Fall 2003
Clear Lake Trowel & Trellis Garden Club
Newsletter - Fall 2003
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Newsletter Fall 2003

President: Barbara Swanson

Editor: Joanne Jameson

In case you did not hear about the success we had at the Lake County Fair, August 28 - 31, 2003, our garden "Jardin del Patio" won a first prize and best of show.  There is a picture of it on our web site.  Congratulations to all who worked on this very worthwhile project!

At our first meeting in September Lori Wilcox gave us a demonstration on how to make a lavender wand.  She also told us the best kinds of lavender to grow to make the wands and some tips on how to grow lavender. She will probably be giving a workshop on how to make the various lavender filled pillows and wands at her home next year when the lavender is in bloom.

On September 26th five members, Mary Secord, Nora Gerrard, Lynn Hughs, Jo Jameson and Barbara Fain met at the Hartley Cemetary Chapel .  They did a lot of pruning of  shrubbery and general clean up which was very much needed.  Les, the Maintenance Superintendent, had already cleared out some dead shrubbery and trees for us. Thanks ladies for all the hard work.

Adult Respite met at the St. Johns Church in Lucerne on October 2, 2003.  Marilyn Crayton, Nora Gerrard and Nora's daughter-in-law Carol Lee helped 12 members of the day care make some very nice dried flower arrangements.  They also made two fresh flower arrangements for the room with some donated flowers.  Those who participated seemed to have a good time.

Our October 21st meeting will feature a display of dried flower arrangements by our Lake Ka-Ba-Tin Redbud Arrangers

October 22, 2003 the District Fall General Meeting will be hosted by the Potter Valley Garden Club at Potter Valley Community United Methodist Church, 10075 Main Street, Potter Valley.  The program will be on butterflies, given by Leslie Jones.  Any one interested in attending give Barbara Swanson a call at 262-0636

On Tuesday, October 28, 2003,from 10AM-11AM the plant study group will meet at Nancy Benkelman's house, 4550 Scotts Valley Road.  The group will be studying the MATILIJA POPPY.  If you have signed up or are interested in joining the group give Nancy a call at 263-6665

The program for the November meeting will be given by Reta Barker.  She will be telling us about growing succulents and cacti in Lake County.  You won't want to miss it.

The C.G.C.I. is sponsoring A Floral Design Program & Luncheon featuring Alan Nunn.  Mr. Nunn is an international floral designer from Peterborough, England.  Sat. November 22,2003 - 11 AM at the Elks Lodge- 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff.  The tickets are $25 per person.  This is a fund raiser for C.G.C.I.  Any one interested in attending see Barbara Swanson for tickets.

Remember that all kinds of fresh greenery are needed for the wreath making project which will be held on Dec. 3,4 & 5, 2003,  If you are able to provide any greens, please call Donna Isley, 275-2661

The Christmas Luncheon will be on December 16, 2003 at 12:00 Noon at the Rainbow Restaurant.  Plan to attend and make your reservations by December 8, 2003. Hope you will be there.