Manchester Garden Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from March through October at 7:00 p.m.  Meetings are usually at  the Blocher Room in the town library, or sometimes at members' gardens.  The club maintains the Eel River Town Gardens and takes short road trips to various gardens of interest.  New members are welcome or just drop in and "test the waters" first..  Dues are only $10 per year.  This year we will be irrigating the town parking lot gardens, helping with the America in Bloom contest, and selling honey hoes, of course.  The club is a member of Manchester Area Programs (MAP) and many members belong to the Wabash Co Master Gardener Association.

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President - Tricia
Vice-Pres - Karen
Secretary - Karen
Treasurer - Deb
GOM - Danna
Media - Leesa
Bricks - Martha



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 June meeting was outdoors at Rick and Deb's around the tropical pond.  Rick talked about scaring-off pond pests like Blue Herons.  He also addressed some of the advantages to having Shubunkins over Koi.  The presentation ended with a discussion of various cannas and elephant ears that do well submerged in water. [more]

Garden of the Month

Every month an area garden is chosen to be Garden of the Month.  The Club's sign is placed in the proud gardener's yard. For June 2013 the sign was at the home of Randy & Sharon Fruitt and for July the cited garden is Ian & Stephanie MacFarlane

Click here to nominate a Garden


Featured Idea

Here is a Halloween idea to entice witches to park their brooms in your yard..  Got an unusual element in your garden?  e-Mail your pic to Rick.  Check out the Ideas in North Manchester link.









2013 Agenda

Mar  14 Blocher Room - Leesa
Apr 11  
May 16 Town Gardens Mulching/Planting  5:30pm
Jun 6
Work in Town Gardens
Deb & Rick's - Pond Pests & New Plants
North Manchester Art Festival 14 - 15
Jul 11 Nancy Schuler's
Aug  13
Danna's - Making Framed Succulents
 Wabash Herb Fest
Sep 7 Rhonda Swaider's - whole family cookout  5:30pm
Oct 5
North Manchester Harvest Fest
Blocher Room - Next Year's Program

Group Pictures

Wabash County Festivals

Spring Photos around NM from Danna

Sending you some Spring

Marshal, Michigan Garden Walk
(2nd weekend in July) 

Country View Greenhouse

Saxton Nursery

Charley Creek Gardens

Metzger Landscaping & Design

2006 Indy Field Trip

Gardening Advice

Monarch Watch Website
September Gardening Tips
Polymer Water Crystals
Garden Pond Spring Thaw