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2013 Summer Tour 1: Joan Epler’s Garden in June

“Our garden happened not by a grand design but by happenstance as changes occurred in our landscape.  Forty plus years here have seen lots of changes–most recently the removal of 67 diseased mature spruce trees–so more opportunities arose.  Our 2.5…

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Strange Things to See

An article by Joan Epler for Master Gardener The two fungi in this picture are growing on mulch in my garden, The one that resembles a penis is commonly called stink horn mushroom and belongs appropriately to the fungal order…

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The Actual “Beautiful Garden Certificate”

The Beautiful Gardens Committee has designed a specific certificate that gets mailed out to house owners who have worked to design and maintain a lovely yard.  

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Joan Epler: Article to Carroll County Times

Some Carroll County residents have been getting a surprise in their mailboxes this summer:  a certificate proclaiming that their front yard is a beautiful place to see. The Carroll Garden Club, which meets in Union Bridge and welcomes new members,…

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Fermented Pickles

Baskets and baskets of cucumbers plus a ceramic top hand-me-down stove meant no hot water canning of pickles this year. I read that canning on these types of stoves is not recommended. So,  Mrs. Wages Refrigerator Pickles (sweet, bread and…

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Sages for hummingbirds

Salvia coccinea : “Scarlet sage” and Hummingbird Sage var. “Coral Nymph” are easily grown from seed. Not reliably hardy here, they are a perennial treated as an annual. I usually have a few of the red ones show up the…

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Indomitable Dottie

Member since 2002 2013 Publicity and Historian chair We can thank Joan Mann for bringing Dottie on board with Carroll Garden Club. Like other friendships begin, both were members of the same Homemakers Club and Joan convinced Dot to come…

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Everybody’s friend, Jan

Member since 2001. West End Place Garden Therapy Chair-@ 8 years Jan found out about Carroll Garden Club through friends at the Methodist Church, including Lura and Carolyn Scott and tried to join even earlier. By the time I came…

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