Time to Divide and Multiply the Garden!
September 4, 2015 - It was a hot, humid start to the fall session of garden club, with some time for the gardeners to play on the playground before rain appeared, sending all indoors to the library for a rainy day activity. The gardeners learned about the Divide and Multiply Garden (see tab above), begun by Mrs. Regina, Mrs. Tina, Mrs. Wagner, and Mrs. Chaleki four years ago. This garden, in front of the Little Red School House, was planted with extra bulbs, clippings, and rhizomes from friends' gardens. After a rainy summer of growing wild, it is time to divide up the crowding masses and share with our friends.
First, Dig Up the Bearded Iris
The gardeners will have the opportunity to dig up and divide the bearded iris rhizomes the next meeting day with clear weather. In preparation for sharing the iris, the gardeners learned about how the iris are propagated and colored how-to posters to give away.
How Many Colors are in an Iris?
Coloring turned out to be a fantastic rainy day activity, with the gardeners mixing colors to show how beautiful our iris are in bloom!