Club Business, General Meetings

WGC Mar 2023 General Meeting

At the WGC Mar general meeting, members had a chance to learn about the steps home owners can take in their yards in order to help the wild birds. Our speaker, Vikki Bartholomae of Wild Birds Unlimited (Dr. Phillips) shared her knowledge about how to take care of the birds in a home landscape. All the members in attendance enjoyed the talk.

Paula R & Diane L were the hostesses of the month. They provided tasty refreshments to the members!

Members elected the upcoming year’s board members at this meeting. President Vicki H thanked the nominating committee for their service. Bonnie B shared more information about WGC’s upcoming fundraiser, Crazy Card Party. Money raised from this fundraiser is used to fund the horticultural scholarships in state.

Club Business, General Meetings

WGC Feb 2023 General Meeting

WGC’s February program was creating mechanics & a miniature floral arrangement in a tea cup.

Meeting was kicked off with socializing. Hostesses Dell H and Shirley M provided delicious snacks.

Followed by general meeting. President Vicki H provided an update regarding memorial bench for Jackie R, Arbor day, Camp Wekiva & the need for more hospice flowers volunteers. Bonnie B shared updates/info regarding upcoming Crazy Card Party.

After a short break Vicki H demonstrated how to create an armature using aluminum wire, which was later used to create floral arrangements. After the demo, members created their own armatures & miniature floral arrangements. Everyone had a fun time!

Image courtesy: Bonnie B & Arjuna D

Arbor Day, Club Business, General Meetings

WGC Jan 2023 Events

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.

Image courtesy: Bonnie B & Arjuna D
Club Business, General Meetings

Nov 2022 WGC Events

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.

Plant sale

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.