The Woodlake Building & Grounds Committee is planning a volunteer day on Saturday, April 4, from 9:00 am to noon. Our goals are to:

  • Plant a �native� perennial border along the lakeshore, both as a visual attraction and as a goose deterrent, and
  • Replace several of the butterfly bushes that have died during the past few years in the daylily bed on the pond dam.

For the perennials to be planted around the lake, we are hoping that Woodlake gardeners have some �native� plants that are seedlings or are in need of dividing but you didn�t know what to do with the divisions. We are using the term �native� to mean plants that are native or have naturalized in the southeastern US, have a mature height of 2-4 ft, and like full sun. Examples of such plants include purple coneflowers, black eyed susan, goldenrod, asters, butterfly weed, yellow- and blue-flag iris, switch grass, and broomsedge. If you have plants that you would like to contribute to this project, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, April 2 with a list of the plants and the number that you plan to contribute. Please provide a label with whatever you bring.

If you would like to help with planting, please send an e-mail to the same e-mail address. We will have some tools available that volunteers to use, but if you have your own hand trowel, shovel, etc. please bring them with you.

We will meet at the Woodlake clubhouse parking lot at 9:00 am. Coffee, water, and granola bars will be available to keep you energized! We look forward to seeing you there!