Sunday, June 12, 2016


Member Nancy presents her terrarium adventure. While these miniature landscapes are beautiful and often evocative of other places, they are not easy to maintain.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tree Peonies

CGC member Kathy shares photos of her tree peony.

Want to grow one? The botanical name is Paeonia suffruticosa and this plant originated in China. As shown, tree peonies grow in this area as they are hardy to zone 4. Unlike the herbaceous peony that dies to the ground with the freezing temperatures, it is a woody long-lived shrub. Tree peonies take several years to get established, and once in the ground and happy where they are, hate being disturbed or moved. Make sure you plant yours in fertile but well-drained soil in a location that has at least six hours of sun a day. In a few years you can have spectacular blooms like Kathy's plants.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fabulous Road Show

Our small flower show "Remembering Yesterday's Classics" was a big hit at the library. Here are some of the award winners.
Winner Class 1"Remember the Woody," a traditional design.
Winner of  Class 2 "Fire Truck to Hot to Handle," a reflective design. 

Winner of Class 3 "Mustang-Hitting the Road," a creative design.

Winner Class 5a Cactus & Succulents in horticulture.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June 16 Meeting

June 13, 2016 7 PM
Moon Gardening and Night Pollinators
Speaker: Carol Broadbeck
St. Ann's Church

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


June 4, 2016
Cadillac Public Library