Garden club gears up for summer
The Willow River Garden Club's hanging baskets are being tended to at The Green House in Carlton until they can be placed around the town of Willow River.
The Willow River Garden Club, better known as the Feed and Weed Girls, are thinking about spring and summer (even though it looks a lot like winter outside).
The past few years, they planted hanging baskets in the garage of Connie and Rich Glattly and kept them in Connie's greenhouse until it was time to put them around the city. The club wishes to thank the Glattlys for the many years they did this.
This year, they did something different. At the end of March, they went to The Green House in Carlton. They brought pots, liners, and everything else needed to plant the baskets. They purchased plants and soil from The Green House. For a nominal fee, all the hanging baskets are being cared for by the staff of The Green House.
This past Sunday, Feed and Weed Girls Connie Glattly and Sue Sloper went to the open house held at The Green House and visited the club's plants — as well as bought some plants for themselves. "How can you go to a greenhouse this time of year and not buy plants," said Sloper.
The club is looking forward to a colorful, flower filled summer.
If you love gardening and would like to join in on the gardening adventures they have, feel free to join them at any time.
Once the baskets are hung, the club can be found at Dave’s Café on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. and on Friday mornings at Peggy Sue’s at 9 a.m. (it’s usually a little after 9).
They always start out with breakfast; that’s why they're called The Feed and Weed Girls.
If you’d like more information about them, talk to any of the members when you see them around town, join them at either café or call Sue Sloper at (218) 372-3120.
Remember, beneath this snow, there are flowers just waiting to bloom.