2020 Garden Club Activities Recap!

2020 Garden Club Activities Recap!

  2020 is almost over! Hallelujah, I doubt anyone is sorry to see it go. Check out our garden club activities recap. We saw both wins and losses as we struggled to stay connected while being apart.   CLUB MEETINGS: Loss-Due to Covid, we stopped having our...

Spruce-Up-Bruce Street Beatification Complete!

Spruce-Up-Bruce Street Beatification Complete!

From Eyesore to Eye Candy! The Spruce Up Bruce Street Beautification Project is finally complete. Covid slowed us down, but what was once an eyesore is now eye candy!   Last year, the Cooper-Young Garden Club received a generous donation. This former CY neighbor...

Memphis Area Gardens participates in MAD Week

Memphis Area Gardens participates in MAD Week

Memphis Area Gardens (MAG) is participating in this year's (MAD) Memphis Art & Design Week. Held Oct. 3-8, 2020, visitors can view over 50+ live and virtual events throughout Memphis. Events are hosted on Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, and Hopin. There will also be...

Bob’s Monthly Garden Checklist-July

Bob’s Monthly Garden Checklist-July

  It’s the 4th of July….take the day off! Ornamentals   Fertilize annuals in July. Please note: Annuals are heavy feeders and must have a continuous supply of nutrients to stay good looking. Boost flower power - remove faded flowers to encourage annuals to...

Putting the Pieces together

Putting the Pieces together

Planning a Garden Walk is a bit like putting a 1000-piece puzzle together.  Some pieces you can do ahead and push to the side, others wait until you have the outer edges or framework in place.  This year's 5th annual walk is no different. There are...

C Y – It’s Your Turn to Shine!

C Y – It’s Your Turn to Shine!

A Standing Ovation to our Cooper-Young neighborhood and to all the residents, artists, creatives, and businesses who make our community so enjoyable to live here.  It’s your turn to shine as we showcase your creativity and handwork to Memphis and beyond. May...

Bob’s Monthly Garden Checklist-February

Bob’s Monthly Garden Checklist-February

Seed Starting Check viability of last year’s seeds. Place a half dozen between a damp paper towel, lay on warm surface, and monitor for sprouting. Start annual seeds indoors: Sprinkle seeds over top of peat pods, seed-starting trays filled with fresh potting soil....

Praise-worthy Porches

Praise-worthy Porches

Praise-worthy Porches enhance any home’s value and livability.  Porches are extra living rooms, drawing you outside for entertaining, eating, reading, relaxing, and people watching. While many homes have porches, not everyone uses them effectively. If your porch...

Jan. Meeting- Aquaponics was a hit

Jan. Meeting- Aquaponics was a hit

Even though the weather was rainy and the location unknown to most members, 18 garden club  members attended to hear Daryl Leven, owner of New Way Aquaponics,  explain how to grow plants in water.  We learned that Aquaponics is growing plants in water...

Houseplant Appreciation Day-Jan 10.

Houseplant Appreciation Day-Jan 10.

House Plants are Haute: they add beauty, clean the air, and soothe your soul. Easy to Grow: Sedums Cactus Jade Plant Pothos Wandering Jew Spider Plant Aloe Vera Peace Lily Ferns To learn more: Join your local house plant group.  If you live in the Mid-South, try...

Garden Speakers Invited

Garden Speakers Invited

Do you have a garden subject you love to share with others?  We invite you be an Educational Speaker at the 5th annual Cooper-Young Garden Walk, May 16-17, 2020, 9am-5pm. Showcase your topic to an eclectic audience of retirees, baby boomers,...

SPONSORS WANTED 2020 Cooper-Young Garden Walk

SPONSORS WANTED 2020 Cooper-Young Garden Walk

YOUR SPONSORSHIP HELPS US CREATE   “ An ever-growing annual garden walk that inspires residents and visitors to beautify their outdoor spaces, adopt healthy sustainable garden practices, and make Memphis a premier garden tourist destination." Your brand has the...

Bob’s Monthly Garden Checklist-January

Bob’s Monthly Garden Checklist-January

“January is usually a quiet month in the garden and is a good time to prepare for spring” January Weather Facts: Temperatures for Memphis – Horticultural Zone 7B Normal January Average High  48º Normal January Average Low   30º Normal January...