Our March meeting was very informative. One of our members shared about her love for conservation and gave a presentation on how we can make our soil healthier and how that works to make our plants healthier. Another member who is passionate about Rhododendrons had a good time educating us about the many species of the plant and her love for them. Again, the pictures are fun, but do not do the flowers any justice. (And we had a wild deer on the loose!)
Our February Friendship Luncheon was a huge success! Our guest speaker, Dan Hinkley with Heronswood Garden in Kingston, gave a wonderful presentation on the plants they grow and the many places they travel to get the plants back to the USA. Plan a trip to visit their garden, you will be forever changed. Visit – Heronswood (heronswoodgarden.org)
These pictures do not do justice to the presentation. Visit in person!!
Merry Christmas Our December meeting was a huge success, we had visits from friends that had not attended for a while, gorgeous centerpieces by member graced each table, the food was so yummy, and we had a special presentation from Leilani Woods on the joy of garden art! (Hard to be a gardener in the winter) We truly are blessed.
November 2022 meeting was a wonderful gathering of friends as we watched Tina put together some centerpieces and Kate demonstrated and informed on the care and planting of succulents.
October 2022 At our monthly meeting our special guest Betsy Schultz, Executive Director of Captain Joseph's House, gave a slide presentation on the operations at the Gold Star Memorial house. She started the foundation after her son, Captain Joseph Schultz, was killed in action in 2011. Below is a quote from their website. We encourage you to visit this website to learn more about how you might be able to help.
There is no greater honor than to serve our country in the United States Armed Forces. And there is no greater sacriﬁce a Family makes than to lose a loved one in service to our country. The term “Gold Star Family” honors immediate Family members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have been killed in combat or as a result of their combat injuries. Families of our military’s Fallen Heroes travel a long, sometimes lonely road after the tragic loss of their loved one. When all the memorials, the bestowing of ﬂags and gold star pins begin to end, Gold Star Families are left to start a new life on their own. Captain Joseph House Foundation (CJHF) is the ﬁrst Family-to-Family respite home in the country created to lend support to Gold Star Families of our military’s Fallen Heroes.
September 2022 Iris presentation from Ross BeVier. These pictures do not reflect the gorgeous color of the actual iris's that are pictured. He spoke for 45 minutes, but we could have listened all day. Very informative and patient with all our questions.