Archive for February, 2016

2016 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 11th, Windermere Garden Club had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

We began with our informal  coffee with Members Maggie K. and Marlene G. as our hostesses. Their theme for the coffee was St. Valentine’s Day.  Great job, ladies!

Hostess Maggie K. in red and Hostess Marlene G. in black.

Hostess Maggie K. in red and Hostess Marlene G. in black.

Wonderful and fun valentine themed snacks provide by Hostesses Maggie K. and Marlene G.

Wonderful and fun valentine themed snacks provide by Hostesses Maggie K. and Marlene G.

Refreshing drinks at our general meeting

Refreshing drinks at our general meeting

Beautiful plants at the snack table provided by Hostess Maggie K.

Beautiful plants at the snack table provided by Hostess Maggie K.

Our speaker was Lewis Brehm who spoke on Disney’s development of the theme parks in California and Florida.  He spoke mainly on the development of character plant topiaries and the changing of the native environments to enhance the visitor’s experience in the parks. It was very interesting that they were able to move huge oaks without damaging them and how the topiaries are so lifelike now that is a little scary.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker Lewis Brehm, and 1st VP Mary B.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker Lewis Brehm, and 1st VP Mary B.

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2016 FL Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Thursday, Jan. 14, Windermere Garden Club had short program and planted a tree to celebrate Florida’s Arbor Day.

The short program included a honor guard, proclamation by Mayor Gary Bruhn and a presentation by the students of Windermere Union Church’s Preschool. Afterward, juice and cookies were provided and served by members of Windermere Garden Club.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event possible.

Left President Bonnie B. and to the right is Co-Chairman Jackie R. Co-Chairman Peggy Collins is not shown.

Left President Bonnie B. and to the right is Co-Chairman Jackie R.  Jackie’s co-chairman Peggy Collins is not shown. Photo by Ceme C.

A few of the Windermere Union Preschool students helping to plant a tree.

A few of the Windermere Union Church Preschool students helping to plant a tree. Photo by Ceme C.