Spring greetings from the Cedaredge Plant and Dig Garden Club! Our April meeting began with a morning snowfall in Cedaredge. Everyone was excited and hoped it would snow all day! We continued with our plans of having a meeting and lunch in Delta before going to Superior Sod Farm. By the time we reached Eckert the snow had stopped and Delta was completely dry.
Our monthly meeting consisted of setting dates and times for our participation in cleaning up and planting at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. There is a beautiful garden there for the residents to tend. Other garden clubs in the area participate at Horizons as well. It's always fun sharing garden work together. The Plant and Dig members also maintain a garden at Pioneer Town. We set dates to get that cleaned up in May. The garden is directly behind the visitor center, so be sure and take a look when you visit Cedaredge. We also discussed in between bites of delicious food, the Surface Creek Story Walk. We coordinated with Cedaredge Library to create our version of a story walk which will be available to read in August along the trail. The Surface Creek Story Walk is another summer opportunity to be out and about in Cedaredge.
Superior Sod Farm is located at 57518 Ida Road in Montrose. We enjoyed learning about different grasses that grow well in this high prairie desert we call home. Superior Sod Farm is registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and inspected for weeds, insect pests and plant diseases. With drought conditions on the horizon we became more informed on grass varieties that hold up in the heat. By leaving your grass a little longer it will take less water during the heat of summer. Their phone number is 970-252-1763.
If you are interested in attending one of our meetings please call 856-7077 or 856-3897. We meet the third Friday of each month. By connecting with other gardeners, regardless of experience, there is a growth and feeling of community just like a garden of daffodils.
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