Heading for fall

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As we head into autumn, for our next meeting members are going to the seashore to select some shells, which we will shape into botanical art creations.   

The date is Sept. 16, 1 p.m. As always, the public is invited to our meetings; we are happy to recruit new members; call Diane for more information (631-325-1828).

Last month our club finished two projects we have been working on for a long time. The dedication for the Blue Star memorial plaque that was installed at the Banks Street Park and our National Garden Club Standard Flower Show at the Masury Estate. Well, to be honest, the flower show was a half-standard show. A big thank you to everyone who worked hard to accomplish this.

In the meantime, I’m continuing my member garden tours; Sharon Ott invited me to her garden and it was spectacular. Sharon has been a member of MBGC for over 20 years. She is a retired special education teacher, a master gardener, manages the Cornell Youth Program and children’s garden in Yaphank, and is a past president of MBGC. Sharon’s garden is a mature garden that wraps around her house. It is mostly perennials, and so something is blooming all the time. Butterfly bushes, black-eyed Susan’s, dahlia and hibiscus are in full bloom now. Coreopsis and beauty bush have buds just ready to burst. As you walk around the house, one can visualize the gladiola, hydrangea and iris that have already bloomed. Sharon also has a substantial vegetable garden—she gave me two tomatoes and they were delicious.  

Take a minute to enjoy the abundance of Long Island—there’s still time to check out peach, blueberry, raspberry and tomato picking at local farms and farmers’ markets.

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