Tag Archives: Charlotte Garden Club

My Garden Gets a Paint Job…just in time for an End of Month View

My friend and vidiographer Morry Alter visited me this week and blessed me greatly by putting together a much appreciated video of my garden. On that same day I had opened my garden to host the “The Plein Air Buds,” a group … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Sunglow

Azaleas are taking over prime spots in our garden, and, despite a week of rain (the level in my rain gauge is almost at four inches for the week), the azaleas have not been beaten down and are holding up well. … Continue reading

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Working for Habitat

Volunteers from the Charlotte Garden Club and a number of young people from the Charlotte area spent Saturday morning installing landscape for three Habitat for Humanity built homes in north Charlotte. The group was directed by Michael and Michelle Styers. Michael is … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorations

Last night the Charlotte Garden Club hosted its annual Holiday Decorations presentation. This year’s offering was led by Jeff Drum, Garden Curator at Historic Rosedale Plantation here in Charlotte. Jeff is well known to Charlotte gardeners for his many years on … Continue reading

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A Special Celebration

On Sunday, 12 October, my Arranger and I joined members of the Charlotte Garden Club as we gathered to celebrate ninety years since its founding in 1924. It is believed to be the oldest continuing garden club in the Carolinas. Since we … Continue reading

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Certified Wildlife Habitat

I just received a package from the National Wildlife Federation. My garden is now a Certified Wildlife Habitat, and I have a certificate (suitable for framing) to prove it. I heard about this program during a Charlotte Garden Club presentation … Continue reading

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Aucuba in a Pot

My dear friend Stepheny Houghtlin recently spent three fun days visiting with us. We talked for hours about the shared loves of our lives…gardening, writing…and grandchildren. She published her wonderful first book, Greening of A Heart, a year ago and … Continue reading

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