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.
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.
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.
Everyone including the public is invited to our “Fun with Flowers” workshop on Thursday, Sept. 29th at Windermere Town Hall from 9:30am-12:20pm. NO EXPERIENCE required.
It is a one day floral arrangement workshop and class to make a fall arrangement for your home. Quick, fun and easy. All supplies are included except you must bring your own clippers.
Space is limited and the reservation deadline is Sept. 22nd. Cost is $20/person.
Contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Windermere Garden Club general meeting will be on Thursday, Oct. 13th at Windermere Town Hall.
We will begin with a “white elephant” sale and informal coffee at 9:30am. If you wish to donate any items for the sale, please arrive at 9:15am with your items prepriced. Thank you for your donation and please take home any items which do not sell.
The business meeting will begin at 10 am with Windermere GC member, Vicki Hearst who will speak on “What’s in your Garden”. She will be showing us how plant material already in our gardens can be used to create floral designs.
We are continuing to collect labels/box tops for education and used/new stamps.
On Sept. 8, 2016, we had our first general meeting of the 2016-2017 club year at Windermere Town Hall.
We began with an informal coffee. Members Carolin W. and Vicki H.were our hostesses. They provided us with great food and snacks including homemade blueberry basil water. Thank you, ladies.
As it has become an annual tradition, Tom MacCubbin was our first speaker for our 2016-2017 club year. He had many live plants and went over many garden tips for this time of year. He also awarded some of the members some of his wife Joani’s plant themed craft items for answering correctly FL plant capital questions.
We hope you had a great summer and are ready to begin another exciting club year.
Windermere Garden Club will have its first GENERAL meeting for the 2016-2017 club year on Thursday, Sept. 8th at Windermere Town Hall.
An informal coffee will be at 9:30 am and the general meeting will begin at 10 am. Our speaker will be gardening expert Tom MacCubbin who will speak on “Gardening with Tom”.
At the Dist. VII’s 2016 Spring Meeting, Director Owaissa Vanderberg presented Windermere Garden Club’s President Bonnie B. with the new “traveling trowel” award. At the 2016 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) state convention, our club won the most adult Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) awards in Dist. VII for 4 of our long term projects.
Community Design Service Award for Hospice Flowers
Butterfly Sanctuary on School Grounds for the Windermere Elementary School Butterfly Garden
Historic Preservation Award for the Windermere 1887 Schoolhouse Restoration-Landscaping
Arbor Day Celebration Award (This project also won 1st place in the Deep South Region which includes AL, FL, LA, MS and TN.)
We will be keeping the “traveling trowel” until the 2016 Fall Dist. VII meeting and then Sweetwater Oaks Garden Club will take possession of the “traveling trowel” award for winning the most junior FFGC awards.
Great job, Bonnie B. and thank you for doing all the paperwork so we could win these awards.