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Garden club busy with spring activities


From left, garden club member Margo Gilless, MARC client Beverly Diver and MARC Director Wanda Downey work on grounds of the center. 
Photo courtesy Ann King From left, garden club member Margo Gilless, MARC client Beverly Diver and MARC Director Wanda Downey work on grounds of the center. Photo courtesy Ann King Spring is here and members of the Linwood Acres Garden Club have been busy on several fronts.

MARC CENTER—The club Beautification Committee, headed up by Mary Phillips and Carrie Beth Cantu, along with Garden Treasures, put in raised beds for gardening at the MARC center.

Garden Treasures delivered the soil and filled the forms with the amended soil that is perfect for gardening.

Club members and MARC clients planted corn, bell peppers, yellow squash, cucumbers, egg plant, watermelon, onions, tomatoes, blueberries, beans, and marigolds.

The club purchased a fig tree, which was planted by members of the center.

SPRING HAPPENING— The annual Spring Happening is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 at Saint John’s United Methodist Church.

Theme is “Celebrate Spring” and the event will be featuring a salad luncheon with 10 salads. and desserts.

There will be a silent auction with items donated by club members, including silk flower and floral arrangements.

Tickets for the luncheon are $8 and may be purchased from a club member or at the Chamber of Commerce office.

A fund raiser will be held with a prize to be awarded.

Door prizes will be awarded at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30.

Linwood Acres Garden Club is a non- profit organization. Proceeds from the event go back into community through gardening and beautification projects, charitable donations to civic organizations, and scholarships.

TRIP—March meeting was a trip to the Brenham area, including the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence.

The grounds were alive with flowers in bloom, cabbage, kale, chard, many other plants and roses.

Next stop was lunch at Must Be Heaven in Brenham. The day ended with shopping in downtown Brenham.

MEETING—April meeting will be at the home of Margo Gilless on April 10.

Carrie Beth Cantu will be present “Gardening Solutions from Your Kitchen.”

Meeting begins with fellowship at 9:30 a.m and the session starts at 10.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting, may call Margo Gilless at 446-4757 or Janice King at 446-4262.

TIP- OF-THE- MONTH— When starting up gardening this spring, follow these guidelines.

• Work in 15 minute cycles. Dig for 15 minutes, then rake 15 minutes and then clip 15 minutes. Go back over the cycle. This keeps from overworking those same muscles for too long at a time

• When kneeling or sitting use knee pads or sitting pads. There are nice knee pads or sitting pads to purchase or you can make your own.

• Have your equipment sharp, repaired or new to make every stroke count.—Janice King, club reporter.


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