Presidents Message for September

It’s been a long hot summer. The gardens are looking so much better. We have
completed most of the major debris removal in the Pond and Butterfly Gardens in the
courtyard. Pavers in the Butterfly Garden have been redesigned and installation is
complete. We have started planting in the beds of the Butterfly Garden. The Pond
Garden soil has been amended, graded, and is ready for planting and mulching. Even
though we have been unable to acquire a tool shed, the area behind the lady palms in
the Pond Garden is doing a good job hiding our extra supplies, mulching bins, and tools.
It is also a great place to hide a planting table. We are really in need of new plants. Will
accept most plants…No vines PLEASE.

Here is a list of some of the plants we are still looking for:

  • Full sun plants and herbs for the Butterfly Garden

  • Shade/Partial shade plants for the Pond Garden and Entry Gardens

  • Succulents/Drought Tolerant Plants for the Desert Garden

  • Bromeliads for the Bromeliad Garden


On Saturday August 20, 2022 we had our first planning meeting for our
upcoming BIG event, the District 8 Fall Board Meeting, with State Officers attending.
This event is less than 2 months away on October 24, 2022. It takes a lot of planning
and working together. Let’s show everyone that your Clearwater Garden Club is a great
team! Be sure to mark your calendar for our next planning meeting to be held at the Club on 
September 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM. See you then!

This is your club - a great place to make new friends, as well as share gardening tips
while working together.

Paul Keleti, President, Clearwater Garden Club


"When I looked at those flowers I couldn't help but feel that they brought heaven nearer and made God so real."  --Helen Steiner Rice


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