It's been quite some time since I last blogged and I've been remiss in thinking that there wasn't anything more to say. The Lower Macungie Garden Club has seen some changes in the past months and have had some very exciting experiences. The club elected a new President and Secretary, Melanie Eisenhour and Pat Ruch-Barth, respectively. Danielle Sixsmith was re-elected as the Treasurer.
Over the past few months, we have embarked on new adventures such as appearing on the Morning Show with reporter Melanie Falcon from WFMZ Channel 69. We did segments on seed starting, garden planning, and bird feeding. Since our appearance in winter, we were contacted by Ms. Falcon to appear on the Morning Show again.
On Thursday, May 3, we will present three segments that will include hardening off plants started indoors, container gardening, and mulching. These will air at 6:35 am, 7:35 am, and 8:35 am. Tune in with a good cup of coffee or tea and we will see what happens together.
We also took a field trip to Eagle Point Farm and had a wonderful afternoon learning what goes on behind the scenes. It was an eye opening experience to see what it takes to nurture the plants sold at Eagle Point Farm Market from seeds to maturity. We thank Gail for the tour and for sharing her knowledge with us at such a busy time of year. (The cookies were good too!)
Watch for the LMGC Gardens of Excellence signs popping up in your neighborhood. Judges will be out and about beginning June 1 to see who's been digging and beautifying their front yards. The program was very successful last year and one resident said, "You made my heart sing!" She was thrilled that someone had recognized her hard work in making her yard beautiful.
On Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 am to noon, LMGC will have a plant sale outside on the lawn at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Come by and see what's for sale. You may find something wonderful that Mom would love to add to her garden. We hope to see you there!
In the next blog, I'll talk about our website. It's fairly new and we are learning a lot trying to navigate and organize information. And with that, I will leave you with my favorite quote as I think I did once before which is, "Look deep, deep into Nature and you will understand everything." ~ Albert Einstein