Preparations are well underway for the 2019 Groton Garden Club Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, May 11, from 8:30 to noon at the Groton Town Hall. The weather is warming and beautiful plants are emerging from their winter rest. There will be a large variety of locally grown perennials and herbs. Special Mother’s Day gifts will be available too. See the Plant Sale page of the website for more details and a preview of what is available. Remember, the sale is held rain or shine. Come early for the best selection.
A friend gave me an article which I will share with you. The author is unknown. It was originally reprinted by the Iowa Federation of Garden Clubs as found in the Luther Burbank District Yearbook.
The Meaning of Garden Club Work
- For some it means the actual gardening, hands in the soil, body in the sun and a vision of color and fragrance and form.
- To some it means the use of flowers as a medium of artistic expression.
- To some it means an opportunity to serve their community by turning the ugly places into beauty spots.
- To some it is a spiritual experience, whereby they may serve God through their gift of flowers to the churches and hospitals and the lonely forlorn.
- To a few, it means the challenge of leadership and personal ability in group work.
- To a very few, it is meaningless, a name on the membership list and a sometime attendance.
- But to many it means making friends, meeting with the old and mingling with the new.
- Garden club work is as complex as the unfolding of a rose and as simple as the face of a daisy. It is social. It is spiritual. It is political. It is educational. It is scientific.
- It is a way of life.
In addition to all this, may I add that the meaning of garden club work to me is getting to know our members and seeing the beautiful results of their hard work. The individuals I’ve met represent all of these areas. They are a caring and concerned group and are willing to lend a helping hand whenever there is a need.
For the next two weeks their helping hands will be in the soil, bringing color and form to a wide variety of plants and hoping to serve their community by turning ugly places into beauty spots at the Plant Sale.
Until next time,