This has been a tough week for our downtown plants because the water wagon has not been working. That caused the plants to go without water longer than usual. Hopefully it will be repaired today. We need to come up with a backup plan in case this happens again.
I am working on this newsletter format. Some of the links do not work. I had hoped to fix it over the weekend, but had to completely rebuild the copy of columbiablooms.org that is on my home computer. Hopefully, I'll get the newsletter links and format fixed in the next few days.
Our next meeting is this Wednesday, August 5, at First Baptist Church at 10:30. If you cannot attend please participate by emailing me with your ideas for how we can make our little town even more beautiful.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, August 5, at 10:30 at First Baptist Church. Enter the double glass doors to the left of the sanctuary. Walk to the brick wall. The room is on the left. A preliminary agenda is attached. If you have changes you'd like to make to the agenda please email me.
I watered the downtown plants on Monday and will do so again today. While watering I had a brief visit with Mike Bendit of CM3 Auto. He said he's polishing up his business with a new sign on the way and plants underneath. I encouraged him to wait to plant until after our hottest days are past for best results. All plants are under stress right now due to the heat and lack of rain. It is possible, I believe, to plant now IF plants are watered generously and not allowed to dry out.
"Embrace the wonderment and beauty associated with landscape beautification." is what Dr. Charlie Hall, President of America in Bloom and Horticulture Professor at Texas A&M said in a recent email. That's lovely isn't it? I encourage you to do exactly that and to share that wonderment and beauty with you circle of friends and acquaintances.
Hot and dry. Well, it is July. It is very important that your prized plants are watered regularly. It allowed to dry too much death will ensue. We are watering our downtown plants every other day. Help with watering is always welcome.
I found an article that interviewed Dr. Charlie Hall, President of America in Bloom and Horticulture Professor at Texas A&M, who had the following to say about plants. I know that you may have heard this before, but I think it bears repeating.
We have a new member. Her name is Theresa Smith. She approached me when I was watering the plants in front of Smokin' R the other day. She cannot attend our meetings because of work, but she volunteered to water EVERY Thursday. She does not use email, but her phone number is 979-236-1608. Please give her a call and welcome her to Columbia Blooms. If your watering date happens to fall on a Thursday call her to tell her she has the day off from watering.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, July 15, at First Baptist Church. Walk through the double glass doors to the left of the sanctuary (on the south side) and go to a brick wall. The room will be on your left.