Charlot Ritenbaugh (Class of 2010) gives a young visitor a seed pack and explains how to improve the soil she will use for planting. One tin holds clay soil and the other sandy soil. Mixing these materials with compost they how the texture of the planting mix improves the health of those young seeds. The MG exhibit also included handouts on composting.
MG Debbie Murphy, a new member from Florida, is talking about the Blanket Flower that is a North American native, especially in the southeast and a marvelous pollinator attractor. We gave out 100 seed packets--photo and growing instructions included. The seeds' normal bloom time is late summer. The visitors to our booth are holding material about attracting birds, butterflies and bees to gardens.