Welcome to the Sea Trail Garden Club

“Bloom where you are planted” is much more than the motto of the Sea Trail Garden Club – it is truly the essence of its very existence. The Garden Club is not really a gardening club, as we know it, it is a welcoming bridge to life at Sea Trail for newcomers, for visiting guests and for long-term members. With monthly meeting featuring a variety of programs, special projects that can last for several days, weeks or months, it affords an arena in which involvement is as little or great as the members wish. Special areas worthy of note include the annual “Make-it, Bake-it, Sew-it, Grow-It” Christmas Auction whose proceeds benefit Brunswick County charities, as well as Garden Club On-the-Go which schedules small group day trips to area points of interest. Garden Club is open to any woman in Sea Trail and has annual dues of $30.00. Any one interested in joining contact Julie Sullivan at 910-575-7668 or jjsulli@gmail.com.

Garden Club on the Go – Three to four times a year excursions are planned for Garden Club members to travel to an interesting venue away from their usual meeting place, the Pink Palace. Sometimes the ladies remain “on campus” and tour homes and/ or gardens at Sea Trail. Other times, they carpool or charter a bus for a day trip or even over night. Almost always a meal is involved!!! Recent trips have included a shopping excursion to Charlotte, a winery tour at Shelton Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina, a Tour of the Theatre of the Republic, a Christmas Home Tour, a Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Wilmington and numerous plays and theatre experiences. In the past we have also gone to Charleston, Airlie Gardens, Bald Head Island, Brookgreen Gardens and more.

Announcement of upcoming trips will be made at monthly Garden Club meetings, via email blasts, and on the website. In most cases, your check will constitute your reservation. Since the number of participants varies for each trip, and often that number is limited, it is wise to sign up as early as possible for each trip.

For more information, please contact committee co-chairs, Sue Cole (suecole@atmc.net) or Darlene DeCrane (ddecrane@atmc.net).

 

  • The first Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go of the new 2018 season will be Sunday, September 30, 2018.  We will start with a brunch at 1:00 at The Basics Restaurant, 319 N. Front St. in Wilmington. The brunch will be limited to the first 30 ladies. Please plan to meet at the restaurant. The cost for the brunch will be approximately from $9.00 to $13.50 depending on what you order.  After brunch, we will walk to Thalian Hall at 310 Chestnut St. to see the play “Pippin” at 3:00.   “From the composer who gave us ‘Wicked’ comes the Tony Award winning hit ‘Pippin’! Follow the young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin must take control of his own destiny.”  Tickets for the play are $32.00 and go on sale August 1.  For the play, please leave your checks made out for $32 to Susan Hartsburg in the basket on her porch (144 Bellwood Circle in Cobblestone) from July 1 through July 30.

Gardening Tips for April, May and June

April is the time to plant summer bulbs /tubers such as crocosmia, dahlia, lilies and gladiolas. Try your hand at starting plants from seeds. The easiest are cosmos, zinnias, nasturtiums and sunflowers. Since the last frost date has passed you can plant most everything available in the local nurseries beginning with cold hardy plants such as columbine, dianthus, sweet william or verbena. Snap off the dead daffodils but allow the leaves to die off on their own to harvest energy for next year’s flowers.

May is the time to prune back your azaleas, clean up flowering beds, renew mulch and weed as you go. Plant cannas and caladiums. Apply slow release fertilizer to new and established plants. Water new plants daily until established. Enjoy the cooler temps in the early mornings and evenings to work in your garden.

June is the time to prune gardenias after they have finished blooming. Pinch back mums and basil for more growth and blooms. Fill in empty spots in your garden with heat tolerant plants such as blanket flower, marigolds, petunias, coleus, vinca and zinnias. Stake tall plants and continue deadheading to produce more flowers. Stagger your herb planting every few weeks to extend the bounty.

2018 Garden Club Meeting Dates:

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13 – Fashion Show
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 4 – Make It, Bake It (tentative)

2017 Make It Bake It

Sea Trail Garden Club Photo Gallery

Sea Trail Garden Club News

Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go

The first Sea Trail Garden Club on the Go of the new 2018 season will be Sunday, September 30, 2018.  We will start with a brunch at 1:00 at The Basics Restaurant, 319 N. Front St. in Wilmington. The brunch will be limited to the first 30 ladies. Please plan to meet at the restaurant. The cost for the brunch will be approximately from $9.00 to $13.50 depending on what you order.  After brunch, we will walk to Thalian Hall at 310 Chestnut St. to see the play “Pippin” at 3:00.

“From the composer who gave us ‘Wicked’ comes the Tony Award winning hit ‘Pippin’! Follow the young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin must take control of his own destiny.”

Tickets for the play are $32.00 and go on sale August 1.

For the play, please leave your checks made out for $32 to Susan Hartsburg in the basket on her porch (144 Bellwood Circle in Cobblestone) from July 1 through July 30.

Sad News – Myrt Klein (UPDATE)

Myrt Klein passed away today in Daniel Island, South Carolina. Myrt and her husband, Ron, had recently relocated there earlier this year.

Myrt was a former STLGA Vice President 1996-1997, and President 1998-1999.  She was also a member of the Garden Club for many years.

Please keep Myrt’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

Services for our beloved Myrt Klein will be held:
Saturday, April 28, 11a.m.
United Methodist Church, Sunset Beach
All are invited to join the family at the Pink Palace after the ceremony.

If you would like to send your condolences to Ron his address is:
Ron Klein
514 Robert Daniel Dr.#107
Daniel Island, S.C. 29429

President’s Update: January 18, 2018

YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE  
The Health and Safety Committee has scheduled a CPR/AED refresher course on Thursday, January 25th at 6 PM at the Pink Palace.  The program is sponsored by the Sunset Beach Fire department.  All are welcome.  There will be an opportunity for hands on practice and all questions will be answered.

NEW DIRECTORIES
The Communications Committee is planning to publish a new membership directory soon.  The website database will be used for this purpose.  Therefore, I encourage all members to update their information, including names, addresses, emails and phone numbers to be sure they are correct.  This should be completed no later than January 31st.  DO NOT CONTACT DEBRA BORDEAUX ABOUT THIS.  She is the administrator for the STMA only, not the website.  If you have difficulty or questions about how to update your information, email support@seatrailma.com.

2018 MEMBERSHIP DUES REMINDER
Thank you to all who have already paid their 2018 dues and lot clearing fees if applicable.  Those who have not yet paid them are reminded that they are due by January 31st.  They can be dropped off at the STMA office in the Creekside Building or mailed to STMA, PO Box 7025, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.  Questions can be directed to Debra Bordeaux at administrator@seatrailma.com or 910 579 5374.

SEA TRAIL GARDEN CLUB FASHION SHOW AND CHARITY AUCTION
The Garden Club Fashion Show and Charity Auction is just around the corner on March 13th.  Lucy Imondi and Ellen Bombolis have secured Chico’s (Barefoot Landing) as our fashion partner.  Preview of the auction items begins at 8:30 AM with the Fashion Show and Auction beginning at 10:00 AM.  All proceeds benefit Brunswick Charities.  Click Fashion Show 2018 Flyer for all details and to make reservations.

REMINDER FOR GYM USERS
Those who use our workout facility in the Creekside Building are reminded that they should wipe down and sanitize all equipment after each use.  This is especially important now when so many are suffering from cold and flu symptoms.

WEBSITE Q&A SESSION FOR THIS EVENING CANCELLED
The website Q & A session scheduled for tonight, January 18th has been cancelled due to illness.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  We will try to reschedule this evening session at a later date.  The last one scheduled in the series of three is Monday, January 24th beginning at 9:30 AM at the Pink Palace.  Whatever questions you have please ask us via support@seatrailma.com and we will be glad to answer them.

Have a great week

Mike Campbell

Memorial Service for Heni Moulton

A Memorial service for Heni will be on February 3, 2018 at the Pink Palace from 2 until 6 pm. Both Garden Club and STLGA will be providing finger foods. If you would like to contribute please contact Diane Kreuzburg to let her know what you would like to bring. We could also use help in clean-up after the reception.

Please send cards to Heni’s address and the Post Office will hold until her daughter comes down in a week or two. There also will be a basket at the PP on February 3rd for cards.

Sad News – Henni Moulton

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Henni Moulton passed away December 22. She will be so missed – I know we all have fond memories of her especially remembering her as our Make-It-Bake-It auctioneer. There will be something at the Pink Palace so we will keep you informed as we get more information. Let’s keep her family in our thoughts and prayers.

A Memorial service for Heni will be on February 3, 2018 at the Pink Palace from 2 until 6 pm. Both Garden Club and STLGA will be providing finger foods. If you would like to contribute please contact Diane Kreuzburg to let her know what you would like to bring. We could also use help in clean-up after the reception.

Please send cards to Heni’s address and the Post Office will hold until her daughter comes down in a week or two. There also will be a basket at the PP on February 3rd for cards.

Garden Club Calendar

Click each event for more details.

List of upcoming events

September 11, 2018

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace

October 9, 2018

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace

November 13, 2018

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace

December 4, 2018

9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Garden Club - Make It Bake It
Location: Sea Trail Convention Center

December 11, 2018

9:00 AM- 11:30 AM
Garden Club Monthly Meeting
Location: Pink Palace