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National Garden Week is June 7-13

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During spring, the reason for renewal, millions of Americans turn joyfully to gardening. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the week of April 13, 1986 as National Garden Week, calling governments, private organizations, and other appropriate activities to show appreciation for the efforts and contributions of gardeners.

Gray Garden Club plans to participate in National Garden Week with Covid-19 guides. National Garden Week is June 7 - 13. GGC is meeting in the yard of Faye and Johnny Brown for the meeting with a cookout following. Mayor Ed Barbee and board chair Chris Weidner will sign the proclamation for National Garden Week.

Signs and daylily guides for the daylily display will be placed at Ace Hardware and the W.E. Knox Civic Center. GGC invites daylily growers to bring specimen for entry into the display on June 6 at W.E. Knox Civic Center, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Daylilies will be sold outside the Civic Center. Please visit the Federated Garden Club of Gray Facebook page. GGC and Kiwanis will sell daylilies on May 30, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Flowers will be placed in public places where there are no restrictions.

Gardeners have a passion for nurturing the beauty and resources of the earth through the planting of seeds, the care of all plants, and the riches of their efforts. They seek to add beauty, splendor, fragrance, and nutrition to our lives through the growing of herbs, vegetables, foliage, and flowers. They work to preserve our country’s traditional spirit of independence and initiative through innovation and hard work.

Gardeners advocate the importance of all creatures, large and small, that share our world and their roles in a balanced and productive ecology. Gardening furnishes a challenging and productive activity for many citizens, for those just learning, as well as those having years of experience. It promotes a healthy lifestyle that lasts a lifetime, helps reduce stress from other areas of life, and teaches that rewards can come from diligent effort. Gardeners enable members of garden clubs across the nation and the world to serve together in the communities.