Saturday, April 4, 2009

Greater Lauraville Home & Garden Tour

The Greater Lauraville Home & Garden Tour will be offered on June 13th from 11am to 3pm. There will be 5-7 houses on the tour, and HNI home renovations will be the highlight. However, several houses on the Tour will be offering exceptional gardens as well as creative use of space, family-friendly renovations, and artistic interior design. Tickets will be sold in advance for $7.50 and $10 the day of the event. Call the Greater Lauraville office at 410-444-9188 to purchase them. Posters will be on sale again this year for $5.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Herring Run Park Clean-Up Tomorrow!

Herring Run Park Clean-Up

Saturday, April 4, 2009
9-12 AM

Four Sites:
Hall Spring(entrance near Harford and Argonne Drive)
Belair Road(between Parkside Drive and Chesterfield)
Mannasota Ave(at Shannon Drive)
Sinclair Lane(at Shannon Drive)

As an added incentive, the American Chemistry Society will be on hand at Hall Spring and will analyze soil samples for free for the first 50 neighbors who are interested in checking out the health of their yard/garden.

Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes.
Gloves, bags & shovels provided.

For more information contact:
Ashley Traut (410) 254-1577
atraut@herringrun.org

Have you planted your lettuce yet?

Notice that on the blogroll to the right on this page, I've added a new category of links called "Gardener's Corner." At our house, we're busily planning the spring crops and ornamentals, and I've spoken with many other folks in our neighborhood who are either long-time or first-time gardeners -- all drooling over their seed catalogues. Well, even us "old-timers" know that you can always learn a new trick from another gardener, so I thought I'd pass along these links.

Feel free to suggest other blogs or websites that you think would be interesting to your fellow Harford Hon-ers. First off, I'd suggest you click on over to My B'More Backyard Project, which is a new blog by one of our neighbors down the road in Lauraville. If you don't already have plans to start a garden this year, I'll bet you'll be inspired by the descriptions and photos at Mr. Banks' site.

And remember, even though April in Westfield sometimes feels like nothing more than sump pump season, we need need the rain for our plants! mmmmm! Lettuce!