High Point Garden Club Minutes, 1924-1927 (5 of 9)

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was an address by Mr. T. A. Sykes on "The Hardy Herbaceous Border". Some of the points he emphasized were: Beware of the common type of landscape gardener. Don't try to do it all in one season. Don't try to be formal but utilize the value of rocks and irregularity of land. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money to get artistic results. Blend the whole into one harmonious unit.

Need of love and thought but don't be afraid to make changes.

A liberal dressing of soot and bone meal is valuable.

Wood ashes and woods mold will help to mix into a clayey soil.

Plants have a series of blooms so that there will always be some color in your border.

Work [out?] plan beforehand on

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paper.

Avoid novelties. Rarely satisfactory besides being unduly expensive.

The speaker closed with a list of standard perennials, giving period of bloom of each.

Meeting then adjourned. Mrs. S. H. Tomlinson Acting Pres. Mrs. H. A. White Sec.

The Garden Club met March 9 at the home of Mrs. F. R. Taylor with fourteen members and one guest present. Minutes of last two meetings were read and approved.

The Treasurers report showed $88.12 on hand.

Letters of acknowledgement of our year books were read for Mrs. Busbee of the Raleigh Garden Club and Mrs. Lay of the Beaufort Community Club.

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