Basic Gardening Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is an invasive species found recently in this area. Information and pictures are attached.
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!