Members of the Green Bandana Garden Club recently met and discussed renaming the club to better represent the breadth and depth of interests of the esteemed members. There was much discussion and while the membership came close to agreeing on a new name, they fell short of actually deciding on one. Therefore, they decided to ask the public gardening community to help determine the name. We invite you to open the survey below and choose the name of your choice for the club that may soon … [Read more...] about Help choose a new name for the Green Bandana Garden Club
Green Bandana Garden Club
Two Iris blooms walk into a bar... Dear Members of the Society for the Preservation and Propagation of Old-Time Gardening Wisdom, Lore, and Superstition (SPPOTGWLS or “the Society”), Members of the Green Bandana Garden Club, (GBGC) and Members of the Society of Gardeners Age 50 and Over (SGAFO), I, who humbly serve as the President of each of these esteemed, distinguished and worthwhile organizations bring greetings and news to all. As you may or may not be aware, the combined Boards of … [Read more...] about And gardeners of the club
"This book is for those who in treading the garden path have no thought of material gain; rather must they give, -- from the pocket as they may, -- from the brain much, -- and from the heart all, -- if they would drink in full measure this pure joy of living." (The Garden, You, and I by Barbara (The Macmillan Company, 1906) This is a most fascinating book. Barbara turns out to be Mabel Osgood Wright. She had already written many other nature-related books using her real name before she wrote … [Read more...] about The Garden, You, and I and The Green Bandana Garden Club
Dear Carol, Greetings for whatever time of day you get this letter. I read with interest your letter of July 20th asking for help in relating information from old newspaper clippings to the Green Bandana Garden Club. I've reviewed over it several times and am still not sure what you want me to do as follow up. From the ending of your letter it appeared to me that you were on to something, but then I heard nothing more from you. Do you still need my help to sort through what you know about … [Read more...] about Dr Hortfreud writes back about the Green Bandana Garden Club
Dear Dr. Hortfreud, I need your help! I found a yellowed newspaper clipping stuck in the pages of an old gardening book I bought last week, and it has sent me straight down a rabbit hole where the gardening advice is always curious and the people are interesting. I am blaming Hortense for giving me a little push, or perhaps it was a giant shove down this particular rabbit hole, the likes of which I do not really have time for. She was the one who wrote and suggested that I look in old … [Read more...] about Dear Dr. Hortfreud, I found an old newspaper clipping..
Carol, I have time for just the briefest note to follow up your request for more information about the Green Bandana Garden Club. Did you ever think to check in that pile of old gardening books you found and purchased last week? Just a thought... I'll write more later when there is more time and the garden is not so needy, Hortense ~~~~~~~ Dear Hortense, Your brief note arrived just as I found an old newspaper clipping in one of the books. I've been reading it, and re-reading it, … [Read more...] about A Postcard from Hortense