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GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Village entrances freshened up

June 15, 2017
By DOT BEATTY - Garden Club of Lake Placid , Lake Placid News

Many residents can be found tending their lawns and gardens. The Garden Club of Lake Placid is busy as well, helping clean up and clear out.

The Village Clean Up was a huge success, as was the Brewster Trail maintenance and Arbor Day. Our own section of Route 86 that we maintain looks fabulous as you approach or leave Lake Placid. A special thank-you goes out to Denise Erenstone for chairing this project again this gardening year. The picture above shows many smiling faces enjoying this service activity.

The lovely memorial gardens at Elderwood of Uihlein are open for everyone to enjoy, particularly the residents, their guests, Garden Club members and our guests. Stop in and see what is blooming. We're always looking for people to help out with watering whenever our rain stops for a while. If you are interested in watering for a week, please contact one of the chairpersons, either Sally Shoerr or Sallie Joachim, at

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Garden Club of Lake Placid volunteers pose while cleaning up a section of state Route 86.

June has been an exciting month as well. Our monthly meeting was titled "Wildlife in our Gardens" and was held at the 'Dack Shack. Dan Fox, DEC ranger, explained how to coexist with and manage wildlife - many useful tips to share in future articles.

Also in June, the Triangle Garden weeding team was at it again and gathered afterward at Top of the Park. The Triangle Gardens are located opposite the horse show grounds as you approach Lake Placid on Route 73. Adopt-A-Highway will be at it again on Route 86 Thursday, June 22. They meet at Simply Gourmet at 9 a.m.; bring gloves. Again, you can check out these and all our activities and programs at our website. It is open 24/7 for your viewing convenience!

Not too early to be thinking about July 4th. Again this year, the Garden Club will march. This parade is always a huge success. Join in the fun as we march together down Main Street in Lake Placid. We meet at 4:30 p.m. on Cummings Road at the Olympic Center. We will have some items to give to the crowd. Bring a basket of wrapped candy, and join us.

Our July gathering will be a brown-bag lunch with a presentation by Brittany Christensen, executive director of ADK Action. Her topic will be on inviting monarchs into your garden. A reservation is required. Space is limited. Please consult our website for details. Members will receive an email specific to this event. Again,

And finally, Mary Merrill has information for the July 22 Secret Garden Tour in Plattsburgh. Contact her if you are interested. She is listed in our website as well.


Tip of the month

Many of us are getting our annual plannings ready for our porches, driveways and so on. Some of our planters look tired and in need of attention. Before you donate them to the landfill, try to cheer them up with a fresh coat or two of spray paint. Try some bright colors, something you never tried before. With plants and blooms to coordinate with the new color of your planter, you will love how it just comes alive.



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