Orchid Program at Clermont Garden Club



Clermont Garden Club

            October 21, 2020


9:30am social – 10:00am meeting

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    Presentation by Brian Behm

Brian is President of Central Florida Orchid Society.

Brian will discuss planting, growing and care of orchids.

He will bring orchids to sell and also replant your orchid for a fee.

Come and enjoy the program in the shade of the Clubhouse trees.

Bring your chair, mask and drink.

Plenty of social distancing with fresh air.


Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month (except Holiday Luncheon, Field Trips,  and End of the year Luncheon)  at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  The meetings begin at 10am.  New members and guests are warmly welcome.

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


October Yard of the Month

The Clermont Garden Club’s pick for October 2020 yard of the month is 12128 Lake Shore Drive,
The homeowners continually add to their garden annuals and perennials for color and bloom and unusual plants and shrubs,  The house, paver patio, and driveway are framed by juniper, lorapedlum, indian hawthorn, Asian jasmine, sky pencil shrubs, and topiary boxwoods. Colorful plantings of crotons, snow on the mountain, variegated lily grasses, as well as plumbago, shrimp plants, iris’s, camellias, firecracker’s agapanthus’s, assorted succulents and many, many more are planted around the home.  There are several rare trees and bushes in the backyard such as the rainbow eucalyptus tree and cryptomeria shrubs.
Thanks you for sharing such a beautiful and ever-changing landscape.
For information about the Clermont Garden Club go to: hhtp://ClermontGardenClub.com.
Carol Walker
Publicity Chairperson

CGC Plant Sale & More


      Clermont Garden Club’s

          Plant Sale & More!

SAVE THE DATE – NOV. 7, 2020

                 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.



Plant for Clermont City Hall



Clermont Garden Club member, Pam Molesky, shared a Halloween themed sago palm with the Clermont City Hall.  Roy Sanfratella accepts the plant to be on display for the month of October.  Every month the CGC shares a plant with City Hall.  Stop by and see the sago.
We think about a sago palm as an out side plant, but it is a great inside plant. 

The sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a popular houseplant known for its feathery foliage and ease of care. In fact, this is a great plant for beginners and makes an interesting addition to nearly any room. It can even be grown outdoors. While the name might imply that it is a palm, this plant is actually considered a cycad, one of the oldest groups of plants dating back to prehistoric times — hence the plant’s hardiness.

Read more at Gardening Know How: How To Care For Sago Palms https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sago-palm/how-to-care-for-sago-palms.htm

Tina Worrell


Library Plant for October




Alice Barrows, a member of Clermont Garden Club, brought a marble queen pothos  to the Cooper Memorial Library.  Senior Branch Supervisor Rachel Smoyak, on right, accepts the plant.  Pothos is considered to be an easy and undemanding plant for your home.


Every month, a member of Clermont Garden Club lends a plant to the library.  Clermont Garden Club  hopes to educate and inspire residents to grow plants by showcasing a different plant every month at the library.

Carol Walker

Publicity Chairperson

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Jo Fleming In the Garden


Jo Fleming,  a member of Clermont Garden Club for almost 40 years and resident at Cranes View Lodge in Clermont,  keeps busy propagating Christmas cactus and other plants to share.


East Ridge High School



With the help of Clermont Garden Club, East Ridge High School Agriculture Department, Instructor Mr. Troy Badeaux, was able to purchase 2 seeders.

East Ridge High School Agriculture Department students maintain a 30,000 sq. ft. area. Food produced is donated to students and local charities.


September Yard of the Month



The Clermont Garden Club’s choice for September Yard of the Month is 213 Compass Rose Drive, Groveland, Florida.


This lovely home and yard belongs to Carol Walker, one of our very own club members. Carol has mixed colorful foliage and flowering plants in beds that wrap around every side of her home. The colorful foliage plants include Hawaiian Ti, Copper plant, Caladiums, Coleus, Crotons, Oyster plants, Variegated shell ginger, and Bromeliads, to name a few. She has mixed flowering plants such as Ixora, Bird of Paradise, Vinca, Marigold, and Hibiscus, as well as texture plants like Ferns, Spider plants, Papyrus, Ilex, and Robeline palms. The beds are a beautiful mix of colors framed against the light grey of her home.

Thank you Carol for sharing your hard work with us! For information about the Clermont Garden Club please go to http://clermontgardenclub.com.

September Library Plant



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A Plant for Clermont City Hall



Linda Lauletta stands next to the “Patch of Cactus” which is on display the month of September at Clermont City Hall.  Every month the Clermont Garden Club leaves a plant at Clermont City Hall with information on the plant.  Linda is tending the cactus while owner Pat Bridenbaker is temporarily living in Buffalo. Be sure and take a look if you are by City Hall.

Submitted by Tina Worrell