Sunday, November 05, 2017

October Garden News 2017

This month’s blog is hard to do as I am just so busy getting ready for our final ‘Open Garden’.
I really don’t think people realise just how much work has to go into an opening like ours, it’s a big garden and means a big lot of work to get ready.

Both Judy and I are 72 and this will be our 15th consecutive opening, I don’t think too many people have done that.
Over these years we usually raise about $4000 for the ‘Lion’s Club’, so that makes it close to $60,000 overall and we stipulate that the money goes to aid disabled especially children.
We were recognise on Australia Day 2017 by Redland City as ‘Local Hero’s’, it was quite an achievement.

Boonah Garden Club visited and had a nice morning in our garden and we gave presentations to Logan City Garden Club and Albany Creek Garden Club.

This year we have had 24 either bus trips or given presentations, a busy year to say the least.
All my 5000 Open Garden flyers have been distributed to garden clubs, nursery’s ect.
Letters sent to clubs, radio, television and newspapers all in the hope of getting a ‘bite’.
We had a burst in ‘The Senior News’ which was great and hoping that the ‘Redland City Bulletin’ will do the same.

I now have a new camera, it is a Canon GX3 and so far I am extremely happy with it, only gripe is that it did not come with a CD or cable.

Now for the REALLY BIG NEWS, we have had the best prior ‘Open Garden’ rain ever, a total of 150 mills and all out tanks are full, that is amazing.
The garden is looking truly beautiful and lush and everything good.

The mass planting of Caladiums is going to be spectacular and the Amorphophallus are coming through.

Lots of great and rare plants will be for sale at very reasonable prices.

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