Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Garden of the Month 2011

Dear garden club members,

The winners of the October Garden of the Month are:

Garden of the Month 49 Oriole, Sue and John Fisk
Le Petit Jardin 66 Flamingo, Yvonne and Jimmy McCulla
Secret Garden 53 Wren, Laura and Allen Carman

Congratulations to winners!

More Great Photos from October's Meeting!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wow, we had a lot of photos from October - Fun Meeting

More Great Photos from October's Meeting!

October 2011 Garden Club Meeting Update

Hey ladies,

Thanks so much for coming to the meeting. I hope you enjoyed our speaker, Chad Harris from the Garden Gate, and took home some valuable garden tips.

I know you enjoyed the fabulous lunch our hostesses, Kim Zibilich (head), Joni Diaz, Jan Brown, Louise Kirchberg, Ros Wingerter and Gloria Moore served us. Recipes for the fall salad, quick pasta and pumpkin bars, were sent via email.

Also, Xiomara Brewster has forwarded her recipe for coffee with ice cream from our September meeting.

the coffee recipe is 2/3 cup of instant coffee crystals, 3 cups boiling water , 1 cup of honey, 2 quarts whole milk, 3 quarts vanilla ice cream and 2 cups of rum. The day before, dissolve coffee in boiling water, add honey and mix well. Cool and refrigerate. Put coffee in punch bowl, add milk and rum. Scoop in ice cream and server about 40.

Lest somebody thinks we're a food club rather than garden club, please note that the GOM pictures have already been emailed! :-)

See you next month,

Cedar Hill Nursery

Please see the message from Karla Seymour about Cedar Hill Nursery.

The owner, Angela LeBlanc, also wrote:
My name is Angie LeBlanc and I am a friend and acquaintance of Carla Seymour. I own a wholesale nursery on the North Shore and Carla gets a lot of her plants from me. I just wanted to introduce myself and my nursery, I would love to have you or members of your garden club take a nice ride out to the country, and see our place. We have 100 acres of rolling hills with golf carts waiting to help you explore our nursery. Not to mention lots of beautiful plants and trees to look at (maybe even a cow or two) ha ha! Thanks for taking the time to look at my brochure and I hope to see or some of you guys soon! If you have any questions or need help finding me, please feel free to call anytime. Thanks again.

Angela LeBlanc

Cedar Hill Nursery 985-630-2311

September Garden of the Month Winners

Hello ladies,

Our Garden of the Month committee has made its September selections and the winners are.............

Garden of the Month ------- 9 Finch, Mercedes Arias
Le Petit Jardin --------------- 35 Swallow, Marie and Shawn Gibbs
Secret Garden--------------- 45 Gull, Rick Hardie

Although this announcement comes late in the month, the signs in the yards have been long enough for several members to mention how much they admired the featured gardens. Congratulations to the winners who faced stiff competition at the time when many gardens in Lake Vista are still in excellent shape.

Hope you're enjoying the nice weather,

More Pics from September's meeting

September 2011 Garden Club Meeting

Dear Garden Club members,
Thank you for attending our "start of the year" meeting at Therese Kessels' lovely home. Despite tropical storm heading our way, we had a very good attendance of more than forty. Our hostesses outdid themselves with fabulous lunch food & due to popular demand, Lori has already emailed everybody the recipe for her delicious pizza cookies.
Your concern for the condition of our community flower beds has been duly noted & an update regarding their maintenance will be given at our next get together on Friday, October 7 at Michele Vignes home at 41 Thrasher St.
Looking forward to seeing you then,
Lake Vista Garden Club