Archive for October, 2016

New Date for Nov. 2016 General Meeting

Due to a situation beyond our control, Windermere Garden Club’s next GENERAL meeting will be on the FIRST Thursday in November which is Nov. 3rd at Windermere Town Hall.

The November general meeting will NOT occur on the usual 2nd Thursday of the month. This is for November ONLY. Our program will be on succulents presented by Kelly Greer, Residential Horticulturist at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County.
Thank you.

2016 Oct. General Meeting

On Thursday, Oct. 13th at Windermere Town Hall, we had general meeting with an informal coffee and “white elephant” sale.

Our hostesses were Peggy C. and Diana L. They did a great job with our informal coffee. The halloween themed decor and food was wonderful. Thank you.

Our hostesses: Peggy C. on the left & Diana L. on the right

Our hostesses: Peggy C. on the left & Diana L. on the right

Hostess Diana L. with her arrangement

Hostess Diana L. with her arrangement

2016 Oct. #8

Yummy snacks and creative decorations

Yummy snacks and creative decorations

Some of the yummy snacks and halloween decorations and floral designs

Some of the yummy snacks and halloween decorations and floral designs

A newer member Dayle B.  held the “white elephant” sale which was great. Thank you.

Our speaker was Member Vicki Hearst. She spoke on using plant material from our own yard and our neighbors after asking permission. They will like the free trimming of their landscapes. Some of her great hints included making sure to wash and soak any plant material to prevent disease and pest spread.  To make small arrangements and use everyday items for vases like fancy soap dishes and ceramic toothbrush holders etc…   When using bromeliads in arrangement do not get them wet as they will rot.  Wonderful hints and thank you.

Our speaker and member Vicki H.

Our speaker and member Vicki H.

Small arrangement by our speaker and member Vicki H.

Small arrangement by our speaker and member Vicki H.

Member Linda H.

Member Linda H. enjoying one of our speaker’s floral arrangement featuring bromeliads and opened bird of paradise flowers.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker & Member Vicki H. and 1st VP Mary B.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker & Member Vicki H. and 1st VP Mary B.