Sunday, November 29, 2020

Calusa Garden Club Holds Meeting

Diane Hughes (l-r), Juliette Flasche and Bridget Murphy check the schedule.

Diane Hughes (l-r), Juliette Flasche and Bridget Murphy check the schedule.

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Marco Island’s Calusa Garden Club held their first meeting of the year on Jan. 12. Prior to the meeting a workshop about air plants was presented by Connie Lowery.

During the meeting, it was announced that president Dale DeFeo had won two state awards: “The Mentoring Award” and a petite floral design award, which will be featured in the 2016 calendar. DeFeo, a well-known floral designer, presented the program after the meeting. It was titled “Blue Ribbon Horticulture Entries and Pot e’fleur.”

A field trip, planned by Opi DeFalco, will occur in March and will be open to the public. Sue Oldershaw also

President Dale DeFeo presented the program.

President Dale DeFeo presented the program.

announced upcoming Gad-About trips, which will include Naples Botanical Gardens, the Clyde Butcher Gallery and a visit to the Corkscrew Swamp Boardwalk.

The annual flower show will be held March 7-8, 10 AM-4 PM at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. It will be free to the public. Donations are appreciated. This year’s show is titled “The Beautiful ‘B’ of Island Living — Beach – Birding – Boating – Building.”

Calusa Garden Club meets on the second Monday of the month from October through April, usually at Wesley United Methodist Church, 350 South Barfield. Call 239-394-1425 or log on to Calusa.org for further information.

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