The Deer Creek Daisies held their April meeting at the Meadow View Growers Garden Center in New Carlisle.
This amazing garden center is a family business that began in the fall of 1984 when a cornfield was converted to three greenhouse structures. As the company grew over the next several years, a new state-of-the-art , 24,000 square foot greenhouse featuring state-of-the-art technology and a 10,000 square foot expansion were added in order to expand operations to bring more quality products to their customers. Today they are one of the premier horticultural businesses on Ohio backed by a collective staff experience of 350 years.
The Daisies were presented an educational workshop on “Succulents.” Succulent plants are those plants that have fleshy tissues that conserve moisture such as Cactus or a Aloe. Cheryl Ingram took time from her busy day to show the Daisies many ways Succulents can be displayed. They can be planted almost any place you wish to put them. Cheryl introduced us to Spaghnum moss, which is a product that holds the moisture and can be used in vertical containers to help hold the soil in place after the plant is established in the soil. She also said that cactus soil is good for succulents for its good drainage. Regular soil can be used but you will need to be careful not to over-water the plants.
Succulents can be planted in many forms of containers. We saw them in traditional pots, big rocks, dried tree branches, in wooden picture frames, even old house shutters were hanging on the walls with succulents growing and they were all beautiful. The fun part is this plant allows you to be as creative as you want, while using these plants. Meadow View does offer classes on different flower and garden topics during the winter months of February, March and April.
The Daisies did a little shopping while at the garden center and then enjoyed lunch at Teaberries in Springfield. Kendra Knecht and Barb Vance were door prize winners. Billie Lanman, Marty Cook and Rita Lanman hosted the meeting.
This article was submitted by the Deer Creek Daisies.