It couldn't be a better day on Saturday, May 23rd for a spring planting event of our garden club. Almost half of the club members participated in this event. Many annuals and perennials were planted in five village gardens that are cared for by Antioch Garden Club. Our Horticultural chairwoman Karen C. even mobilized her husband and grandson coming to help hauling the plants and dispersing the mulch. Member Nancy Z's nephew Michael-an Army reserve, came to greet us at the Blue Star Memorial as we decorated the garden for the up coming memorial holiday. After a wonderful working session, part of the group went to lunch together to keep the fun going. We all had a good time and enjoyed the comradeship in gardening.
In this crisp cool autumn morning, 15 of the AGC members gathered at the Mini-Park, downtown Antioch. Everyone brought gardening tools, trash bags and a smile to clean up the village gardens. We wanted to give these gardens a clean appearance in the winter and prepare it for the new growing season next year. Although it's almost the end of the growing season now, a lot of plants in our village gardens are still doing strong. Such as Re-bloomer White Irises, Double Pink Knockout Roses, Amethyst Falls Wisteria, Endless Summer Hydrangea and White Phloxes. That's because of the good care of our garden club over the year. We're so happy to see that. The nice turn out of members made this clean up event swift. It's completed in an hour. After the work out, members enjoyed a lunch together at the Las Vegas Restaurant. What a fun way to end this gardening year mingling among the garden enthusiasts. Below are some of the snapshots of this event.