Programs/Projects DYI

The Coastal Garden Club of Shallotte, NC was thrilled to be the only club in the state to receive a Plant America Grant, from National President Nancy Hargroves.  With the $825. grant, plus other contributions from the community,in April, 2018, the club installed 3 pollinator garden areas at the DOT Rest Stop on Highway 17 in Shallotte, as well as two large educational signs. Two gardens are in raised beds at the front of the site and the third is along the sidewalk at the back entrance. This location serves over 150,000 visitors annually, so the gardens will be enjoyed by many. The Visitor’s Center there has a list of the native plants that were used, so interested members of the public can learn what to plant in their gardens.

 

The club members working on the project experienced several challenges.  We have attached documents detailing what we learned, in case other groups wish to do a similar project.  We were fortunate that the husband of a member created a lovely, original trellis of wood, for the coral honeysuckle plant, and that information is included, also.

Plants were purchased from Niche Gardens in Chapel Hill. Soaker hoses were used to insure adequate water.  Organic fertilizer was added when planting.

 

For additional questions, contact Joan Eccard, joan.eccard@gmail.com

STEPS TO CREATING A POLLINATOR GARDEN

Making a Trellis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Garden Club Pollinator Gardens Plant America sign project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These programs are from the files in the state office.  Click on a title and read, or if you wish to use, print a copy.  You no longer have to wait for snail mail and pay $2.

ARRANGEMENTS

BIRDS

 

BUTTERFLIES

 

BULBS

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

TREES

 

PROPAGATION

MISC

 

LANDSCAPING

HORTICULTURE