Gardens and Grounds

Gardens

With the weather becoming cooler and the sun setting earlier, we can feel fall in the air.  Most of our harvest is starting to slow, and I hope you all enjoyed a plentiful and delicious crop of vegetables!  Many of the gardeners have planted flowers – the colors really brighten the area and add a nice flare to the plots.

Do take advantage of a beautiful fall day to clean up the garden and prep it for a winter’s rest.  Besides looking tidy, it is healthier for the soil to discard any diseased foliage from this season’s crops.

However, there is still some time to plant a few cold weather greens, like spinach and kale, to enjoy the next few weeks. This is also the time to plant your garlic bulbs for next year!

Enjoy your winter browsing through seed catalogs and setting your sights on next season plantings!
Deirdre Mailloux

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Chairpersons: John Abbott and Deirdre Mailloux
Board Liaison: Mona Swanson

 

Beautification (Grounds)

Spring is in the Air!

The days are getting longer, the tennis courts are being groomed, and the paddle season is on the wane…

…and that means it’s time to get the flower beds and borders all cleaned up and planted out for the summer. If you feel like getting your hands in the dirt and adding a dash of colorful flowers to the Club landscape, you should join the Beautification Committee.

Each spring, the Committee plants the annuals around the Club and coaxes the perennials back into shape. During the summer, we look after the plantings, watering, fertilizing and keeping them looking good through the fall.

Last spring, the Board asked us to improve the Wolf Swamp entrance to the Club. To improve the appearance and to increase visibility for drivers, the older, overgrown shrubs were removed. In September, we planted mums, some grasses and hydrangeas, courtesy of Tom O’Brien. This season, we hope to continue working on the entrance, as well as survey the grounds for areas that need attention.

If you’d like to join the Beautification Committee, please email John Abbott.  Our first meeting will be in the paddle hut on a Saturday or Sunday in mid April, hope you can join us! — John Abbott

 

Co-Chairpersons: John Abbott and Deirdre Mailloux
Board Liaison: Mona Swanson