Hamburg Journal Home and Garden News – June 2021

Open Gates to the Bluegrass Garden Tour 2021

Open Gates to the Bluegrass Garden Tour is on June 26-27, sponsored by the Lexington Council Garden Club. Visit eight beautiful Lexington Gardens. Tickets are on sale for each: Best of Flowers, Kings Garden Center, Michler’s, Peggy’s Gifts & Accessories, Pemberton’s Greenhouses, Springhouse Gardens, Wilson’s Garden Center (Lexington and Frankfort).

National Garden Week

National Garden Clubs Inc. and The Garden Club of Kentucky sponsor National Garden Week on June 6-12, 2021.

Fall Blooming Perennials

Fayette County Extension Office Gardening Workshops hosts Fall Blooming Perennials on Tuesday, June 22. Check ahead to see if the workshop is virtual or in-person.

On the Lawn

Grass clippings are a free source of nutrients for your lawn. They rapidly degrade and provide organic matter that improves soil. Remember to keep clippings on the lawn and o the street to avoid nutrient pollution to our streams. Save time and skip the bagging.

Pilot program for home composting

The city of Lexington may soon offer compost units to encourage more people to throw away less food and yard waste. Under the pilot program, participants on city garbage service would be able to choose a free compost unit or receive a compost unit at a reduced cost a er participating in composting workshops. The goal for this pilot program would be to increase composting and decreasing food and yard waste from going to the landfills.

Big Blue Book Club

Fayette County Cooperative Extension had such success with Big Blue Book Club, they’re doing it again. The third book in the series is Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from Our Favorite Places by Ouita Michel. The virtual Book Club sessions will be July 13, July 20, and July 27 at 7 pm via Zoom.


Previews of the BIA’s Grand Tour of Homes and Tour of Remodeled Homes.


BIA hosted a Food Truck Friday event at Wiseway in May.



This article also appears on page 20 and 21 of the June 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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