December 2022 Selection of the Month

Tiare Darder of Colchester Lane has been recognized as the December 2022 Selection of the Month by The Garden Club at Palm Coast.

Tiare was born in Cuba, came to the US when she was 18 and settled in Tampa. One day she drove through Palm Coast, fell in love with Palm Coast, and felt like it was fate that brought her here. She has been living here now for 4 years!

This very attractive landscape has cement-edged beds throughout the property. Most of her beds are complimented with whimsical wooden animals which she makes and paints herself. She also has a wooden rooster on top of her mailbox. She has a different rooster for each season.

In her doorway area, she is very proud of her potted ponytail palm that has traveled with her for 27 years! To the left side of her yard, you find much diversity, including staghorn fern, ground orchids, blue and white sage, society garlic, Brazilian dwarf morning glory, Areca palm, blue Bismarck palm, crotons, Barbados cherry tree, fig tree, spicy jatropha, multi-color amaryllis, ground roses, and her favorite plant a Tibouchina.

The backyard is on a canal with a raised brick wall bed containing assorted succulents. Another area has gardenias, milkweed, magnolias, climbing allamanda on a trellis, and several varieties of fruit trees such as plantains, lemon, lime, blood orange, grapefruits, sugar plum, 3 pineapples, and tangerines. She also grows Cuban and Italian oregano, Cuban mint, and marjoram.

In her lanai area, she propagates many of her plants from succulents, cactus, and orchids, to name a few. There are many full pots as well as hanging plants to admire. It’s as if you are in a greenhouse!

Submitted by Nancy Iandoli
Selection of the Month Committee

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Arrangers’ Guild Meeting – November 15, 2022

The Arrangers’ Guild met on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

We met for Class 2 Triangular and Traditional design, taught by our Instructor, Penny Decker. The Guild provided the students with palmetto palms, flowers and pittosporum.

Before we got started, Penny demonstrated a few different designs we would be doing in our future classes as examples.

After a short break, the students started eagerly working on their own designs. It is amazing how the class uses the same materials and yet several come out differently but very nicely!

Our next Arrangers’ Guild will be on December 9 for a holiday workshop using a Boxwood tree that each student will purchase from Sue Bara and students will bring their own decorations.

Our Class 3 on curve design and using fruit will be on January 17, 2023, with Margaret Kirkpatrick.

Submitted by: Nancy Iandoli
Photos by: Nancy Iandoli

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Clippings Newsletter November, 2022

Inside this issue:

  • Words from our President.
  • Sunshine Report.
  • Celebration of Life for Donal March.
  • Welcome New Members.
  • Garden Club 2022 Holiday.
  • Plants for Pleasure.
  • Jr. Garden Club News.
  • Places to Go/ Events.
  • District VI Meeting.
  • Creativity Group.
  • It is time to cut back your tropical milkweed!
  • The Arrangers’ Guild Meeting.
  • Selection of the Month.
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    Clippings Newsletter October, 2022

    Inside this issue:

  • Words from our President.
  • Sunshine Report.
  • Welcome New Members.
  • Volunteers Needed.
  • Plants for Pleasure.
  • National Garden Club Week – Library Display.
  • Places to Go/ Events.
  • Selection of the Month.
  • Discounts for Garden Club Members.
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    Arrangers’ Guild Meeting – October 18, 2022

    The Arrangers’ Guild met on October 18, 2022, for their first class of 6 units. Our first class was entitled vertical design, demonstrating the crescent and asymmetrical design.

    At 10:00 a.m., Linda Hensler, Director, called the meeting to order.

    Linda wanted to thank Dee Cocchiola, who volunteered to help Linda whenever needed with our meetings.

    Linda introduced our Class Instructor, Margaret Kirkpatrick.

    Margaret gave a short history of how classes in floral design started with Bob Thomas and classes continues today. Each of us has a new world of creativity to discover eventually. We need to take as many classes as possible to practice the Principles of Element, Design, and Creativity.

    For Traditional Design, you start with the smallest flowers at the top (usually 3) for a straight-line design, then gradation moving down to the base. You could also add clusters of flowers if you prefer.

    After a short break, the students got to make their own creations. Margaret Kirkpatrick critiqued each one and was very impressed with how well our first-time students made their designs. Great job to all!

    Our class 2 and meeting will be on November 15, 2022.

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