Gardening Partners

of Dickson County


May Meeting *IMPORTANT* Change of location

We made it through the plant sale!  In the past, we have scheduled a picnic for the month after the sale and this year we are reviving that tradition. 

We will be at Lakeview Park in Dickson on Tuesday, May 10th at 6 pm. Bring your folding chairs or a blanket to enjoy some nice spring weather and the company of your fellow Gardening Partners. We can talk about our plans for future meetings and all the great gardening ideas we all have. 

GP will provide fried chicken and members are asked to bring a dish of their choice. Anything appropriate for a picnic gathering will be much appreciated, so break out those summer recipes!

All current and former members as well as adult guests and family members are welcome to attend. If you are not a member but would like to attend, please contact us at gpdc471@gmail.com or 615-375-6675.

 


April Meeting

April Meeting – Tuesday, April 12th at 6 pm – Restoration Church 503 Henslee Drive.
Social from 6 to 6:30 with an add-a-dish meal, followed by a short business meeting.
7 pm – Guest speakers: Anthony and Chelsea Vargas will talk about the different bees we find in our gardens, and keeping honeybees and non-honey bees.
Adult guests are welcome to attend. 


“How Nature Celebrates” Using Natural Decorations

presented by Bernie Harris

November 9, 2021

Gardening Partners Monthly meeting featuring a presentation on using natural decorations by Bernie Harris.
Add-a-dish meal begins at 6 pm, business meeting at 6:30 and presentation at 7 pm.
Meetings are free and open to adult guests and members.

Restoration Church 505 Henslee Drive


Tennessee Tree Day

Tree Day is still on for Saturday March 21st. The trees have already been delivered to the warehouse so we will be handing them out as planned. We will take precautions. If you ordered trees and don’t feel comfortable picking them up, please contact us for special arrangements. If you volunteered and don’t feel you can make it, just let us know – you will be excused without comment.


February Meeting

This month Gardening Partners is very pleased to host guest speaker Jason Reeves giving a lecture entitled “Garden Heroes”

Jason Reeves is the Curator of UT Gardens Jackson.  Jason grew up not far from the West TN AgResearch and Education Center on a farm in rural Carroll County near Huntingdon, Tennessee.  As a college student, he interned at the Opryland Conservatories in Nashville and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.  He received his Masters in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design from UT in 1999.  After school, Jason worked at the famed Longwood Gardens, the former estate of Pier DuPont (of the chemical company) near Philadelphia.  He also traveled to New Zealand, where he worked and lived at Paloma Gardens for four months. Recently, Jason was named Contributing Editor at Fine Gardening magazine.

Jason’s major projects at this Research Center include developing the grounds, improving the plant collection, and conducting research on herbaceous and woody ornamentals.  This year Jason has expanded his elaborate bottle art exhibit constructed for Summer Celebration in 2014, to now include more than 7,000 bottles!  He will also lead a tour of top-performing annuals and perennials that attract butterflies.

Members should arrive at 6 pm on Tuesday February 11th for an add-a-dish meal, followed by a brief business meeting.

The lecture is free and open to the public (adults only, please) and will begin at 7 pm at TCAT Dickson 740 Hwy 46 S (across from Lowe’s). Parking is down the drive to the right as you come in the main entrance.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at gpdc471@gmail.com or 615-375-6675.