March Club Meeting

  The next lecture presentation to the Garden Club of Celebration will be  a fun an educational one. On Wednesday, March 15, Irene Gromulka, an expert in Ikebana, will create three flower arrangements in an exacting Japanese floral art form.  She has practiced and taught this art since 1996 in the Orlando area and has been a presenter at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. The business meeting will begin at 9:30 after a 30 minute social time. Irene’s presentation will begin around 10:00 and be an hour long. Please come to this interesting lecture!  Bring a friend!  This promises to be one of the best lectures of the year.       We will also present the slate of …

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Highlights of the February 2023 Meeting

The monthly meeting of the club on February 15, 2023 saw about 40 members attend to see Stephanie Gaspar discuss her research on Purple Martins. We had a vote to pass the amended bylaws as required every three years and we had nominations for next months vote for club officers.  Two field trips were discussed. A trip to Creation Village School and a trip to Discovery Gardens near Tavares. Next meeting is March 15 and the subject will be Ikebana flower arranging.  To see photos from the meeting click on the post heading.

January Field Trip to DeLeon State Park

The club took a field trip to DeLeon State Park and took a nice pontoon boat trip and we had a naturalist pointing out the local fauna.  After whetting our appetites we headed to the Sugar Mill for a make your own pancakes lunch that filled everyone up. After that we drove to Blue Springs State Park and saw 188 manatees that were in the spring run to avoid the cold water in the rivers. The previous day over 770 manatees were seen in the spring Click on the HEADING above to see a gallery of photos from the trip. 

Highlights of the January Meeting

Featured speakers at the January monthly meeting were Hannah Wooten and six year old Brady, who gave a presentation about hydroponic gardening. The topic was fascinating and everyone was charmed by the delightful Brady who has been growing hydroponic lettuce and basil since he was 3 years old. Click on the heading to see photos of the meeting.

Garden Festival and Plant Sale

Save the date – Orange County Extension Garden Festival and Plant Sale will be held on March 4. Click on the heading of this post for MOREinformation and a link to the Orange County Extension website.

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:// to see how to do the job correctly.

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… 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.

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