Friday, May 4, 2018

Mandarin Garden Club Hosted St. Augustine Garden Club Tour

“Come into the garden, the flowers want to meet you” This was the sentiment when Mandarin Garden Club entertained the Shamrock Circle from St. Augustine Garden Club. Mary Forster, 2nd Vice President, and Donna Crosby, Education and Community Chair, entertained the guests with a garden tour.

It is such a pleasure when gardeners meet gardeners. The level of appreciation for flowers, bees, butterflies, and trees are never higher.
The day could not have been more beautiful if it had been especially ordered. Blue skies, sunshine, and a gentle breeze welcomed the guests from St. Augustine.

Mary Forester, Master Gardener, shared the history of the club and a peek into the ever day maintenance and up keep of the gardens. The ladies from Shamrock Circle viewed several areas that were undergoing a Spring refurbishment. We had the pleasure of sharing details and tips for raising funds, gathering volunteers and soliciting resources. These three things are essential for making and maintain beautiful gardens for members and the community to enjoy.

Everyone then retired to the shade of the Magnolia trees to enjoy lemonade and a sweet treat. The conservation then turned to our own gardens, best loved plants and pest problems. The subject of home gardening is always a favorite topic for gardeners. A perfect ending to a lovely tour.

Donna Crosby
Education and Community
Pictures courtesy of
Donna Crosby