Magnolia Garden Club Learns About Gardening On The Farm

Submitted by: Lynn Liebenrood, Secretary
The February meeting of the Magnolia Garden Club was hosted by Johnnie Luehrs and Eleanor Powers at Latta Schools Board Room. Johnnie Luehrs created a stunning arrangement of lemons and limes in a glass vase adorned with peacock feathers as the centerpiece. The ladies enjoyed pimento cheese sandwiches, salted cracker and nut mix, valentine candy, and red velvet cupcake and truffle from Sweet Lorraine’s Bakery located in the General Store at Shuler’s BBQ.
Program Chairman Amanda Morrell introduced Janice Rogers Wyatt. The program title was “Gardening on the Farm”. Janice is an area native who spent much of her life traveling the world with her husband, US Army Colonel Jeff Wyatt and their four children. Janice and her husband recently moved back to the area to fulfill their lifelong dream of establishing a farm on family land focused on raising Red Poll Cattle, New Hampshire Red Chickens, and Red Wattle Pigs (Rogers Creek Farm). Janice is the consummate farm girl and has embraced this new chapter of her life with curiosity and enthusiasm. She is an avid gardener and shared her knowledge of perennials and attracting pollinators. Janice is also active in online seed swaps and has grown some fascinating things as a result! You can follow her on [email protected] or rogerscreekfarm.com.
The business meeting was then called to order by Vice-President Amanda Morrell. Committee reports discussed were Springfest in April and cleanup for the Belva Finklea Garden. Also discussed was a memorial for Betty Ray Allen Members decided to plant a tree in her honor at her new church building (Union Baptist Church). Upcoming events are: March 14, Coastal District Meeting and March 29-30, SAR Convention. Birthdays for the month were Eleanor Powers on the 10th and Margaret Parham on the 26th.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Tip of the Month:
Sow seeds of larkspur, sweet peas, shirley poppies, and snapdragons where they are to grow outdoors now. To bloom best, these plants must sprout and begin growth well before warm weather arrives.

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