Garden Club holds plant auction


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President Nancy Baldwin called the April 24 meeting of the Hillsboro Garden Club to order with members standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” Roll call was answered by 15 members, three absentees and one guest, Carol Sower.

Reminder: the regional meeting, “Garden As If Your Life Depends On It,” will be held May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilmington Presbyterian Church. The speaker in the morning will be Kim Hupman with a topic of “Phrenology: Plant Blooms and Insect Activities.” The afternoon speaker is Rhonda Crum, a beekeeper will present a program titled “Be Kind to Bees: How and Why.”

Ther club voted in favor of having a sales table, which will be stocked with lots of plants and other donated items.

Holiday Decorating: Ruth Anna announced the theme for the historical society Christmas decorating will be “Christmas Through the Ages.”

The flower show chair announced that packets of seeds to grow for the Horticulture Special Classes were available for purchase.

The meeting was adjourned and refreshments of ice cream, brownies, cherry cookie bars and drinks were served by Nancy Sonner and Liz Stritenberger.

The spring plant auction ensued with furious bidding from start to finish. Healthy plants of day lilies, iris, coral bells, dahlia tubers, hostas, hyacinth bean starts, cast iron plants, and many other varieties were quickly snapped up. Also up for bid were containers for floral arranging, vases and other garden-related items that filled the long tables at Floral Hall. Yours truly even went home with a box of terra cotta pots. A good time was had by all and now we can get busy planting and look forward to the fall auction.

Submitted by Carol Gorby, secretary.

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