2017 January General Meeting

On Thursday, Jan. 12th we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

Our hostesses were Ceme C. and Tanya C. was the substitute hostess for Dayle B. who was ill. Also, President Bonnie B. provided some of the snacks.

L to R; Hostess Ceme C. and Substitute Hostess Tanya C.

L to R; Hostess Ceme C. and Substitute Hostess Tanya C.

 

Wonderful snacks provided by Ceme C., Tanya C. and Bonnie B. Floral design by Ceme C.

Wonderful snacks provided by Ceme C., Tanya C. and Bonnie B. Floral design provided by Ceme C.

 

Our program was mini talks by our University of Florida horticulture scholarship students and their advisers on their background, current studies, research projects and plans for the future. Afterward the meeting, there was a “dutch treat” lunch with at a local restaurant.

L to R: 1st VP Mary B., Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. and Scholarship Student Paula Brito

L to R: 1st VP Mary B., Scholarship Chairman Jocelyn D. and Scholarship Student Paula Brito

 

L to R: Treasuer Mary Ann B. and Scholarship Student Travis Marois

L to R: Treasurer Mary Ann B. and Scholarship Student Travis Marois

 

L to R: Member Sharon R. and University of Florida Professor Dr. Charles Guy

L to R: Member Sharon R. and University of Florida Professor Dr. Charles Guy

 

Amy Vasquez, University of Florida Advisor

Amy Vasquez, University of Florida Advisor

 

 

 

 

2017 January Events

Jan. is a busy month for the Windermere Garden Club. See below the events that you are encouraged to attend as our guest.

Thursday, Jan. 12th

Our general meeting will be at Windermere Town Hall. At 9:30am, we will have our informal coffee and at 10 am our general meeting begins with presentations by our two scholarship students for the University of Florida with their advisor Dr. Guy. After the meeting, we will be having a “dutch treat” luncheon with the students and their advisor at the Black Rock Restaurant near the intersection of Conroy-Windermere Rd. and Apopka-Vineland Rd. Please call Jackie at 407-876-5789 if you wish to come. You will be ordering off the menu.

Thursday, Jan. 19th

There will be an annual “Arbor Day Tree Planting” hosted by Windermere Garden Club and Town of Windermere Tree Board near Windermere Town Hall. The program featuring a musical program by local preschoolers and a ceremonial tree planting will begin at 10 am. Afterward, light refreshments will be served by our club.

Saturday, Jan. 21st

Our club will hold a camellia sale at the popular Windermere’s  annual “Treebute” from 9am-4pm, while supplies last. Come early for the best selections.

2016 Nov. General Meeting & 2016 Dec. Meeting/Luncheon Reservations Required

On Thursday, Nov. 3rd, we had our general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.  This was on the first Thursday of the month due to a scheduling problem with the second Thursday in November.

An informal coffee was held at 9:30am with Shirley M. and Carolyn R. as our hostesses. Great job ladies, thank you!

Hostess Carolyn R. on the left and Hostess Shirley M. on the right.

Hostess Carolyn R. on the left and Hostess Shirley M. on the right.

Yummy snacks provided by our hostesses. The mums were provided by Hostess Carolyn R. and the baked muffins were homemade by Hostess Shirley M.

Yummy snacks provided by our hostesses. The mums and special teas were provided by Hostess Carolyn R. and the baked muffins were homemade by Hostess Shirley M.

Our meeting began at 10 am with our speaker Kelly Greer, Residential Horticulturist at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. She spoke on succulents both as houseplants and as outdoor plants in Florida. She was very informative and had some great ideas on keeping them healthy. For example, it is important for them to get sunlight for several angle otherwise they will be misshapen as they stretch toward the sun. They need to dry out between waterings.  When grown outside it is best for the succulents to get some light shade as our Florida sun can be to intense.  Also, for controlling pest in areas of the plant that are very tight, you may use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. These are just a few of the useful hints she gave us during the presentation.

Our speaker Kelly Greer on the left and 1st VP Mary B. on the right

Our speaker Kelly Greer on the left and 1st VP Mary B. on the right

On the left Member Leah D. and Member Darlene L. discuss the use of ferns.

Member Leah D. on the left discusses the use of ferns and succulents with Member Darlene L.

Our next general meeting on Dec. 8th will be a short business meeting with a Christmas themed catered luncheon at the home of one of our members. You must contact Jackie at 407-876-5789 by Dec. 1st in order to attend and get more information. Parking will be limited. Cost is $15/person. The start time will  be 11:30 am.

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.

Invited to “Fun with Flowers”

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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 ne-tube@earthlink.net

 

Garden Club meets on Oct. 13th

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.