When you drive through Bellefonte, do you notice the flowers on the Diamond in front of the courthouse?
Have you admired the many hanging baskets that are scattered
throughout the downtown and in Talleyrand Park? These beautification projects, which most people take for granted, are the result of someones thoughtful planning and hard work.
You can meet the experts who design, grow and plant the flowerbeds and baskets of downtown, at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.
The Bellefonte Garden Club meeting will begin at the Bellefonte Community Childrens Garden behind the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 203 N. Allegheny St. From there, the tour group will walk around to examine and discuss the downtown plantings.
An expert from GardenGenetics will explain the plants used and why they were chosen. Attendees will learn about the things to consider when doing container and mass plantings. You can ask questions and get useful advice for your home gardening projects. In Bellefonte, GardenGenetics has partnered with the Garden Club and Bellefonte for several years to bring art and beauty in the form of flowers and plantings to the town. GardenGenetics is a research farm about 5 miles from Penn State. Maintained as an organic farm for the past several years, almost all of the farms acreage is maintained either in production fields or fenced pasture.
GardenGenetics is a commercial plant-breeding company actively conducting ornamental plant breeding in annuals, herbaceous perennials, flowering trees and shrubs, and edible plant breeding in small fruits, vegetables and culinary herbs. The Bellefonte Garden Clubs mission is to promote gardening in the Bellefonte community, educate its members in gardening matters and to use plants and landscaping to beautify the town.
We are very thankful and proud, as a club, to be associated with GardenGenetics, said club President Alice Saylor.
For more information about the Bellefonte Garden Club or the tour, call 355-4427 or visit www.gardengenetics.com.
Connie Cousins writes a weekly column about the Bellefonte area. Send her news at email@example.com.