S.E.E.K. CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

 

 

The Clermont Garden Club is sponsoring S.E.E.K. Scholarships (Save Earth’s Environment through Knowledge) for South Lake County students entering grades 10 – 12 for the 2020-2021 school year.

S.E.E.K. is an Environmental Conference sponsored by 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.

S.E.E.K. Conference will be held at the University of Florida from Sunday, June 28, 2021 through Wednesday, July 1, 2021.  For more information about S.E.E.K., check out S.E.E.K. Program under our Gardening Links.

Interested students, please contact Gwen Carter, dabney50@aol.com., Now!

WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

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The Clermont Garden Club sponsors Summer Camperships to Wekiva Youth Camp for South Lake County students who are in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.

WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP is a residential nature camp for 3rd through 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. The Campership is for one week. Details and pictures for the camp may found at www.WekivaYouthCamp.org.  Applications for Camperships must be received NO LATER than March 25th. For more information call Gwen Carter at 352-223-2456.

For application click on site document below:

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CERTIFIED BUTTERFLY GARDEN

Pat Richardson, Clermont Garden Club Grounds Chairman, is pictured with the North American Butterfly Association Certificate.

 

The  North American Butterfly Association has named Clermont Garden Club as a “Certified Butterfly Garden.”  Clermont Garden Club’s Demonstration Garden provides resources that increase the world’s population of butterflies.

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

 

 

March Plant for Clermont City Hall

Elaine Hogan, Clermont Garden Club member,  shared a Kohleria plant with Clermont City Hall for the month of March. It is in the Gesneriaceae family which also includes violets. It is a rapid, prolific grower and is a rhizome. Lots of light (no direct sun-South or West facing window) and soil to be kept moist but not overwatered.  Kohleria can grow very tall and may need staking up or it can be kept smaller by pruning the stems.   Ray Sanfratello accepts the plant for the city.
Clermont Garden Club shares a potted plant with Clermont City Hall each month to promote horticulture awareness, civic beautification,  and community outreach.
Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month,  except 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.

March Library Plant

 


Clermont Garden Club member, Gwen Carter, shared an Elephant Bush Plant (Portulacaria afra) with Cooper Memorial Library for the month of March. Pictured with Gwen is Student Library Assistant, Kierston Bradley, on the left.
The Elephant bush is a favorite food of elephants in South Africa. You can grow outdoors if you live in a warm climate that occasionally dips to no lower than 30 degrees Fahrenheit and can be grown indoors.

.The Elephant bush resembles a dwarf Jade plant. It is a slow grower and has a somewhat sprawling/cascading habit. Like most succulents, elephant bush thrives on neglect. Plant it in full sun in sandy soil so it dries quickly, and the roots do not rot. If you are growing it in a pot, make sure the container has a drainage hole at the bottom, so water drains out. If you have a saucer below the pot, empty the saucer after watering to keep the plant from standing in water. Use an unglazed pot with commercial cactus mix or make your own by combining half potting soil with sand and vermiculite. Choose a location within direct sunlight when growing Elephant bush indoors. Overly bright sunlight can char leaves and cause them to drop off the plant.


Clermont Garden Club shares a plant with Cooper Memorial Library each month to promote horticulture awareness, civic beautification, and community outreach.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month, except 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©3 nonprofit organization.

Community Service in Action

Clermont Garden Club participated in the Home and Garden Show in Downtown Clermont on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Clermont Garden Club members sold Caladium bulbs, offered information on horticulture, and Chicki Broman gave demonstrations on container planting.

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month except 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.

February Yard of the Month

The Clermont Garden Club’s choice for February 2021 Yard of the Month is 1522 Setting Sun Court in the Lakeview Point neighborhood.  The owner, Mr. Jack Bellanti, has planted 3 or 4 different kinds of palm trees as well as Norfolk pine and oak around his home.  He has framed the front of the home with viburnum and juniper and then sprinkled colorful foliage plants such as Hawaiian Ti, crotons, and purple queen around the tree beds and hedges where the colors will stand out against the green backdrop.  Lilies, succulents, vinca, and rosemary have been added to the beds for additional color and texture.  Congratulations on creating a yard that is pleasing to the eye and relaxing to the spirit. 

Clermont Garden Club members meet every third Wednesday of the month from September through May 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.

February Library Plant

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Cooper Memorial Library staffer, Liam Wagler, is pictured with the Chinese Money Plant shared by Donna Ferraguto,  Clermont Garden Club member.

 

The Chinese Money Plant, Pilea peperomiodes, prefers indirect light and well draining soil.  The soil needs to mostly dry out between waterings with more watering required during warmer sunnier weather.

 

A Clermont Garden Club member shares a potted plant with the library each month to promote horticulture awareness and civic beautification.

 

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.

Clermont Garden Club Caladium Sale

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   It’s time again to start thinking about planting your Spring garden.  Members of the Clermont Garden Club will be selling Caladium bulbs beginning February 27, 2021
This year, there are two varieties available- “Royal Flush” and “Carolyn Whorton”.  Royal Flush has leaves that are deep red with green borders.  They are great performers in full sun or shade.  Royal Flush was awarded “Best of the Best” and “Favorite Sun Caladium” in 2013.  The Carolyn Whorton Caladium has pink leaves with red veins and green borders.  They grow well in shade and are sun tolerant,  and they produce large plants with tall stems and large leaves.
  Price is $5 for a package of 6 bulbs.  Bulbs will be sold at the Clermont Home & Garden Show on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
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.

February Plant for Clermont City Hall

 

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Pat Richardson,  Clermont Garden Club member,  holds her beautiful Talavera pot containing an assortment of Succulents including kalanchoe, echeveria, crassula, and sedum that she shared with Clermont City Hall for the month of February.  Pictured,  behind Pat, is Clermont City Hall Receptionist,  Rose Ford.

 

Succulents are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged,  usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions thus making them easier to grow.

 

Each month,  a member of Clermont Garden Club shares a 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 scheduled field trips,  Holiday Luncheon,  and End of the Year Luncheon,  at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue,  Clermont,  Florida 35711.  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.

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