Tex Davis will give advice and hands-on planting ideas for Boca Grande Garden Club members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the season's first workshop.
Come to Native Gardens, 411 Palm Ave. for ideas to plant for your entrance, terrace or lanai, for sun or shade, and for indoors or out.
Bring your own pot or buy a new one from Native Gardens. Club members pay only what for plants, pots, soil or anything they buy. Non-members may attend on a space-available basis for $10 plus cost of materials.
Boca Grande Garden Club President Nora Lea Reefe
Sign up in advance with Christian Scott-Hansen at MCScottha@aol.com or call 964-4430. Attendance is limited to the first 10 to register with preferential reservations for club members.
The first regular meeting of the Garden Club will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Boca Grande Community Center with speaker Mickey Carnell of Blue Pagoda Orchids in Englewood discussing "Orchids, Orchids and More." Free to members, guests $25.
Garden Club member Georgia McGurl will teach a class in "Arranging Flowers Under Water" at the Johann Fust Community Library Loggia at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.
GARDEN CLUB SCHEDULE
Dec. 7: Christmas Display
Gasparilla Inn Dining Room Annual Christmas Table Display and Luncheon, "It's Not Easy Being Green," $48 members, $55 guests, 11:30 a..m. Wednesday. RSVP Marjorie Moore at 964-1264 or Judy Thomas at 964-2951.
Dec. 8: Georgia McGurl
Georgia McGurl, "Arranging Flowers Under Water," 10 a.m. Thursday, Johann Fust Library Loggia, $20 members, $30 guests. RSVP Christian Scott-Hansen at 964-4430.
Jan. 11: Paul Epson
Paul Epson's "A Transplanted Englishman's Five E's of Gardening" followed by plant sale at tea, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Center, guest fee: $25. RSVP Kay Ferland at 964-4162.
Jan. 23: Horticultural Walk
Horticultural Walk around Boca Grande with Woody Thayer followed by lunch, 10 a.m. Monday, $10 members, $20 guests. RSVP Jan Wechsler at 964-2233.
Feb. 1: Nancy Clark
Nancy Clark on the "The Majesty of Floral Designing in the White House" followed by book sale and signing at tea, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Center. Guest fee: $30. RSVP Kay Ferland at 964-4162.
Feb. 2: Selby Gardens trip
Field trip to Selby Gardens with guided tour and lunch, 9 a.m. Thursday. RSVP Jean Meanwell at 963-1450.
Feb. 27: Children's Garden trip
Field trip to The Children's Garden, Sarasota, with guided tour and lunch, 9 a.m. Monday. RSVP Nora Lea Reefe at 964-1491, Jane Moore at 964-1040 or Dee Wheeler at 964-2741.
March 7: Mary Ellen Flanagan
Mary Ellen Flanagan on "Florida Gardens and Landscaping on Boca Grande," 1 p.m. Wednesday, Community Center, guest fee $25. RSVP Kay Ferland at 964-4162.
April 4: Annual garden tour
Annual Garden Tour for member guests only, 1 p.m. Wednesday, beginning at the Community Center. RSVP Pam Payne at 855-9032.
May 21: Chelsea Flower Show
Field trip to the Chelsea Flower Show and the Gardens of Kent, England, May 21-June 1. RSVP Jen Hanna at (941) 697-0064, 269-268-1593 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members pay $20, non-members $30. To reserve a space mail checks to Christian Scott-Hansen at P.O. Box 936, Boca Grande FL 33921, with the notation "Dec. 8 Workshop." Include phone number so your reservation can be confirmed.
Membership in the Garden Club is open on a first-come, first served basis for an annual fee of $50, and dues for the season must be paid prior to attending any meeting as a member. If you are interested in joining, please call our Treasurer Doe Flannery at 964-1483 or mail check payable to the Boca Grande Garden Club to P.O. Box 1246, Boca Grande FL 33921. For more information, e-mail President Nora Lea Reefe at email@example.com or call 964-1491.