2018-05-16 / Other Jenkins News

Millen Garden Club meets


From left, Mary Andrew and guest speaker, Martha Joiner, admire the Carnivorous Plant Gardens. ( 
Photo contributed) From left, Mary Andrew and guest speaker, Martha Joiner, admire the Carnivorous Plant Gardens. ( Photo contributed) Members of the Millen Garden Club held their May meeting at the Jenkins County Senior Citizen Center. Hostesses Jackie Burke and Wilma Gainey served a delicious dessert course to members as they arrived. President Veronica Cowart called the meeting to order and Art Johnson gave the Inspiration. Vice-President Mary Andrew introduced Martha Joiner who presented a most informative program for the afternoon.

Mrs. Joiner, a Botanist, identified Bog plants for the group and gave instructions on creating a container garden of carnivorous plants. Mrs. Joiner explained the culture and care of carnivorous plants and how she and her husband go on plant searches in the area for these bog plants.

During the business meeting, Jackie Burke, Conservation and Birds Chairman, encouraged members to place eggshells in the oven for 10-30 minutes at 250 degrees and then place them outside for the birds to eat and receive protein especially during the nesting season. Wilma Gainey, Horticulture Chairman, encouraged members to fertilize lawns on a regular basis, but they need not fertilize Centipede often as it needs very little nitrogen. Also, any pruning needs to be in the final stages now.

Jane Johnson, Garden Council Vice President, reported on the recent Council meeting. The club decided to take a 4-month time to help keep the sidewalks on Cotton Avenue free of trash. This project will, hopefully, be adopted by the three member clubs with each club assuming responsibility for four months of the year. Mrs. Johnson also announced that the council will be holding a tea and daylily garden tour on June 3 in conjunction with the beginning of National Garden Week. The public will be invited for this function.

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