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Garden Club Meetings

 
The Wellington Garden Club meets on the first Monday of each month September
through April
at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 W Forest Hill Blvd.  [
MAP]
Guests are welcome with prior notification.  Contact Carol Coleman.
 
10:30am  Business Meeting
11:30am
  A light luncheon buffet is served.
12:15pm   The
program begins (Program listing follows). 

Go to Member Login for the Club CALENDAR
 
Remember to bring your UPC labels and plastic bottle caps and items for the 3R CLUB to the monthly meetings.

2014-2015 PROGRAMS

September 8, 2014
Rare Ginger and Helconia

John Goss


helconia  John is the owner of J.G.’s Tropical Plants and Fine Art
  Photography in Vero Beach. He has traveled
  throughout the Caribbean in pursuit of new and unique
  varieties of gingers and heliconia that will thrive in our
  Florida climate. We will learn how to propagate these
  plants, and care for them. He will offer advice in plant
 selection and bring beautiful specimens for you to buy
 and add to your own garden.

Tel: (772) 571-9604
 E-mail: ifaviaries@aol.com
Website:  www.jgstropicalplants.com
 



October 6, 2014
Farmhouse Tomatoes
Walter Ross

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  Farmhouse Tomatoes in Lake Worth is the “original”  
  hydroponic greenhouse grower of heirloom tomatoes
  in the U.S.   Walter Ross owner and grower went from
  producing rock ‘n’ roll concerts in the 1980s to
  producing the finest gourmet heirloom tomatoes in
  Florida. Come hear his fascinating story and taste
  tomatoes grown from seed varieties dating back
  generations

    Tel: (561) 968-6971
E-mail: frmhse5407@aol.com
Website: www.farmhousetomatoes.com



November 3, 2014
Sea Turtles in the Lake Worth Lagoon
Jonathan Gorham, Ph.D. 
Vice President /Director of Inwater Research Group



  Ever wondered how to care for that beautiful orchid once you got it  We all know 
  about the world-class sea nesting in Palm Beach County, but did you know sea
 
Sea Turtleturtles live year round in the Lake Worth Lagoon?  
  Small green sea turtles use the shallow waters of the
  lagoon as a place to live, feed and grow. For the last
  eight years, a group of green turtles in the lagoon has
  b
een the focus of an ongoing research project by
  Inwater Research Group, a nonprofit conservation
  organization headquartered
in Jensen Beach,
  Florida. Some areas in the lagoon support the most
  dense population recorded anywhere in Florida.
  Genetic testing has found that some of these small
  turtles have come to the lagoon from as far away as
  Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, over 6000 miles away!

Email:  jgorham@inwater.org
  Website: www.inwater.org
Address: 4160 NE Hyline Road, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
 



January 5, 2015
Petal Design - Floral Elegance
Petal Harvill


                                 Petal H
arvill is a Master Floral Designer   petal
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  Petal Havill and owner of Petal Designs in Boca Raton.
  Her company  provides floral design 

  c
oncepts for hotels, resorts, commercial
  interiors, home dé
cor and social events.
 
Petal has vast international experience.
  Her background is in French, Dutch and
  Asian designs. S
he will demonstrate her
  talents for us and share some beautiful 
                                 examples of her work.

Tel ( 561) 391-5394
E-mail: info@petal-designs.com
Website: www.petal-designs.com




 

February 2, 2015

Over The Good, the Good and the Ugly ! ( Vultures )
Sydelle Dombrowsky
 Green Cay Wetlands Nature Center



  Now do not say YUCK! I’m not staying for this presentation. Sydelle Dombrowsky
will entertai
Vulture2n you and educate you on these 
misunderstood and reviled creatures that evoke 
shudders and are nature’s ultimate cleanup crew. You will learn about their ancestry, anatomy, habits, flight, myths and some very surprising and often humorous facts about vultures. Sydelle is a Florida Master Gardener and a certified Florida Naturalist. She is a sought after lecturer at Mounts and garden clubs throughout Palm Beach County. When she is not sharing her love for these birds she is often found at the Green Cay Wetlands Nature
  Center where she is a docent and member of the Board of Directors.

                                                        Email: sydelle1028@comcast.net


                                                                   

  

March 2, 2015
Commonly Occurring
Plant Diseases In Your Back Yard
Dr. Ken Pernezny



  Does your garden and landscape need help? Join us for
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  expert advice from Dr.Ken Pernezny, a retired professor 
  emeritus of plant
pathology at the University of Florida.
  His expertise at UF was centered on disease problems facing
  Florida’s vegetable industry.  Since retirement he has been a
  weekly volunte
er at the plant hotline for the Palm Beach
  County Extension Office and assists coun
ty agents and
  Master Gardeners in diagnosing plant health issues that are
  found in your back yard. Join us fo
r this informative
  presentation.  

                                                           Email:  Kenp@ufl.edu





                                                                  

April 6, 2015

Everyone Loves a Good Mystery
Master of Suspense


 
 
  Our spea
ker for April will be revealed on April 6 or maybe   sooner. No, it won’t be
  Alfred Hit
Alfred Hitchcockchcock, but we promise you it  will be a fascinating
  speaker who will provide you with valuable inform
ation to
  enhance your knowledge of one of the many areas descr
ibed in
  our club’s mission statement. The topic may be gardening,
  horticulture, botany, floral design, or landscape design. It also
  may be something that will further your  environme
ntal
  awareness and help you learn more about the
conservation of
  natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies and ways
  to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and
  protection of the environment. Stay tuned…..don’t touch that dial….and be prepared to be enlightened, but not frightened.



 

 


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