Bittersweet Garden Club visits PGT

Twenty members of the Bittersweet Garden Club of Jefferson City held their monthly meeting at the Prairie Garden Trust on August 19. It was the first group to use the meeting room since we carpeted it to cut the sound level/echo effect and it worked well. We headed out on the trail to loop around the lotus and waterlily ponds, then across the prairie past blooming sweet coneflower, a few final purple coneflowers, blue sage, and the grasses (Indian grass, big bluestem, little bluestem). Although the sweat-factor was pretty high (it was August in Missouri after all), the group made the whole loop. It’s a very active garden club with a relatively young set of members. We expect to see several return in other seasons for other blooms—and cooler air. Bittersweet Garden Club Jefferson City


About Lorna Domke

Since 1981, I've lived on the land that surrounds, and will eventually be integrated into, the Prairie Garden Trust with my husband, Henry. Our long-term goal is to build on what Henry's parents began and create a nature garden of sorts for others to enjoy. Over the years I've planted prairie, mowed trails, created a website and done whatever I could to enhance what's here. For a few years I served on the board of the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Since I retired from my role as Outreach & Education Division Chief at the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in 2010, I've started to put more time into the PGT. The PGT Nature Garden blog is one result.
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