14th Annual Creekside Music & Arts Festival 2018

Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7, 2018
Princess Place Preserve
Palm Coast

For 13 years, the annual Creekside Music & Arts Festival has invited Flagler County residents and guests to gather under the majestic oaks at Princess Place Preserve for a local tradition that celebrates the natural beauty of Northeast Florida.

On October 6 & 7 join us for the 14th Annual Creekside Music & Arts Festival, where this tradition continues.

Visit the Plant Sale

The Garden Club at Palm Coast participates with a booth at the Creekside Festival. We offer hundreds of plants for sale. The vast majority of the plants have been propagated by our active Propagation Guild. Proceeds from the sale are invested in scholarships and community projects.

Come and join us, buy some of our beautiful plants for you home and your garden. We have many unique plants which will give you color, fragrance and joy for many years.

This will be our last plant sales event in 2018. We intend to finish the season with a BANG!!!

Our Garden Club Meetings will continue throughout the winter. Feel free to visit our club meetings which are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, September thru May.
Meetings, unless otherwise designated, are held at The Flagler County Cooperative Extension Service (Ag. Center), 150 Sawgrass Road in Bunnell, Florida.  Meetings begin at 1:00 PM with sign-in at 12:30 PM.

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October 2018 Yard Selection of the Month

Kay and Perry Peruyero of Clearview Ct S,  Palm Coast, have been recognized as Selection of the Month for October 2018 by the Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Kay is a Floridian from Gainesville and Perry is from Cuba. They moved to Palm Coast in 2016.

Their yard is a corner lot with a canal in the back and has several islands of plants, shrubs and flowers.  The landscape has over 40 palms from Majestic, Robellini, and Triangle Florida palms.

The front door has a covered area that welcomes you with a red Bistro table 2 chairs and a lovely Turtle planter with assorted plants and an angel fairy. On the wall is a metal type basket frame that holds many large beautiful sea shells.  Below are several stands and pots of Kangaroo fern, Bird Nest fern, Coleus, Persian shield, Orchids, Star plant, miniature Pineapple, a large Pothos Ivy and Zebra plant.

They have red and yellow Firecrackers, red Crown of Thorns, Little white Butterfly Whisper, red flower Aloes, Crimson Hibiscus, red miniature Knockout roses, devil’s Trumpet and peach Trumpet.

From left side to the back you have a beautiful climbing deep blue Sweet Pea, and a wheel barrel full of assorted plants.  There is a yellow painted step ladder with various plants on the shelves. They also have a red stand that has Persian Orchid, Donkey Tail, pink and white Siam Tulips, pink and purple Shamrocks, white Jasmine, straw flowers and miniature snake plant.  They have a Chinese Lantern, orange Honey Suckle, Ixora, white and purple Bleeding Hearts and a golden Dew Drop bush.

Their fruit trees are Orange, Grapefruit and lemon and some blueberry bushes she harvested one cup full!   Lastly, an unusual plant she calls her “stinky” plant (Starfish or Stapelia) because of its odor, but it has very large beautiful star shape flowers that measures 12 inches across from tip to tip.  All around this landscape has curb appeal with its many colors to enjoy!

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

 

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Huge Plant Sale 9/22, a Report

A small portion of the plants offered for sale

September 22nd, 2018.

It was announced as a HUGE Plant Sale and that is what it was. The members of the Propagation Guild brought 400-500 plants and between 9 am and 3 pm many plants got sold.

It was a great success for an important part due to the inspirational leadership of Jane Villa-Lobos.

Flower arrangers at work

 

The Arrangers’ Guild also participated and throughout the whole day two or three members demonstrated the noble art of arranging flowers. The completed arrangements put on display and offered for sale. Quite a few found new owners who could adorn their living room or dinner table with live, fresh and fragrant flower arrangements.

 

The Treasurer and Head Cashier in the center

 

The checkout counter waiting for the first customers. During most of the day they were quite busy receiving payments (cash or credit) and bagging the purchased goods. Net profit for the day was $875.

 

 

 

Kat selling wheat grass for Cats

 

Members of the Propagation Guild also sold fruits of a different kind of creativity in the form of seashells filled with Sedum or AirPlants, as well as mini pumpkins with air plants. These items were selling like hotcakes.

Furthermore there was wheat grass for sale as a treat for our beloved feline pets.

 

Time for a well deserved break

We were located in front of the entrance to the Tractor Supply store. The store visitors could hardly avoid us and foot traffic was great. Just like at the Ag Museum we had the largest booth of all participating vendors.

It was a successful event for the Club and fun for the participants. The weather was beautiful with from time to time a nice breeze and some clouds shielding the sun.

Hundreds of propagated plants were sold. No worries, there are more where they came from. Still plenty of stock available for our next event, the Annual Creekside Music & Arts Festival  during the first weekend of October.

Reserve the dates in your Calendar: October 6 and 7. We will see you then at the Princess Place Preserve in Palm Coast.

 

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Huge Plant Sale, September 22, 2018

The Garden Club at Palm Coast will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 22nd from 9:00 am to  3 pm at the Tractor Supply Farmer’s Market, 250 Belle Terre Blvd. in Palm Coast. This is on the corner of Belle Terre and SR100, across from Target.

Come and purchase reasonably priced plants propagated by the Club’s Propagation Guild. Proceeds benefit the Club’s programs.

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Bulletin “Clippings” September 2018

The September 2018 Bulletin is Available for Download:

CLIPPINGS SEPT2018

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General Club Meeting – September 2018

Dear Club Members,

Monday, September 10, is our First General Meeting of the new club year.  We are all looking forward to getting back together and catching up.

Plant sale opens at 12:30 pm and the meeting will start at 1:00 pm.

Attached is the meeting agenda.
Agenda Meeting Sept 10 2018

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Farmers Market at Ag Museum

On Thursday Sep 6th the Garden Club at Palm Coast participated in the Farmers Market at the Ag Museum. This was the opening day of a weekly Farmers Market which is scheduled thru May 2019.

 

With 17 members manning the booth we were the largest participant.

The Arrangers’ Guild demonstrated the creation of flower arrangements and then sold their pieces of art.

 

 

 

 

Membership was represented to promote the club to potential new members

 

 

 

The Propagation Guild brought hundreds of plants to be sold. They were all propagated by members.

Dark clouds above Palm Coast avoided the farmers market; it stayed dry the whole morning.

 

Pig meets Dog

The number of participants as well as customers were a bit below expectation. Still the proceeds from the plant sales were $320. Not bad for a few hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

……….it is all agriculture

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Open House and Plant Sale, Sept 6th

The Garden Club at Palm Coast will be holding an Open House and Plant Sale on Thursday, Sept. 6th from 8:00 am to noon at the Florida Agricultural Museum’s Farmer’s Market at 7900 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast.  Come and purchase reasonably priced plants propagated by the Club’s Propagation Guild, chat with members of the Arrangers’ Guild and learn about this year’s programs.

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Whispering Meadows Ranch Garden Renovated

Whispering Meadows Ranch is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization
founded in 2008. It is located at 5011 John Anderson Highway, Flagler
Beach. You can visit their website here: Whispering Meadows Ranch
The ranch provides those with various disabilities and special needs a
safe, outdoor experience combined with the magical spirit of horses.
Programs offered are therapeutic horseback riding, nature and
sensory activities, summer camps, field trips and many community based
festivals and events.

  • Equine – Assisted Activities (PATH Int’l) Professional Association of Therapeutic
    Horsemanship
  • Work Skills Program- Program for Young Adults with disabilities to encourage
    independence through social and recreational activities. Projects incorporate the barn,
    property maintenance and nature activities to boost self-esteem, accountability and
    interest in new activities.
  • Stable Moments – Weekly mentor program to help change and brighten children age 5-21 who are in foster care or recently adopted. Activities are focusing on outdoor
    activities, building healthy relationships and life skills.
  • Veteran Program – Provides a place of peace and refreshment for Veterans and their
    families. Activities promote inner strength, relationship skills and re-establishing trust in their surroundings.

The Propagation Guild committed to redoing the Whispering Meadows Ranch welcome area with a new garden and the road entrance into the property.

Our monthly meeting was held at the ranch on August 1st and guild members planned a garden which was completed on August 11th.

Welcome Area Garden – before

Welcome Area Garden – after PG treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left side of gate ……………….

……………. Right side of gate

 

The PG weekend warriors

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September 2018 Yard Selection of the Month

Linda and Dave Markey of Egan Drive have been recognized as September 2018 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Dave moved to Palm Coast from Michigan in 1989. Linda moved from upstate New York in 2003.  They both met in 2008 on eharmony.com fell in love and were married at Washington Oaks State Park in 2009. They purchased their home on Egan Drive in 2011. The home was closed for 2 years as the owners passed away and it took time for the estate to sell.  Much yard work had to be done as the grass and gardens were mostly dead and a circular driveway had to be finished.

The previous owner, a custom home builder, designed and built his “dream castle”. When his wife had died he built a brick castle memorial next to the house along with a Medieval Knight in shining armour.  The Markeys decided to add a Medieval fountain along with a red Hibiscus, Firecracker plant and Morning Glory.  Linda researched plants for a theme and chose English Rose Gardens.  A center island was created with concrete brick shaped border.  A Majesty Palm in the center, a bird bath with two blue birds surrounded by beautiful roses such as New Dawn, Don Juan, Perfume Delight, Black Magic, Cinco de Mayo and Spectra.  Asiatic creeping Jasmine green and variegated were planted throughout the bed with Blue My Mind aka Blue Daze and Dwarf Morning Glory.  A small battery operated fence had to be installed to keep deer out, they LOVE Roses!

Inside lanai area you have 2 Shamrock plants Purple leaf with pink flowers and Green leaf Shamrock, Bromeliads, Pencil Tree, Peace Lily,  Spider plant and Aloe. Outside pool area a bordered garden was created with Bird of Paradise, Gardenia, Hibiscus, Bush Daisy, Periwinkle, Pink Angel Trumpet, Red and Orange Camellia, Blue Agapanthus, Orange Milkweed and Mexican Petunias.  Their latest addition was a beautiful wood arbor with Bleeding Heart vine, honey suckle, climbing red roses and white Jasmine.

The Markeys worked hard to create a garden that gives them such joy in color and fragrance!

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

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