Remembering Elise Haymans
An inspiring funeral for Elise Haymans was held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and afterwards folks were invited to the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center for the dedication of a bench purchased by PGGC in her honor. Sarah Corey provided a brief ceremony that included an article written by Elise a long time ago about the landscape maintenance (or lack thereof) at the Punta Gorda Library which drew a few chuckles. Elise was a strong yet gentle woman whose personality was shared by her sons and others through stories told at the meal offered after the dedication. The rain from Tropical Storm Eta was actually timed well to permit all to enjoy this celebration of her life. Thanks to everyone who attended to honor her memory!
May 1, 2019 Installation of 2019-2021 Officers
Our installation luncheon was held at Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda
Unit 1 NGC Floral Design Classes
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Designs
Cresent and Hogarth Designs
Functional and Exhibition Tables
Our members made spectaular designs with what they brought
Our Member’s Designs
Rededication of CHEC Butterfly Garden
October 29, 2018 the new wildlife habitat was dedicated at Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, (CHEC) 10941 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda. Part of the new habitat is the Butterfly Garden dedicated to Elise Haymans on October 29, 1990 by the Punta Gorda Garden Club, exactly 28 years ago from the rededication. The garden was in honor of her serving as Florida Federated Garden Club President from 1989 to 1991. Elise spearheaded the creation of the Florida coreopsis wildflower license plate and coreopsis in the new rain garden portion of the original butterfly garden.
The area demonstrates Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM…..designed, installed and maintained according to the nine Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM principles. As a result, Charlotte Harbor’s water resources are ortectd and preserved. The garden’s choice of plants reduces environmental impacts by using rain water stored in citren flowing into a backyard pond and rain garden. Both features attracts a wide range of wildlife including butterflies birds, hummingbirds, pollinator insects and small animals.
PGGC is pleased to financially support this project with funds from the Holly Days Home Tour.
Members Enjoying The Luncheon
Members competed wearing hair adornments made of fresh plant material using the theme bees.