Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

From Terry

The phrase Dog Days or "the dog days of summer", refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere they usually fall between early July and early September whilst in the Southern hemisphere February to March. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. - Wikipedia

The first part of the definition is all so true and evident, presently. The later, well, it's not so true for the Civic Garden Center! We are busy with tending the community gardens and our lovely grounds. Our 4th quarter newsletter is being edited now and should be in homes in early September. We have great classes coming up!

Several events are looming in October:

10/07 Architectural Lecture: Making the Case for Green Building

Presented by Gary Jay Saulson, Director of Corporate Real Estate, The PNC Financial Services Group

Presentation will be made at the First Unitarian Church, 536 Linton Street with a reception immediately following at the Civic Garden Center (just a walk through the parking lot, really).

4:30pm Doors open - registration

5:00pm Mr. Saulson's lecture

6:00pm Reception at the Civic Garden Center

$20 advance registration (by 10/03)

$25 day of event

$75 patron level

10/10 Flavors of Neighborhood Gardens

At CGC on the patio


Enjoy food prepared by our community gardeners and staff. This event is free and tasty! The harvest will provide us with ample flavors and tastes of our favorite recipes featuring locally grown produce - there may even be a sweet potato surprise involved!

10/11 Fourth Annual Bulb Day

Attend a full day for $40 or individual sessions

Class: The Charm and Importance of Historic Daffodils

9:30-10:45am $10

Presented by Mary Lou Gripshover, SWODS member and past president of ADS. All of the daffodils on the market today are progeny of daffodils of history. Mary Lou will share her perspective on the value of historic bulbs.

Workshop: Forcing Layers of Bulbs

11:00am - Noon $20

Miggie Jacobs will demonstrate forcing and layering techniques. Take home the pot of bulbs that you plant!

Lunch and Featured Speaker, Bill Lee: Perennials for the Dry Garden: Ideal Daffodil Companion Plants

12:30 - 2:00pm $20

"Mr. Daffodil" will present how his garden grows - after the daffs have bloomed - the "rest" of the season, relying solely on rainfall for moisture.

Avant Garden

10/23 7:00-10pm $60

Paul Brown Stadium, East Room

Iron Florist Competition, food, drinks, silent auction, live auction - all supporting the Civic Garden Center's Green Learning Station project.

For all classes/events please call 513-221-0981 ext. 18 to make your reservations. See you soon!

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