Garden Study Club opens year with pollinator lesson

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The September meeting of the Garden Study Club was the beginning of the year of 2019-2020 under the leadership of President Charlotte Barnard.

Her theme for the year will be “Engage with others as you would engage with your plants.” Members received packets of daffodil bulbs with uplifting notes to be distributed to cancer survivors or to those battling cancer; the daffodil being a symbol of cancer survivorship, and a tea cup with the message “our cup runneth over.”

Members also signed up to prepare fresh flower vases or door decorations for Maple Heights home.

An enlightening program was presented by Johnny Coley, Person-Granville horticultural extension agent titled “Meadows of New Lawns, Hummingbird Pollinators.” Members learned that planting ornamental grasses interspersed with native wildflowers will provide an environment enticing various pollinators of bees and hummingbirds while needing less maintenance than a grass lawn.

The club was also updated on its participation in the anti-littering campaign sponsored by the Person County Environmental Issues Impact committee.

The floral arrangement was entitled “The Arrival of Fall.”

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