Clermont Garden Club’s Educational Program

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Leslie Lightbourne,  Master Gardener from Sumter County Extension Service,  is the guest speaker at CGC on March 2, 2019.  Leslie will discuss “Florida Friendly Flowering Shrubs. ”  The program will  begin at 10:00 A. M. and is FREE to the public at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month at the clubhouse, 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  New members and guests are warmly welcomed.

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SUNKEN GARDENS A BOTANICAL EXPERIENCE

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Sunken Gardens, a four acre property, 15 ft.  below street level, has been a landmark in St. Petersburg,  FL since 1935.  The garden is world renowned for its unique collection of plants and colorful blooms. 20190217_145751 [Read more…]

Antiques/Collectibles/Appraisals/Sale

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SATURDAY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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Sue Cangialosi, FFGC Accredited Judge, presented the FFGC Program, “Fun With Flowers,” a hands – on floral design demonstration, Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Attendees had a great time, following Sue’s lead, as they selected, cut, and arranged their designs.  Everyone was thrilled to take home their very own design.

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Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month at the clubhouse,  849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 34711.  Meeting begin at 10:00 A.M.  New members and guests are warmly welcomed.

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

FEBRUARY’s LIBRARY PLANT

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Clermont Garden Club member, Jean Gibson (center), is pictured here with Cora Lacey and Eli Allison at the Cooper Memorial Library.  Jean brought to the library a “Sansevieria Trifasciata” also known as a “snake plant”.  These plants are native to tropical West Africa and can be grown outside in warm climates, and they do well as indoor plants.  This plant is tolerant of low light levels and irregular watering!

Each month, a member of Clermont Garden Club shares a plant with Cooper Memorial Library to introduce Clermont residents  and surroundings areas to a variety of horticulture, promote interest in Clermont Garden Club, plus promote a love of gardening.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month, at the clubhouse, 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.

 

Antique Appraisal and Sale – March 30, 2019

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Marilyn Paone, pictured here, hopes you will mark your calendar for something special at Clermont Garden Club!

 On Saturday, March 30th, from 9 :00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.,  Clermont Garden Club will be holding an event for you to obtain appraisals of your antiques and collectibles as well as to try to sell any small antiques or collectibles that you may wish to bring that day.   Appraisals will be provided verbally for $5 per item (no large items, furniture, coins or weapons).  Items to be sold will be consigned to Clermont Garden Club (CGC) for the day and CGC will retain a commission of 30% if the item is sold.  

For questions about the Antique Appraisal and Sale at Clermont Garden Club, please email Marilyn Paone (m.paone@icloud.com).

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

 

QUEEN BEE SPEAKS

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Clermont Garden Club was honored to have Trish Deer, aka, “Queen Bee, ” as the guest speaker, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Trish, her son, daughter, and sister all work to produce and sell the raw honey products at Happy Bee Honey Farm. They carry a vast assortment of flavored honeys. The flavors range from spicy to fruity to floral. Happy Bee Honey has no filtering or pasteuring.

Raw honey has many benefits. One ounce of honey contains about 20 Vitamins, 16 minerals, 18 amino acids, and a multitude of antioxidants. Raw local honey can be an immune booster, anti-inflammatory agent, digestive aid, improve your gut, and is great for sore throats among many other benefits.

Happy Bee Honey’s staff work in the bee hives without protective clothing, and the bees don’t attack or sting. Trish explained that bees attack when threatened.

The audience was thrilled with the tremendous amount of Knowledge gained from Trish’s bee presentation. Members and guests also had an opportunity to sample and purchase the different flavored honeys.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month at the clubhouse, 849 West Avenue, Clermont, Florida 34711. New members and guests are warmly welcomed.

Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.20190116_112706

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Clermont Garden Club Supports FIT

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Clermont Garden Club donated $520 to Lake County School District’s Families in Transition Program (FIT).

FIT falls under the McKinney- Vento Act, established to assist homeless children and youth enrolling , attending, and succeeding in school. Under this legislation, homeless youths are guaranteed the same educational services that all students are provided in order to meet challenging academic standards. The act also ensures that homeless youths be educated in their neighborhood school or in the attendance area where the family or youth is currently residing.

Members of Clermont Garden Club presented $520 in gift cards to Lake County School District’s Families in Transition Program liaisons, Kristan McCall and Kathy Entler, Wednesday, January 16, 2019.20190116_131656

Pictured are, (left to right), Gwen Carter, Margaret IIIer, Tina Worrell, Kathy Entler, Kristan McCall, Debra Smidt, and Cindy Simon.

January Library Plant

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Clermont Garden Club member, Helen Ribbe (on the right), is pictured with Cooper Memorial Library staff member, Amy Hand, and the Chinese Evergreen that Helen is sharing with the library this month. This plant, also known as an “Aglaonema,” is one of the best houseplants for beginners.  It can tolerate almost any light, except full sun, and is easy to grow indoors.  Water thoroughly in the summer and mist the plant often to raise humidity.   During the winter, reduce watering but do not let the plant dry out completely.  These plants do not like cold drafts or temperatures below 65 F.  Be sure to keep them away from drafty windows or vents and the warmer the spot you can find for them, the better.

Each month, a member of Clermont Garden Club shares a plant with Cooper Memorial Library to introduce Clermont residents  and surroundings areas to a variety of horticulture, promote interest in Clermont Garden Club, plus promote a love of gardening.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month, at the clubhouse, 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.

 

 

 

 

Queen Bee at Clermont Garden Club

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Trish Parow Deer, affectionately known as ” Queen Bee, ” will be the guest speaker at Clermont Garden Club Wednesday,  January 16, 2019.  Trish is known for her amazing honey as well as being a health coach.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month at the clubhouse,  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.

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