The club meets every months and discusses the latest gardening news. In April the guest speakers was Wanda Duvall, who shared information about houseplants.
She had a slide presentation, which showed rooms without plants and with them added to the room. The group learned about how plants clean the air and lots of other things.
The information and education during the meeting brings members back to the meeting each month.
“I joined about two years ago to become more educated in gardening, plants and herbs,” said Stacy Mudd. “I have learned a lot of different things about gardening and gotten information that I could not have gotten anywhere else.”
Lori East joined the club that meets every second Thursday, the same time as Mudd.
“I love plants and it’s a cheap easy, fun way to learn about plants,” said East. “The group is great to work with. They do not make you feel stupid or intimidate you for asking questions everyone just wants to share their knowledge about plants with each other.”
During the May meeting Cathy Rock, was the guest speaker. Rock discussed herbs with the group and various ways to use the different herbs in cooking.
She explained different ways to dry the herbs to the group and cautioned not to over heat the herbs in a microwave.
“The oils in the herbs will catch fire if you leave them in the microwave too long,” said Rock. “Just set the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and keep a close eye on it.”
In addition to drying the herbs and the various uses for the plants Rock gave out valuable information in the growing and trimming of various herbs.
“Chives are easily grown,” said Rock. “The best thing you can do with them is trim them. Time will get leggy and woody if not trimmed.”
The Garden Club will meet again on June 11 at club member Pat Boone’s home to tour her garden.
For more information about the club contact Donna Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.