Garden Club: May 2016 Update

El Nino did arrive as predicted and has helped improve the drought situation in California but we are not out of the woods yet. Water conservation is still important to maintain and our community has received many accolades for its efforts. One interesting way to tap into further water savings in the garden is to deliver water directly to the roots. This can be accomplished by the use of the Olla, or terra cotta pot, an ancient form of localized plant irrigation. The Ollas are positioned in the ground, with just the narrow neck being visible. Water is refilled every 5 to 10 days. Once the nearby plants are established, their roots will grow towards the water source, and over time, the roots attach themselves outside of the Olla and draw water as they need. These Ollas can be purchased through a water conserving business called:
Growoya.com.
Now that you have learned a way to conserve water, you can proceed happily to beautify your garden with new plants.
Fortunately for you, you do not have to leave the community.
The Garden Club will be holding its Annual Plant Sale on May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Entry fee- $ 1.00 per person.
Great selection of plants and gardening items that you can choose from. (cash preferred) Cookies and lemonade will be provided. Great door prizes every half hour. Beautify your garden and help the Garden Club.
Finally, what does the letter A have in common with flowers? They both have bees coming after them!
—Laks Sehgal

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