Hillsboro Garden Club members recently attended the Spring Regional in Clinton County. A breakfast buffet and sales tables greeted everyone before the business meeting, officer reports and awards.
The morning program was the study of phenology (recurring seasonal biolspical events and their relationship to weather). The spring weather has been unusual and gardeners need to be aware of the many challenges. Our climate is changing and the seasons are not predictable. OSU Extension Field Specialist Kim Hupman kept the members anticipating different weather problems.
Lunch was served after the program. Shoelaces Catering, New Vienna, served a healthy salads, wraps and honey cake menu.
The afternoon presentation was “Be Kind to Bees, How and Why” by Rhonda Crum, beekeeper. The bees are in serious trouble for multiple reasons. Ohio bees are shipped to California to pollinate almond trees. The bees are like migrant workers – on the road working across the country. China is hand-pollinating now; could that even work here? Everyone’s lives will change with this coming disaster. Plant bee-friendly plants, vegetables and flowers try to help. Contact local government farm agencies for more information.
The Fall Regional will be in Greene County. If you want to attend, contact a Garden Club member.
Those attending were Jennifer West, Beryl Gruelle, Carol Gorby, Ruth Anna Duff, Andrea Schneider, Larry Moore, Nancy Sonner and guest Judy Moore.
Submitted by Nancy Sonner, publicity, Hillsboro Garden Club.