2023 Spring Garden Festival is Saturday, May 6, 2023

The Clermont Garden Club hosts the 5th Spring Garden Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 9am-2pm at our club and along the shores of Center Lake Park.

849 West Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711 is the location where 30+ vendors of garden related products will be available to fill your yard with all kinds of beautiful plants, garden art and home related items!

Some of our vendors include:

John Plank Greenhouses

A & J Foliage

Beautiful Bamboo

As Your Garden Grows

Crafty Creations


Get Spiked Greens

Harrison Custom Gifts

Herbal Soaps by Golvina

Juice Plus Co.

Leaf Home Water Solutions

McCrory’s Sunny Hill Nursery

My Glass Garden NoVa

Nature Based Jewelry by Laura

Nelson’s Roses

Oak Song Gallery

Passionflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society

Plants and Nativity

Revival Gardening

Thunberg Nursery

Tropical Queens Crystals, LLC

Wonders of Water

Wriggle Brew Worm Tea


April Plant Loaned to City Hall by CGC Member, Pam Molesky

The April plant loaned to City Hall by CGC member Pam Molesky is a Dracaena marginata.
Dracaena marginata is a popular indoor plant with long, slender green leaves edged with red. These plants are great for beginners because they’re drought tolerant and not at all fussy about their light conditions. Choose a pot with drainage that’s just a few inches larger than the root ball so the root system has room to grow. As for soil, buy or make a loamy, well-draining mix with a pH of 6-7.
Dracaena marginata is a slow-growing plant, so you’ll only need to repot every few years to keep this plant happy. If the soil gets compacted (hardened and pulling away from the edge of the pot) you might want to change it out for fresh soil.
Light: Dracaena marginata prefers bright, indirect light, but if you’re short on light in your home, no worries! This plant will also do just fine in lower light conditions, but it won’t grow as quickly or use water as efficiently. (So just be careful not to overwater.)  Keep your plant out of direct sunlight though, as this can burn the leaves.
Water: These plants are quite drought-resistant and don’t require a lot of water, so wait until the top half of the soil is completely dry before watering. Then, water thoroughly with distilled water, until water starts to run out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot.
Members of the Clermont Garden Club loan a plant for display at City Hall for the months of September – May.










CGC member, Tina Worrell, shares a Kalanchoe flowering plant with Dylan, Librarian Assistant. Each month the Clermont Garden Club loans a plant to Cooper Memorial Library.
If you are looking for a book on growing flowers or vegetables, landscaping or horticulture, the library has gathered together a variety of books. They can be found on a rounder as soon as you walk in the library. So come and check out a book.
You are invited to the Clermont Garden Club on Wednesday April 26, 9:30am for the next Clermont Garden Club meeting. Three CGC members will give a presentation on their favorite three plants. And they will answer general plant questions. So come and see what we are all about. Refreshments are served.
Kalanchoe Plant Care at a Glance:
Common Name: Kalanchoe, Flowering Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe, Flaming Katy
Scientific Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Soil: well-draining soil
Light: bright sunlight
Water: low water
Food: general purpose houseplant food
Temperature and Humidity: 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, moderate to high humidity
Propagation: stem cuttings, leaf cuttings
Safety: allergy-friendly but contains toxins

“Emerald Magick” Flower Show Wine Stroll is Friday, March 17, 2023

Stroll through the exhibits of the Emerald Magick Flower Show as you sip beer or sangria and nibble on savory and sweet treats.

Friday, March 17, 2023, from 6-8 PM

Tickets Required, $20 per person

Located at the Clermont Garden Club

Tickets available now on Eventbrite


Questions: Cindy Simon


Be sure to visit the Shops and

Restaurants in Downtown Clermont!

Caladium Bulb Sales for 2023

Members of the Clermont Garden Club have been selling Caladium bulbs for over 10 years. Each year our bulbs arrive directly from the grower in Lake Placid Florida, which is the “Caladium Capital of the World”.  This year, there are three varieties to choose from: “Florida Cardinal” (red), “White Queen” (white), and “Carolyn Whorton” (pink).

Sales of bulbs begin in March.

Sales to the public will be March 17 & 18 during the Clermont Garden Club Flower Show;

April 15 at the Clermont Garden Club “Garden Walk”;

and if there are any remaining bulbs, they will be sold May 6 at our Spring Garden Festival.

Cost for each bag of 5 bulbs is $5.

Red – Florida Cardinal       White – White Queen      Pink – Carolyn Whorton


Aloe Vera Plant Loaned to Library for January

Clermont Garden Club member, Grace Rabano, has loaned her aloe vera plant to the Cooper Memorial Library for the month of January. Aloe is a genus of flowering succulent plants that can be successfully cultivated indoors or out, and are very easy to maintain. The most famous one is aloe vera, with its peculiar and unique thorn-edged leaves. The thick leaves are filled with gooey flesh that stores water for survival in its native desert territories. The ‘mother’ plant can produce a lot of pups (offspring) and the most common way of propagating is to separate pups and to plant them in new containers. Aloe vera does well in sandy or loamy soil, which should dry completely between watering. The plant only needs watering every 15-21 days.

[photo: Grace Rabano, pictured with Kortni Sanders, has loaned her aloe vera plant to Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont]

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month (September through May), except scheduled field trips, Holiday Luncheon and End of the Year Luncheon, at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue, Clermont, FL 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guest are warmly welcome.

Clermont Garden Club is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization.

January Plant to City Hall Loaned by Tina Worrell

Tina loaned a bromeliad in a very unique planter to City Hall for the month of January.  She is pictured with Ray San Fratello.

New gardeners learning how to grow bromeliads will find that the plant doesn’t need deep pots or thick potting soils. They do even better in shallow pots and may grow in low soil mediums such as orchid mix, a blend of bark, and other organic amendments.

Water needs are easily met by filling the cup at the base of the leaves.

Create a Christmas Floral Arrangement on Saturday, December 17, 2022

Bring your clippers and we will supply the rest!  Join us on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 10 AM – Noon at the Clermont Garden Club and create your own Christmas arrangement.

The cost is $35 per person.  RSVP to Cindy Simon, bsktcindy@earthlink.net by Saturday, December 10, by 5:00 PM to reserve your space.  If paying by credit card, go to the Eventbrite site to register and pay:


Cash or checks will be accepted at the door, but you must pre-register to ensure we have enough floral materials available.  Make checks payable to “Clermont Garden Club”.

Questions?  Email Cindy Simon at bsktcindy@earthlink.net.  Space is limited, so sign up quickly!

Clermont Garden Club – 849 West Ave – Clermont, FL 34711


Poinsettias Loaned to City Hall and Library for December

Poinsettias are popular plants to display in the month of December and our two members delivered beautiful poinsettias to City Hall and Cooper Memorial Library.

Lor Toth loaned a poinsettia to City Hall this month and is pictured with one of the receptionists.

Barb Williams, not pictured, delivered a poinsettia to Cooper Memorial Library.

A member of the Clermont Garden Club loans a plant each month September through May to City Hall and Cooper Memorial Library to share information with the public on specific plants, their care, and information about our club meeting dates and times.


October Plant Loaned to City Hall by Member, Linda Lauletta

Linda Lauletta has loaned her anthurium plant to the Clermont City Hall for the month of October. Staff member, Ray Sanfratello, seen in picture accepting plant to display at front entrance of city hall.

Anthurium is a genus of about 1,000 species of flowering plants, the largest genus of the arum family, Araceae. General common names include anthurium, tailflower, flamingo flower, and laceleaf.

The plant grows best in bright, indirect light; prefers coarse well-draining soil; soil kept slightly moist, never allowed to dry out completely; and prefers high humidity with temperatures between 65-85 degrees. To encourage flowering use a phosphorus-rich fertilizer diluted ¼ strength and feed plant weekly during growing season.