Giving Tree Charities & Donations

The Garden Club Board selects three local charities for member donations at the annual holiday luncheon each year and is one of the ways that the Garden Club membership gives back to the community.

For 2021, the charities selected were:  Grace Community Food Pantry, Christmas Come True, and Community Cats of Palm Coast.  The Giving Tree was highly successful this year.

Grace Community Food Pantry
Boxes of feminine hygiene products (4,000+ individually wrapped products) donated by “Donations for Dignity” Foundation and checks totaling $500.

Community Cats of Palm Coast – Check for $346

For further details about each organization, visit:
Grace Community Food Pantry –
Community Cats of Palm Coast –

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January 2022 Selection of the Month

Beth and Bill Knisely of Wellsley Lane have been selected for the January 2022 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.

January 2022 Selection of the Month

January 2022 Selection of the Month

The Knisely’s are from Oxford Ohio where they had five acres. Beth was a secretary to the city manager and Bill was an associate VP of finance. When they retired Beth became a pet sitter as she loves animals. They moved to Palm Coast 16 years ago. All the pavers and stone areas were put in by Bill. Throughout their gardens are several trees planted in memory of past pets.

You are welcomed at the front porch area by a diversity of colors: bromediads, red Mandevilla, hosta, firecrackers, plumbago, purple pentas, society garlic, purple mums, trailing bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana), red Ixora, bottle brush, 2 tones of pink vincas, and Japanese spindle(Euonymus japonicus).

The front of the house has Chinese fringe flower, split-leaf philodendron, coreopsis, large foxtail ferns, elephant ear (Colocasia), Loropetalum chinense (sizzling pink), an oak tree surrounded with variegated liriope, azaleas, agave, blue green junipers, tower red Ixora, lantanas, prickly pear cactus (Opuntia), ligustrum, Mexican petunias, and Dracaena.
The back yard has beautifully formed split philodendron, bird of paradise, firecrackers, agapanthus, yellow mums, plumeria, red fire hibiscus, elephant ear, hydrangeas, Petra croton, jatropha (red blossoms), magnolias, white bird of paradise, mondo grass, saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), and queen palms.

Mother nature does not know it’s the month of January, with all the colors and diversity in this beautiful landscape.

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

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Fashion Show Benefit Luncheon

Fashion Show Luncheo
February 5, 2022 – Please join us for a Fashion Show Luncheon to benefit the Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Hosted by Chez Jacqueline at:

47 Old Kings Road N, Palm Coast, FL

Doors Open – 11 am
Luncheon – 12 noon
Fashion Show – 1 pm to 3 pm

Raffle – 50/50 – Silent Auction

Join in the fun with our Garden Club Models and help us raise funds for club activities, programs & Scholarships.

Prepaid Reservations – $25
Reservations may be paid by cash/check in-person at Chez Jacqueline, 25 Palm Harbor Village Way W, #3, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Or through PayPal by selecting the option below.

Your Email Address:

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Arranger’s Guild Meeting – December 7, 2021

The Arranger’s Guild had a workshop on December 7, 2021, to create their own Christmas Yule Log which arrangers were able to bring home.

The Guild provided the logs, various greens, pine combs, and red birds for a $20 fee. It was a fun morning creating our centerpiece!

For more details about The Arranger’s Guild, please contact:
Linda Hensler, Director
Tel: 386-437-2613

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Arranger’s Guild Meeting – November 16, 2021

The Arrangers Guild met on Tues., Nov. 16 to make dried flower arrangements. Fifteen arrangements were made. Arrangements included wreaths and door hangings, traditional arrangements, holiday arrangements and cornucopias. Arrangement vessels varied from natural wood and bark all the way to a large horn! Everyone enjoyed sharing materials and ideas as well as working with a new medium.

December Arranger’s is the Yule Log. Let Linda Hensler or Kathleen Terlizzo know if you plan to go, as it is limited to 20 and is open to the whole garden club.
The Garden Club holiday luncheon is on the 13th for our members.

Submitted by Mary Kay Hirsch

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