Woodland Garden Club meets at Homewood

Feb. 25, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

The Woodland Garden Club recently met at Homewood Nursery in Raleigh.

Fourteen members and guests were in attendance.

Vivian McIntyre called the meeting to order and welcomed visitors.

Jeanette Metzger gave a devotion on Christian love in honor of Valentine’s Day. Everyone in attendance received a valentine with the scripture printed inside.

Steve Brown, nursery manager at Homewood Nursery, presented a program entitled “Winter Interest in the Garden.” He was introduced by Trudy Tidwell.

Brown’s presentation defined the winter season and covered various perennials, shrubs and trees that add color and interest in gardens during the winter months. Plants mentioned included flowering apricot, golden paperbush, winterberry, pussy willow, witch hazel, red twig and yellow twig dogwood, winter daphne, false cypress, spurge and hellebore.

Peggy Polak gave a short horticulture report that included more tips for winter gardening. The report focused on hellebores. She also cautioned against using chemicals for melting ice near plants.

Metzger presented also the slate of officers for 2014-2015, and the nominees were installed.