Archive for November, 2015

2015 November General Meeting

On Thursday, Nov. 12th, Windermere Garden Club had an informal coffee and general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

Tanya C. and Angela W. were our hostesses for the informal coffee right before the meeting. Great job and thank you.

Snack table by Hostesses Tanya C. and Angela W.

Snack table by Hostesses Tanya C. and Angela W.

Flowers by co-hostess Angela W.

Flowers by co-hostess Angela W.

Our speakers were Rilla Tomyn, owner of Betty J’s florist in Ocoee and Mary Beth, a floral designer at Betty J’s. See the link below to Betty J’s website:

http://www.myorlandoflorist.com/

Left to Right: 1st VP Mary B., Betty J's Florist Owner Rilla Tomyn, and Mary Beth.

Left to Right: 1st VP Mary B., Betty J’s Florist Owner Rilla Tomyn, and Mary Beth.

Mary Beth had many helpful hints including using a floral knife instead of scissors to cut the flowers.  To cut, you need to move the flower stem and keep the knife still. Using a knife prevents the stem from crushing and allows water to flow more easily to the flower.

Mary Beth shows how to begin a Christmas floral arrangement with candles that have been trimmed at the bottom to fit more easily in the floral foam. (Photo by Maureen T.)

Mary Beth shows how to begin a Christmas floral arrangement with candles that have been trimmed at the bottom to fit more easily in the floral foam. (Photo by Maureen T.)

Mary Beth completed 3 arrangements. Two of the arrangements had an autumn theme and one had a Christmas theme.  Two of the arrangements were raffled off and one was given to past president, Peggy C.

1st VP Mary B. with complete Christmas arrangement by of Betty J's Florist of Ocoee, FL. Photo by Maureen T.

1st VP Mary B. with complete Christmas arrangement by Mary Beth of Betty J’s Florist of Ocoee, FL. (Photo by Maureen T.)

Autumn floral design by Betty J's Florist of Ocoee, FL. Photo by Maureen T.

Autumn floral design by Mary Beth (Photo by Maureen T.)

Angela W. accepts a donation from our club for Nehrling Gardens from President Bonnie B. (Photo by Maureen T.)

Angela W. on left accepts a donation from our club at this meeting for Nehrling Gardens from President Bonnie B. on the right. (Photo by Maureen T.)

Our next general meeting will be the FIRST Thursday of the month which is Dec. 3rd at Windermere Town Hall. It will be a business meeting at 10:30am with a Christmas potluck to follow. There will be no speaker or program.

If you would like to attend as a guest, please e-mail Tanya at tkchesire@yahoo.com by Tuesday, Dec. 1st.  You do not need to bring an item to share.

If you are a member, please contact Eleanor by Tuesday, Dec. 1st. and tell her what you are bringing to share.  Also, we are collecting non perishable canned or boxed food items for West Orange Christian Service Center.

Hope to see you there.

 

 

2015 Dec. General Meeting will be FIRST Thursday

Windermere Garden Club’s  Dec. general meeting/Christmas potluck will be the FIRST Thursday of the month which is Dec. 3, 2015 at Windermere Town Hall. It will be a business meeting at 10:30am with a Christmas potluck to follow. There will be no speaker or program.

If you would like to attend as a guest, please e-mail Tanya at tkchesire@yahoo.com by Tuesday, Dec. 1st.  You do not need to bring an item to share.

If you are a member, please contact Eleanor N. by Tuesday, Dec. 1st. and tell her what you are bringing to share.  Also, we are collecting non perishable canned or boxed food items for West Orange Christian Service Center.

Hope to see you there.