Garden Club – December News

On October 20, Garden Club members visited the Rogers Gardens and listened to a seminar by Dalia.

The topic was small gardens and growing citrus in containers.

All members got a hand out that listed all the variety of flowering plants and shrubs and the best combination of sun and shade that each requires and the height to which they grow. The presentation was followed by a question and answer period. It turned out to be a very informative visit.

On Thursday, November 14, we had our annual Lobster Fest at the ClubHouse. Thanks to Jack Sweeney for starting this fine tradition eight years ago. Thanks are also due to head chef, Bob Borland (should compete in the Top Chef Reality Show), the Koppangs for the great salad and all the other volunteers that served wine and drinks and for all the beautiful table arrangements. Did not learn anything about gardening but learnt how to cut a cake with a string, which keeps it clean and tidy! It was well attended and everybody had a good time.

On Monday, November 18, club members got together to make the holiday gift bags for the home bound seniors of Dana Point. Thirty bags were assembled with lots of small gifts that will come in handy for our seniors. This year’s recipients are different from last year.

This kind gesture by the group reflects the true meaning of the holiday season.

Your garden may well be a treasure trove of possibilities for holiday decorations. For example, Pyracantha berries with popcorn make attractive garlands. Rose hips add bright red and orange colors to green wreaths.

Jerry Koppang is going to conduct a workshop on making wreaths at our January 20 meeting. Be sure to sign up for it.

And finally: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? A Pumpkin pi! Wish you all a healthy and joyous holiday season with family and friends.

—Lakshman Sehgal

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