Behind the Fence

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Certified Master Gardener

It is official! I am now a certified Master Gardener.  

 Last fall I took the University of Kentucky Master Gardener Class. I finished my 30 volunteer hours earlier in the month and was awarded my certification today. I am also a member of PAMGA (Purchase Area Master Garden Association.)

 A lot of my volunteer hours were with the Superior Care Nursing Home as organizer and leader of the Superior Blooms Garden Club.

 The residents, activity director Erin Finke, her assistant  Brenda Valentine not only provided an opportunity but also were and still are instrumental in the success of our patio garden.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Surviving the Heat and Drought

With temperatures above 100° for 17 days this summer and almost no rain, I am often asked how/if my garden is surviving. Watering a couple of hours every morning, it is surviving but certainly not thriving.  Let me take you on a little tour; we will start with the patio.
The ferns and ivy are doing well with a weekly deep watering.