Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

Small Space Grand Gardens

October 13, 2015 6:29 PM | Anonymous member

Small Space Grand Gardens

Featured: Derek Thomas, Thomas Landscapes

Derek began by pointing out the importance of taking time now to answer the following questions as a first step in maintaining, or changing, or creating your garden during the next growing season.

· What would you like to have your garden become?

· What needs to be changed, added, or deleted?

· What worked, or did not, and why?

He then indicated that once you know the answers to these questions, then there are four factors for you to consider in your planning. They include:

· Exposure – learning what direction your home faces helps in determining which plants will do best in your garden environment.

· Scale – knowing the size of the planting helps select the right number of plants that are the right size for the space.

· Time – understanding whether or not you have the time to devote to maintaining the garden you desire. For example, a 10 foot by 8 foot garden requires at least two hours per week to do the tasks that a well-maintained garden demands.

· Traffic – selecting plants and/or enclosures that protect our city gardens the feet of humans, waste from dogs, and other stuff that harms plants.

He wrapped up by sharing information about misbehaving plants and disasters in the garden.

Derek's presentation deck is available here for downloading, and provides more details and photos from his talk.

National Capital Area Garden Clubs

Julie Harrison, District 1 President of the NCAGC will joined us to talk about District 1 activities. As a member of the Capitol Hill Garden Club, you are entitled to various opportunities and benefits offered by not only the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, but our other affiliate clubs, too.

Our Club's website has now been updated to include important information about these affiliates. To find out more, visit the new Affiliate Clubs page soon.

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