The leaves are
falling, the air is crisp and clear, snow flurries sprinkle the ground. The sun
is shining bright and the squirrels are scampering for nuts to prepare for the
long, cold winter in Connecticut where I am visiting my son (slide presentation
at November Meeting). On the other hand, the palms are swaying, the air is warm
and dry, the sun is shining bright and the anhingas are sunning themselves on
the water’s edge at home in Florida.
Wellington Garden Club members have been very
busy scurrying about over the last two months catching up with old friends at
our first two monthly meetings, hearing great speakers explain the benefits of
an urban food garden and teach us how to understand and enjoy a flower show. In
September, our Youth Contest Chairs organized a Smokey Bear presentation with
the Florida Forest Rangers at Binks Forest Elementary School. In the same
month, our Environmental Chairs organized a great Beach Coastal Cleanup at
Boynton Beach. We had our 2nd Annual Tree Planting Community Event on Sept 26,
2015 when we planted more than 750 Florida Slash Pines with the help of around
50 volunteers from the community and our club. The Youth Chair organized a
Wynnebrook Elementary Green Apple Day event in conjunction with the school and
Pratt & Whitney with great volunteer support.
Our Around &
About Chair organized our first outing at Goss/Cummings Gardens in the Acreage
to see some beautiful gardens by Lisa and Michael, gardeners. District X events
was the “Meeting of the Minds” in September mainly for Presidents and Chairs
and the Fall Meeting in October was attended by several of our members.
The fun doesn’t
stop there. Look forward to more exciting events such as hearing about old
growth cypress wood by speakers, Jesse and Dee Vance at our November meeting
and joining our December Holiday luncheon at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club with a
“Roaring 20’s” theme. November is also the start of our Garden Art and Floral
Design Workshops where you will have a chance to show off your creativity. Go to
www.gardenclubs.org and www.ffgc.org for information on educational classes
offered by NGC and FFGC. Another upcoming and exciting event is our joint
effort to plant a pollinator garden with the Village of Wellington and Whole
Foods set to kick-off mid-November.
Thank you, dear
members, for your volunteer efforts and participation in our events and
programs. Remember to keep our members who have recently lost loved ones and
who are not feeling well in your prayers and thoughts. Reach out to them in
their time of need.
Nurture Our Gardens, Ourselves and Our Leaders
Our next meeting is
January 4, 2016
Reptiles & Amphibians in South Florida
Colleen Closius, BS
Frank Mazzotti, PhD
Join us again on February 1
Our speaker is... Kirsten Hines
"Gardening for Birds and Other Wildlife in South Florida"
Wellington Garden Club, located
in Wellington, Florida, has been
an active part of the local
community and the Florida
Federation of Garden Clubs
(FFGC) since 1982.
Glorious Gardens, the Club's biennial garden tour will be held on April 9th, 2016.
Tune in often for updates.
Club meets on
the first Monday of
each month at
11700 Pierson Road,
begin at 10:30
a.m. with a
followed by a light
buffet lunch at 11:30
The program starts
and ends at 1:15
meetings are open to
the public and we
invite you to join
us. To reserve a spot,
please contact our
membership chair, Jim Wenham,
for more information
Feel free to
browse our website.
The club enjoys many
activities throughout the
year. Come back
often to visit as this page