The Town and Country Garden Club met February 25 in the lovely spring decorated home of Kathy Dumas.
President Judy Chandler welcomed everyone and refreshments were served prior to the introduction of our guest speaker.
Chandler led the group in an opening prayer and then introduced our guest speaker, Robert Jones of Four Seasons Lawn and Landscape.
Jones talked about the best fertilizers for specific plants and lawns and the best times of the year to apply fertilizers.
He discussed the use of herbicides on the lawn and the results that can be expected when a professional lawn care company applies these chemicals.
Chandler thanked Mr. Jones for his talk and opened the business meeting.
Chandler thanked the hostesses, Dumas, Jeri McCormick and Betty McGowan.
There was no Yard-of-the-Month for the month of February.
Secretary Libby Orenbaun read the minutes. In the absence of Treasurer Hannah Simpson. Orenbaun gave the treasurer's report.
A check was presented to the St. Jude auction.
Susie Lester gave the Horticultural Hints for February.
Lester stated that now is a good time to get rid of unwanted vines that may be growing in your shrubs.
It is now time to cut back liriope before new growth begins. Liriope can be trimmed with scissors, a weed eater, or a mower.
Some gardeners graft tomatoes to get bigger, better, disease resistant varieties.
Next year's seed catalogs may have some seeds from these grafted plants.
Chandler reminded everyone that the next meeting will be at the Minden Presbyterian Church.
Hostesses will be Susie Lester, Sybil Ray, and Chandler.
The meeting was adjourned.