WGC members ushered the New Year in with a talk about Edible Landscaping at the Jan’ 2023 meeting. Hostesses Ceme & Karen provided delicious refreshments to the members. Speaker Buck Mussatto educated the members regarding edible landscaping & various edible plants we might be overlooking in our current gardens.
WGC members celebrated the Arbor day in January. Local pre-school children took part in the event. They planted a Bracken Brown Beauty Magnolia under the supervision of WGC members.
WGC members met in December for their annual holiday luncheon. Program started out with a general meeting followed by a short tutorial on creating a holiday topiary by Maureen T, and finished with a festive lunch.
Decorations for the event were created by President Vicki H.
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.
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.
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.