Theresa Schretzmann-Myers gave us a fascinating talk on how to care for and propagate amaryllis. She described her childhood growing up on a farm in Florida and how her interest in amaryllis was learned from her mother. She showed us how the sex organs of the plant can be used to either conserve that bulb or cross its characteristics with another, giving interesting results. She has studied the work of Henry Nehrling and showed us his formula for fertiliser and seed compost to ensure a healthy plant. Everyone who attended enjoyed her talk and will no doubt be waiting for their amaryllis to flower to try out her techniques!
A wonderful holiday luncheon was prepared by Judith Rankine, hospitality chair and her team, Denise Lacey, MargeHudec, Pat Levinson. Pam Smith, Sharon Veley, Debi Jackson and Pat McGoldrick. The theme for the event was snow-globes, and each member received a snowy ornament as their place marker. Dave Alesbury prepared a boneless ‘chicken- stuffed turkey’ and carved it for everyone. Sharon Mantia and her daughter presented a Christmas quiz, winners received a snow globe too. It was a very jolly, festive occasion, which everyone enjoyed.
Twelve Garden Club members made a pre-Christmas trip to the Barn to enjoy everything that the Barn has to offer at this time of year. Lots of seasonal gifts and decorations were displayed in their extensive barns. We enjoyed a lovely lunch served in wooden hampers in their Back Porch Tearoom. A great way to buy Christmas gifts.
[cmsms_row][cmsms_column data_width=”1/1″][cmsms_text] 2014-11-22 Garden Re-dedication [cmsms_button button_link=”https://celebrationgardenclub.org/project/memorial-rededication-2014/” button_target=”self” button_text_align=”center” button_font_weight=”100″ button_font_style=”normal” button_padding_hor=”20″ animation_delay=”0″]View the Gallery From the Event[/cmsms_button] [/cmsms_text] [/cmsms_column][/cmsms_row] Celebration Foundation organised a re-dedication of the Memorial Garden. This garden was established in 2002 as a place where Celebration residents could remember their loved ones who have passed away by purchasing an engraved plaque. In spite of the rain, many Celebration residents attended the ceremony. Garden Club donated a yellow tabebuia tree which will flower early each year and brighten the area. Rev Susan Bubbers gave a eulogy, Gary Pinkstone played several songs and several Celebration residents said what the Garden meant to them.
Picture taken by Jim Seigel of the Living flag presented by The Garden Club of Celebration to the Veterans of Celebration on Founders Day weekend November 8th 2014. Red and white petunias kindly provided by Davey Tree. Garden Club presented a living flag to the Veterans Ceremony. GC members gathered early in the morning to fill the flag stand with red and white petunias and handed them out to the audience at the end of the ceremony.
The Garden Club of Celebration was honored to welcome guest speaker Heather Will-Browne, Area Manager for Walt Disney World Horticulture. Heather shared a “backstage” peak at how Walt Disney Horticulture grows, maintains, and amazes guests with wonderful horticulture displays throughout the property. Members enjoyed socializing with Heather after her presentation. The refreshments committee did an excellent job as always with sweet treats to enjoy!
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