Linden Garden Club
 of Pinewild
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                                  APRIL GARDEN ANGELS!                   

                                LINDEN GARDEN OF PINEWILD
                          Fall Planting, 2016

    Pansies were planted on October 6th under the instruction of Benjamin Bessette.  He showed how to properly prepare the soil, top coat with mulch, and plant with minimal digging.  Mike Garzo demonstrated the proper application of Deer Scram, a granular product used in Pinewild.  Key is applying Deer Scram outside of the bed, not around the plants.  

 

 

 

 



                  Linden Garden Update May 2014 from Janet Farrell 

Our Linden Garden has been admired since ground was broken in 1999.  Over the years the garden continued to evolve and this year we focused on the removal of the Arizona Cypress.  Although the decision was made to remove the trees, we later discovered both had a fungus and would not have lived much longer.  Many kudos to Chris Little, John Robertson and their teams for the support they provided.  They not only removed the cypress and ground the stumps, but they were there when our gardeners needed help positioning some beautiful, but very heavy new shrubs.
  
Many thanks to the fabulous group of women who planted and dug extremely large holes for the seven new shrubs and trees; Weeping Yaupon Holly, Globosa Nana Cryptomeria, and Carissa Holly.  A big round of applause goes to Joann Blessing, Sandy Garratt, Cathy Jones, Dyann Romay Slywka, Kathryn Talton, Jody Young, and Janet Varro for all their support.

Barb Cohen has guided us through the planting and design process, one that will provide color through out the year.  Barb donated a red stem dogwood to anchor one side of the garden and her design has more surprises yet to come.  Natchez Crepe Myrtle, Endless Summer Hydrangea and some Miss Huff Lantana will be added in May.  She is planning to add Edwarthia Chrysantha (Paper Bush) which will provide pale yellow flowers in late winter. Cindy Edgar also donated some dahlia bulbs which we will plant shortly.
 

Shrubs, trees, bulbs and flats of annuals were donated to the garden.  The remainder of the plants have been purchased by the garden club and our garden redesign will complete within budget.

Our Linden Garden  provides enjoyment to us and to the residents of Pinewild.   From 1999 to date, our garden has had very talented caretakers.  Many thanks to those who have shared their knowledge of planting in the Sandhills and created such a delightful piece of ground.





Linden Garden Club Members,

 

Yesterday the Arizona Cypress trees were removed from the Linden Garden.  Over the next month volunteers will be working on restoration.  Barb Cohen has provided wonderful ideas for the garden and the committee reviewed a preliminary plan on April 21.  We discussed evergreen, summer flowering, winter flowering and deer resistant plants.  She has provided a design that will provide more evergreen in the winter garden.  Many of you have provided guidance and recommendations – a big thank you!


Over the past few months you may have noticed that the Arizona Cypress on McMichael was turning brown.  John Robertson confirmed that the tree was 50 percent gone and noted the Greyabbey tree was stressed as well.  He may give us more insight on what caused the problem, but it could be a fungus, or that the roots were wrapped around the planting ball.   With a maximum growth of 30 to 40 feet, they should not have been at end of life.  

 

We don’t all agree on the removal of the trees.  But I believe there is one thing we are all in agreement on.  We need to give a big thank you to Chris Little and John Robertson and his team for saving our club hundreds of dollars in expense. When you see them, please extend our thanks. 

 

We will need volunteers to assist in garden and I encourage you to offer any help you can.  The more volunteers we have the more quickly our garden will be restored.  Please watch for our emails regarding garden cleanup and planting – come out and support our garden!

 

Thank you.

Janet Farrell

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                 History of The Linden Garden of Pinewild
Emily Hamilton envisioned a wonderful and beautiful “Garden” at the corner of Greyabbey Drive by the clubhouse entrance in Pinewild. In the spring of 1999, she proposed her vision to the Garden Club, and with her committee of five other energetic members, began what is now a lovely garden for everyone to admire as they drive and walk by this corner. Each year, the garden has been improved upon and many volunteers have brought their rakes and pruning shears to make sure the garden looks lovely all year round. In the fall of 1999, Emily and her committee, which consisted of Sandy Corcoran, Jane Casnellie, Mary Lou Dalziel, Teri Peterson and Jody Young worked closely with Chris Little and John Robertson from Pinewild Country Club to help create the garden.  Chris, John and his staff cleared the trees, edged the kidney-shaped design, brought in the soil and put in the irrigation to maintain the plants. The Garden Club designed the plan, bought the plants, trees and three huge boulders, and promised to always maintain the garden, planting annuals in the fall and spring to help bring extra color to the garden.

Every gardener knows that gardens are forever evolving and in 2010 the Linden Garden Club made extensive improvements to the garden. Working with Kathryn Talton and Jane Waldemar, Trey Altman, a horticulture student at Sandhills Community College, produced a garden design to meet all  the Linden Garden Club requirements which included year-round color, movement, native, drought and deer resistant plantings.  After the  presentation of the plans and cost  at the March meeting of the Linden Garden Club  the club chose to push through a funding package which allowed the garden plan to be fully implemented in a year's time  Shortly thereafter the plans were implemented.  At the new garden opening, a sun dial in memory of outstanding member, Ann Arnold was dedicated.  Complements from Pinewild Club members and community residents abound! Golf cart comments are frequent and flattering.

A heart-felt thank you is extended to the original group of ladies who started the garden and to all those who have been overseeing the maintenance of the garden these past 13 years! Special thanks go to all the past and present committee chairs of the the garden, including Sandy Corcoran, Mary Lou Dalziel, Susan Strine, Judy Forster, Kathy Beegle, Margie Butcher and Catherine Jones to name a few. Compliments go to all for a colorful and pleasing place to visit and enjoy all season long.

 

 

                    MAY 2014 Planting of Crape Myrtles and Hydrangea!
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WORKING IN THE GARDEN APRIL 2014
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GARDEN ANGELS!

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