Presidents Message for July

Whew is it hot!! The gardens are cleaning up nicely. One of our two air conditioning
units failed and was replaced last month. Irrigation in the Butterfly Garden and the
Shady Pond Garden is almost complete. The last two large Caribbean agaves have
been moved from the Pond Garden to the Desert Garden. The work of preparing the
garden beds can be accomplished slowly over the next couple of months and then we
can plan to start our major planting starting in September.

Our attention can now be moved inside to the kitchen and bathrooms. The new gutters
have stopped the rain from coming in the kitchen and now we can plaster and smooth
out damaged walls and ceiling. We need volunteers to help the Hospitality Committee
with the kitchen and bathroom cleaning and renovations and the preparation for the
District 8 Fall meeting on Oct 24th .

There are events in July for both the Hospitality and Garden Committees.


  • Saturday, July 9th at 7:30 am the Garden Committees will continue with the clean-up and garden soil amending and bed preparation


  • Saturday, July 9th at 9:30 am the Hospitality Committee will meet to discuss and prepare plans and meeting and work schedule for the kitchen and bathroom renovations and food preparation for the FFGC District 8 Fall meeting on Oct 24th .


  • Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30 the Club will have another drag to the curb event and try to remove several weed trees and palms including one killed by a vehicle that jumped the curb on Fort Harrison.


  • Saturday, July 30th at 7:30 am the Garden Committees will continue with the clean-up and garden soil amending and bed preparation.


I hope everyone has a Happy 4th of July

Paul Keleti, President, Clearwater Garden Club


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