2014-2015 Club Season begins

The first Windermere Garden Club General Meeting for the 2014-2015 season will be on Thursday, Sept. 11th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee will be at 9:30 am and the meeting will begin at 10 am with our program “Florida’s Best Plants That Made Florida Famous”. Florida gardening expert, Tom MacCubbin, will be our speaker.

Windermere Town Hall is located at 520 Main Street in Windermere, FL. It shares a parking lot with the Windermere Branch of the Orange County Library.

Guests and new members are always welcome!

2014 Plant Exchange

Our club had its annual plant exchange on the back porch of Windermere Town Hall on Thursday, June 5th as part of National Gardening Week. Special thanks to 2nd VP Maureen T. for the photos of the event included in this post.

Member Carol W.

Member Carol W.Member Leah D.

Member Leah D.

Member Joan P.

Member Joan P.

2014 May 9th Orchid Field Trip

On Friday, May 9th we went to the home of member Marge F. to see her huge backyard orchid greenhouse.  She and Pam F. were our hosts.

Marge gave us many useful hints on the care of orchids. She said the watering depends on the orchid type and that regular hydrogen peroxide can cure crown root in orchids.

Also, Marge also showed us her large fossil collection which most came from Tennessee and other areas outside of Florida.  However, she also showed us her collection of fossilize shells that are found in Florida.

Also, some very delicious refreshments were served.

Thank you Marge for inviting us to your home.

Margie F.'s Backyard Orchid greenhouse

Margie F.’s Backyard Orchid greenhouse

Another view of Margie F.'s backyard orchid greenhouse

Another view of Margie F.’s backyard orchid greenhouse

Left to right: Ann T., Leah D., Jackie R. and our host Margie F.

Left to right: Ann T., Leah D., Jackie R. and our host Margie F.

Fossilized shells from Florida. Just a small part of Margie F.'s fossil collection

Fossilized shells from Florida. Just a small part of Margie F.’s fossil collection

2014 May 8th-Officers’ Installation Luncheon

On Thursday, May 8th, we had our installation of the 2014-2015 officers with a general meeting and a lovely luncheon at Westerly’s at MetroWest Golf Club. Members attending donated many bags of nonperishable food to the West Orange Christian Service Center.

Windermere Garden Club’s former president and current Nehrling Society President Angela Withers was our installation presenter. She gave each officer a bag of caladiums courtesy of the Nehrling Society.

 

Left to Right: Presenter Angela W., Interim President Peggy C., Corresponding Sec. Eleanor N., Recording Sec. Joan Y., 1st VP Maureen T., Jackie R. for 2nd VP Jill T., Treasurer Mary Ann b.

Left to Right: Presenter Angela W., Interim President Peggy C., Corresponding Sec. Eleanor N., Recording Sec. Joan Y., 1st VP Maureen T., Jackie R. for 2nd VP Jill T., Treasurer Mary Ann B.

 

L to R: Presenter Angela W., Interm President Peggy C., Corresponding Sec. Eleanor N. , Recording Sec. Joan Y.

L to R: Presenter Angela W., Interm President Peggy C., Corresponding Sec. Eleanor N. , Recording Sec. Joan Y.

L to R: 2nd VP Maureen T., Jackie R. for 1st VP Jill T., Treasurer Dale B.

L to R: 2nd VP Maureen T., Jackie R. for 1st VP Jill T., Treasurer Dale B.

Horticultural Chairman Barbara B. enjoying the installation luncheon.

Horticultural Chairman Barbara B. enjoying the installation luncheon.

L to R: Mary S., Joan Y. and Denise H.

L to R: Mary S., Incoming Recording Sec. Joan Y. and Denise H. enjoying the social time with each other.

2014 June 12th “Change over” BOARD Meeting

The “Change Over” BOARD Meeting has been changed to the 2nd Thursday of June which is June 12, 2014 at 9:30am at Windermere Town Hall. This BOARD meeting is for new, retiring, and continuing officers and chairmen. Our first summer lunch at a location to be announced will take place right after the BOARD meeting. Any garden club member may attend the lunch.

2014 April General Meeting

We had a great time at our April 10, 2014 general meeting. This time we had a “white elephant” sale during our informal coffee, after the speaker break and after the meeting. Our speaker was one of our members Theresa Schretzmann-Myers. She spoke on amaryllis and she taught us in order to kept our amaryllis color from changing for the next amaryllis generation we must not let the bees pollinate our flowers. Instead hand pollinate before sunrise before the bees can do it for us.

Member & April's Speaker Theresa Schretzmann-Myers with some amaryllis blooms from her garden

Member & April’s Speaker Theresa Schretzmann-Myers with some amaryllis blooms from her garden

Our April 2014 general meeting hostesses who did a great job with the decorations and refreshments. Left to right: Marie H., Joan Y., Clare D.

Our April 2014 general meeting hostesses who did a great job with the decorations and refreshments. Left to right: Marie H., Joan Y., Clare D.

President Peggy C. at refreshment table

President Peggy C. at refreshment table

Members shopping at our "white elephant" sale during our April 2014 general meeting

Members shopping at our “white elephant” sale during our April 2014 general meeting

Yard of the Month Winner

Windermere Garden Club member Joan Y. has again received Orange Tree’s yard of the month. See the photo below of Joan with fellow members.

Left to Right: Mary S., Carol W., Joan Y. with dog, Clare D.

Left to Right: Mary S., Carol W., Joan Y. with dog, Clare D.

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