Sunday, September 6, 2015

Magnolia Circle Meeting

Magnolia Circle will hold the first meeting of the 2015-2016 season on Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 am.  We will be joined by Mary Forester, Master Gardener Liaison for the Garden Club, as well as Circle Leader for the Live Oak Circle, for a tour of the Mandarin Garden Club gardens.  Mary, the Master Gardeners, and numerous volunteers have made many improvements in the gardens over the past year and the results are amazing!  When you walk through the gardens, we don’t realize the number of hours of labor it takes from numerous volunteers to maintain these gardens and keep them as beautiful as they are!  Mary will give us some history of the gardens, explain what improvements have been made in the last couple of years as well as answer any questions the group may have.  This will be a great tour and we welcome anyone from the other circles to join us as well.  Refreshments will be served as well.  

We will also be distributing the 2015-2016 yearbooks to the Magnolia Circle members at this meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please let me know and I will be sure to get the yearbook to you.  You may contact Sandi Bryan at 904-955-0154 or email me at  

Hope to see everyone on Thursday!  

Sandi Bryan
Magnolia Circle

Fall Fertilization/Pruning

The month of September should be the last month for any fertilization in your yard.  It sometimes takes several weeks for fertilizer to start helping your plants.  So if we have an early frost, the new growth may be smacked pretty hard with the cold weather.  The same goes for pruning – severe pruning stimulates new growth, so get your cutting back now and avoid any early-frost damage.

Martha Dysart
Horticulture Chairperson