The April meeting of the Fayette Garden Club was held in the historic Judy Chapel in the Washington Cemetery.
President Pam Rhoads opened the meeting with a Good Friday prayer. Ladies answered the roll call by naming their favorite flowering tree or shrub. Members were happy to greet guest, Linda Warfield, from Jamestown.
Joann Montgomery served refreshments.
Much of the meeting centered around the May 11 Spring Regional meeting to be held at the Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. The theme for the meeting is “Garden as if your life depended on it.”
The morning program on the importance of phenology gardens will be presented by Kim Hupman, OSU Extension field specialist. Phenology is the practice of compiling records on certain plants or trees as to the date they bloom, the conditions (sun, rain) and insects that are noticed.
The afternoon session, entitled “Be Kind to Bees,” will provide information by a local beekeeper and educator, Rhonda Crum. Members planning to attend should contact club treasurer, Debbie Carr.
Linda Morgan gave a demonstration on how to divide clumps of flowers. She used daylillies, Star of Bethlehem and irises from her own garden in the demonstration. Dividing clumps is a good way to increase the plants you have.
You might also wish to share divided clumps with a friend or neighbor. Linda also showed a variety of tools used in dividing clumps of flowers.