Stories and photos

Sept Club meeting

Members and guests enjoyed visiting together and hearing words of gardening wisdom from our esteemed member Myra P. Below is the club members gathered for the meeting.

Club members gathering for Sept. meeting at Myra P. garden.

Helping St. Paul Park MN Veterans and our community

The Pineridge Garden Club members volunteered to help plant twelve red Rosa Easy Elegance Super Hero rose bushes at the St. Paul Park Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 21st.  Liaison, Tim Conrad, from St. Paul Park Parks & Recreation coordinated with members of the American Legion and Lions Club. to prepare the site and help plant the rose bushes.

Garden Awards 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Garden Award recipients.

Bev and Ron’s private and peaceful backyard invite you to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The backyard garden features a pergola sheltered fireplace setting, a fountain with seating area, two fairy gardens, and over 50 planters with different themes. Perennial gardens attract birds and butterflies and provide all season delight. 

In Emma and Steve’s garden you are immediately greeted by pots of colorful flowers and raised beds that lead to sun-filled gardens surrounded by a variety of annuals and perennials – some in spectacular bloom while others are waiting their turn to shine. Emma’s garden area features a small pond, giant allium, a large clematis in full bloom, a vegetable and herb garden with a unique variety of offerings that include white cucumbers, along with a medicinal garden. 

Sharon and Chris’  property features a line of mature blue spruce and black hills spruce trees that lead to a large berm covered by beautiful bursts of flowers. Beyond the berm is a woodland hill formerly covered by buckthorn and now a maze of meandering paths and terraced walls with several sitting nooks that provide the perfect vantage point to enjoy hosta, hydrangea, daylilies, cedars, and other woodland plants. At the end of any one of the many paths is a brick-paved circular with a firepit, seating, and a colorful display of Mandevilla flowers.

Gaze n Graze 2021

Some quick pictures of our 2021 tour of member gardens. Thank you to Gayle, Bets and Betty for their hospitality and the amazing variety of each garden. Click here to view the full video by Susan M.

Plant auction 2021 – Club fundraiser was a huge success!!!

Thank you to all the club members who donated plants and all members who were able to brave the rain to join us for the sale. This auction supports our speaker series and other club activities.

I thought it might be fun for anyone who has any special winter garden decorations to share photos.  I’ll start.  I have attached photos of our decorated screen trellis inspired by Myra’s.   Please forward & I hope to see others forthcoming. Jeanie Vogel

2020 Garden review by Susan

Thank you Susan

Link to the video on Wistia: https://pineridgegc.wistia.com/medias/kzgrr70hyy

Sponsored gardens: 2020 Videos by Susan

View the Cottage Grove gardens video: https://pineridgegc.wistia.com/medias/b4adnnlhws
View the SPP gardens video:
https://pineridgegc.wistia.com/medias/sbuhxp5rle
View our Virtual Gaze n Graze tour from 7/15
https://pineridgegc.wistia.com/medias/yit61bjb9o

2020 Gaze and Graze

Members had the pleasure of visiting Susan’s and Myra’s gardens as part of this activity.

Members had the pleasure of visiting Susan’s and Myra’s gardens as part of this activity.

U of M Landscape Arboretum club trip Aug. 2019

10 members ventured to the Arboretum
Elizabeth, Linda, Jan, Jon, Caryn, Bets, Cindy, Gayle, Maureen, Susan

Angelica with a visiting hornet

Amazing Day Lilly

Swallowtail butterfly visiting a Red & Orange Zinnia

Gaze and Graze club gathering 2019

Gathering together to enjoy the efforts of our club members along with good food and good company.  Many thanks to Bob and Caryn for sharing their gardens. Special thanks to our three guests Marissa, Joy, and Mya.

Planting the city gardens for 2019

A happy crew gathers to prepare and plant the Cottage Grove City Hall gardens. These gardens provide a wonderful example of the clubs dedication to enhancing the beauty of our area. With support from the city, these gardens continue to develop and welcome guest to these offices.

Celebrating 50 years of learning and service

Pineridge Garden Club History compiled by Maureen

A short summary:
The Pine Ridge Garden Club was founded in 1969 by twelve members in what was then the Village of Cottage Grove.  By 1974, when Cottage Grove became a city, the club had grown to 28 members and welcomed residents from the surrounding communities of St. Paul Park and Newport.  Throughout its history, the Pine Ridge Garden has dedicated itself to civic beautification, encouraging home and community gardening, and providing educational programs on topics related to horticulture and the natural environment.
From the beginning, club members have devoted their time and talent to beautifying the community. Early projects focused on working with the Village to establish and maintain plantings in various parks and playgrounds.
View the complete history document here.

The Pineridge Garden Club helps and inspires our community.

Each year we serve the community by attending to a variety of gardens around the city.

The Triangle garden

The cover photo for this page is the Triangle garden along Pt. Douglas Road. This garden was lovingly attended by club member Paddy B.

City Hall Gardens. –  2017

City Hall Gardens –  2019

The BEC Gardens from 2016

The Pineridge Garden Club – club activity

One member’s profession becomes a passion for all members.

One members passion becomes a profession

Kati Jo with club members Gayle, Maureen, Elizabeth, Pat, and Jon