Message from the Bermuda Run Garden Club President
Learning, Creating, Sharing The Love of Gardening
This year has been such a success and I know we all are looking forward to what this new year will bring! Our program lineup includes several opportunities to get our hands into dirt. There will be speakers showing us the advanced steps of creating pollinator friendly areas in our own yards since we are learning the many advantages of native plants. We are now sharing with others the Love of Gardening.
Our eager new Junior Garden Club (Ellis Pollinator Agents-EPA) has planted over 30 native and pollinator friendly plants in the courtyard and they have applied to have their garden certified by the Monarch Watch Society. Shady Grove Elementary has asked us to guide them in the same direction and have been gifted with hundreds of bulbs and have some busy parents digging and planting.
Our local Reynolda Gardens have been renovated to bring them back to the original garden design and more pollinator friendly. We will visit and learn what changes they’ve made.
We will learn about container gardens with our friend, the talented designer, Rodney Spillman. And, Donna also has us scheduled with experts on Orchids and Violets coming to share their expertise.
Of course we couldn’t do it all without our very successful fundraisers – the geranium sale and our shredding events which will both happen in a few weeks.
We now have a new project committee for the Bermuda Run Christmas Town Event. We’ve received a lot of publicity from our local magazine and the newspapers thanks to our publicity committee. I’m sure we all agree working with the children making pinecone bird feeders and helping with train or carriage rides makes the meaning of Christmas more joyful.
And the flowers….everything about working with them and presenting them to home bound seniors or setting tables for scholarships winners and fundraisers is both educational and rewarding. Most of all of us can’t wait to participate!
And we cannot forget to show off our bushes, shrubs, perennials, annuals or a design/arrangement in the Carolina Classic Fair! This was one of our most successful fundraisers! Can you believe we were once raising over $2000 each year? What a legacy!!! We can recreate that!
So ladies, read through this yearbook carefully so you don’t miss a thing and my wish is for you all to enjoy the experiences and bless you for making all this happen.
And the Blue Bird Trail opens soon…can’t wait!
With joy and peace,
Club Flower – Violet
“Violets – Gentle and Sweet – symbolizes promises kept”
The purposes of this club are to promote interest, study, and practice in the various phases of gardening, landscaping and flower arranging and to promote education, conservation, restoration, and beautification of the community.
Club Organized in June 1984
Club Federated September 1984