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Garden Club Update – May to July 2011


Our trip to Isabelle Shipyard‟s Herb Farm in May had our members enthusiastically purchasing medicinal herbs for their gardens after a very informative talk and herb tasting given by Isabelle.

With the renovation of the Community Hall, the Garden Club has volunteered its services to replant and maintain the Community Hall Garden. This saw some of our members visit the Indigiscape Garden to check out suitable plants and landscaping ideas for this project. What an inspiring place to visit.

In June we had a lecture and demonstration on The Art of Bonsai by Geoff Smiley who brought several of his specimen Bonsai with him. They were beautiful and there were a few of us keen to try our hand at this very ancient and challenging craft by the end of this meeting.

July saw our gardeners head off to Nielsen‟s Native Nursery at Loganholme to check out their large selection of natives, have a bite of lunch in their café and a wander through the aquarium which had an amazing collection of reef fish and live coral, well worth the visit and the food was good!

The Victoria Point Garden Club was celebrating their 44 th Birthday this month and invited two of our members to attend their celebration. They put on a yummy morning tea and luncheon with a wonderful talk by Phil Ryan from the Brisbane Organic Growers Inc. He was entertaining and full of practical and economical ideas for growing our gardens „organically‟ – without the use of artificial fertilisers and toxic chemicals. If you are interested in the Brisbane Organic Growers they have a web site

Source:  Coochie Island Views – September 2011
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