The McKenzie Garden Club met Friday, November 18, at the First CP Church in McKenzie. Donna Herrin read the devotional taken from I John 3:1. She referenced this verse when speaking of a grandmother’s enduring love as modeled by Jesus and one that never ends.
McKenzie Garden Club November Meeting
The McKenzie Garden Club met Friday, November 18, at the First CP Church in McKenzie. Donna Herrin read the devotional taken from I John 3:1. She referenced this verse when speaking of a grandmother’s enduring love as modeled by Jesus and one that never ends. Nineteen members answered the roll call and two guests, Ann Coleman and Letha Groom, were introduced. Minutes from the October meeting were read and approved, as was the financial report. Correspondence Chair Donna Hodge reported that no one requested cards this month and reminded the group to notify her of illnesses or special occasions.
In old business, Victoria Ard reported a date will be announced soon to shop for plants and bulbs to be planted in the Alumni Garden at Bethel University. In new business, the location for the club’s Christmas party was decided and members should bring their Christmas donations to the party. President Myra Sasser reminded the group that nominations are needed for the upcoming two-year officer positions. Members should think about serving or nominating others to serve. The new slate of officers will be chosen at the December meeting.
With no further business to discuss, Donna Hodge presented the monthly program entitled “Gardening in a Jug.” Jug gardens are best started between the Winter Solstice, December 21, and the New Year for the germination and growing process. Use a clear or opaque plastic milk jug, juice bottle or other food container and, measuring four inches from the container bottom, cut them on three sides. The containers must be perforated on the bottom for drainage. Fill with three inches of potting soil and moisten without saturating. Plant the seeds according to their packet directions. Donna suggested labeling the seed types inside the container to protect them from the elements. Tape the jug closed with two-inch masking tape and leave the cap in place until the seeds sprout. Once seedlings appear, set the jug in the sun with the cap off to catch rain and snow. Check regularly to be sure the plants have enough water and, if not, trickle water down the inside of the jug rather than pouring directly from the top. Be sure to log progress in a journal. Donna ended her program by offering a generous variety of hardy seeds for the members to try.
The meeting closed with the reading of the Collect and with the good news that Ann Coleman will join the Garden Club.