Monthly meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month, September through May at Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave, Duluth, MN 55803, as part of their adult-ed series. Meetings start at 7:00 pm with socializing at 6:30 pm.
Our 2018 -2019 Calendar
Weds. Aug. 21- Yard Tour – Chapter Members only
Our 2019 -2020 Calendar
Weds. Sept. 27 – “Putting your Garden to Bed”, presented by Lynn Watson, (chapter member).
As Fall sighs into winter, there are still many things that can be done now, to make next year’s garden happy. Looking over your native plantings, late flowers, seed heads, weeds, erosion/bare ground, and plants grown too large for their garden space are all evident.
What to do? Addressing a yard size garden- within an area @100 feet of your house: I will share what can be done to make next summer a prolific success.
Topics will include:
Mulch :Why? What kind? Weed whack in a trashcan, Neighbor begging, Street Gutter Gold
Perennial care for winter: To chop or not?
Pruning ( don’t do it now)
Planting bulbs, tubers, corms, (Liatris)
Splitting and planting ‘clumper’ plants
New garden footprint bed making for next year
Weds.October 30 – “New Natives” presented by Clark Christenson, Duluth City Forester
It’s a detailed look at what the City is doing to create a more diverse urban forest. Also the emerald ash bore will be discussed, what the City is doing and what homeowners should be doing.
Weds. Nov. 20 – “Natural Nesting Habitat for Bees & native bee biology” presented by Sarah Foltz Jordan, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society.