The Washington Garden Club along with our guests from the Fayette Garden Club recently enjoyed a Valentine’s exchange and pot-luck lunch in the Fayette County Airport’s conference room.
Roll call consisted of all being asked to name their favorite rose. This month’s hostess, Ruth Eakins, asked Mary Estle to offer grace prior to all sitting down to a meal consisting of some of our club’s carry-in favorites. Members exchanged valentines along with stories of past club excursions and soon it was suggested that the club attempt a road trip to the Clark County Perennial Sale in the spring.
A short business meeting ensued and discussion was had concerning support of the Wahkeena Nature Preserve and the Mohican School in the Out of Doors Fund, both State OAGC focused projects. Conversation regarding a mutually sponsored activity, with the Fayette Garden Club, centered around sponsoring a spring concert at Judy’s Chapel in the Washington Cemetery. Ruth Eakins presented the horticulture program consisting of a discussion of the traditional meanings attributed to the different colors of roses (singles and bouquets) and the planting and seasonal care of hybrid roses. Red roses typically signify love, respect and courage, yellow roses usually convey joy, gladness and friendship, with red and white together denoting unity.
Linda Morgan was designated February club member of the month and was offered the opportunity to tell us a bit about herself. Linda spoke of her and her husband’s, Charles (Sonny), genealogical family tree, farm and family history in the Milledgeville area and of her life-long love of flowers, trees, and gardens.
Next month’s meeting (typically the first Tuesday of the month and beginning at noon) will be held at the airport and hosted by Tom Esper. Anyone wishing to perhaps join the club is urged to contact a member and attend one of our meetings. Our guests from the Fayette Garden Club were Marjorie Clifford, Mary Estle, Vicki Cardenas and Pam Rhoads.