Bermuda Run Garden Club launches geranium presale; shredding fundraiser scheduled for April 13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 21, 2024

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BERMUDA RUN — Spring is here. One glimpse outside and you can see it. One step outside and you can smell it. Tune your ears and you can hear it. From the green lawns and fairways to the fresh, subtle smell of daffodils and the sweet chirping of birds; it’s official. And just like other sure signs of spring, the Bermuda Run Garden Club is springing into action with several meaningful projects that signal the season.

Geranium presale has begun. Garden club members are taking orders now and need to be completed with delivery of these beautiful potted plants April 16 between 2-6 p.m., with a rain date of April 17. Plants can be picked up at the Bermuda Run Post Office parking lot. The geranium sale is one of the biggest fund-raisers the club sponsors. The club values and thanks you for your participation.

The other big fundraiser for the club is the semi-annual shredding event taking place Saturday, April 13. The big shredder truck will be in the Bermuda Run Town Hall parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full. The cost is $5 per grocery-size bag, cash only please. This is a rain or shine event. As with the geranium sales, funds raised go to support our many programs that benefit area programs. See you there.

But it’s not all work and no play for Garden Club members. The March meeting took place Wednesday, March 6, at Myers’ Greenhouse on S. Stratford Road. Hostesses Shelby Nichols, Karen Coley and Alice Balstrom greeted members as they came in out of the rain. Myers’ Greenhouse is a family-run business in operation now for 52 years. It all started from James Myers’ 4-H project. James, Rebekah and Teresa were there to assist as members listened intently while Teresa demonstrated how to create stunning arrangements with live plants. With remarkable speed, she showed how the “triller, filler, spiller” technique comes together for any type of garden exposure. She recommended using three of each plant to achieve a pleasing 360-degree view, and she is definitely of the “more-is-more” school of gardening. After her demonstrations, every member who brought their own pot was able to shop for plants and assemble her own creation. Teresa and Rebekah were very hands-on helping members who worked for over an hour, and James kept the plants coming as he made numerous trips to adjacent growing areas to fill our requests. Some of the plants we learned how to use were polka dot plant, stock, parlor palm, goldfish plant, delicate duck-foot ivy, anthurium, croton and even the herb curry. It may have been a rainy day, but there’s no denying that the smiles on faces more than made up for the lack of sunshine.

Something to think about: “Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” — Geoffrey B. Charlesworth