“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- President – Julie Sullivan
- Vice President – Susan Bridges
- Secretary – Joan Scheidle
- Treasurer – Terri O’Rourke
- Parliamentarian – Barb Hauver
- Charities: Louise Sensenig, Paula Currivan, Elyse McLearen, Chris Woods, Joan Scheidle ,Mary Keller, Betty Priscu, Anita Clark, Karen Barnhart,Janine Coakley, Priscilla Donaldson
- Communications: Ellen Lehrer
- Garden Club on the Go: Linda Anthony, Kaye Evans, Betty Scott (Presentation)
- Garden Tips: Marge Layden
- Landscaping Liason: Janine Coakley
- Granny’s Closet: Eileen Chamberlain, Chris Woods, Diane Kreuzburg
- Historians: Joann Bonasia, Kathy Taylor Nancy Santisi, Ruth Bilderback
- Hospitality: Sandy Bergamasco, Becky Tinkham, Margaret Titelbaum, Diane Kreuzburg Membership: Cheryl Schutt, Carol Bates, Barbara Bowden
- Outreach: Kathy Taylor, Anita Clark, Diane Kreuzburg
- Program: Ellen Bombolis, Mary Bergere
- Publicity: Anita August
- Sunshine: Carrie Casey
- Chaplain: Dian Robbins
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.
- Fashion Show – March 31, 2020 – Celebrate Spring with fashions by Island Breeze, Sunset Beach & The Southern Charm Co., Shallotte on Tuesday, March 31 from 5-8 pm at the JB Clubhouse. All proceeds Benefit Brunswick Charities and Scholarships.- 2020 Fashion Show flyer
Sea Trail Garden Club News
We have lost a wonderful friend. Carol Pozdol has lost her long battle with cancer yesterday afternoon. She will be sadly missed by everyone that was lucky enough to have known her and her welcoming smile. Mike will be having a service in her honor when the world returns to normal.
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Gardening Tips March (2020)
Utilize these spring like days to rake and remove decayed matter from your garden. This will help prevent diseases to your existing plants. Prune out winter-killed leaves and branches. Prune Roses, Rose of Sharon, Crepe Myrtle, Chaste Tree, Lantana and winter flowering camellias.
It is ok to plant bare root or container roses and other cold hardy plants and vegetables that you may find in the local nurseries. If you have pansies from last winter give them some fertilizer to get them through a few more months.
Divide and transplant perennials such as Asters, Chrysanthemums, Daylilies, Hostas, Shasta Daisies and Black Eyed Susans. You may want to top dress around your existing plants with a mixture of compost/manure and top soil.
Seeds that require 6-8 weeks before planting can be started indoors now.
March is a good time to Weed, Feed and Mulch!
Garden Club Calendar
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June 9, 2020
July 14, 2020
August 11, 2020
September 8, 2020
October 13, 2020