Gardeners visit greenhouse; create live arrangements

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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By Lynette C. Wikle

Bermuda Run Garden Club

Spring is here.

One glimpse outside and you can see it. One step outside and you can smell it. Tune your ears and you can hear it.

From the green lawns and fairways to the fresh, subtle smell of daffodils and the sweet chirping of birds; it’s official.

And just like other sure signs of spring, the Bermuda Run Garden Club is springing into action with several projects that signal the season.

Geranium presale has begun. Garden club members are taking orders and need to be completed with delivery of these potted plants April 16 from 2-6 p.m. with a rain date of April 17. Plants can be picked up at the Bermuda Run Post Office parking lot.  The geranium sale is one of the biggest fund-raisers the club sponsors.We value and thank you for your participation.

The other big fundraiser for the club is the semi-annual shredding event taking place Saturday, April 13. The big shredder truck will be in the Bermuda Run Town Hall parking lot from 9 a.m.-noon, or until the truck is full. The cost is $5 per grocery-size bag, cash only.  This is a rain or shine event.

But it’s not all work and no play for club members. The March meeting took place Wednesday the 6th at Myers’ Greenhouse on South Stratford Road. The hostesses, Shelby Nichols, Karen Coley and Alice Balstrom, greeted members as they came in out of the rain.

Myers’ Greenhouse is a family-run business in operation for 52 years. It started from James Myers 4-H project.  James, Rebekah and Teresa were there to assist as members listened while Teresa demonstrated how to create arrangements with live plants.  With remarkable speed, she showed how the “triller, filler, spiller” technique comes together for any type of garden exposure.

She recommended using three of each plant to achieve a pleasing 360-degree view, and she is definitely of the more-is-more school of gardening.

After her demonstrations, every member who brought their own pot was able to shop for plants and assemble their own creation.  Teresa and Rebekah were hands-on helping members who worked for over an hour, and James kept the plants coming as he made numerous trips to adjacent growing areas to fill requests.

Members used, among others,  polka dot plant, stock, parlor palm, goldfish plant, delicate duck-foot ivy, anthurium, croton and the herb curry.

It may have been a rainy day, but there’s no denying that the smiles faces more than made up for the lack of sunshine.