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Fall Flavours Event 2018
 
Dear Fellow Gardeners
 
 
 What's Growing On...
 
 
Fall Flavours Event  

Fall Flavours Event Reminder

Sunday, September 2nd

 

There is still time to mark your calendar and attend the Fall Flavours Event.  Come out and bring any abundance of your garden harvest you would like to share. The surplus collected will be donated to the Winter Food Pantry.  You may also enter your best salsa in our 'Salsa Sampler Contest' and listen to a craft beer brewer and a cooking with herbs demo. Fall is on its way and so are the huge fall mums. 

Note:  We will not be coming to the Hayward Fall Fest this year so come out and pick up your mums right here at your local source! They are priced super reasonable and you get a deal when you buy three at the same time!

 
 
 Beer Anyone...
 
 

Craft Beer Demo

Hops

 

Life is Brewtiful

From 11:30 to 12:00 pm you can become versed in 'craft beer'. Ian Finch will be discussing the various tastes and types of craft beer, with samples.  Here's more about Ian:

 

"My name is Ian Finch, and I love beer.  So much in fact that I am one of the co-owners and the Chief Beer Advisor of The Whistle Punk Craft Beer and Coffee Bar in Stone Lake, WI.  I grew up just south of LaCrosse (a town that likes its beer) and met my wife in college there.  After working in the Twin Cities  craft beer market and becoming a Certified Cicerone in 2012 my wife and I made the move to Hayward in 2014 to be back in the area where she grew up.  My background as a Cicerone (a beer industry certification of expertise in tasting and serving beer as well as pairing with food) has enabled us to maintain a distinctive tap selection of constantly rotating quality beers from all over the world.  I'm excited to be a part of this unique event!"

 

The three varieties of hops (Humulus lupulus) hardy for this area and available are : Bianca: Grow in semi-shade, ornamental use, cones can be used for flavoring for Lager, Pilsner and Belgian Ale.  Nugget: Fast growing up to 20 feet in one year when grown in a sunny location. Used for adding body and flavor to all styles of beer, IPAs, Imperials and other super hoppy brews.  Willamette: The vines and fragrant flowers make a sensational statement in any landscape.  Best for pale ales, brown ales or UK style ales.  All of these vining hop varieties make great landscape plants, can grow on a fence or trellis and make a good ornamental screen.  Plant hops, brew beer and be HOPPY!

 
 
 Dogs and Cats Oh My...
 
 
Pet Friendly GardeningPet Friendly Gardening  

Planting With Pets In Mind

 

Pets are important members of the family and they like to relax and play in the garden as much as you do. You can create a beautiful garden space that both you and your four-legged friends can enjoy. Maybe you have a dog(s) who loves to run laps around the yard and the grass is worn away on this dog path.  Why not create a track for your dog using smooth gravel, pavers or splinter-free bark mulch.  Planting low-growing plants that can handle paw and foot traffic such as perennial ground covers like Elfin or Woolly Thyme or a low growing Stonecrop Sedum can soften the edge of the path and can be used in between pavers. Pets like to be the "guards of the yard".  Constructing a raised area like a mound and surrounding it partially with ornamental grasses can provide a secret hiding spot for your pet.  Miscanthus, various varieties, Karl Foerster or Switch Grass just to mention a few. Let's not forget the outdoor cats.  If yours likes to roam and you would appreicate if they remained closer to home, an easy remedy could be to plant Nepeta Catmint 'Walker's Low' which blooms beautifully through the summer. You can also plant lush groupings of spiderwort Trandescantia 'Sweet Kate'. Remember to avoid growing plants that can be harmful to your pet. The best place for this information is your pet's veterinarian.  They know best. 

 
 
 

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