On Wednesday, April 19th, we first attending the dedication of Windermere Elementary School’s Learning Garden. It was co-created by two student’s mothers, Amalie Skorman and Stephanie Gisler-Rashid. Amalie Skorman is a Windermere Garden Club member.
Next, we visited the butterfly garden which was also on the school grounds. Windermere Garden Club Community Gardens Co-Chairman Vicki H. gave us a very detailed tour.
Finally, we visited the wildflower garden at the school which was where the air conditioning units for the school were located before they were moved to the roof. Windermere GC member Theresa S.-Myers gave us the tour.
Finally, we drove over to the Windermere 1887 Historic Schoolhouse. Windermere GC’s Vicki Hearst has designed the landscaping and the club has donated both time and funds for this landscaping.
On Friday, May 9th we went to the home of member Marge F. to see her huge backyard orchid greenhouse. She and Pam F. were our hosts.
Marge gave us many useful hints on the care of orchids. She said the watering depends on the orchid type and that regular hydrogen peroxide can cure crown root in orchids.
Also, Marge also showed us her large fossil collection which most came from Tennessee and other areas outside of Florida. However, she also showed us her collection of fossilize shells that are found in Florida.
Also, some very delicious refreshments were served.
Windermere Garden Club’s Erinon Nursery field trip will be on FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2012. This could be our last field trip to this location before the toll road expansion closes this nursery forever. This nursery specializes in camellias.
By request of the nursery, this will be an early afternoon field trip. We will leave Town Hall at 12:30pm, arrive at Erinon Nursery approx. 1:00pm, buy and/or enjoy until 3:00pm. Arrive back at Town Hall 3:30/3:45pm.
Sign up at the Jan. 12th general garden club meeting or contact Barbara Bochiardy firstname.lastname@example.org before Jan. 15th to attend.
Sorry, Everyone. The date & day didn’t correspond, and I changed it the wrong way. It should be TUES, JAN 3. Sorry for all the confusion.
On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, members of the Windermere Garden Club are invited to join Donna Ditges on a tour of the Stetson Mansion in Deland, FL. Tours are $17 per person; however, if we have at least 11 people in our group, it will be $15.45 p.p. The mansion must know the number of people in our tour ahead of time, so please R.S.V.P. by January 1, 2012. Email or call Donna (see below).
Here is a link to the Stetson Mansion website describing the Christmas Tours. Be sure and watch the video at the bottom of the page for a peek at the mansion and what you will see and learn on the tour. http://www.stetsonmansion.com/christmas-tours.html
If you would like to carpool with Donna Ditges, you are welcome to come to Donna’s home which is off Hiawassee (first street next to 408). Her address is: 407 Cinnamon Bark Lane, Orlando, FL 32835; mapquest will get you there. Please email Donna at email@example.com or call 321-662-1165 to verify you will be coming by January 1, 2012. Also let her know if you are willing to drive. It will take an hour to get to Stetson Manor from Donna’s house. Plan to arrive at Donna’s between 10:30 and 11:00. There is plenty of parking in Donna’s driveway and on Livingston Street. If you’ve been to Donna’s house before, please plan to park on the left side of Livingston at an angle just like before. There is a huge mound of sod to the left you will have to park around. Only the carpool drivers should park in Donna’s driveway. Donna will let you know the day before how many drivers we will need.
We will leave Donna’s house promptly at 11:00am. We should arrive in Deland at 12:00pm. We can find a place to lunch and afterwards head over to the Mansion by 1:00pm. We will probably be at the mansion 2 hours, then return to Donna’s by 4:00 or 4:30pm, just in time to miss rush hour traffic.
If anyone knows of a place to eat in Deland that is close to I-4 or the mansion, please let Donna know. Someone will contact those who are not carpooling with the restaurant location so we can meet before the tour.