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Floral City Garden Club September News

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on August 31, 2021

The Floral City Garden Club has found plenty of projects around town needing attention this summer and now members are ready for the first meeting of the 2021-2022 administration year.  This meeting will be held in-person with distancing and masking. 

The Community House, in the Town Center, will be the location for the gathering on Friday, September 10.  A social period at 11:00 a.m. will begin the day; followed by lunch – all attending will bring their own bag-lunch – the Club will furnish beverages. The program and business meeting will begin at noon for those who desire to attend only that part of the gathering.

Marcie Mason, a new Club member who has lived in the Floral City area for six years, will present the program this month, “Propagation Techniques That Have Worked for Me.” Specifically, she will talk about her method of propagating succulents and other plants, discuss the success she has had with transplanting plants and show the special Sting Ray Alocasia plant. 

This plant, the Sting Ray Alocasis, was developed by the University of Florida and named after the Tampa Bay Sting Rays before they became just the “Rays.”  This plant, numerous succulents and other plant varieties may be purchased online from her Facebook account: “A Little Bit of Green – Succulents.”  

Mason will bring a selection of succulents, starter plants and a few mature plants to the meeting for purchase.

Florida Federation of Garden Club members District V Photography 2021 Competition Entries due October 1

All Florida Federation of Garden Club members are reminded of the District V Photography 2021 Competition “Worlds of Wonder” theme.  This is a members-only competition with a deadline of 1 October 2021.  Rules include a maximum of 3 entries and winners of 2020 competition are not eligible; entry fee is $2.00 per photo or 3 photos for $5.00; Categories are (1) Flowers, (2) Gardens vegetable or flower, (3) Butterflies-Caterpillars, chrysalis or butterfly;(4) Garden Visitors: birds, bees, bugs, wildlife/animals and (5) Trees. In color or one in black and white of any of the five areas; no photos with humans; include a brief description of the content of the photo.  The photo must be from Florida. Send questions and photos to [email protected]

Floral City Garden Club September News

Floral City Garden Club members continue to maintain five community landscaped areas about town. They recently worked in the Trailside Butterfly Garden adjacent to the Withlacoochee State Trail.

The Floral City Community Memorial Garden with brick Labyrinth will be one of four Walks offered on November 13 at the Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s.  Registration is open at 8:00 a.m. and the Walks will begin at 9:30 on that Saturday. Garden Club members will be in the Garden to assist walkers.

More information plus monthly “Horticulture Hints” maybe obtained at www.floralcitygardenclub.weeblt.com   Club President, Carol Wood may be reached at [email protected] or call her at (813) 235-3917. 

Visitors and new residents are always welcome at the meetings; it is a good way to learn what will and will not grow well in the area and when and when not to plant.

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