Highland News Leader

Highland Garden Club to learn about container gardening

The Highland Garden Club will meet on Thursday, May 26 in the upstairs meeting rooms (Nos. 2 and 3) at the Korte Recreation Center beginning at 7 p.m.

“Stand Up and Garden” is how Laurie Moore Skinner describes her approach to container gardening. Several years ago, a back injury prevented her from tending her flowers and garden, so she devised a safe way to attach a planter to her deck railing and has been growing flowers, herbs, and veggies ever since. She soon realized that she had finally out-smarted the rabbits, deer, and slugs and that weeding was no longer a problem. Gardening became more fun and less work.

Her presentation will include general information about container gardening on your balcony, deck/porch, a time for question and answer, and a demonstration on how to “Stand up and Garden,” using her unique planters made from rain gutter materials.

Raised in the St. Louis area, Moore Skinner’s hobby turned into a business called “Gutter Gardens,” since the planters are made from commercial-size rain gutter materials. She speaks at garden clubs, libraries, and volunteers as a master gardener in her community. You can find more information and lots of pictures at GutterGardens.com and see them on display at the Goshen Market in May and June.

The Highland Garden Club meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month. The mission of the club is: “To plant the seeds of knowledge, cultivate friendships, grow in appreciation of nature, harvest ideas, and preserve the beauty of our community.” Anyone interested in learning more about the Garden Club should call Kathy Moore, club president, at 654-3579 or email at wmoorekm@gmail.com.