“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 Susan Bridges at Rusubridg@yahoo.com.
- President – Susan Bridges – Rusubridg@yahoo.com
- Vice President – Kim Urban – Sportkim1@gmail.com
- Secretary – Ruth Bilderback – email@example.com
- Treasurer – Marge Layden – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parliamentarian – Barb Hauver – email@example.com
- Charities: Louise Sensenig, Paula Currivan, Elyse McLearen, Chris Woods, 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.
Menopause The Musical – We have reserved 30 tickets(all seating together) for “Menopause The Musical” at Legends in Concert, 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Thursday January 20 at @2:00 P.M. We have a group rate of $43 per ticket. Check should be made out to Linda Anthony for $43 before Dec.10. Please put the check in the Garden Club Mailbox at Creekside.
Sea Trail Garden Club News
Dear Garden Club Members, You are cordially invited to attend our December meeting at 9:00 on Tuesday, December 14th. Why the invitation? Because this program will need your participation! Six of your past presidents have planned the program! You won’t want to miss...
We have reserved 30 tickets(all seating together) for "Menopause The Musical" at Legends in Concert, 2925 Hollywood Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Thursday January 20 at @2:00 P.M. We have a group rate of $43 per ticket. Check should be made out to Linda Anthony for $43...
Constitution & Bylaws
Garden Club Meeting Dates:
- November 9, 2021 – Click AGENDA to view agenda
- October 12, 2021 – Click AGENDA to view agenda
- August 10, 2021 – Click AGENDA to view agenda
- July 13, 2021 – Field Trip to Virginia Williamson School of the Arts
- June 8, 2021 – Click AGENDA to view agenda
- May 11, 2021 – Click AGENDA to view agenda
- April 13, 2021 – Click AGENDA to view agenda
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!