Hill & Dale Garen Club has flower show

Hill and Dale Garden Club held a flower show in June.

Exhibits were brought in, then president Pam McCarthy led a business meeting with judging took place.

Peg Stino read minutes and led devotions.

Eleanor Wilcox came in an unusual gardening hat.

Flower therapy was to be held at the Rouse June 16, and members had maintained the garden bed at the miles marker. A joint picnic was held with Warren Garden Club on July 17.

Lynn Allen talked about her son’s survey which she had mailed to us this is an internship he is doing this summer and thanked everyone for their response

McCarthy talked about a bear that has been in her pond eating her koi.

A tureen lunch was enjoyed. The committee included chairperson Lynn Allen, with Priscilla Spencer, Marilyn Spear and Peg Stino assisting.

After the flower show judging, everyone enjoyed the beautiful arrangements, plants and flowers that were entered.

Judges for the flower show were Kay John, Tom Huston, Louise Dyer, Joyce Milberg, Dorothy Beatty and Vicki Beatty. Mary Lou VanDorn was flower show chairperson. Clerks were Ruth Ann Devore, Lily Myer, Becky Brown and Carol Eckert. Also helping were Pam McCarthy and Eleanor Wilcox.

The July meeting was held at New Beginnings Restaurant in Sugar Grove. McCarthy led a business meeting, and members signed up to work at the Warren County Fair.

The District VIII meeting will be Sept. 11 at Riverside Theater in Cambridge Springs. The event will start at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Registration is needed by Sept. 1. Cost will be $25 per person.

Sugar Grove Sale Days were planned July 26, and members discussed an entry for the Warren County Flower Show; a design meeting was held Aug. 1.

Stino gave the secretary’s report and led devotions were also done by Peg Stino. VanDorn talked about going to Chautauqua to see the gardens in August. Devore invited everyone to Lottsville Heritage Days to be held Sept. 13 with a tureen lunch at noon.

Elizabeth McMillen talked about violets. To make violets bloom, spray with club soda. They can be washed, but they must be dried after cleaning.

A program was presented by Jean Feber, Master Gardener from Corry, on “Gardening can be for the Birds.” She offered an informative talk about birds and handed out sheets with good information and told some good stories.