LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Lewisburg House and Garden Club members met on Wednesday, July 27, at the home of Marit and Don Withrow. Kacie Argabright served as co-hostess. President Jeri Via led the meeting with a summary of the recent Greenbrier Valley Home and Garden Tour in addition to other club business and projects.
One project that happens to be flourishing better than ever this summer is the stone wall planter on Church Street in front of the Carnegie Hall office.
Garden club member Carrie Sanders coordinated the planting this year with the help of Paula Janiga and Brenda and Larry Jones.
In past years, the plants were significantly damaged by deer. This year, the plant selection is sturdier and, thus far, deer and drought resistant as recommended by the grower, Blue Ridge Farm, in Williamsburg.
The larger annuals in the background are mixed-color Pentas. In the foreground and trailing along the planter wall are mounding Blue Sky Petunias. The combination is quite showy. Brenda Jones attributes this year’s unusual lushness to the selection of high-quality plants, the improvement of soil over the past four years, the one-time use of Osmocote fertilizer, the consistent amount of rainfall, and the pulling of a few weeds now and then.