All, this is a very important Festival with Town Meeting. The BCA building and its future will be a prime topic of discussion. If you care about this part of our community, please come.
Hello Blackridge Friends and Neighbors!
Join us This Sunday for a Town Hall Meeting during the annual Blackridge Strawberry Festival!
Come to the BCA Clubhouse Sunday, May 20th at 3:00 to discuss the future of the BCA clubhouse, rentals, and safety, among other important topics for discussion. We will also vote for and meet the 2012 board members, discuss the annual budget and of course there will be the usual plethora of delicious strawberry treats.
For more information and to see the proposed list of board members, please visit the event website:
Hope to see you there!!
Blackridge Civic Association
Thanks to good friend of the BGC Bernie Krueger and BGC member Amy Bluedorn for sharing these shots with us! We'd love to see more of your garden treasures!
We hope no one was injured in the accident along Beulah Road yesterday, and we are very relieved that the car didn't crash into our Blackridge neighbor's home--it came pretty close, it looks like. We'll be heading to the Churchill Police Dept once again to pick up a copy of the report so that we can begin the process of seeking an insurance payment for the destruction of the upper side of the Forest Drive corners. Sigh.
Q & A: Pruning Weigela
Question: My 'Wine and Roses' weigela is looking particularly sparse and spindly this spring. Last year it was full/dense and lush! Is it because I do not prune or the unusually frosty spring or a combo of both???? What to do????
Answer: Although 'Wine and Roses' is usually a low-maintenance plant, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, it does require pruning to maintain an attractive, dense shape. Weigela is a spring bloomer, and blooms on old wood, so it should be pruned immediately after blooming (late spring). You can choose to lightly or heavily prune, and the weigela will recover nicely in either case, although heavy pruning will, of course, result in a smaller shrub for the following growing season.
Some points to remember in pruning are: