News from the Oberon Garden Club

FROST TIME: There are still jobs to do in gardens in winter. Photo: RITA FRY

FROST TIME: There are still jobs to do in gardens in winter. Photo: RITA FRY

THE cold weather has called a halt to most plant growth, but Oberon Garden Club members are busy with winter pruning and mulching.

However, winter gardens are not boring and there is plenty of "architecture", especially when frost sparkles up seed heads, berries decorate arching stems and many plants such as cornus show off their coloured stems absent of leaves, to keep gardens looking interesting.

At our May meeting, Margaret Jones' OGY entry was judged first place, and Heather Scott won the raffle.

Unfortunately, our expected speaker from Antonia's Irises was not in attendance, but has been rescheduled for the August meeting.

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This month's meeting will incorporate the winter soup and damper lunch provided by members to share.

Melissa Pike from Oberon's own Forever Bouquets will join us this month to speak to members and demonstrate how to use foliage, fruit and flowers from the garden to decorate our rooms and tables throughout the year.

As usual, the monthly meeting will be held in the Uniting Church hall on the corner of Dudley Street and Duckmaloi Road on Monday, June 17 at 10am.

Visitors and new members are always welcome.