The program topic for this month was “Container Gardening” presented by Carol Nickels. Members and guests learned that sanitizing the container and using sterilized soil would give plants an advantage. Holes and layers of gravel bark, or shards from broken pots in the bottom of pots provide necessary drainage. Coffee filters or newspaper placed between drainage material and soil also insures drainage and adds moisture. Sterilized soils with water retention and fertilizer additives will also insure plant success. Choice of plants is limitless but container location should be considered before choosing sun or shade Specimens. Water requirements should also be factored before mixing a variety of plants. Plants available today have information on its sun and water requirements making successful container gardening available to everyone.
The next meeting will be held June 10, at 10 a.m. at the John L. Street Library, Main Street, Cadiz.