Learning.  Community.  Fun.

The Coeur d'Alene Garden Club provides horticultural education through meetings, field trips, presentations and our garden tour and is dedicated to furthering the beautification of Northern Idaho by providing wildlife habitats through the use of plants. 


Join us for events that highlight gardens and gardening in the beautiful Inland Northwest!

 


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Place your ad on our future Sponsor/Business Membership page of our website.

Please click here to contact us for more information.  Space available is limited and business card size.  Consider joining now for next year's addition of advertisements for your business!



Brush off any heavy snow from trees or shrubs that are bending.  If you see broken tree branches, repair them as soon as you notice.  To your tall evergreens such as arborvitae, which tend to split during winter storms, tie them together with twine to reduce damage.


If you haven't already, cover unharvested root vegetables to protect from freezing and to continue harvesting throughout the winter.  Cover with an old sheet and straw bales.  You only have to roll back to harvest!


If you have a wood-burning stove or fireplace save some of the ash to add to the garden soil in the spring.  Please make sure they are cold before you store them.


Forcing bulbs - If you're wondering what to give another gardener as a gift or to brighten up your own home, try paperwhite narcissus or amaryllis.  There is a website, Gardening Know How, Caring For Amaryllis Plants - Tips For Growing Amaryllis (gardeningknowhow.com), where you can get tips for forcing indoors. 


Want To Get Rid of Bugs Indoors?  The population of fungus gnats among the houseplants are usually at the highest during winter and spring.  The adults lay eggs in peat, humus-rich organic soil and potting soils.  The larvae feed on roots of some flowering plants and others, causing them to wilt, the roots to rot, and sometimes the plants die.  Try a yellow sticky trap laid horizontally on the edge of your containers.  You can also try a certain strain of Bt.  Both of these are organic solutions to your pest problems.


​Contrary to popular belief - Poinsettias are not poisonous!  A 50-lb child would have to eat over 500 poinsettia bracts to surpass experimental doses.  Even at that level, no toxicity as found.  Allergic reactions are possible.  However, they can cause nausea or vomiting.  Most kids and pets will stop at one bite anyway, because they apparently don't taste good!


Great reasons to JOIN TODAY!


Great Speakers on garden-related topics!

Fun Field Trips to gardens, nurseries & more!

Private Garden Visits!

Spring & Fall Plant Swaps!

Annual Charity Garden Tour


​Informative Emails to keep you posted on all things gardening in our area!


CRANBERRY MEATBALLS

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Most importantly, whatever you do for Christmas and the new year coming up, we wish you smiles, simplicity, love and peace in your hearts!






Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year. For gardening begins in January with the dream. ~Josephine Nuese



​Preheat oven to 350°. Mix first 8 ingredients. Add pork; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-in. meatballs. Place on a greased rack in a 15x10x1-in. pan. Bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 20-25 minutes. Drain meatballs on paper towels.
In a large skillet, cook and stir sauce ingredients over medium heat until blended. Stir in meatballs; heat through.​

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

How do gardeners prepare for the new garden season?  Come find out at our monthly meetings!  Check out our Facebook Page and the Events page here for more information, dates and times. 

We'll see you there!  


WELCOME TO DECEMBER!  The 2022 digital and regular seed catalogs are sprouting up and showing up in our emails and mailboxes.  Nothing like a real catalog though.​ Start making your lists to decide what you want to try this year.  Don't forget your favorite tried and true seeds!  


Provide water for your feathered friends.  There are heated bird baths that make it easy for you and nice for the birds too.  


Wreath for Birds!  To a grapevine wreath attach orange slices, apple quarters, rosehips, and pine, cedar or fir boughs.  Add a few cones with peanut butter dipped in seeds, using a pick.  Attach to a gate or fence.  It will attract fruit-eating birds and others.


After the ground freezes - spread organic mulch, such as chopped leaves, over any bare soil.


Mound loose soil or compost over the lower parts of your rose canes.


​Check birdhouses for needed repairs.



​2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cornflake crumbs
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds ground pork
sauce:
1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
1 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

FANCY & FUN FOR CHRISTMAS!

Make and give a floating candle & add a personal touch.  To a jar add whole cranberries, a few sprigs of holly or rosemary, and add water.  Add a floating candle to the top.

​​​SPONSOR Our GardenTour for 2022!

Please consider becoming a sponsor next year! This is your opportunity to promote your business in a very positive way and to support our community. We hope that you will give next year’s Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour serious consideration as you plan your philanthropic endeavors for the coming year!  Email us at: ​​​​




               

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JOIN and get in on some volunteering opportunities!

Our members volunteer at our annual garden tour in many capacities.  Our proceeds from the annual garden tour benefit local charities.  We are happy to help our community and look forward to it each year!  We can't do it without you. 


Joining  gives us learning experiences that we can also pass on to others.