Posts Tagged ‘Disney Horticulture’

2018 November General Meeting

On November 8th, we had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall. The informal coffee before the meeting was hosted by Tanya C.

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Hostess Tanya C. with a central piece made of dyed wood shavings.

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The delicious snacks provided by Hostess Tanya C.

Thanks to Tanya C. for bringing the snacks, juice and decorations for the informal coffee.  Thanks to co-hostess Peggy C. who provided key ingredients for the snacks to Tanya when Peggy was not able to attend or prepare food for the meeting due to an injury a few days before the meeting. Thanks to our Hostess Chairman Carolyn B. for her help with set up and clean up.

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New member Arjuna D. in yellow and guest/future new member Shirin N. enjoying the informal coffee.

Unfortunately, our original program had to be changed at the last minute. Our replacement program was a speaker from Walt Disney World Debbie Mola Mickler who spoke on trees at Disney World. Thank you to our Horticulture Chairman Barbara B. and 2nd VP/Program Chairman Mary Black for the quick change.

Our speaker described how the horticulture team at Disney World would use plant material and move very large trees to create a scene. It was interesting to hear that to make an quick jungle, they would grow vines on dead trees that they had moved in. Also, how they moved a huge live southern oak to Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square to represent the “Liberty Tree” and the tree became the logo for Disney’s Horticulture Team.  The original tree “Liberty Tree” was an elm in Boston Commons and under its’ branches in 1765 colonists staged the first act of defiance against the British government.

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On the left 2nd VP Mary B. and on right is our speaker Debbie Mola Mickler

2016 Feb. General Meeting

On Feb. 11th, Windermere Garden Club had a general meeting at Windermere Town Hall.

We began with our informal  coffee with Members Maggie K. and Marlene G. as our hostesses. Their theme for the coffee was St. Valentine’s Day.  Great job, ladies!

Hostess Maggie K. in red and Hostess Marlene G. in black.

Hostess Maggie K. in red and Hostess Marlene G. in black.

Wonderful and fun valentine themed snacks provide by Hostesses Maggie K. and Marlene G.

Wonderful and fun valentine themed snacks provide by Hostesses Maggie K. and Marlene G.

Refreshing drinks at our general meeting

Refreshing drinks at our general meeting

Beautiful plants at the snack table provided by Hostess Maggie K.

Beautiful plants at the snack table provided by Hostess Maggie K.

Our speaker was Lewis Brehm who spoke on Disney’s development of the theme parks in California and Florida.  He spoke mainly on the development of character plant topiaries and the changing of the native environments to enhance the visitor’s experience in the parks. It was very interesting that they were able to move huge oaks without damaging them and how the topiaries are so lifelike now that is a little scary.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker Lewis Brehm, and 1st VP Mary B.

Left to Right: President Bonnie B., Speaker Lewis Brehm, and 1st VP Mary B.