The Glove and Trowel Garden Club met on Wednesday, September 10, 2010, at 3:45 p.m. at the home of Doris McKenzie.
Ivy Pope, President, welcomed everyone and called on Dawn Arnette to introduce our guest speaker, Ethel Taylor, who is a member of the Yellow Jessamine Garden Club. Her topic was: “Best Technique For Planting Bulbs.”
By using a chart with pictures and diagrams, she pointed out how to buy the best bulbs, the proper location, the best time to plant, proper soil preparation, how to plant and fertilize, and other helpful hints to help us achieve the best results for a beautiful yard. She was presented a gift in appreciation for such an informative program. We were encouraged to plant bulbs and have pretty blooms in the Spring.
President Ivy extended birthday greetings to Kathryn Bumgardner (9-26) and Natalie Wallce (9-27). Faith Myers, daughter of member Kay Smilie, was welcomed as a guest. Our Garden Club Collect was read followed by the roll call, by Secretary Rosemary Bethea.
Sixteen members answered with their Favorite Spring Flowering Bulb.
Jamie Sue Stephens gave the Treasurer’s Report. Betty Sue Gibbons was thanked for our arrangement at the Dunbar Library in recognition of National Garden Week held June 6-12.
Ivy attended the President’s Fair in July, and our Fence Garden located at the South Carolina Welcome Center on I-95 was cleaned by Dawn Arnette, Natalie Wallace and Ivy Pope in August.
Arbor Day will be observed on Friday, December 3, 2010, with the planting of a tree at the Dillon Wellness Center. Pictures of past Arbor Day Celebrations are requested by Maggie Riales for this celebration by all garden clubs.
Natalie Wallace and Julie LeChette were thanked for preparation of our Yearbooks.
A note of thanks was read from our Coastal District Director who received a copy of the yearbook.
Our yearbook is dedicated this year to Fay McLellan Sloan in appreciation of her dedicated service to the Glove and Trowel Garden Club since becoming a member in February 1960. Our Chili Supper will be held on November 18th from 4-7 p.m. at the City Fire Department with Natalie Wallace and Jamie Sue Stephens as Co-Chairmen, and our Christmas Social and Dinner Party will be on December 7th at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Parish House.
Seven members are planning to attend the garden Club of South Carolina, Inc. Plantation Tour on November 12th and 13th in Charleston.
Our two South Atlantic Region (SAR) Lifetime Member recipients this year and Ditto Jenkins and Julia A. McLaurin. Pins will be presented at a later date.
Our garden therapy programs at Thorne Retirement Home in Lake View will begin in October.
A book pertaining to Conservation has been donated to the library by Linda Dutton.
Jeanne McLaurin, in charge of the arrangement of the month, called on hostess, Doris McKenzie, who told us an interesting story about her “Basket of Cotton” arrangement. Meeting was then adjourned.
Our next meeting will be held on October 13th with Jeanne McLaurin as hostess.