Since 1956, the Oxford Garden Club's mission has been to inspire the love of gardening, protect our native trees, plants and birds, educate our community, encourage civic planting and promote the overall beautification of our historic home town. Our club members love to get our “hands dirty.”
Throughout the years, the Oxford Garden Club has worked to promote civic beautification through projects like the plantings of the iconic daffodils on North and South Lamar, maintaining the Christmas decorations at both the historic and new county courthouse, and our present project of restoring and expanding the landscaping of our city cemetery. Additionally, our club members support the protection of our tree canopy and have been involved in numerous projects that work to promote our city’s beautification and preservation.
Additionally, our club has long been involved in the education and promotion of the environment and gardening. Our club has sponsored a youth garden club for over 30 years and last year we had 100 third graders participate in the year- long club. Annually, we host our city’s Arbor Day celebration and throughout the years we have promoted numerous recycling and other environmental education programs. Moreover, we have contributed numerous books to our local library on various gardening and design subjects.
Step 1: Loosen soil in the planting bed to a depth of at least 8”. Remove any weeds, rocks or other debris. You can mix in compost, other organic matter or slow releasing fertilizer if your soil lacks nutrients.
Step 2: Depending on the bulb, follow the recommendation on the label for planting depth. As a general rule, plant big bulbs about 8" deep and small bulbs about 5" deep. Set the bulb in the hole pointy side up or the roots down. It's easy to spot the pointy end of a tulip or daffodil; tougher with a crocus. If you can't figure out the top from the bottom, plant the bulb on its side, in most cases, even if you don't get it right, the bulb will still find its way topside.
Step 3: Now that the bulbs are planted, back fill with soil over the hole, lightly compress the soil but do not pack it. Water to stimulate root growth. There is no need to water continuously unless you live in an area with low precipitation in the winter months.
Recycling drop off locations are available for residential use, one at the Municipal Center (City Shop) on Molly Barr Road beside the Police Station, a second on Highway 7 South next to Fire Station #3 and also at the Recycling Center at the City of Oxford Landfill on County Road 321 (Pea Ridge Road). Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm.
Bins are available for each recyclable:
Aluminum and Steel Cans, Mixed Paper, Newspapers, Cardboard, and Plastic.
Aluminum and Steel Cans
All aluminum and steel cans are accepted. Most aluminum cans are viewed as soda cans; some pet food cans are also aluminum. Steel cans like food cans, shaving cream, deodorant and some pet food cans are all accepted. Please rinse all cans and put them loosely into the recycling bin (no paper or plastic bags). The recycling center has equipment that will separate the cans. No Styrofoam blocks or Styrofoam peanuts.
PETE #1 and HDPE #2 plastic are accepted. PETE #1 plastic examples are soda bottles, water bottles and some food containers. HDPE #2 Plastic examples are milk jugs, detergent bottles, and other food and liquid containers. The type of plastic is usually printed on the bottom or side of the item within the recycling symbol. Please put all plastic loosely into the bin (no paper or plastic bags). Please do not put any other type of plastic into the receptacle. Cans and Plastic share a bin and are sorted at the Recycling Center.
The mixed paper bin is for all types of paper other than newsprint. Examples are magazines, junk mail, paper sacks, catalogues, paper folders, envelopes, computer paper, copy paper, and non-corrugated boxes can go in this bin. Please put all paper products loosely into the bin (no plastic bags or cardboard boxes).
Clean, dry, non-bound newspaper only. Inserts that come in the newspaper are acceptable. Please put all newspaper loosely into the bin (no plastic bags).
Cardboard must be broken down to save space, one unbroken box takes space away from others.
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