Archive for October, 2014

2014 Oct. General Meeting

Our Oct. 9th general meeting began with an informal coffee and a “white elephant” sale.  Our hostesses for the informal coffee were Anne T., Vicki H., Maureen T. and new member Arlene G. They did a great job and no one went away hungry. Carolin W. did a great job as chairman of the “white elephant” sale with many great donated treasures from many of our members.

Our speaker was Joyce Brown on hanging basket designs like creating “ball” shaped hanging designs used at Disney World. She makes sphagnum moss planters and plants not only in the center as traditionally done but on the sides and bottom of the planter. When the plants mature they create a “ball” of flowers or foliage. Hanging the planters using heavy duty fishing swivels, allows for fast watering and trimming as you can twirl the planter instead of moving your arms around the planter. See her website at http://yardfaery.wix.com/joy-pro#!dvdbaskets/c1yuy

Also, Joyce mentioned her other passion which is theatrical therapy for special needs young adults. See the website at http://yardfaery.wix.com/joy-pro#!special-productions/c17by.

Join us at our next general meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13th at Windermere Town Hall. An informal coffee is at 9:30am and the general meeting begins at 10am with the assistant director at Leu Gardens, Keri Byrum, speaking on “The World of Succulents”. After the speaker, we have a short break and then a business meeting ending at about noon.

 

Left to right: Members Joan P. and Janet S. with Speaker Joyce Brown

Left to right: Members Joan P. and Janet S. with Speaker Joyce Brown with one of her planters

 

Our speaker Joyce Brown

Our speaker Joyce Brown

Joan Y. admiring the centerpiece created by one of our hostesses Vicki H. The beautiful floral arrangement was created almost entirely from materials from her own yard.

Joan Y. on left, admiring the centerpiece created by one of our hostesses Vicki H. next to the beautiful floral arrangement she created almost entirely from materials from her own yard.

 

Anne T. one of our hostesses

Anne T. one of our hostesses making preparations.

Centerpiece created by Co-hostess Vicki H.

Centerpiece created by Co-hostess Vicki H.