Owen Wallace Speaks To Glove And Trowel Garden Club

The Glove and Trowel Garden Club, a member of the Dillon Council of Garden Clubs, Coastal District, South Atlantic Region, The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc. met on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3:45 p.m. at the home of Linda Dutton. President, Ivy Pope, called the meeting to order.
Jeanne McLaurin, Program Chairman, introduced our guest speaker, Owen Wallace of Dillon. Owen is owner and manager of Dillon Seed & Supply Co., and has worked there since 1982. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Agri. Econ, President for Southern Field Seed Council, and upcoming president of the Southern Seed Association. Owen is married to our Vice-President, Natalie Wallace, and they have two daughters. He gave an interesting and informative program on “Planting and Preparing Your Trees and Shrubs For Winter.”
By using the proper planting and pruning techniques, we will be able to get our trees and shrubs ready for winter. Each member was given a container of Houseplant Food compliments of our speaker.
Now is a great time to plant trees and shrubs because of the cooler temperatures.
Eleven members answered roll call with their “Favorite Tree.”
A report on our Chili Supper and Food Bazaar was given by Julie LeChette.
Arbor Day will be observed on Friday, December 3, 2011, with the Yellow Jessamine Garden Club in charge.
Sarita Bethea and Natalie Wallace, Co-Chairmen, gave a report on our Christmas Social and Dinner Party which will be held on Tuesday, December 6, at the St. Barnabas’ Episopal Parish House.
Under new business, an e-mail was received from Maida Owens Dantzler, President of The Garden Club of South Carolina, Inc., to Ivy Pope (President), Natalie (Vice-President), and Julie LeChette (Yearbook Committee) thanking them for sending a copy of our 2011-2012 yearbook and congratulating us on our 57th year as a GCSC-federated garden club.
She stated: “Your yearbook is beautifully done, and I REALLY love the fact that you have dedicated it to the unsung heroes who maintain the city of Dillon, the Street and Beautification Service Team, down to the fellow who has only been on the crew for a week!
These are the unsung heroes, and a wonderful collaboration partner for any garden club. Your pages that describe the meetings could serve as a template for all garden clubs, as they contain all the important information concerning the meeting: who, what, where, when as well as the objectives you are trying to meet. The illustrations are a special addition, as are the gardening tip and reminders. Very well done!”
A letter was read from Frances Drew, a member of the Pilot Club of Marion, asking us to buy pansies from them. Suzanne Lewis reported that Gilbert Lewis, an agriculture teacher at the vocational school, will be helping us with our Roadside Beautification Project on Hwy. #9 East. Linda Dutton reported on our Carolina Fence Garden at East Elementary and our Butterfly Garden.
Natalie Wallace was the winner of the “Garden Rocker Stool” door prize.

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