Members of the Windermere Garden Club decorated an indoor tree inside Windermere’s Town Hall and an outdoor tree located on the back porch of town hall.
Thank you members for all your work. They both look great.
November 14, 2013 general meeting was very interesting. Becky Nix, a resident of Windermere, spoke on her nighttime “moon” garden. She spoke about how her garden changed over the years with her lifestyle by using photo slides of her garden and other similar gardens. She also had a large list of the plants that have done well in her nighttime garden that bloom or show up well at night.
One day workshop for creating flower arrangements for your home. All supplies provided just bring your clippers. Public encouraged to attend in addition to club members. Cost is $18. Deadline is Jan. 16th, 2014. See link below for more information and registration form or call Maureen at 407-909-1461.
written by Donna Ditges, Webmaster
Effective immediately, Tanya Chesire will be writing posts on the WGC website. We plan to add our byline to our articles to avoid any confusion. Tanya will post announcements and news directly related to Windermere Garden Club. She will continue to inform us of other garden club events through email. Tanya will gradually transition into the Webmaster position, but she will be writing Club news while she is learning how to operate the website.
Donna Ditges will continue as Webmaster until a full transition to Tanya takes place.
Written by Donna Ditges
Our first meeting of the 2013-2014 year kicked off with our usual first speaker, Tom MacCubbin, Florida Gardening Expert and host of many Central Florida shows and articles. See links to Tom’s websites at the end of this post as well as photos provided by Club Photographer, Donna Ditges.
Hostesses Cannon Stoffel, Bonnie Baum and Peggy Collins provided wonderful snacks of deviled eggs, sandwiches, orange cake, fruit and coffee, juice and tea. Thank you, Ladies. It was delicious and above-and-beyond.
PROGRAM: Tom’s topic today was ”Eco-Friendly Treatment of Garden Pests and Diseases,” accompanied by a very informative handout “September in the Garden 2013″ (click here to download as a pdf). He also added a trivia contest and gave several door prizes for correct answers. The winners of the door prizes were Angela Withers (gardening book), Carol Wolfe (garden hat), Joan Prasky (flower pot of goodies) and Anne Theiss (garden theme notecards).
50/50 DRAWING: This month we had a plant from the hostess table entered into the drawing. An arrangement for give away is not a requirement of hostessing; this was an unexpected addition.
SMART PHONE APP FOR THE GARDEN TIP: Vice President, Jill Thompson, had a very interesting tip for us. There is an app for smartphones that will help you with your gardening. It is called ”Beesmart”. Just search on your smartphone for the app. It will help you decide on plants for your garden, i.e., search your zip code, then amount of light, then amount of water, then shrub, tree or plant; then flowering, etc. You get the idea. GREAT TIP JILL!
NEW GARDEN CLUB DEVELOPMENTS:
Visit Tom MacCubbin online at:
Dist. VII’s Habitat for Humanity (H for H) Chairman Theresa Schretzmann-Myers of Windermere GC in the center of the photo made possible with Dist. VII’s H for H funds the purchase and planting of two large live oak and other plantings at the new home of Cpl. “CJ” Barnes in Oakland which is part of H for H’s Home at Last project for combat wounded soldiers. Other WGC members who volunteered that day were: Jacqueline Rapport, Maureen Tuber and Tanya Chesire.