UPDATE: BBQ/Potluck changed to August 18

Burnett Garden Club president, Mary Charmoli, has made the executive decision to move the annual garden club bbq/potluck to Thursday August 18. All else remains the same.

Please change the date on your calendars!! Hope to see you all there.


Reminder: Annual Summer BBQ/Potluck Thursday, Aug 11 5:30 PM (Now changed to Aug 18)

Our annual Summer BBQ/Potluck will be held at Lisa Slater's on Trade Lake (20859 Lakewood Dr--48 to Z to Lakewood Drive) on August 11 August 18, Thursday 5:30 PM. Arrive late if you must but arrive--we want to see you there!!

This event is a great place to get to know other members. 

It is also a great place to show off your favorite container garden whether it be a hanging pot, planter pot, fairy garden or other self contained, movable, living arrangement--1st and second place cash prizes will be awarded by vote.  We also have a cut flower arrangement competition with a prize for the best entry.  Check out the entries from 2014 Aug 2014 BBQ

New members encouraged to attend!!
  • Club provides meat for barbecuing and paper products
  • Bring a dish to share
  • Check with Lisa if you are unsure what to bring.  slaters9716 @ earthlink.net
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Great tour despite the rain

Rain on Thursday did not stop the intrepid gardeners of the Burnett Garden Club in pursuit of gardens to explore. Fifteen or so members and friends toured 5 gardens beginning with revisits to the Faith Lutheran Church community garden and the Burnett Medical Center Continuing Care Center gardens.

Lots of umbrellas at Faith Lutheran Church Community Garden. Marilyn
narrated the tour explaining the evolution of the garden over the first few years. 

At the CCC gardens, Becky explained the evolution from inception fifteen years earlier
to the current design.
Photo taken earlier in the day at the CCC garden

Photo taken earlier in the day at the CCC garden

The tour continued at Carla Holmquist's home on Mud Hen lake.

Carla and her little pal.

Delightful details
One of three fairy gardens adorning the property
A garden lounger facing the lake; what a great place
to curl up and read a book!
 The rain did not let up as we moved on to Charlene's 
Lucille and Charlene touring in style!! 

Thank you to Charlene's husband for explaining the new gardens going in 
as well as the established beds even though to him the plants were all "posies" 
--much easier than trying to remember all those names!
Mary's --last stop on the tour where we had great refreshments indoors, out of the rain.

Again with the umbrellas!!

For a potting shed aficionado, this was heaven!

Only Mary could be this well organized...

And a veggie garden to die for.
Thanks to Marilyn Kooiker, Becky, Carla, Charlene and Mary for another fun, informative and fabulous Burnett Garden Club Community Garden Tour!

And thank you to Becky, Jen, Sandy and Mary for the great refreshments. 


Good mulch means easy weeding!!

Georgianne and I were driving by the HWY 70 sign and thought we'd take an up close look. Realizing it was our week (along with Rhonda) to weed, we thought we'd get a jump on it. Well, with the great mulching job there weren't many weeds to speak of (we presumed Rhonda hadn't gotten the jump on us).

This weeks team (Linnea, Sandra, McKenzie and Mark) will have an easy time of it too.  

Georgianne pulling a few weeds, July 2, 2016


Deadline to register to show at the Central Burnett County Fair in Webster is July 15

July 15 is the deadline to get your registration in for showing at the Webster Fair. Here is a link for online registration. Remember, you do not have to show in a category you registered for if you have nothing at fair time.


If you do not have a copy of the Fair Book, here is a link for that.


Department 115 is for flowers and house plants but check out the other Departments. Or if you are 62 or over you can show in the Senior Department--215 is for flowers and house plants.

Mary C. and Charlene have both shown at the Webster Fair and would be happy to advise you.

Let the Club know you are showing so we can come out to the fair to support you!! The fair runs July 21-24.


Community Garden Tour, Thursday, July 14, 5:30 to dusk

If you have not already saved the date, be sure to do so now. Thursday, July 14 is our annual Community Garden Tour. It is a great time to enjoy someone else's hard work! We have some amazing gardens in our community so come on out and have a look.

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Find out about our club and meet some members. We welcome all levels or gardeners in our club, even those who only garden indoors or in their minds!

As usual we will carpool at 5:30 at Grantsburg High School. Anyone not able to make the 5:30 start time can pick up on the tour at any one of our stops. Our itinerary is as follows:

5:40 Faith Lutheran Church Garden, corner of Russel and St George in Grantsburg (rear of church)
6:00 Continuing Care Center Gardens at Burnett Medical Center (north and west sides of the building), Grantsburg
6:30 Karla Holmquist --23738 Floyd Parker Drive on Mud Hen Lake
7:00 Charlene Strabel--9705 Cty Rd D
7:30 Mary Charmol--9664 Cty Rd D Refreshments will be served at Mary's. Becky, Jen, and Sandy will provide refreshments.

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The tour will proceed rain or shine! The only thing that will stop us is a full out thunderstorm!

Hope to see you all there!