Club Business, General Meetings

Nov 2022 WGC Events

Nov 2022 was filled with multiple events. We kicked off the month with WGC’s semi-annual plant sale, followed by monthly meeting which was postponed due to a hurricane & ended it with decorating the town’s Christmas tree.

WGC members grew plants in preparation for the plant sale at Windermere Farmers Market. Proceeds from this sale will help us fund scholarships for students studying horticulture.

Plant sale

At our monthly meeting our club president Vicki Hearst demonstrated various floral arrangement mechanics based on her vast experience in floral designing. Hostesses Bonnie B & Dale B provided delicious refreshments. Bonnie B made a beautiful Thanksgiving themed floral arrangement.

WGC members decorated the town Christmas tree towards the end of the month. Theme for this year is polar express.

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Club Business, General Meetings

September 2022 General Meeting

WGC members met for the Sep 2022 general meeting after the summer break. A few landscaping projects related to the town of Windermere were completed during the summer. Members also met for summer luncheons once a month.

April H and Kim B did a wonderful job as hostesses and were thanked by all.

The September program included plant raffle & live auction of a few chosen plants.

Awards earned by club and members were announced by Bonnie B, Awards Chairperson. Mary Beth C won the Community Flower Award for the library flowers. Arjuna D and Shirin N entered the Art in Bloom and won. Jackie R and Vicki H won an award for the 2021 Environmental Education for Youth Award in regards to the Arbor Day celebration with the Windermere Church Preschool.

Members received information regarding the upcoming Disctrict VII flower show & were encouraged to participate by Maureen T & Suzanne M.

Club Business, General Meetings

April 2022 General Meeting

WGC April general meeting was held on April 14th.

Maureen T & Theresa M were April hostesses. They provided delicious snacks for the member & were thanked for their generosity.

April program was lead by Marty Folk, one of the Central Florida’s bromeliad experts. Members enjoyed learning about various bromeliad species. Marty donated a few bromeliads for the club raffle & also brought selected bromeliad varieties for members to purchase.

Image courtesy: Debra N.

Club Business, General Meetings

March 2022 General Meeting

WGC March general meeting was held on March 10th. Mask requirement has been officially lifted.

Michele K and Cindy M were March hostesses. They
did a wonderful job and were thanked with an applause.

March program was lead by club president Vickie H regarding growing herbs and micro-greens. Vicki also provided tasting of micro-greens and also a great herb dipping oil. Members received handouts that contained instructions regarding growing micro-greens/herbs & recipe for the herb dipping oil.

Club Business, General Meetings

January & February 2022 General Meetings

In Jan 2022, WGC members visited South Seminole Farm & Nursery & learned about Camellias from the proprietor Jim Hunter.

January hostesses Shirley M & Angela W supplied snack bags to the members for the field trip.

Members went on a shopping spree after the education session concluded.

In Feb 2022, Stuart Henderson of Mainly Vandas visited WGC members. Stuart shared his wealth of knowledge about growing vandas in Central Florida. Members enjoyed his presentation about how-to grow, how-to fertilize, how-to treat issues pertaining to vandas. Stuart demonstrated the process of Orchid Hybridization which was quite fascinating.

February hostesses Debra N & Dorie B provided the members with a Valentines day themed snack spread.