Club News for Dec. 18, 2012

Bluebird gardens topic for Reflections

Emily Winners, Louisiana Bayou Bluebird Society 2011 Bluebirder of the Year, spoke at Burden Horticulture Society’s December Reflections in the Garden program about building a garden for birds.

Winners talked about her work with the Junior Garden Club of Lecompte to start a bluebird trail called “Bluebirds on the Bayou” in 2007. The trail originated along Bayou Bouef in Lecompte and has grown to more than 50 bluebird houses throughout Lecompte, Cheneyville, Forest Hill and Alexandria. People are reporting seeing bluebirds in areas they’ve not been seen before.

For information on the “Bluebirds on the Bayou” project, contact Winners, (318) 776-5356, or Gladys Ford, (318) 776-9400.

Will Mangham will lead a program on camellias at the next Reflections meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the LSU AgCenter Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane in Baton Rouge. More information about BHS can be found at

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