Meetings are held 7pm on 3rd Thursday monthly at
Denver Presbytery Center
1710 S. Grant St., Denver 80210
(Location is 3 blocks east of Broadway, 4 blocks north of Evans.
Free parking in lot south of the building--enter from alley on east side of the building or driveway on the south side of building.)
Get ready, get set, happy new year!
FIRST MEETING OF 2014
7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 16, 2014
Denver Presbytery, 1710 South Grant, Denver
With the start of a new year, FROG will be electing a new board. January also brings our seed
swap, so be thinking what you’d like to share. Seeds of great heirloom tomatoes? Starts for walking onions? Plan to bring some and take some home.
November’s speaker didn’t show, but --
IT WAS FUN!
What do you do when lousy weather maroons your featured speaker in Longmont? Go to Plan B. At November’s FROG meeting the result was an informal, informative exchange of gardening questions and answers. “It was fun!” reported one of the dozen or so hardy FROGs who did not let icy roads nor mood nor bitter cold keep them away.
If you missed last the October program --
HEAR YE, HEAR YE!
The emerald ash borer, a beautiful but deadly Asian import, has already reached Boulder. So start planting replacement trees now, advised Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, because the only known treatments are chemical, expensive, and unending. Another bad bug reported this year from Pueblo to Fort Morgan, spotted wing drosophila, turns berries to mush -- especially fall-bearing raspberries and strawberries. One defense, Cranshaw said, is picking berries before they get overripe.
AS YOU PUT THE GARDEN TO BED. . .
Now’s a good time to pot up perennials for next May’s plant, say Marty Russell and Meredith Bossert. “The potted up plants can be sunk into the ground for easy removal next spring,” Meredith adds. Also, if you’ve got good seeds from this year’s successes, save them up for FROG’s January seed swap.