Camperships Selected for Wekiva Youth Camp for Summer 2022

Rilee Gonzalez and Chase Gonzalez                                                                                                          Izak Hawkins and Sylas Hawkins and Tina Worrell,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chairperson for CGC Wekiva Camperships

Tina Worrell, chairperson for Wekiva Youth Camp, Clermont Garden Club is happy to announce the Camperships for the summer of 2022 at Wekiva Youth Camp.  The students chosen for one week at Wekiva Youth Camp are Chase and Rilee Gonzalez and Izak and Sylas Hawkins.  All are students at Lost Lake Elementary.  Campers are chosen from applications from South Lake public and private elementary schools.
 
WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP is a residential nature camp for 3rd thru 8th Grade youngsters sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.(FFGC) for the purpose of instilling a love and respect for the REAL Florida in our youth through nature study, conservation and protection of our environment for the future of our state and our planet. Wekiva Youth Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.
 
Wekiva Youth Camp is comprised of six one-week sessions during June & July in Wekiwa Springs State Park, where FFGC (a not-for-profit organization) partners with the Florida Parks Service to improve and maintain the facilities.  Wekiva Youth Camp promises an unforgettable experience enjoying nature, crafts, and the beauty of the natural world in a magical, pristine setting. Campers should be interested in nature and like the outdoors.  Florida residency is not required and campers are welcomed without regard to race, color, religion or ethnicity. Campers enjoy a unique outdoor living and learning experience, with close supervision. Our motto for our youth is “Campers Today – Environmental Leaders Tomorrow”.
 
Note: all children have parental permission for pictures to be published.

 

 

Terrarium Workshop a Success!

Working hard!

The Fun with Flowers Workshop for March, 2022 was a Terrarium workshop where attendees created their own terrarium.  Each participant was provided a 10 inch glass bowl.

They added gravel to the bottom, a layer of activated charcoal for filtration, and soil for planting.  They then selected 4-5 pixie sized plants for planting in their bowl.  Some chose to use fairy or gnome accessories to create a fairy terrarium.

The instructor provided step by step instructions as each person created their own mini eco system in the terrarium.  A total of eight terrariums were created.

The finished product!

2022 Spring Garden Festival is May 7!

Join vendors of specialty plants, nurseries, garden art and garden related crafts at the Clermont Garden Club and City Lake Park in Clermont.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

9 AM – 1 PM

Vendors and Food Trucks Wanted! Visit our website: clermontgardenclub.com, 2022 Spring Fest tab.

Camperships Available for Wekiva Youth Camp

Camperships Available for Wekiva Youth Camp

The Clermont Garden Club is sponsoring Camperships  for South Lake County students who are going into 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.  (Club pays for cost minus $50 paid for by parents.)

Details and pictures for the camp may found at www.WekivaYouthCamp.org.  An Application can be downloaded at WWW.ClermontGardedClub.com

Applications for Camperships must be received NO LATER than March 15th

WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP is a residential nature camp for 3rd thru 8th Grade youngsters sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.(FFGC) for the purpose of instilling a love and respect for the REAL Florida in our youth through nature study, conservation and protection of our environment for the future of our state and our planet. Wekiva Youth Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Wekiva Youth Camp is comprised of six one-week sessions during June & July in Wekiwa Springs State Park, where FFGC (a not-for-profit organization) partners with the Florida Parks Service to improve and maintain the facilities.  Wekiva Youth Camp promises an unforgettable experience enjoying nature, crafts, and the beauty of the natural world in a magical, pristine setting. Campers should be interested in nature and like the outdoors.  Florida residency is not required and campers are welcomed without regard to race, color, religion or ethnicity. Campers enjoy a unique outdoor living and learning experience, with close supervision. Our motto for our youth is “Campers Today – Environmental Leaders Tomorrow”.

Create a Terrarium Workshop at Clermont Garden Club

Learn to build your very own terrarium with miniature tropical plants at this Fun with Flowers Workshop at the Clermont Garden Club.
When:  Saturday, March 19, 2022
Time:  10:00 AM – Noon
Place:  Clermont Garden Club
             849 West Ave
             Clermont, FL  34711
Everything you need will be supplied at the workshop. No experience necessary.
Price includes a 10 inch glass bowl, gravel and soil, and miniature tropical plants.
You will be working with gravel, soil and live plants.  Garden gloves and comfortable clothes are suggested.
The instructor will provide step-by-step instruction.
Registration is available on Eventbrite.com:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/clermont-garden-club-30670895844
Eventbrite will allow payment with a credit card.  Tax is included as is the Eventbrite fee.
Cost via Eventbrite: $47.14
If you wish to pay by check:
Cost: $40 plus $3.08 tax = $43.08
Email your registration request to Cindy Simon at bsktcindy@earthlink.net
Checks are to be made out to CLERMONT GARDEN CLUB for $43.08
Mail checks to:  Clermont Garden Club
                             PO Box 121322
                             Clermont, FL  34714-1322

Plant Sale and More! Planned for Saturday, November 6, from 9 am – 2 pm

Shop Member grown plants, gently used garden tools, pots, and garden art at the Clermont Garden Club. Enter the clubhouse to purchase raffle tickets for unique items and baskets. Wander the beautiful grounds and learn about membership.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9 am – 2 pm

Our High School Garden Club, East Ridge High School, will be on hand selling plants that they have grown.  Need help carrying your treasures to your vehicle?  One of these young people will help.  Water will also be available for sale at their booth.  Please support their club, too!

Need something more than water?  Ritters Frozen Custard will be on site selling yummy frozen custard treats and soft drinks.

This is one of Clermont Garden Club’s biggest fundraisers of the year. Clermont Garden Club is a 501c3 organization. Monies raised are used to help support the Club and it’s many activities.

October Yard of the Month is in Green Valley

The Clermont Garden Club’s pick for October 2021 yard of the month is 14951 Green Valley Blvd in the Green Valley neighborhood.  Patsy and Benny Pederson, and their son, landscaped the entire yard several years ago to attract bees, birds, and butterflies. The front yard has red fountain grass, sweet almond, pentas, heliconia, Buddha belly, hibiscus, jatropha, assorted begonias, and many, many more. Under the oaks and magnolia trees around the house are also four o’clock plants, firebush, shrimp plants, firecracker fern, crotons, orchids, ferns, angel trumpet, copper plant, philodendron, and assorted lilies.  This is the yard to check out for plant ideas for all new Florida residents.  These are the colorful plants and flowers to grow here where the northern flowers do not thrive.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden with us!                                                                                                              

 

 

A Plant for the Library

Elaine Hogan shared an Alocasia plant this month with Cooper Memorial Library.  She is pictured with Library Assistant, Dylan Levy.

Genus: Alocasia  Family: Araceae

Common Name: Alocasia reginula

Alocasia plants are native to tropical forests and jungles where they grow on the forest floor. Because they grow on tropical floors,

they only do well outdoors in USDA zones 10-12.

Alocasia are easy to grow indoors with bright, indirect sunlight. Preferably an East or West facing window in a South room. Insufficient

light will cause the plant’s growth to slow down and the leaves to turn yellow or die.

Potting mix needs to be loose and moist. Small amounts of water on a regular basis rather than letting the soil partially dry out

is needed for the Araceae to prosper.

October City Hall Plant Loaned by Pam Molesky

Pam Molesky shared a Fall themed container garden with the Clermont City Hall. She is pictured with Receptionist, Rose Ford.

The arrangement includes a Lucky Bamboo, Buddha Belly and a Mammy Croton.

Focusing on the Mammy Croton:

Croton houseplants need bright light to maintain their colorful leaves.  If there is insufficient light, new leaves are green not predominantly yellow, red, or orange.  Too much direct sun causes phototoridation, a condition that makes Croton leaves gray and dull looking.

Allow the top 205%-30% of the soil to dry out before watering.  Crunchy leaves indicate over-watering.  Leaves become soft and droop when your plant needs water.  When a croton is severely over or under-watered leaves drop off.

Crotons prefer temperatures between 60-80 F. High humidity is a plus.  A rich potting soil that is loose and drains well is suggested.

Create a Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece!

The Clermont Garden Club will present a fun workshop to create a succulent pumpkin centerpiece.
Participants will add live succulent plants to the top of a pumpkin to create their own Fall centerpiece.
The event will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at the Clermont Garden Club.
The cost is $45.00 for all materials and those interested can sign up at Eventbrite:
The Clermont Garden Club is located at 849 West Ave, Clermont, FL  34711