Woodland Garden Club conducts May meeting at Ribeyes

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 08:19 PM


Elmira Choopani (Vu), club president, presided over the May 14 meeting of the Woodland Garden Club, held at Ribeyes Restaurant in Henderson.

Sharing a devotion concerning the “Seasons of Life,” Virginia Norwood encouraged everyone to enjoy life while they could, pointing out that today is the oldest we’ve ever been and youngest we’ll ever be.

Club members sang “Happy Birthday” to all of the members who would be celebrating their birthday over the summer.

In the horticulture report, Peggy Polak claimed that wasps may be responsible for brown spots on lawns. She informed members that it was time to begin summer planting, encouraging them to start container gardens for ease and portability when growing flowers or vegetables. She advised them to destroy any impatiens infected with a virus and the soil they are planted in. She explained how carpenter bees nests draw woodpeckers and that only the females possess stingers. Her report concluded with directions on planting garlic during the fall for harvest in the spring.

She passed out flyers for the upcoming Master Gardener symposium.

Flowers planted in the garden at the Vance County Senior Center were doing well, although Jeanette Metzger had to remove flowers from the lunchroom.

The Little Sprouts Youth Garden Club recently took a field trip to visit the butterfly house at the Life and Science Museum in Durham. Favors made by the Little Sprouts were well received at the Garden Club of North Carolina Conference.

The state garden club expressed interest in having personalized license plates made for Woodland Garden Club members. The club also auctioned off several silver bowls that were awarded to the local club. In addition, Woodland Garden Club received several awards, including: The Martha Garrick Bird Award, Marjorie Farmer O’Keeffe Award and the Youth Gardener Special Achievement Award.

Louise Parham earned the local club’s President’s Award while Sylvia Esquivel and Jean Bell received new members awards. Mary Jane Fink and Susie Burrough, club vice presidents, also well as Choopani and Vivian McIntyre, received ferns and Hibiscus plants respectively for their service.

David Denton, the club’s scholarship recipient, spoke about his accomplishments and future plans.

Afterward, the meeting adjourned.