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2016 Plant sale


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2016 Plant sale


Thank you for making our 2016 Plant Sale a success!

We will see you next year!

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Seeds


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Seeds


For 2016, we are featuring some easy to grow seeds. We had three types available at the Plant Sale and they are all very easy to grow. The seeds are nasturtium 'Alaska', four o'clock 'Limelight', and castor plant. These seeds are relatively large and should look showy quite quickly, which makes them easy to grow into satisfying plants. They can be planted in the soil, in containers, or in small pots to be transplanted when they get bigger. They all prefer sun, but they are pretty flexible as long as they aren't in the shade all day (they will flower more in the sun, but they all have interesting foliage which will look good even if there aren't tons of flowers).

All three seeds will germinate best in room-temperature soil. The soil outside is a bit cooler right now, but it you plant them outside, the soil will soon warm up enough for the seeds to germinate. The nasturtium and four o'clocks should be planted 4"-6" apart. The castor bean plant will grow to be HUGE (about 5' tall and 3' wide by August), so they should be given a lot of room: one plant in an 18" diameter or larger container, or about 2' apart in the ground. The seeds will germinate as soon as the soil warms up (hopefully by Memorial Day or earlier, depends on the weather). During normal springs, we would recommend planting these outside, but this May looks like it's going to remain cold, so you can give the seeds a start indoors. Find suitable containers (this is a great way to reuse small plastic yoghurt containers. Any container will do if you punch some drainage holes in the bottom) and fill them with moist soil (garden soil, seed starting mix, potting mix, or peat moss). Plant the seeds in the container and cover them with soil. 

After the seeds germinate, make sure to keep them watered. Seedlings don't need fertilizers and, but they need to be watered regularly. Under-watering is the leading cost of seedling death. Transplant indoor seedlings outside as soon as the evening temperature above 60 degrees. 

Have fun with your seeds and please send us a note or post on our Facebook page! We would love to see pictures.

 

 

 

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Next Meeting


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Next Meeting


Our Next Meeting


 
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What We've Been Up To


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What We've Been Up To


What We've Been Up To

Window Boxes in Town - Nature Provided the Watering

On Saturday (April 2, 2016), we planted a profusion of purple pansies in the planters in town. We had rain delays before, and we decided that we couldn't delay any more. In case you don't remember, it rained steadily all Saturday morning. The GCOG never gives up and the cold rain was good for the plants! 

Click here to see what else we've been up to.

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Plant Favorites


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Plant Favorites


Plant Favorites

Periodically, we like to share information about some of our favorite plants. Most of these will be available at our annual Plant Sale.  All of our favorites that we posted about can be seen here.

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Garden Club of Old Greenwich


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Garden Club of Old Greenwich


Plant Sale

Our 2016 Plant sale is over! Thanks for all your support. See you next year.

 

 

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Our Club


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Our Club


Our Club

 These are some of the ways our club fulfills its mission. Check out What We Do to see more of our activities.


Civic Projects

Find out what our club does in the community.

Find out what our club does in the community.

GCOG and the Environment

Gardening and the environment are intertwined.

Gardening and the environment are intertwined.


Floral Design

See our members' beautiful flower arrangements.

See our members' beautiful flower arrangements.


Members' Gardens

This will be fun.

This will be fun.