers in the urns in Talleyrand Park. We used plants graciously donated by Garden Genetics to make the park look great for the Big Spring Festival.

The Big Spring Festival  The rain didn't keep the Garden Club from helping children plant a flower to take home for free. Garden Genetics donated beautiful little petunias for the children. The kids loved to get a plant of their own!

The new fountain in the new part of Talleyrand was dedicated in memory of long-time former Bellefonte mayor, Gino Fornicola. Garden Club members Doug and Wilda planted red petunias and white daisies around the base of the fountain. Petunias and daisies were donated by none other than, you guessed it, Garden Genetics. The few leftover flowers were planted at the base of the light post in Masullo Park and in the planters on the Lamb Street Bridge. Several of the daisies were planted at the Memorial Garde.

Unfortunately we were unable to be part of the Bellefonte Children's Fair due to a health emergency.

9/11 Memorial Garden - Beverly, Jenn, Ann, Steve, and Wilda worked several times to clean up this beautiful spot dedicated to the memory of those lost in the 9/11 attacks, especially those at the Pentagon including Bellefonte's own Jonas Panik. Daffodils were cut back, the lilac and the butterfly bush were pruned, weeds and grass were removed, daisies were planted and some plants were thinned out. Steve will edge the garden. We may be spreading mulch soon too. There are opportunities this summer to continue the work, call Beverly at 355-4174 for information.

A new pollinator garden is planned in the new part of Talleyrand! It was suggested by a Bellefonte High freshman and approved by the Park Committee and now by the Borough Council. The committee for the garden met with Pam Ford, master gardener and head of the Tudek Park pollinator garden, and a perfect garden spot was picked out. Now for the work! We'll be getting plants from the Middle School, from the Tudek Park pollinator garden and from Jim Dunne. We'll cover the grass with cardboard, cover that with compost/mulch and water it down. Soon it should be ready for the plants! If you would like to be involved, please call Jim Dunne, 353-3613.
Programs and more are listed on the  BGC website!
http://bellefontegardenclub.org/
Check out our website for notices of upcoming events. Also send Rob photos of your garden to be displayed on our site. Send to Rob Fugate, robf@selgate.com.
 
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