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Cancelling the 2020 Convention

After consulting with several of you and hearing your concerns about the COVID-19 virus, I have made the decision to cancel our 2020 GCKY convention in Paducah.  West Virginia has already postponed its convention. I’m waiting to hear from Patrica … Continue reading

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Pledging to Conserve

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet Earth and promise to promote education so that we may become caretakers of our air, water, forests, land and wildlife.  

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Garden Tips – February

Ice and Snow and cold So far, we have experienced one of the lowest winter snow accumulations, but we still have two months of possible snowfall. If we get enough snow to weigh down branches, remove it by using a … Continue reading

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Let’s Grow! How clubs increase their membership

‘Let’s Grow!’ is the theme for this administration, and we have grown!  GCKY has 15 clubs that have grown in membership over the previous year and we have gained a new club! Some of the clubs have shared why their … Continue reading

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Garden Tips – Winter Work

Outside in the Garden Neaten up the garden and edge beds. Rake soil and scatter collected seeds. Make notes as to plants to replace and areas to fill in this spring. Place pines and other evergreens prunings (except holly that … Continue reading

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Garden Tips – November

 “To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin, English poet. We are in that awkward transition time of year when it is often too early and too late to do chores. … Continue reading

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October Things to do in Your Garden

Patron of Gardeners – October 2nd is is St Francis of Assisi Day, known for his love of animals and nature. 15 Minute Gardening – Label garden hoses “Not Potable”, since the PVC stabilizer can leach into the water. Potable … Continue reading

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President’s Project – Appalachian Wildlife Center

In Bell County in the Mountain Laurel District of The Garden Club of Kentucky there is a 12,000-acre tract of land that is being developed for an elk preserve by The Appalachian Wildlife Foundation. This preserve, which will be developed … Continue reading

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President’s Project: KY Highway Right-of-Ways

Native Plants on Highway Right-of-Ways and Public Space in KY There have been some efforts made in Kentucky to plant small plots of native plants for our pollinators in Monarch Way Stations, in our state parks and on our highway … Continue reading

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Garden Tips for September

Deep water plants in preparation for winter. Despite what it seems, plants continue to grow their roots even during the coldest winter. 15 Minute gardening – Write out a weekly plan of what needs to be done and divide into … Continue reading

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