I sometimes give lectures on gardening. Such was the case when the Les Candides Garden Club asked me lecture on Fall Gardening. I had such a good time!
The meeting was held at the Clarksville Country Club and the hostess did a great job of making everyone feel at home, including me. The two lovely ladies pictured on the right are Martha (left) and Minerva (right). Minerva was the hostess for this meeting.
Refreshments were delicious and served impeccably by the staff at the Country Club. The designs and decorations were even more lovely. Just take a look at the scrumptious food at the left!
Fall gardening is one of the most special times of the year for me in the garden. It is when the garden is full and lush, the leaves have not yet started falling, the harvest is bountiful, the weather is moderate, rains are plenty, and the Jimster heads back to school! (Ah, just kidding on the last part as I miss the Jimster when he is gone to school) Of course it is now winter, but winter can also be lots of fun in the garden too with lots of interest as well.
After my program was complete, the President of Les Candides invited me to stay for their meeting. I am the President of the Beachaven Garden Club and there was an item on the agenda that involved not only my garden club, but the Clarksville Garden Club as well.
Many of you may know Annette Shrader, one of the hosts of the Volunteer Gardener, our state gardening television program. She is also the President of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs and has initiated a program that will involve all three garden clubs in Clarksville. Annette, and others, would like to see a Blue Star Memorial Marker installed in Clarksville. All three garden clubs have decided to participate in obtaining a Blue Star Marker in Clarksville and you should look for it sometime next year. I really enjoyed Les Candides Garden Club and all of their members.
I have to say a special HELLO to Jane. There she is on the left side of the table at the head of the row. Jane is a reader of blogs and had read mine in the past. I am not sure if she is still reading, but if so-Hello! She was so neat to talk to because she does read blogs! In my experience, most garden club members don't seem to read blogs-but that's okay.
Thanks Les Candides for having me at your meeting and for being such a good audience!
in the garden....
Calling all bloggers, tomorrow is the day of Shirl's Desert Island Challenge, if you want to participate do check out her post. Tomorrow's post here will be part of the challenge and I wanted to give you all a head's up in case you wanted to join in. tina