Bermuda Run Garden Club tours area gardens

Published 10:52 am Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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By Lynette C. Wikle

BRGC Publicity Chair

  On April 25 members of the Bermuda Run Garden Club toured the Kernersville gardens of Will Ferrell to enjoy his collection of blooming azaleas and camellias.

The gardens also include perennials, including ferns, hellebores, ivy and other ground covers. It was an eye-popping experience and a chance to learn about propagation of the plants.

Mr. Ferrell is a local authority on gardening, having written extensively about his gardening experiences and speaking to many Master Gardner organizations and garden clubs in area counties.

  The May meeting was at Elderberry Creek Farm and Nursery in Pfafftown. Owner James Helms taught about plants he raises, including perennials that are less well known. He shared the need to use native plants to encourage the beneficial insect population. Members also shopped for plants.  The business meeting was conducted after lunch at The Sherwood Restaurant.

May events wrapped up with the centerpiece committee, chaired by Peggy Schuppert, designing and creating 25 centerpieces for each table at the annual Crosby Scholars Invitational Golf Tournament breakfast at Bermuda Run Country Club. The design included spider mums and ferns in a basket of golf balls with a red flag bearing the Crosby emblem.  The committee also created a tall centerpiece for the check-in table where golfers were welcomed.