Please see more photos and videos of this delightful gated compex on the video and photo page.
Our next workshop is on Tuesday 30th April at Shimmering Pines, 59 Buderim Pines Drive, Buderim.
We will be hosted by two Garden Club members, Carol Hansard and Turoa Walmsley. They will share some of the villa gardns in this secured retirment complex with us after morning tea at the Pool Room.
Park and Meet outside the gate at 59 Buderim Pines Drive
Greet and share indoors or outdoors depending on the weather
NO NEED TO BRING FOLDING CHAIRS THIS TIME
BRING YOUR CAMERA
Autumn jobs in the garden.
Ken, for an update on preparing exhibits for the October Festival.
Morning tea and garden rambles, Turua has his artwork to view.
POINTS TO NOTE;
Cost for the morning, Garden Club members $2:00 per person, $3:00 a couple, visitors welcome $3:00 each.
Morning tea, coffee, biscuits and a mug will be provided.
Bring any cuttings, plants or gardening bits to exchange, a gardener always has room fo another plant.
Bring a SUNHAT or shade.
The bbq breakfast at the Edna Walling Garden will be on 18th June 2013. All members will be welcome at this event. Come and hear about the wonderful Edna Walling.
Ken watering at an early morning working bee.
The first workshop of 2013 will be at the home of President Pat and Paul our new Librarian. Their home is modelled on a Balinese Garden and was established like this when they moved in in November 2007. They have to maintain the gingers, heliconias and fertilise well in the wet weather. Cutting back is a constant as is keeping the gingers and heliconias on their side of the fence! Along side their home in the neighbouring property are two very large Norfolk Island Pines which are a part of the history of Buderim. Just recently, when Meredith Walker showed us some pictures of Gloucester Road, you could see these trees in the old photograph.These blocks were banana farms. A large Macadamia nut has just been cut away from the fence line (not at their request) but the parent tree still delivers some of its fruit into their pool
It was a lovely day for the visit yesterday and Laurel introduced new members, who shared ideas about their garden, Pat gave us a very effective insect repellant made from a jar of Aquious Cream and a small bottle of Citronella, showed us how to use Heliconias in an open arrangement and talked about the maintenance of the garden. Lovely morning tea as the members walked around the lush tropical garden.
See the video page for two videos of the morning, the garden and the friendly meeting with 40 members.
GARDEN WORKSHOP FOR OCTOBER
Thursday October 18th 2012
11 Mon's School Road, Buderim
In 1990, Kay and Keith Bond bought a portion of Syd Lindgard's chicken farm, he had used mainly for egg production, when Buderim was the food basket for SE Queensland. Development was on its way, and the bond's with their earth moving equipment, were able to reshape the natural landscape to suit their needs. Thoughtfully, they have put a covenant on the natural bushland on the property, which keeps that forever.
The result, 21 years later, a beautiful landscape of established trees, water resource, rock retaining walls and a garden to love and nurture. Come and share this, in its spring beauty, bring your camera to capture jacaranda glory on the western side of Buderim.
Enjoying this beautiful garden after our visit on Thursday 18th October 2012. See photos on the photo page.
The Garden Club members met on Thursday 2nd August at 9:30am at the Buderim Men's Shed, Mill Road, Buderim. The Men's Shed members shared their gardening ideas and how they constructed their raised garden beds at the men's shed. Morning tea followed and members enjoyed the lovely winter weather.
Date: Thursday 31st May 2012
9:30am - 2 hours
14 Goldsmith Place Buderim
Subject: Subtropical Gardening - growing, maintaining and enjoying.
This will be led by Frank Tucker.
Frank and Ann Tucker's garden is on a steep slope. Frank has been a collector of plants for over 35 years. He describes his place as an Amazonian garden with 4-500 Bromelaids, Anthuriums and Acroids with some Orchids in bloom. This was a new garden in 2003, with a clay soil base which needed a substantial dressing of premium quality top soil. Frank gave a talk about his Anthuriums at our February meeting.
* Meet and Greet
* Frank will take you on a descriptive wander through his many exotics, giving hints for success and demonstrating some pruning techniques to help sustain your garden plants for shape and size.
* Questions and Answers.
* Morning tea
Points to Note
Cost; Garden Club members $2:00 per person, $3:00 per couple, visitors welcome $3:00 each.
Morning tea will be provided.
Bring any cuttings, plants or gardening bits to exchange, a gardener always has room for another plant.
DON'T FORGET YOUR FOLDING CHAIR AND SUNHAT.
Our final garden workshop for the year was at the home of Rhonda Vickers and was at historic Trafalgar House.
Rhonda welcomed us into her delightful garden and on both Saturday and Sunday many members of the Garden Club took advantage of the lovely November weather to attend.
Many of the plants growing in the garden are the old fashioned favourites, Cannas, Pentis, Carnations, Agapanthus, and Petunias and along the front fence a beutiful pink, perfumed climbing pink scrub attracted our attention.
SEE MORE PHOTOS ON THE PHOTO GALLERY PAGE
We look forward to seeing Trafalgar House on our garden walk in September 2012. Our B150 Festival Garden Walk.
About 35 members attended the garden of Barbara Harling in Buderim for our October workshop.
Members were delighted with the talk that Barbara gave us and the lovely light hearted approach to her talk.
Her garden was delightful full of all sorts of flowers and scrubs and members enjoyed the lovely clear spring morning in Barbara's garden.
Barbara is a supporter of the Craft Cottage and has many lovely sculptures throughout the garden.
Please look at photos of Barbara's lovely garden on the Photo Gallery page. Our new collage on this page shows us some of the delights of Barbara's garden.
Our last garden workshop was on Thursday 28th July, 2011 from 9:30am - 11:30am.
Sally and Gerry Kortekaas acquired their property in 2002, approx one acre in size. The well established garden has a south-west aspect on a hilly slope with views to Caloundra, Moreton Island and the Glasshouse Mountains. The soil is of red volcanic origin over sandstone and clay, with sedimentary material. It is bordered by some rainforest habitat.
Gerry qualified as a botanist and horticulturalist in Holland and managed Langbechers Nursery in Bundaberg as well as advising with the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, befaore retiring to enjoy his plants here onb Buderim. In 1996 he helped with the enviromental planning of the grounds of our University at Chancellor Park. He is now the "plant doctor" for our club, advising on identification and growing tips for plants.
We enjoyed the wonderful winter sunshine and Laurel assisted Gerry who told us how to successfully prune and propagate roses. Many of us went home keen to try. Sally showed us around their lovely garden and pointed out to a couple of trees of interest. Their Tropical Birch (deciduous) only a few years old and looking great, minus the leaves. It does well in the wet conditions as their property has a few active water springs on it. Also she commented on a large Long John Tree (also growing at Manawee) now four year old and gigantic. Gerry showed us some interesting plants that grow on the property.
Thank you both for opening up your lovely garden for us to enjoy..
Gerry had plants for sale and other pots were available for volunteers to upgrade for our Spring Show plant Stall.
Long John Tree Magnificent Cordyline Silver Birch
Thelma Reiss Garden: We had a lovely, but wet morning in March visiting the lovely garden of Thelma Reiss. We started off the day by sharing ideas on plants and finally working out how to successfully use the microphone. Thelma's daughter had helped Thelma to prepare the garden for our visit. Members were very impressed with the lovely gingers, orchids, heliconias, bromeliads and a variety of banana which was developed in Buderim in the early days (Mons Marie) The bunches get so big you cannot lift them! Rain dampened our lovely morning tea that Laurel had organised, but it did not dampen our spirits and we all went home with some cuttings or a pot from this lovely, old Buderim garden gem. Thank you to Thelma for opening her garden for us to enjoy.
An Edna Walling designed garden in Buderim. On 14th April 2011 we visited this lovely garden where we enjoyed a talk on Edna Walling and her last six years in Buderim. We had a beautiful autumn Queensland day and we took advantage of the lovely weather to roam around this Buderim gem. The wild plums gathered from the Foote Sanctuary were a treat when made into jam by Laurel. An interesting photo collection of barks of the Foote Sanctuary was on display. Morning tea was served. Thanks all concerned for making this a delightful day. A short video is on the Video page
Garden Club Workshop for Thursday 26th MAY 2011
We had a wonderful morning at Ken's garden on 26th May.
Ken has lots of different fruit trees and grows vegetables and other interesting plants in his big garden spread around his home off the main street leading into Buderim. We were introduced to his garden by our Show Steward, Tony, who had recently returned from his trip to Italy. We began the day with a question time before morning tea served on the lawn near their front entrance which was delightful with lovely pot plants of Anthuriums and other flowering indoor species.
Ken then gave us a demonstration of how to pot up some vegetables that could be used for our Spring Festival. PLANT NOW! He made it seem so easy!!
We then walked around the garden and enjoyed the lovely winter morning looking at his lovely fruit trees, vegetables and his honey bees. Many of us went home with a jar of honey and some free Avocardos. Thank you to Ken for a delightful morning.