The Dalton Garden Club donated to the summer youth softball program.
Dalton Garden Club secretary Davida Hamsher’s stargazer lily blooms beautifully in the bright sun this summer.
SUBMITTED BY DAVIDA HAMSHER
Secretary, Dalton Garden Club
DALTON The Dalton Garden Club is active and had a busy spring.
The 81st anniversary was celebrated in March at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek. In April, with garden planning under way, the meeting was at the Dalton Library with lots of gardening tips shared by Camille Olsen. Many of the tips referred to spring planting, but as fall approaches, a few of them apply:
* Plant bulbs in clusters for a more appealing appearance.
* It is wise to use gloves when planting hyacinth, daffodil, crocus and tulip bulbs, which are toxic when consumed or can cause some irritation when handled. Do not let pets get a hold of them.
* Coarse sand and motor oil keep tools from rusting.
In May, the cemetery entrance was cleaned up, geraniums planted there, and profusion zinnias at the library sign.
Members also attended the Regional 14 meeting of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs, Inc. in Millersburg on May 11.
Speakers gave presentations on “Secrest History and Successes” and “What’s New for 2022”.
It is not too early to be looking forward to the Wayne County Fair as a gardener. Entry forms must be in from July 25 –Aug. 13. There is a section in the flower shows for amateurs and individuals who are not connected to garden clubs or an open section for anyone living in Wayne County.
The fall Regional meeting is always held the second Wednesday of November. Details for that day’s events have not been publicized yet.
Finally, there is chatter about the Holiday Festival, another fund raiser for the club. Several raffle baskets are made up for the public to purchase tickets to win.
Therefore, beside our own gardens to keep weeded and watered, the Dalton Garden Club continues to be an active organization in the Dalton community. Visitors and new members are always welcome. The more helping hands there are, the lighter the load. Contact: Marie Septer, 330-828-2170 or email Davida Hamsher, email@example.com.