Garden Club holds first meeting of year


The Hillsboro Garden Club had its first meeting of the new year on March 23 at the Kathleen Granger Building at the Highland County Fairgrounds.

Rose Marie Cowdrey, acting president, called the meeting to order. Twelve members were present and one guest: Diana Baker, Nancy Baldwin, Dena Benner, Rose Marie Cowdrey, Teresa Cudkowicz, Ruth Anna Duff, Beryl Gruelle, Larry Moore, Shelly Rayburn, Andrea Schneider, Nancy Sonner, Jennifer West and guest Diane Garneau.

Cudkowicz had a special arrangement for the evening – an Oriental design she called “Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring.” The design included forsythia, daffodils and hellebores. Cudkowicz’s’s design was inspiring for all present.

Schneider and Sonner reported on their OAGC sponsored trip to the National Flower Show in Philadelphia, Pa. Schneider had many pictures. Both of them brought plants home – Schneider’s special shovel. Great trip – so many flowers and great shopping.

Baker presented the evening program on ferns. There are over 26,000 varieties of ferns, some for the home and the outdoors. The root systems are used in propagating orchids, also has been used for mattress stuffing. Garneau has grown many ferns through the years. She presented a lot of information on the growing and care of ferns. Great plants for everyone.

Become a Garden Club member – always something new in the gardening world, new flowers, grow your own healthy vegetables, plus make some new friends. Contact Sonner at 937-393-1231.

Nancy Sonner, publicity chairman for the Hillsboro Garden Club.

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