Bourbon County Garden is a group of local gardeners that gather to learn, grow, and share in their passion of gardening, according to a press release from the club.
They have provided care of many of the downtown area garden spots.
Club meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. from March to October.
“Our members take turns hosting our meetings, so the location changes depending on who is hosting,” President Austin Bolinger said.
“We have 60 people on our email list, and about 1/2 of those are active in the club,” Bolinger said.
The list of members:
Betty & Dale Johnson
Martha Jane Gentry
Complimentary Pocket Garden Drawing Winners Announced
Recently the club awarded two community residents with consultation and installation of a pocket garden.
“Bourbon County Garden Club recently held a drawing to award a pocket garden to lucky Bourbon County residents,” according to the press release.
A pocket garden is an area on a homeowner’s property that is a gardening challenge.
“This might be a corner where curbs and sidewalks intersect, by a mailbox, or by a driveway and a pocket garden can beautify that area,” according to the press release.
The winners, Marianne Crane and Gabrielle Martin, will get an initial pocket garden consultation, along with the plants and installation of the plants in the garden. The maintenance of the garden is the winners’ responsibility.
“The benefits of planting a pocket garden include improving a problem area of your yard, collaboration with neighbors to create multiple attractive garden corners, pollination for bees and butterflies and engagement in a healthy outdoor activity,” according to the press release
About the club
Bourbon County Garden Club encourages growing plants in these areas that provide three seasons of bloom and fourth season of winter interest. Example pocket gardens in Fort Scott are located at Pine and Eddy Streets, 8th and Crawford Streets(all four corners), and 9th and National Avenue(SE corner).
For more information on planting a Pocket Garden or joining Garden Club, email Austin Bolinger at [email protected] or visit the Bourbon County Garden Club Facebook page.