Holiday in Florida Flower Show

The Garden Club at Palm Coast recently held their Holiday in Florida Flower Show. It was a huge success. It was very well attended with about 100 each day.

In the Design Division Becky Lindhorst was awarded Best in Show and Jeanne O’Donnell and Laurie Savage earned high scores as well.

The Horticulture Division was outstanding with 169 entries from over 30 exhibitors.

Judith Davies took top honors with her beautiful plants and won the Award of Horticulture Excellence.

First time exhibitor Jane Howells received an Award of Merit in the Cut Foliage section. Others receiving Growers Choice Awards: Judith Davies, Marinus Grootenboer, Janet Fonseca, and Jane Villa-Lobos.

This was the first time we have seen the activities of the Junior Garden Club. There were numerus exhibits of there plants growing from seed and pictures of them working in the garden. Many of the students and their teacher were in attendance to talk about how much they are learning.

The committees did an outstanding job. I certainly heard many comments about the staging. The room was such a pretty room to move around in and impressive when walking through the entrance.

The Front entrance was designed by Ginny Niebauer: Owner of ART among the FLOWERS.

We Received comments from the judges on the great job the clerks did. All of the committee are to be commended for doing their responsibilities at a high level. Hostess, hospitality, awards, judges, publicity, schedule production, staging, design, raffle baskets, Botanicals arts, horticulture, clerks, youth, education, production, set up, and take down.

What a great team Thank you all,
Linda Hensler chairman- Denise Garcia co-chairman

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December 2023 Selection of the Month

Michael Murphy of Evans Drive has been recognized as December 2023 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Originally from New Jersey, he retired and moved to Palm Coast 3 years ago. When he bought his house, there was no landscaping. He initially had help from a local nursery on what to plant, and today he has a very stunning curb appeal landscape.

The front door area has beautiful potted pink and red crown of thorns, a red mandevilla vine in a decorative blue pot, a Crossandra called orange marmalade, ruby red Alternanthera brasiliana, tri-color ginger (Stromanthe triostar), foxtail fern, several varieties of crotons, sago palm, ginger, rosemary, ferns, kalanchoe, Texas sage, and several bird statues throughout the flower beds.

The front island has two red crape myrtles that are underplanted with yellow allamanda, pink and yellow lantana, liriope, pentas, bird of paradise, purple irises, a border of blue daze
and two whimsical pink and blue grazing birds.

On the right side of the driveway, there is oleander, viburnum, blue daze, orange marmalade, Schefflera, and Hawaiian Ti.

The backyard around the pool area is surrounded by several plants that provide color, such as yellow lantana, blue daze, purple lilies, crotons, bromeliads, Schefflera, podocarpus, and Hawaiian Ti, and a sago palm.

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

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Clippings Newsletter November, 2023

Inside this issue:

  • Words from our President
  • Next Meeting – November 13
  • Sunshine Report
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Gift Baskets – Flower Show
  • Holiday Lunch
  • Founder’s Day
  • Plants for Pleasure
  • Volunteers Needed For Horticulture Spotlight at Meetings
  • The Garden Club at Palm Coast Creative Team
  • The Garden Club At Palm Coast NGC Flower Show
  • American Hibiscus Society
  • Selection of the Month
  • The Arrangers’ Guild Meeting
  • FFGC 100 Year Anniversary Convention
  • New Exhibit at McKee Gardens in Vero Beach
  • Places to Go/Events
    Download the November, 2023 issue of Clippings

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    Palm Coast Founder’s Day

    The Garden Club at Palm Coast was invited by the Historical Society at Holland Park to participate in Founder’s Day on October 28, 2023.

    The Garden Club is one of the first organizations established in 1975. In 2020, our club sponsored a Boy Scott to create and plant the landscape design to beautify the area in front of the Museum, home of the “Garfield” turtle, as part of his Eagle Project. In 2021, the Museum featured the club, and we provided exhibits depicting our history with many photographs and a timeline documenting the club’s growth and participation in the community.

    The club had three booths on Founder’s Day: The Arrangers’ Guild, who made fresh floral arrangements for sale and sold them all. The Propagation Guild displayed several varieties of plants for sale and did very well. They also had some items for sale made by “The Creative Team.” There was also a Membership booth for anyone wanting to join the club or just to get information.

    The Arrangers’ Guild donated an arrangement, and the D.J. Vern of Surf 97.3 announced the winner to be whoever had the closest birthday and gave it to a very nice young lady as her “25th” birthday was the day before.

    There were also food trucks, community organizations, and vendors. All in all, it was a wonderful sunny day outside at Holland Park Historical Society.

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    Arrangers’ Guild Meeting October 17, 2023

    Linda Hensler, Director

    Founder’s Day Saturday October 28, outside by the Historical Society Museum at Hollands Park, 11:00 – 2:00
    Arrangers’ Guild will have a tent as well as Propagation Guild (Jane Villa-Lobos) and Membership (Ellen Werner).
    Volunteers needed to help man the booths during these hours. Contact Linda Hensler, Jane Villa-Lobos, or Ellen Werner to volunteer at their booths.

    Future Classes 2024 – Advanced Classes 7, 8, and 9 perhaps in Feb., March, and April 2024

    12 are needed to sign up for each. More information to come soon.

    A motion was made that classes would be $25 to observe 3 classes, $50 for members, and $65 if you are not a member.
    Andrea Rogers made the first motion to approve, Jeanne O’Donnell made the second motion, and all members approved the motion.

    Today’s Instructor was Becky Lindhorst. She focused her training on Petite Design as some will be doing Petite Designs for our Flower Show on November 16, 17, and 18, 2023.

    No meeting in November due to the Flower Show

    Article and Photos submitted by: Nancy Iandoli

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