Resources

Basic Gardening Information

Students Anna and Amelia shared some gardening-related links we thought might be interesting to members and their families. Thank you, Anna and Amelia.

Planning a vegetable garden

Perennial gardening

Using color in flower gardens

Caring for the soil

Landscape planning

Benefits of having an herb garden

Deer Resistant Plants

The City of Ann Arbor Community Services has provided some valuable information about deer resistant plants. The article includes a link to a list of suggested plants. Click here for the article.

Dr. Roberts' Glyphosate Articles

Dr. Roberts, the "Plant Doctor" and one of our past speakers, has written two articles related to herbicide damage on landscape plants.

Diagnosing Herbicide Injury on Landscape Plants

Is Roundup Glyphosate? (Not Always)

European Frog-bit - New Invasive

A new invasive aquatic plant has been found in Waterloo Recreation Area and Dansville State Game Area. It resembles a small waterlily and forms dense mats on the surface of slow moving water. Click here for more information.

Garden Club Community Grants

Each year the Dexter Garden Club awards grants for eligible gardening projects. Past grants have been awarded for the Mast Memorial Garden located at the Historic Webster Village maintained by the Webster Township Historical Society and for helping to fund the early education gardening program at Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center, which is part of the Dexter educational system. We encourage teachers or local organizations that are beginning or expanding a gardening project to apply for a grant. The application is attached here.

Herbal Information

A list of websites with information on herbs, provided by herb expert Madolyn Kaminski, is attached here.

History of the Dexter Garden Club

The history of the Dexter Garden Club is described in this article.

Invasive Woody Plants in the Great Lakes Region

The following link, provided by Legacy Land Conservancy, shows pictures of invasive woody plants in the Great Lakes Region and how to identify them. https://woodyinvasives.org

Native Plant Finder

The native plant finder website helps you find the best native plants for your specific area that attract butterflies and moths and the birds that feed on their caterpillars. Enter your zip code at the top right and search for the best native plants for your area.

Nature and Nurture Seeds

Erica Kempter from Nature and Nurture Seeds spoke at our Dexter Garden Club meeting in 2018. The farm introduces new seed varieties each year, including many that are certified organic. You can see their catalog at natureandnurtureseeds.com. You can also sign up for their monthly newsletter at their site.

Peony Information

Information on pruning peonies and available peony varieties, provided by Peony Heaven, is attached here.

Plant Selection Process

Pointers on selecting plants for new gardens are attached here

Tom Rumple's Dahlia Information

Instructions for growing, digging, and storing dahlias, provided by Tom Rumple of Valentine Gardens, is attached here.

Scholarship Form

Each year the Dexter Garden Club awards scholarships to Dexter High School graduating seniors who are planning a career in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Organic Gardening, Botany, Environmental Studies, Landscape design, or Conservation. The 2021 application form is attached here. The 2022 application form will be available in the high school counselors office in the spring.

Stiltgrass Information

Stiltgrass is an invasive species found recently in this area. Information and pictures are attached.

What is Stiltgrass?

Stiltgrass in Michigan

Field Guide to the Identification of Stiltgrass

Link To Botanical Interests Coloring Book

Need a relaxing activity? Print one of these pages, get out your colored pencils, turn on some music, embrace your sense of color, and enjoy!