Small yard? No yard? No problem! A vertical garden could be your answer. At the regular monthly meeting of the Whitefish Bay Garden Club, Lisa Nieske from Bayside Garden Center presented several options for creating a vertical garden.
Modular vertical gardening containers are available for purchase at many garden centers or on the internet and provide a quick and easy way to plant succulents, herbs, and flowers. These containers fit together in any configuration to make a garden wall. Vertical gardening systems can also be created from items as simple as wood palates or hanging canvas shoe storage. Attach landscaping fabric to the back and sides of a wood palate, fill with soil, and plant between the slates. After the roots have taken hold, attach the palate to a fence, garage, or trellis. Hanging canvas shoe storage systems have large pockets perfect to hold pots of favorite vegetables.
Vertical gardens can be any size and shape and are a great way to grow vegetables, herbs, flowers, or succulents no matter what size your outdoor space!
Hello Baseball Families!
I am very pleased to announce that Whitefish Bay Little League adopted a new turf management policy at our last Board meeting that will greatly reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals at Craig Counsell Park in 2013. The official Resolution authorizes us to work with a natural turf care firm in conjunction with our landscaper in adopting natural techniques to strengthen our fields and combat those pesky weeds and pests. We have reserved the option of spot applications of herbicides if localized weeds are in need of control. That means we may apply some weed kill in spots as a last resort. But we will not schedule a full field spraying over Memorial Day weekend as in the past.
The Resolution anticipates a 3-year commitment to the new approach. Your Board has learned a great deal about this topic over the past year. In a nutshell we are trying to create healthier fields and that is not an overnight process. However the virtual elimination of chemicals is immediate.
Thank you to everyone that has voiced an opinion on this topic. You are welcome to attend any of our Board meetings, and can review the Agendas and Minutes online.
And remember, REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Sign up your players, offer to volunteer and get ready for another fantastic season at Craig Counsell Park!
The Lawn and Garden Tips page is updated by members of the Whitefish Bay Garden Club.