President's Welcome

"Never underestimate the healing power of a quiet moment in the garden."

Josephine Albert

The healing power of a quiet moment in the garden is something that PLGC members experienced often after a global pandemic interrupted life as we knew it in March 2020. It put a smile on our faces just to get outside, feel the breeze and sunlight on our skin, really hear the birds and see all of our efforts come into bloom. That's why we garden... and why Gardening is Therapy is our theme for 2020-2021.

PLGC members were proactive at changing our carefully planned programs, projects and activities to accommodate restrictions and recommendations intended to prevent the spread of Covid-19:

  • We moved spring and early fall meetings outdoors to accommodate "social distancing" and reserved a large alternate location for winter meetings, if one is needed.

  • After cancelling our May plant sale due to Covid-19 restrictions, we decided to require advance orders for our September plant sale and pick-upoutdoors at the Plantation Lakes Community Center.

  • The grand opening of our Children's Garden in Plantation Lakes was postponed until 2021, so we provided mini-flats of four begonias to 40 children in the community to seed their interest in the new garden.

  • Instead of scheduled workshops with patients at Atlantic Shores Rehab & Health Center, we sponsored "Color a Card" to brighten the day for 150 patients and staff members.

  • Access to patient gardens at Atlantic Shores was not available for our spring planting but we created container gardens for a sitting area in front of the building, where patients can meet with family members.

While some of our programs, projects and activities may look different in the 2020-2021 garden club year, we will enjoy more of those quiet moments in the garden, celebrate our fifth anniversary and install our third generation of executive officers.

Debbie Darr

Photos of Debbie's Gardens

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

President: Gay Austin

4401 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, Missouri 63110

CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION

of STATE GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

Director: Gail Corle Manna

9956 William Penn Road

Imler, Pennsylvania 96655

DELAWARE FEDERATION of

GARDEN CLUBS

President: Connie Raymond

111 Pennwood Drive
Dover, Delaware 19901

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