Archive for May, 2014

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.