NEWS and UPDATES
NEW MEETING LOCATION VENUE – The Board has decided to change our venue for general meetings. The new location will be the beautiful Palmetto Pine County Club, 1940 SW 9th Ct, which is off of Skyline Blvd. Due to the change in venue, food will not be served. Our meetings remain the same…5:45 pm for social and meeting start at 6:15 pm. See you in September!
MERIT AWARDS – Congratulations to our talented and hard-working high school seniors, winners of the Merit Award Scholarships. We wish them well in their careers in horticulture, environmental studies or sustainability, agriculture, biology/botany, natural resources, conservation and/or hydrology.
MEETING – The next meeting of the Garden Club of Cape Coral will be held on September 14th, 2022 at our new venue – the beautiful Palmetto Pine County Club, 1940 SW 9th Ct, which is off of Skyline Blvd. Social gathering begins at 5:45 pm and the general meeting starts at 6:00 pm.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – Volunteers needed to take care of plants and help landscape the 2022 Habitat for Humanity project. Please sign up with Sherie Bleiler or Lenore Hutchinson.
MEMBERSHIP DUES – It’s that time of year again when annual dues are due! However, if you joined the Club since January of this year, you are covered for this coming season 2022/2023. Please make your check payable to Garden Club of Cape Coral, and mail to GCCC attn.
Membership Chair, PO Box 152022, Cape Coral, FL 33915. Dues rates are: Single Member $30 Couple $45
The Garden Club of Cape Coral supports Habitat for Humanity projects by providing a Florida Friendly landscaping plan, as well as donating and installing the plants which best thrive in SWFL. Click here to view a YouTube video of the most recent project or search YouTube for “Habitat For Humanity Garden Club of Cape Coral”. Volunteers are needed to take care of plants such as Blanket Flower (Gallardia) and to help landscape the 2022 Habitat for Humanity project.
Take a self guided tour of a Florida Friendly Landscape Demonstration Garden at the Historical Society,
544 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral and visit the adjoining Rose Garden maintained by members of the Garden Club of Cape Coral.
The Demonstration Garden follows the nine principles of Florida Friendly
1) Right Plant Right Place
2) Water Efficiently
3) Fertilize Appropriately
5) Attract Wildlife
6) Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
7) Recycle Yard Waste
8) Reduce Storm Water Runoff
9) Protect the Waterfront
The Golden Years of Cape Coral – A Retrospective, a National Garden Club standard flower show held at the SW Cape Coral Library was a great success. The flower show was presented by the Garden Club of Cape Coral and Potpourri Designers. All garden club members were encouraged to participate. The emphasis was on fresh flowers and plants. Nearly 200 beautiful flower arrangements were created by local gardeners – all of very high quality. Huge thank you to all who participated in the show either by entering or by helping to make it a well-organized event.
Click here for flower show photos.