Friday, October 16, 2009

Reminiscing Over the Past Summer

It's always one of the saddest days of the year when I have to harvest all of my basil before the bushes turn brown. It seems to have happened unusually early this year. I've also been packing up my 55 tomato vines (and their fruit) as well (to minimize the number of volunteers next year). My gardens are looking a little barren, so I thought it might be more cheerful to reflect on how nice the Garden looked in June, July and August.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Govenor's Green Halloween This Saturday

At the last FBCG meeting, Diane announced that the Heritage Garden at the Govenor's Residence on Parkview Avenue was having quite the Halloween Party on Saturday, October 17, 2009 and she wasn't kidding. I just received the brochure (which you can review for yourself at

The Friends of the Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden are sponsoring a FREE shindig which includes:
* The Governor’s giant pumpkin patch (probably more successful than my pitiful patch at the SACG);
* Instruction about growing your own garden;
* Decorating (and keeping) your own pumpkin and/or gourd;
* Instruction on why ladybeetles, bats, worms and other earth creatures are so important to our environment;
* Demonstrations on composting and recycling;
* Guided tours (on-the-hour) of the Heritage Garden; and
* Yummy bison burgers and cider

For security purposes, reservations for the event are required. Please RSVP to or 614.644-7644 x5 to identify all that will be attending. Photo IDs and bags will be checked prior to grounds entry. Event takes place rain or shine.