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2022-11 Urban Forest by Chris Kincaid

Fascinating talk by Chris Kincaid about trees within Osceola County. It certainly showed us all how important it is to have and to look after trees of all shapes and sizes. For more pruning advice we were advised to go to https:// hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/instructional-videos.shtml to see how to do the job correctly. https://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/instructional-videos.shtml

2022-11 Memorial Garden tidy up for Veterans Day

A party of garden club members came together to tidy up the Memorial garden after Storm Nicole raged through the community. Begonias where planted around the garden in rememberance of the Veterans on November 11th

Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair

 Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair Saturday & Sunday, November 12th & 13th in beautiful Donnelly Park in the heart of historic, downtown Mount Dora. Some of Florida’s finest growers will be on hand with their best native and exotic plants that will work perfectly with your next garden project.  Join us for two days of outdoor shopping and a downtown full of restaurants, cafes, galleries, boutiques and more… www.MountDoraPlantandGardenFair.com Sponsored by:  Lake County – Real Florida Real Closeand Visit Mount Dora

Founders and Veterans Day

November 13 2021 Founders and Veterans day parade The garden Club managed to walk in the parade this year as well as doing their living flag. This year it was filled with Petunias.  Barbara and Marge gave the Garden Clubs tribute to the Veterans.

02-15-2020 Memorial Garden

Fred and Leslie Bartok and Dave and Tricia Alesbury worked in the Memorial Garden today and divided plants from the main bed and placed them around the sign to soften it. Take a look at the photos – we think it looks good! Many more people are visiting the Memorial Garden and are all appreciative of the efforts of Garden Club. Thanks to Rita’s watering efforts, the transplanted Tabebuia tree is flourishing and has flowered well this year.

11-16-2019 Memorial day – living flag

Garden Club presented the living flag filled with red and white petunias to the Veterans ceremony in Founders Park. Tricia gave a short speech and asked veterans to collect a plant to thank those who have served.

10-16-2019 Bats myth busting by Shari Clark

Shari Clark, President of Florida Bat Conservancy gave an illustrated and fascinating talk on bats. What amazing creatures they are!  She brought a live bat for everyone to meet and corrected a lot of myths surrounding bats during her talk. How wonderful it would be to have bat boxes in Celebration instead of constant spraying with pesticides. Many communities throughout Florida have achieved this with Shari’s help.

05-26-2019 Memorial Day

Sylvia Cocks, Marge Hudec and Lois O’Donnell presented a lovely floral wreath at the ceremony on behalf of Garden Club in recognition of all those who had served.  The wreath was then taken to Windsor at Celebration, Senior living community to be a centerpiece for their commemorative display.

03-09-2019 Memorial garden Drains

Dave and Fred decided to tackle to drains in the Memorial Garden. It was hot and messy work but they managed to unearth some buried drains and clear routes so that when it rains and the irrigation works, the pathways are no longer flooded.

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