Garden Club Cruise 2020

The Garden Club at Palm Coast again organizes a cruise. This one has the Panama Canal as highlight destination.

Departure March 7, 2020 – 10 Night Cruise
Leaving from and returning to: Port of Fort Lauderdale
– Falmouth, Jamaica
– Cartagena, Colombia
– Panama Canal
– Cristobal, Panama
– Limon, Costa Rica
– Grand Cayman Island
Planned Garden Tours in Jamaica & Costa Rica

SALE: Until Feb 28, 2019 Princess Cruises offers an early booking incentive including:

  • Onboard Credit of $150 – $250 depending on the reserved cabin
  • One night free specialty dining
  • Booking deposit of only 10%

Call Kathleen Terlizzo: 386-864-7460
Garden Club Travel Agent: Cindi Korpacz 443-420-7410

Please download the brochure for this cruise valid until Feb 28, 2019: princess-cruise-brochure-v1-pdf

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Treasures in the Attic 2019

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm, The Garden Club at Palm Coast will organize a fundraiser sale at Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran Church, 101 Pine Lakes Pkwy.

Sale items include: household goods, jewelry, books, gardening supplies, tools and more.

Drop off items for sale at the church on Friday, March 8 from 1 pm – 6 pm. Please NO TV’s, computers and broken items.

Gently worn clothes are welcome this year.

Visit your attic, clean out your closets and bring your forgotten and overstock goods to the Garden Club sale.

Volunteers needed Friday for set-up and Saturday for the Sale. Send an email with your availability details to Info@GardenClubAtPalmCoast.Org

Download the flyer: Treasures in the Attic 2019

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Bulletin “Clippings” February 2019

The February 2019 Bulletin is Available for Download:



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General Club Meeting – February 2019

Dear Club Members,

Monday, February 11, 2019, is our next Monthly General Meeting.  We are all looking forward to getting back together.

Guest Speaker:    Terra Freeman from Urban & Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent at UF/IFAS St. Johns County Extension will discuss Rain Gardens.

Description: Explore how rain gardens can contribute to the quality of our waterways and the basic steps to create one.

Attached is the presentation for you to print and follow along with the presentation: Rain_Gardens_Guest_Speaker

Registration and the Plant sale start at 12:30 pm and the meeting kicks off at 1:00 pm.

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Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show Impression

The GC Booth

The Garden Club had a presence at the Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show January 26-27 which was held at the Flagler Palm Coast High School. Our space was in the small gym along with around 100 other vendors. Kelley Callery and Denise Garcia co-chaired the event and designed the beautiful displays. Four collages mounted on canvas which hung from the back draping highlighted the Arrangers’ Guild, Propagation Guild, Selection of the Month and Spring Festival.




Jane, Kelley, Nancy

In addition to providing information on the club, the Propagation Guild had handouts on butterfly, hummingbird, deer resistant and salt tolerant plants as well as a bulletin on ideas for a low-care, low-cost landscape.

Carol and Nancy





Kelley creating an arrangement

A free raffle for a beautiful floral design made by Kelley was given away every 1 ½ hours each day. You had to be present to win and many people returned to the booth to see if they won.

Raffle prize








Many of the attendees who stopped had just moved or are moving to the area and were glad to see there was a garden club to educate them on what to plant in their landscapes. I can imagine the February meeting will have many visitors who talked to the volunteers during the Home Show.

Article by Jane Villa-Lobos
Photography by Jane Villa-Lobos



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February 2019 Yard Selection of the Month

Beverly Malcolm of Parkview Drive has been selected as February 2019 Garden Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Beverly moved from New York to Palm Coast in 2004.

This month’s yard features an Oriental theme with lovely pagodas and various statues throughout the landscape.  In several islands she has concrete benches with a seahorse etched on each side and  multi-colored tiles on the top of the seat to sit and enjoy all the beauty this yard has to offer.

The front door island area welcomes you with a Boxwood Topiary along with a two-tier waterfall, an angel holding a dove, a Fan Palm, a pagoda surrounded by mounds of Ilex Schilling Holly bushes along with some pink flamingos.

The terracotta walkways, the round and square stepping stones and curb edging compliment the deep green lawn along with colorful plants and bushes.  The left side welcomes you with a pagoda and a bench with several varieties of manicured bushes.  A large Fan Palm is surrounded with red and purple climbing Bougainvillea, another tree has a potted Wandering Jew, and a large orange Impatiens hanging pot is next to a two-room bird house.

Moving towards the back you see red Roses, Papaya tree, pink and red Pentas, Aloe, red Hibiscus, Prickly Pear, deep pink Camellias and pink and purple Bougainvillea. There are tall red Cannas, a large Jasmine, red Crape Myrtle and a large white Bird of Paradise.  The back has a seahorse bench, bird bath, Hawaiian Ti, Bromeliad, Elephant Ear plant, and Ginger with a pink flamingo and a swan taking it all in.

On the right side of house you have an island with Palm tree, a pagoda, round Ilex Schilling Holly bushes and a seahorse bench nearby.  Continuing toward the back there is a four-tier pagoda with a bird house on the top and a round island adorned with various colorful blooms.

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

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Old Kings Elementary School Project

Planting Petunias

On January 25 six members of the Propagation Guild helped the students of the Old Kings Elementary School plant some annuals around the greenhouse and some milkweed, salvia and delphinium in the butterfly garden.




Since the last planting in early November all the vegetable plants have grown and broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, kale and green beans have been harvested as well as many of the herbs.



Group with Eggplants

The tomato vines were trimmed, tied up and caged ready for the harvest of several types of tomatoes. Even though it was pretty late to plant eggplant in November the plants have been spared any damage from the recent cold temperatures and all 15 plants are in flower. Hopefully the students will be reaping the benefits soon.

Searching for Earthworms


A worm farm was donated by  a member of the club and the boys were eager to find earthworms in one of the raised beds to get the farm started. Worm castings or “worm poop” make an organic fertilizer which will be added to the beds by Spring.


Dr Asher with Students



Danielle Anderson from the News Tribune interviewed club members, Dr. Asher and her students about the partnership between the school and the garden club.


Students by Herbs


The students are always so excited to see the PG members come and assist with their adventure of raising their own food.




Here is a link to the article that the News-Journal published about our project:
Palm Coast Garden Club and Old Kings students grow together

Article by Jane Villa-Lobos
Photography by Jane Villa-Lobos

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“Just Dig It” party

Elma Chung has been a Garden Club member since 2004 and is an active participant in the Propagation Guild. Elma has been collecting plants for many years and that shows in her yard. Her garden is jam-packed with all kinds of plants and often multiple different species of the same genus.

On January 17 more than 15 members of the Propagation Guild gathered at 10 AM at Elma’s home where we were invited to a “Just Dig It” party. This meant the PG members were welcome to dig up plants and collect cuttings.


It had been a frosty morning and many members were dressed in layers. But the sun was out in full force to warm the air and the layers of clothing were quickly peeled off.

The party started with instructions on the rules of the game: each member was allowed to collect one plant or cutting for her/ himself and 10 for the Propagation Guild. Each member was encouraged to “signup” for one kind of plant, in order to avoid too many of one kind and too little variety. Then we went on a tour of the garden to explore the inventory. Well it was like a bunch of kids in the candy store: big eyes and a lot of drooling. In the meantime we were instructed by Elma and Jane on details about the various candidate plants, how to cut or divide them and how to get them to root.

And then we were let loose. Lots of Milkweed and the butterflies were still making the rounds.

Multiple kinds of Ginger,






Glory Bower

Beautyberry and more.

……and then there was this Gloriosa, which was not for the takers.


Jane came prepared for the processing of the cuttings and plants. She setup tables, brought pots and soil. So the members could plant their treasures right away and drive home with propagated stock, which will re-appear at the Spring Festival.


The party was a real treat for the avid Propagators. Thank you so much, Elma!!!

By the way, mark your calendars: Spring Festival, April 13 at the Flagler High School.

Article submitted by Marinus Grootenboer.
Photography by Denise Garcia.

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Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show 2019

The Garden Club at Palm Coast will participate/exhibit in the Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show on January 26 and 27, 2019.

Show hours:
Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Flagler Palm Coast High School
5500 East highway 100, Palm Coast, FL

Free Parking, Free Admission, Free Entertainment
Please be sure to visit the Garden Club booth at the Show.

The Garden Club is looking for some members to assist in the booth. Please send an email with your availability to info@GardenClubAtPalmCoast.ORG and mention Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show in the subject line. Thank you!!

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Bulletin “Clippings” January 2019

The January 2019 Bulletin is Available for Download:


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