The Region 16 of Ohio Association of Garden Clubs fall meeting was held Oct. 11 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Washington Court House. Carol Gorby, Hillsboro Garden Club member and regional director, called the meeting to order and conducted the business meeting.
State officers and regional chair reports were given. The morning program was given by Craig Jaynes on “Garden Design for the Undisciplined: Confessions of a Plant Geek.” He shared information on his recent trip to England and the English Gardens. He is owner of the English Garden Farm near Jamestown.
After a delicious lunch catered by Rachel’s House, Wild, the afternoon speaker, Christy Pearl, presented “Fairy Gardening in 6 Easy Step.” Step 1 — Choose a theme from A-Z; Step 2 — Find a container-depth and drainage; Step 3 — Select plants-NASA study houseplants purify the air; Step 4 — Create your design-focal point, thriller/filler/spiller plus taller back/shorter front, also limit to two to three colors; Step 5 — Assemble accessories. Consider scale, tell a story, natural objects, thrift finds; Step 6 — Nurture your garden-replant if it dies, rearrange as it grows, give plants what they need.
Concluding the meeting, Fayette garden clubs gave door prizes that were donated by local merchants as centerpieces.
Upcoming events are Christmas decorating at Deer Creek State Lodge by Regions 9 & 16 on Nov. 12 with Christmas Open House on Dec. 9. Philadelphia Flower Show on March 6-8, 2019; OAGC Wild Day Out — Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens April 13, 2019; Spring Regional meeting hosted by garden clubs of Warren County on May 9, 2019.
Hillsboro Garden Club members attending were: Nancy Sonner, Highland County Contact Chair Andrea Schneider, Liz Stritenberger, Larry Moore, Judy Moore, Ruth Anna Duff and Carol Gorby.
The October meeting of HGC will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at Highland County Fairgrounds Floral Hall. All interested persons are welcome.
Submitted by Nancy Baldwin, Hillsboro Garden Club.