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Gardeners Exchange Group’s to meet Sept. 20

By Staff | Sep 12, 2014

Garden Design with Meg Spurlin and Eric Sundback is the topic of the Sept. 20 meeting of the Gardener’s Exchange Group. Meg will soon move from her farm to a house much closer to Shepherdstown. Her expansive garden is full of flowers which she uses in wonderful arrangements to benefit charities and enrich the lives of her many lucky friends. Her plant knowledge came about as a result of self-education at botanical gardens, books and other passionate gardeners. Like most gardeners, she learned through trial and error on her own property. Now that she is moving, there are many difficult decisions to make.

Eric Sundback is the founder of the famous Christmas Tree farm located near Shepherdstown. In addition to selling trees to several U.S. Presidents, he is a landscape architect and maintains his own beautiful garden. Meg and Eric will converse about designing a garden

The group will meet at Meg’s farm off Martinsburg Pike/Shepherdstown Road, Rt. 45.

Meetings take place rain or shine! Bring a chair and a breakfast item to share. Coffee is provided.

For more information and directions, check www.g-e-g.org or call Carole Brooks 304-876-1761.

GEG is an informal network of avid gardeners from Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley Counties, West Virginia, and the nearby areas of Maryland and Virginia. Our purpose is to bring together people who share an interest in the practical, hands-on challenges and pleasures of gardening. Members are young and old; men and women; retired and working people; professional gardeners, master gardeners and beginners. The gardening interests of GEG members are just as diverse: wildflowers to roses, fruit trees to mushrooms, water gardening to Xeriscaping.

GEG members share information, resources, expertise, labor, plants, and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits, and special events. The group meets at 9:30 a.m., usually on the third Saturday of the month, April through October. They welcome new members.