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New Members Corner: Please Welcome New Members When You See Them!
Donna Arold - Oak Bluffs
Dorothy Dropick- Edgartown
Alysa Emden- Chilmark
Susan Graham, West Tisbury
Lauren Lynch - Chilmark
Julie Rowell - Edgartown
February Horticultural Hints
If you have trees or shrubs to remove, or other major work in the garden...
get it done while the ground is frozen in order to prevent much more serious damage that will occur if it is done when the ground softens in the spring – usually by mid-March. Soft ground compacted by heavy machinery will need a major reworking to make it loose enough for plants to grow well next year. Few things are as bad for lawns or gardens as soil compaction.
For birds, one of the hardest things is the lack of water.
While putting out seeds and suet certainly helps, a shallow container of water birds can drink from is vital. If you don’t have a heated bird bath, put out fresh water for the birds each morning in a sunny location. It may freeze during the day, but the birds in your garden will have had the chance to get a very important drink before it does!
Martha's Vineyard Garden Club
PO Box 5061
Vineyard Haven MA 02568
The Martha's Vineyard Garden Club, established in 1924, is an island-wide community organization of almost two hundred members (including many seasonal residents), who share a passion for gardening, conservation, and maintaining our unique environment. Our monthly meetings are both educational and social; our programs are varied and designed to meet personal and community needs. New members and guests are always welcome.