Yard of the Month
YARD OF THE MONTH GUIDELINES SPONSORED BY THE
NATIONALLY FEDERATED FLOWER POWER GARDEN CLUB
1. Landscape as a whole
• Does landscape look spotty?
• Does it solve problems of poor drainage, difficult slopes, and compliment the architecture of the house?
• Is it suitable to the over -all neighborhood look?
2. Suitability of Plant Material
• Have plants outgrown allotted space?
• Do plants compliment the house?
• Are plants selected for year-round attractiveness?
• Do flower/foliage colors go well with the house?
• Are plant choices appropriate for sun, shade, soil, and moisture?
• Are shrubs growing rampant?
• Are shrubs sheared to a ball or they covering windows?
• Are naturalized areas neatly mulched and weed free?
• Is the lawn mowed, edged, fed, weeded, and raked?
• Are pest problems evident?
• Are tools, toys, garbage can, and outdoor equipment put away?
AWARD WINNING , BLAZING BEES JUNIOR GARDEN CLUB
ALL CHILDREN, KINDERGARDEN THROUGH 5th GRADE
ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE BEES, A NATIONALLY AND STATE FEDERATED JUNIOR GARDEN CLUB!!! THE CLUB IS SPONSORED BY THE ADULT GARDEN CLUB, FLOWER POWER GARDEN CLUB.
When and Where We Meet: Sundays, once a month September through May.
Hours are normally 3-4:30 pm. We meet when weather permits at the Anne Heinig Park under the shelter. If weather is rainy or too chilly, we meet at the home of the Queen Bee and her helper Mr. Bee, at Helen and Bill Mayhew’s home: 3731 School House Lane. I always let the children and their parent know in advance.
Mission of the Bees: To promote the love of nature and gardening. I also strive to bring out the creative talents that I believe all children have. The children learn through hands on experience. It is not text book driven. However they many times receive written information about the horticulture we have discussed and our project focused on to take home and share with their parents along with their project.
Activities: I plan the activities so they appeal to boys and girls alike. Also they are fun and challenging enough for the older members but safe enough for the younger members.
Some Past Projects:
1. Painted puddle dishes to promote butterflies.
2. Concrete stepping stone with the children’s designs formed with
pebbles, decorative stones and tiles.
3. Scarecrows made from milk jugs, poles, old hats, straw, shirts etc.
4. Miniature gardens which ranged with the use of toy soldiers to fairies.
5. Growing pumpkins from seeds, and painting pumpkins.
6. Painted pots with grass seed and paint the pots with funny or scary faces. The seeds grew the hair for their project!
7. Planted flowers in painted (designs of their choice) shoes.
Rules: Since this is a club and not just a drop in, the children are expected to pay a $1.00 a year dues. Also I expect them to attend at least five meetings during our normal year. The last but not least rule I have is that they have fun and learn to love nature and horticulture. I will be providing meeting dates for the year at our Sept. 20th meeting.
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