The Daisies of Fall

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“Putting your garden to bed” is a time-honored ritual of late fall.  Gardens do look shipshape with declining herbaceous ornamental foliage cut back to a couple inches and a nice uniform top-dressing of mushroom compost.  But, there is a downside to this annual garden routine.  Much of it has to do with insects, which local author Jessica Walliser explains so well in her blog post, but some of it has to do with seeing the winter garden through fresh eyes.  Be sure to check out the nice discussion in the comments section.


Those of us who don’t have the time or inclination to formally “put our gardens to bed” will love this approach! 


Local Events 

The Garden Club of Allegheny County hosts Pizzazz at the Fox Chapel Golf Club from October 18-20, 2017.     

Shop.  Mingle.  Give back.  This wonderful event showcases a variety of boutiques and a portion of the proceeds fund grants that the GCAC awards each year.  For more information:


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Our Tennis Shoe Recycling program will run from September 4 to October 21, 2017.  Shoes are collected at several sites throughout our community. The donations will go to The Free Store, St. Vincent's and the Nike store where they will be recycled into playground materials.


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