Arbor Day Celebration

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Clermont Garden Club members,  Debra Smidt and Gwen Carter braved the cold with the City of Clermont’s employees,  Amy Dingman and Diane Sauer, to giveaway 1000 Slash Pine Seedlings on January 16, 2021, in celebration of Arbor Day.  Trees were distributed between 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

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Pictured are Diane Sauer,  Amy Dingman,  Debra Smidt,  and Gwen Carter.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except for scheduled field trips,  holiday luncheon, and end of the year luncheon,  at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.

Clermont Garden Club is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization.

January Library Plant

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Arbor Day Celebration

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Clermont Garden Club will assist the City of Clermont at the Arbor Day Celebration on January 16, 2021.

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City Hall January Plant

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Jane Caruso, member of Clermont Garden Club, shares her beautiful cylamen with Clermont City Hall for the month of January.  Ray Sanfratello accepts the plant for the city.

 

A cyclamen is a flowering tuber plant.  The scientific name of this plant is Cyclamen. Having a scientific name is to have the same name accepted and used worldwide.

Do not water often.  Water when soil is dry to touch and do not water log.

 

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except scheduled field trips,  holiday luncheons, and end of the year luncheons, at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.

 

Clermont Garden Club is a 501(3)c non-profit organization.

 

DECEMBER ZOOM MEETING

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Clermont Garden Club members couldn’t have their December meeting at the clubhouse due to COVID-19.   So, the December meeting was on Zoom with presentations by Clermont Garden Club members Julie Milburn and Chickie Broman.

 

Julie prepared a small live table top Christmas tree arrangement.  Julie used boxwood and carnations.  Julie was assisted by her mom, Clermont Garden Club member, Margaret Piper.  (not shown)

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Chickie shared various leaf manipulation techniques using fresh and dried materials.

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Members enjoyed seeing each other,  plus everyone shared their favorite holiday dessert and wore Christmas attire.

 

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except for holiday luncheon,  scheduled field trips,  and end of the year luncheon at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.


Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 

WINNER OF “MOST THEMED TREE “

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Clermont Garden Club won the “Most Themed Tree” in Light Up Clermont 2020 Holiday Enchanted Forest Tree Decorating Contest.

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From left to right, receiving the award for Clermont Garden Club are Gwen Carter,  Tina Worrell,  and Marilyn Paone,  President.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month, except holiday luncheon, scheduled field trips,  and end of the year luncheon,  at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.

Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Clermont Garden Club Participates In Clermont’s Enchanted Holiday Forest

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  1. On December 5, 2020, members of Clermont Garden Club gathered at Victory Point,  along with 40 more local organizations,  to decorate trees in Light Up Clermont 2020 Enchanted Holiday Forest Christmas Tree Decorating Contest.  Everyone had a great time on a perfect day for tree decorating.

Clermont Garden Club’s theme for the contest is “Nature.”  Our tree spotlights the various animals , birds, and butterflies in nature.

A trophy will be given for three categories.

1.  Most themed to this year’s Enchanted Holiday Forest Theme

2.  Most Creative

3.  Best Overall

Winners will be announced Tuesday,  December 8, 2020.

Trees are on display for your enjoyment from December 5, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

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Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except for holiday luncheon,  scheduled field trips,  and end of the year luncheon at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.

Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

December City Hall Plant

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Kelly Caulton, on the left,  Permit Technician for the City of Clermont is with Pam Molesky, Clermont Garden Club member.  Pam brought a poinsettia with miniature white flowers in a Santa Claus bowl to share with Clermont City Hall.  The three Santa Clauses are from the Biltmore Estates.

 

Each month, a Clermont Garden Club member shares a potted plant with Clermont City Hall to improve horticulture awareness and civic beautification.

 

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except for holiday luncheon,  scheduled field trips,  and end of the year luncheon at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcomed.

 

Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

CLARA CLERMONT 1ST PLACE WINNER!

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The Clermont Garden Club won first place in the Clermont Autumn Storefront Scarecrow Stroll.  Pictured accepting the award, for Clermont Garden Club, are Tina Worrell and Gwen Carter chairwomen for creating Clara Clermont the Gardening Scarecrow.

Helping to create Clara were, Clermont Garden Club members, Jane Caruso, Anne Ellis, Cindy Simon, Leslie Temmen,  and Diane Wilson.  The contest was sponsored by the City of Clermont.
Clara will be on display in front of Hank’s Appliances until the day after Thanksgiving.
Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except (holiday luncheon,  scheduled field,  and end of the year luncheon) at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.
Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

November Library Plant

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Arlene Rand, Clermont Garden Club member, shared her Dracena sanderia (Lucky Bamboo) plant with  Cooper Memorial Library for the month of  November.  Library volunteer, Linda Goff is standing next to the Lucky Bamboo. 

The Lucky Bamboo plant can be grown in soil or water.  There are advantages to both options depending on how much you are prepared to care for it. Too much soil or fertilization can actually harm your plant. However, if you are using tap water and it has fluoride and other chemicals, you may want to use soil and fertilizer to prevent yellow tips.

  • If you are growing it in standing water, you will need some pebbles to hold it upright. If in soil, try mixing a third each of sand, peat moss, and regular soil to ensure excellent drainage.
  • For water only, make sure that your plant has at least enough to cover the base of the roots. You should also change the water at least once per week to prevent the plant from rotting. It is a good idea to rinse the vase, pebbles, and plant each time you do this.
  • If you are growing the plant in soil, water the plant just enough so that the soil is moist.
  • Place the lucky bamboo in a warm spot where it will get indirect light. Keep an eye on how much light the plant gets – if anything, too little light is better than too much.
  • As the seasons change, you may want to move the plant. Take it away from any windows if you’re unsure. It’ll still get plenty of light in the center of a room.

 

Every month, from September through May,  a Clermont Garden Club member shares a potted plant with the library to promote horticulture awareness and civic beautification.

 

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except, (holiday luncheon, scheduled field trips and end of the year luncheon), at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meetings begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.

 

Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.