Twin City Garden club Oct. 8, 2013

Librarian Connie Walker, right, and Nancy Martin display the books  “Bees,  Wasps, and Ants” and “50 High Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants” donated to the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place by the Twin City Garden Club.

Librarian Connie Walker, right, and Nancy Martin display the books “Bees, Wasps, and Ants” and “50 High Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants” donated to the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place by the Twin City Garden Club. Photo by David Wilson.

The Twin City Garden Club met Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m., at the Burgher Haus Restaurant. Estaline Hunziker was hostess. The meeting began by Fran Scallorns introducing her guest, Donna Sumler. The minutes of the previous meeting and treasurer's report were read and approved. The yearly club dues of $20 were collected with the deadline of Nov. 1.

The Horticulture minute was given by Nancy Martin who had on display an air plant (tillandsias) and gave out instructions for its care.

Cards were signed for members who were ill or unable to attend.

A nominating committee of Martin, Connie Walker and Neta Dishion was appointed to select the members to be voted on for officers for the coming two years.

A discussion was held on the landscaping at the Finke Theatre but is still awaiting the fill dirt and drainage system. The plans have been drawn.

Dishion reported on the National Garden Club’s Poetry contest which is offered to grades Kindergarten through ninth grade. The theme is Protecting Our Natural Environment. They are due by Nov. 1 and can be dropped off at the Wood Place Library.

The Central District meeting of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will be held in Centralia Wednesday, Oct. 9. Reservations have been made for those who are attending - Gloria Longan, Dorothy Hughes and Martin.

The club makes a donation to the Wood Place Library each year and this year two books were selected and presented to Librarian Walker at the meeting. The books are “Bees, Wasps, and Ants” and “50 High Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants.”

The program was led by Rhonda Heimericks as each member described their gardens and the plants they have grown over the years. Plants that either have been passed down from previous generations or have survived with little or no care. The lilacs and peonies were a part of the conversation. Many of these are seen very often at older farm homes and cemeteries. One member talked about her grandmother’s

Christmas cactus.

The next meeting will be at the United Methodist church, Tuesday, Nov. 12. The program will be on making fall centerpieces. Guests are welcome. Call 573-796 -2895 or 573-796-2981 for more information or to join the club. There are many benefits to joining a garden club besides the

gathering of friends with similar interests, there are many workshops and horticulture meetings where a gardener can learn anything from plowing to planting to pruning.

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