Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

GARDEN WORKSHOPS

Garden Workshop  Wednesday September 13th 2017

Fifty Club members attended the final workshop for 2017.
We were all warmly welcomed by Monika (Club Secretary) and her husband Rick to their garden where we were treated to a "hands on" demonstration in setting up a "wicking bed" from scratch. The sight of vegetable and salad produce growing in their established beds was inspiring to say the least. Monika described their successes and failures in their efforts, to get the process working well. Stir fry meals and salads with their organic produce is a regular event at their table.
There were a number of new Club members in attendance who enjoyed the morning interaction.
I delivered a few gardening tips to introduce the morning with practical demonstrations in taking cuttings from various plants including succulents and "broms".
Tips on planting dahlia tubers with "give aways" kept the members' interest.
How to manage a tired looking maidenhair fern generated some questions and conversation.
Recipes on how to make a good potting mix that could be used to strike most cuttings proved to be a hit.

It was a very warm morning but these conditions did not stop most members from mingling while enjoying a "cuppa" and a garden ramble.
Congratulations Monika and Rick for allowing us to visit your part of the world.
Steve
Workshop Convenor

Sophie Thomson describes these Wicking Beds: 
"Wicking beds water plants from below rather than above.  They're basically containers with water reservoirs at the base -like a giant self-watering pot.  Moisture is drawn up through the soil via a process called capillary action or wicking. This allows moisture to be more evenly distributed through the soil, creating better growing conditions for plants."

Garden Workshop Wednesday May 3rd 2017

A delightful morning was held at the Garden of Barbara Wickes for our second workshop of the year. Steve presented Barbara with a $200.00 cheque for her favourite charity as well as many plants he had propagated from members gardens. She was delighted.

We celebrated her husband's birthday with a large cake to share for morning tea on the spacious deck.

This garden has been open in the Garden Club of Australia's Open Garden Scheme and has been featured in many Gardening magazines over the years.

Barbara talked about her involvement in a couple of garden groups she is associated with as well as the Nambour EXPO. Her love is cottage garden plants and this is reflected in her beautiful Buderim garden.

Fifty people attended the workshop.

There are some stunning photos of this lovely garden on the photo page and a video of highlights on the video page.

March 14th Garden 2017 Workshop 9 - 11 a.m.

At the first Workshop for 2017, President John Lyon demonstrated how garden art can be created.

Having sourced many picture frames, teapots, containers-of-any-kind from the local Op Shops, John showed how interesting  articles could be made to give more stunning/peculiar/fascinating  objects of art to any garden. Many members left with wonderful creations, having had an enjoyable morning's entertainment and interaction with other members.