Victorian Garden Club Looking for New Members

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Members of the Victorian Garden Club gathered at the Community Pavilion for lunch after pulling weeds, raking leaves and cleaning debris from around the buildings in the Historic Village this spring. They are from left to right standing: Kristina Powers Aubry, Margaret Kerchief, Patt Brumleve, Bill Brumleve, Phil Smoker, Terri Clark, Karen Hammond, Nancy Wolf. Seated from left: Wendy French, Nancy Smoker, Kay Anderson.

By Sue Moore

For people who love to garden, there is a place for you in the Victorian Garden Club, said Nancy Smoker, president of the group for 2018. “We never do the same thing twice. We have a lively group of folks who have a common interest in plants and a love of gardening.”

They are looking for more members with activities that usually take place on the 4th Monday of each month. Coming up are a tour of a hosta garden and tree nursery, a program on succulents and an evening of making a glass piece at Gloria Badner’s glass studio in Mattawan. An annual Christmas luncheon will end the season.

The group’s purpose is to help maintain gardens in the Historic Village.

Recent activities included learning to paint flowers on note cards, led by local artist Ruthie Dorrance, and a trip to Paulette’s Potting Shed in Decatur for a container gardening demo.

Dues are $10. Smoker is the contact person at 269-806-4985.

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