General Meetings, Programs and Trips

                              Administration’s Theme: Gardening for Tomorrow

September 19, 2018 INVASIVE PLANTS IN FLORIDA

Mr. Lynn Buth, Master Gardener will present a program on invasive plants native to Florida which will include pictures to help us spot them and to help us know how to control them.

October 17, 2018 THE ART OF IKEBANA: JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGING

Pat Bonarek is a Certified Teacher of the Art Form who obtained her certification while living in Japan for thirteen years will be accompanied by Adrienne Wagner who studied the Art Form while living in Japan for ten years. They will provide a program demonstrating, displaying and explaining the Art Form to the members.

November 14, 2018 A FAIRY GARDEN FOR CHRISTMAS

Someone we all know and love, Dolly Tomalinas is presenting a program on Fairy Gardens for Christmas. This will include the explanation of the concept and then Dolly will show us from concept to creation.

November 30th, HOME TOUR and POINSETTA SALE

and Dec. 1st, 2018 Our theme this year is Silver Bells which represents our 25th year of our Holly Days Home Tour presentation which also includes our Poinsettia sale. This is our Clubs’ major fundraiser. Invite your friends and neighbors to come and see just how talented and dedicated all of you are. Make sure you, our members, come and enjoy the fruits of our efforts and take time to see all the houses in the tour. You will have such fun and probably be tempted to spend some money on the wonderful Christmas items for sale.

December 5, 2018 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON – 11AM Isles Yacht Club – Punta Gorda

Our Chair is Paula Jenkins. Our theme will be Come to Lunch with Bells On, Silver Bells. You are asked to wear a bell anywhere on yourself and bring a bell to be hung on the small Christmas tree for the Library. Be creative, there will be prizes! Let’s all celebrate all the hard work that our members have done throughout the year.

 

January 16, 2019 BULBS FOR FLORIDA

Thomas Becker is a lifelong gardener and extension educator in horticulture and Florida- Friendly Landscaping at University of Florida/IFAS Charlotte Extension. He will present a program that will be informative and practical for the type and variety of bulbs that you can plant successfully in Florida.

February 20, 2019 PGGC PUBLIC GARDENS

This is a presentation on who we are as a Garden Club and one of the many things that we do. Carol Moore and Carol Houston will present a program on the public gardens designed and maintained by the club. They will present how the gardens were planted from the very beginning to how wonderful the gardens look in the present day. Something we can all be proud of!

March 20, 2019 FIELD TRIP TO THE EDISON FORD WINTER ESTATE, 2350

MCGREGOR BLVD. FT. MYERS.

Please join your fellow members for a self-guided tour of The Edison and Ford Winter Estate in Ft. Myers. We will car pool to the location. You can bring your lunch; a picnic area will be set aside for members and we will have a brief member meeting. Of if you prefer, you and your friends can go for lunch in the area.

April 17, 2019 UPDATE ON THE PLANS FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE

All the members have been concerned by the red tide which befell the area where we all reside. We are so pleased to have Don Rainey, a Regional Specialized Water Agent with the Water Resources for S.W. Extension District who will inform and update us on the planned retention ponds and other measures being taken to help avoid this issue in the future.

May 8, 2019 SPRING LUNCHEON 2019 – Isles Yacht Club – Punta Gorda

Join us at 11 a.m. for lunch and the installation of the new Club officers. Our Chair is Vinita Jones. Wear your Best Corsage, Anywhere! We will award prizes for Most Beautiful, Most Original and Most Unusual! We will also have some door prizes. Come have fun with your fellow members before we disperse for summer.