Aldersgate’s program on plant legends

Posted 8/13/17

The Aldersgate Garden Club held its June meeting at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with 10 members in attendance.

Edwina Robinson, president and hostess, called the meeting to order. In the …

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Aldersgate’s program on plant legends

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The Aldersgate Garden Club held its June meeting at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with 10 members in attendance.

Edwina Robinson, president and hostess, called the meeting to order. In the absence of the chaplain, Mrs. Robinson led a devotion titled, “Let Go and Let God,” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

The minutes were read by Secretary Jackie Westfield. The financial report was presented by Lelia Johnson, treasurer.

Charlotte Scott, gave a report on National Garden Week observed June 4-10. During the week, the club recognized a Yard of the Week, Kim Carr’s, and placed the club’s garden shovel in her yard. This activity continued each week during June. Other recipients recognized were Timothy and Phyllis Miller; Sadie Ware; and Bob and Doris Vencion. Each family was very appreciative of the recognition.

Kay Cox gave a report on the Greenway planting, in which members planted additional flowers to replace the pansies planted in six raised beds last fall.

Robinson gave a report on the District III President’s meeting she attended at Black Creek Golf Club in Chattanooga. Lelia Johnson, Charlotte Scott and Cox also attended as District III Committee Chairmen.

Dates to remember are the TFGC Conservation Camp to be held on Oct. 4 and 5 at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

The District III Fall membership meeting will be held Oct. 12 at the Mountain City Club in Chattanooga.

After the business meeting, Robinson presented her program on the Flower of the Month, which is the lily of the valley. The lily has a sweet smell. It is a woodland flowering plant native throughout the cool temperature of the Northern Hemisphere, like Asia and Europe.

There are many different kinds of lily of the valley grown in many parts of the country. It should be planted during the fall or spring in a well drained soil in the direct sunlight. Bulbs should be planted 12-18 inches apart. It can be planted in a container or in the garden.

Some of the legends surrounding this plant include its symbolizing humility, chastity, sweetness and purity. It is used in many programs — i.e., decorating parties, weddings and homes.

In America, various kinds of lilies are grown including those with double flowers and others that grow longer than the typical species.

Following the program, Chaplain Steward gave the blessing and refreshments were served.

The benevolence report was given by Cox. Sheryl Gash thanked the hostess. Others in attendance were Billie Blair, Cynthia Humes and Charlotte Timberlake.

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