2018 Sept. General Meeting Notice

Windermere Garden Club will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13th at Windermere Town Hall for our first GENERAL meeting in the 2018-2019 club year.  As always, new members & visitors are welcome! You do not need to be a Windermere resident to join our club.

9:30 am Informal Coffee
10 am Meeting begins with a program by Author & Radio Host Tom MacCubbin. “Tom’s Talk in a Bucket-Plants from his landscape!”
Note: Windermere Town Hall is the large white building sharing a parking lot with Windermere Branch of Orange County Library in southwest Orange County. The address is 520 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786
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2018 Horticulture Specialty Flower Show

Please open the links below for the Horticulture Specialty Flower Show we will be hosting on Thursday, Nov. 15- Friday, Nov. 16 at Windermere Town Hall.  We are celebrating our 60th year.

Windermere Town Hall is at 520 Main St., Windermere, FL 34786. It shares the same parking lot as the Windermere Branch of the Orange County Library System.

The link below is the schedule/rules of the contest. You are encouraged to enter more than one category.

The public is invited to attend the show as well as contestants. See below for the dates and times. Free and handicapped accessible.

WGC 2018 Flower Show Schedule 8X11 Vers 2.3 (1)

These are the links to entry forms for the show/contest:

WGC Flower Show HORT Form

WGC Flower Show PHOTOGRAPHY FORM

Important Dates

Wednesday, Nov. 7thDeadline for Registration of Entries

Wednesday, Nov. 14th Noon-4pm Delivery of Entries to Windermere Town Hall

Thursday, Nov. 15th 9am-noon Judging (no public entry)

Thursday, Nov. 15th 1pm-5pm and Friday, Nov. 16th 9am-Noon Show open to public. Free and Handicapped Accessible.

Friday, Nov. 16th Noon-4pm Removal of Entries from Windermere Town Hall.

2018 May General Meeting

On May 10th, we had a general meeting with an informal coffee at Windermere Town Hall.  I, Tanya C., was not able to attend so thank you to President Bonnie B. and Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. for information on the meeting and thanks to Dorie B. and Debra N. for the photos in this blog/post.

2018 May General Meeting #6

Our hostess were Paula R. and Carolin W. with some wonderful snacks and a beautiful centerpiece.

The program was a mock horticultural show/contest. Our club will be having a horticultural show in Nov. to celebrate our club’s 60th year as a Florida Federation of Garden Club (FFGC) federated club. There were many members who brought some wonderful plants and clippings and it was very informative.

 

Some of the entries at our “mock” horticultural show.

 

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Maureen T. and Joan P. explaining how to enter a horticultural show and how to improve your chances of winning.

President Bonnie B. presented the two FFGC awards that our club won this year.

Decoration of Historical Buildings (Historic Preservation Award) was presented to Holiday Decorations Co-Chairman Carolin W. It was specifically awarded for the decoration of Windermere Town Hall for Christmas 2017. Not shown is co-chairman Vicki H.

Also, The Outstanding Service award for an individual who continuously sustains and develops any phase of garden club work was presented to Corresponding Jackie R. Only one person in the entire state of Florida wins this award every year. Jackie has helped develop and continues to work as a co-chairman or chairman on the elementary school gardens, old schoolhouse garden, and annual arbor day tree planting.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Corresponding Sec. Jackie R. and Carolin W.

2018 May General Meeting #3Left to Right: Barbara B. and Margret S.

 

 

 

 

2018 Plant Exchange

On May 4th, we had a plant exchange at Windermere Recreation Center which is just west of Windermere Elementary School. It was very informative and many attendees went home with several plants to try out at home.

Plant Exchange Photo #3Left to right in front row is 1st VP Mary B., Jackie H. and Theresa S.-M.

Plant Exchange Photo #2In the blue shirt is Joan P. and leaning on table is Jackie R.

Plant Exchange Photo #1Jackie H.

2018 April General Meeting

On April 12, 2018, we had a general meeting with informal coffee at Windermere Town Hall. Our hostesses for our coffee were Maggie K. and Hostess Chairman Carolyn B. They provided some very delicious snacks, drinks, and lovely decorations.

2018 April General Meeting Photo #4

L to R: Hostesses Maggie K. and Hostess Chairman Carolyn B.

2018 April General Meeting Photo # 6

Some of the yummy refreshements provided by our hostesses Carolyn B. and Maggie K.

2018 April General Meeting Photo # 5

Floral design provided by Hostess Maggie K. The white gardenias are from Maggie’s yard.

Also we had a “white elephant” sale. Thank you to our chairman Dayle B. for her hard work and to everyone who donated items and all the shoppers.

2018 April General Meeting Photo #3

“White Elephant” Sale Chairman Dayle B.

Our program was Garden Club Member Vicki H. speaking on growing sprouts and microgreens. She had many hints on growing these super food in your own home just as she does at her home.  No outdoor gardening and harvest in days or weeks. We all tasted many samples and took home seeds to try it out on our own. Thank you, Vicki.

2018 April General Meeting Photo # 1

Member Vicki H. was our speaker

2018 April General Meeting Photo #2

L to R: Community Gardens Co-Chairman Vicki H. and Garden Club Member Brandi H.

2018 Newcomers’ Event

On April 17, 2018, we had an event to welcome members who recently joined our club.

Special thank yous to Recording Sec. Janet S. and her husband for hosting this event at their home and the mimosas.  All of the officers and many of the chairmen attended and provided the snacks and floral designs. Thank you everyone and especially to Special Events co-chairman Peggy C. who provided cheese,  cream puffs, and her homemade egg salad sandwiches but was not able to attend.

The new members had a great time and President Bonnie B. introduced our new members, officers, and chairmen who were at the event. The new members learned about our club and what we do for the community.

2018 Newcomers Photo # 3

L to R: Members Betty J., Betsy W., Dori B., Debra N. and Brandi H.

2018 Newcomers Photo #1

 L to R: Hospice Flowers Chairman Renda F., 1st VP Mary B., Floral Design Co-chairman Maureen T. and Holiday Decorations Chairman Carolin W.

2018 Newcomers Photo # 4

Floral design by Newsletter & Name Tag Chairman Paula R. along with some of the delicious snacks provided by some of the officers and chairmen

2018 Newcomers Photo # 5

More of the yummy snacks provided by our club’s officers and committee chairmen

2018 Newcomers Photo # 2

One of the many small table floral designs by Recording Sec. Janet S.

 

2018 Plant Exchange Announcement

For members and invited friends:

On FRIDAY, May 4th there will be a Windermere GC Plant Exchange from 9:30am-11:30am.

It will be at Windermere Recreation Center at 11465 Park Ave, Windermere, FL which is west of Windermere Elementary between The Manors and Lake Crescent Reserve Subdivisions.

You do not need to bring a plant(s) to get a plant(s).
Questions? Contact Jackie at 407-876-5789.