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Elves at Work

WiXmas Helpers Xmas Tree 2013

Members of the Windermere Garden Club decorated an indoor tree inside Windermere’s Town Hall and an outdoor tree located on the back porch of town hall.

Thank you members for all your work. They both look great.

2013 Nov. 14th General Meeting

November 14, 2013 general meeting was very interesting. Becky Nix, a resident of Windermere, spoke on her nighttime “moon” garden. She spoke about how her garden changed over the years with her lifestyle by using photo slides of her garden and other similar gardens. She also had a large list of the plants that have done well in her nighttime garden that bloom or show up well at night.

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Our speaker, Becky Nix, was great.

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Left to Right-Unknown Fellow Gardener, Elly Bissen,  Nancy Nix, Jill Thompson, Becky Nix, Sally Caffey, Peggy Collins, Carrie Caffey

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A great job by our hostesses!

2013 September 12 General Meeting

Written by Donna Ditges

Our first meeting of the 2013-2014 year kicked off with our usual first speaker, Tom MacCubbin, Florida Gardening Expert and host of many Central Florida shows and articles.  See links to Tom’s websites at the end of this post as well as photos provided by Club Photographer, Donna Ditges.

Hostesses Cannon Stoffel, Bonnie Baum and Peggy Collins provided wonderful snacks of deviled eggs, sandwiches, orange cake, fruit and coffee, juice and tea.  Thank you, Ladies.  It was delicious and above-and-beyond.

PROGRAM:  Tom’s topic today was  ”Eco-Friendly Treatment of Garden Pests and Diseases,” accompanied by a very informative handout “September in the Garden 2013” (click here to download as a pdf).  He also added a trivia contest and gave several door prizes for correct answers.  The winners of the door prizes were Angela Withers (gardening book), Carol Wolfe (garden hat), Joan Prasky (flower pot of goodies) and Anne Theiss (garden theme notecards).

50/50 DRAWING:  This month we had a plant from the hostess table entered into the drawing.  An arrangement for give away is not a requirement of hostessing; this was an unexpected addition.

  • Tanya Chesire won the 50/50 drawing and
  • Joan Prasky won the beautiful bromeliad hostess centerpiece.

SMART PHONE APP FOR THE GARDEN TIP:  Vice President, Jill Thompson, had a very interesting tip for us.  There is an app for smartphones that will help you with your gardening. It is called “Beesmart”.  Just search on your smartphone for the app.  It will help you decide on plants for your garden, i.e., search your zip code, then amount of light, then amount of water, then shrub, tree or plant; then flowering, etc.  You get the idea.  GREAT TIP JILL!

NEW GARDEN CLUB DEVELOPMENTS:

  1. Joan Prasky and Maureen Tuber will be hosting a one day flower arranging class.  Details have not been decided yet.  Check the website often for the latest developments.
  2. Beginning October 2013, everyone is encouraged to bring their plant cuttings or new plants they have started to the monthly meetings.  These plants will be left at the front door for anyone to take.  We suggest leaving a $1 donation that will go to the Garden Club.  There is no requirement to bring a plant to exchange … there are plenty of members who have more than enough they would rather give away than throw away.  You know how we gardeners are.
  3. Request that you bring any plastic nursery pots to the meetings.  Many members need them to start new plants.

Visit Tom MacCubbin online at:

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Erinon Nursery Field Trip Scheduled

Windermere Garden Club’s Erinon Nursery field trip will be on FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2012. This could be our last field trip to this location before the toll road expansion closes this nursery forever. This nursery specializes in camellias.
 
For more information on Erinon Nursery go to http://camelliaexpress.wordpress.com/erinon-camellias/
 
By request of the nursery, this will be an early afternoon field trip. We will leave Town Hall at 12:30pm, arrive at Erinon Nursery approx. 1:00pm, buy and/or enjoy until 3:00pm. Arrive back at Town Hall 3:30/3:45pm.
 
Sign up at the Jan. 12th general garden club meeting or contact Barbara Bochiardy bboch@cfl.rr.com before Jan. 15th to attend.

2011 December 8 General Meeting and Christmas Luncheon

Today we had a very informal meeting; no hostesses and no speakers.  Hospice Flowers were provided by Joan Yancey & Elaine Wilson.  We met at Ruth’s Chris on Sand Lake for a wonderful lunch served by the Ruth’s Chris staff.

Donna Ditges proposed a trip to Stetson Mansion in Deland, FL to tour the old mansion and to see their fabulous Christmas decorations.  It will be decorated until January 15, 2012.  We need a group of 11 people to get the 1 hour & 45 minute guided tour.  A separate post with details will be posted soon.

Enjoy the photos of members and guests present at the luncheon courtesy of Donna Ditges:

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