Emily Nash

Emily Nash with her Presentation Project at the Garden Club meeting.

The monthly meeting of the Town and Country Garden Club was held on November 5, 2019 at the J.A.B. Miller Library building. Members gathered at 11:30 to enjoy a delicious salad lunch provided by hostess Sue Brusenhan, assisted by Carla Findley.

The meeting was called to order by President Sue Shields, and began with a program by Emily Nash from the Petal Patch Florist Shop. Emily exhibited beautiful fall centerpieces, and demonstrated how to make a fall arrangement using a pumpkin as a container. Her pretty designs and flower arranging tips were enjoyed by all present.

The business portion of the meeting began with the roll call. There were 16 members and one guest present. Minutes that were previously emailed to members were approved, and the treasurer’s report was given by Joy Skelton.

The horticulture exhibit, presented by Sharon Dick, was a Gasteria succulent with tips and hints for caring for the plant. Jane Padgitt exhibited the Artistic Design using small containers found throughout the house to make miniature arrangements. The Garden Tip of the Month was given by Myrtie Beaver, showing many ways to use common plants in holiday decorations, and also a tip of using a remote thermometer to monitor your personal greenhouse.

President Sue Shields then reported on the District VIII Garden Club officers and presidents meeting held in October, and Nancy Berry reported on the progress of the committee making recommendations for plantings in the flower beds at Coleman City Hall.

A note was then read by Sue Shields from Nancy Berry thanking the group for the recent gift she received as retiring president.

The next meeting will be a Christmas party on December 3rd at the Miller Building. Members are reminded to bring a finger food and also canned goods to share with the Loaves and Fishes.