Chris Franco of the Gateway Rose Society gave us a great presentation on growing and showing roses. It was very informative with beautiful pictures.
As always we had a delicious luncheon by our Hospitality Committee.
The October meeting was held at Ives Grove Golf Course. It was on annual VIP award Dinner. This year we had CO WINNERS in Bonnie and Mary Ellen. They have been coordinating the Williamsburg Garden for us as well as contributing in a myriad of other ways. They are most deserving of this award.
Our speaker was Cindy Rabe of Lake Geneva. She spoke to us about using our Garden to keep Healthy.
The dinner was catered by Danny's Meats and enjoyed by all.
Fall clean up of the Williamsburg Garden took place on October 16. It was a quick job with many willing hands. Thanks to all our volunteers on the 16th and throughout the summer. It takes a lot of us to keep the garden weed and trash free and well watered. Well, this year Mother Nature took care of the majority of the watering. Here's looking to the next gardening Season.
The Annual August Bus Trip was to Manitowoc and Sheboygen this year. Our members, guests, and new friends toured West of the Lake Gardens, Drove along the Lake at the Mariner's Trail and had a great lunch overlooking the water. The Afternoon comprised of a tour of Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygen.
On a blustery day some of our members arrived at the Williamsburg Garden to plant it for the season. We were lucky enough to be selected for a Thrivent Grant which helped to fund the replacement of the winter killed lavender with all new salvia plants.