Jerry Moreno and Dave Cap from The Dahlia Society of Ohio gave a very interesting talk on Dahlias. They brought blooms to show the variety of sizes, types, and colors. They also graciously provided printed booklets of their presentation.
Jeff Griff of Lowe’s Greenhouse in Chagrin Falls (no connection to the Lowes stores) gave us entertaining stories about the development of various plants including the amazing history of the tulip.
Mark Langan of Mulberry Creek Herb Farm demonstrated how easy it is to create a charming miniature perennial garden. Nancy was the lucky winner of one of his creations!
Everyone enjoys this annual service project meeting, making wreaths and mini-arrangements for local seniors and cancer patients.
Photos from first meeting of the new year: A beautiful centerpiece, picking up the new yearbook, delicious lunch, and interesting talk on Conifers by our guest speaker, Bethany Majeski of the Rocky River Nature Center. Four new members joined!
Our traditional year end party was fun as always, with all the delicious dishes to sample, a rousing game of perennial bingo, and a special gift to Rosie for all her work for the club this year!
Chris Harris from Cuyahoga County Extension Services gave us lots of ideas for using ground covers – and Holly created a beautiful centerpiece using various ground cover plants.
Jen Bromfield from the Cleveland Metroparks gave an interesting and amusing talk about making maple syrup. We especially enjoyed the taste test! See the process at the Rocky River Reservation during the first three weekends in March.
This year we made arrangements for both the shut-ins served by the Dwyer Center and for cancer patients and their families served by the Village Project. The recipients were very grateful to receive these beautiful decorations.