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Palo Alto Garden Club Holds June Meeting

By Staff | Jul 13, 2016

The Palo Alto Garden Club met on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the home of Angie Beem.

The tip of the month was a humorous reading provided by Angie. The content was a reminder to conserve nature using a lot of common sense and little or no harmful practices.

Sharon Hobart briefed the group on the history of Flag Day prior to the Pledge of Allegiance and the Garden Club Creed.

Roll call, “What is your most unusual plant?” was answered by 17 members and one guest.

Unfinished business:

President, Cynthia Berkland explained the project next to Ken’s Beauty Shop. Native plants were purchased at Prairie Farm and planted by Cynthia, Angie, Jean and Fay.

Members discussed a bench at the Victorian House to honor deceased club members. It seemed to be an impractical idea. Members then talked about spending $25 per deceased member for a tree to be planted somewhere in the community. The idea was approved.

Club members were reminded of, and encouraged to attend, the Federated Garden Club of Iowa state meeting in Ft. Dodge on June 23-24.

Coleus and sunflowers will be shared at the September meeting.

New business:

Club member Angie Beem suggested having a booth at the Palo Alto County Fair. The group agred. The Palo Alto County Fair is July 21-24.

Cynthia reminded members that as a service club we should be helping fellow members who are in need of gardening help. Let someone know if you are in need of such help.

The Yard Of The Month for June was at 212 N. Superior, the home of Kathy Roethler.

The next meeting of the Palo Alto Garden Club was Tuesday, July 12, at The Shores. Hostesses will be Kay Kibbie, Renee Jedlika and Judy Weis. Guests are welcome.

Following the adjournment of the meeting members toured the gardens of Angie Beem and Lois Neighbors.