PRESIDENTS MESSAGE FOR MARCH 2023
Hello Garden Club Members,
February temperatures were very mild, but as usual this month was very dry and leafy. This month’s Saturdays were filled with gardening, Rose Garden and Mystery Garden clean ups, Desert Garden additions and Flower Show preparations.
The Flower Show is the main event this month. The Flower Show committee has made the final corrections to the schedule and it should be available soon.
Thursday, March 30th, we will be setting up for our April 1st Flower Show.
Friday, March 31st from 11am to 4pm we will receive all flower designs and horticulture entries.
Saturday, April 1st, we will be open at 9AM for any last-minute checks on designs and horticulture. Judging begins promptly at 10am. At that time, all members except judges and clerks, must leave the building. Doors will open again at noon and will be open to the public from 1pm to 4pm. After 4pm, there will be a short awards presentation and light refreshments served.
This will be a small standard flower show.
Division I – Horticulture, Section A: Cut annuals and perennials, Section B: Cut tree or shrub, Section C: Container grown blooming
Division II – “Dance into Spring”
Class 1 “Waltz” will be a traditional design for novices, who have never won an award
Class 2 “Line Dance” will be a creative design
Class 3 “Cha-Cha” will be a creative design
Class 4 “Bunny Hop” will be a miniature design less than 5 inches
Please sign up with Alice Jarvis with your flower designs and horticulture entries. Alice will write up your entry tags and you will receive an index card to list your flowers and foliage.
Other happenings in March
Saturday, March 11th, from 12:30 to 2:30pm you are invited to Health & Hope in Clearwater, Florida! This event is hosted by Jan Brandi and Hans Muehlen, along with their very special guests, Dr. Joe and Rhonda Pecoraro. We will enjoy healthy snacks and stories of hope, followed by a session to explore how coaching could benefit your life! This is for anyone who desires to learn how they can create healthy habits to not just lose weight, but optimal lifelong health!
Saturday March 18th at 11am, the next membership meeting will be at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Ln, Clearwater, FL 33759 at 11am. We are trying to reduce traffic in the park by carpooling. If you would like to carpool, we are meeting at 10:30 at the clubhouse.
Saturday, March 25th at 9:30am, there will be a Super clean up event to prepare grounds for public viewing at the Flower Show!
Hope to see you at this month's events and look forward to seeing your Flower show entries
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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