As members arrived for the meeting, hostesses Della, Mary Lemos and Melba Wolff, directed everyone to sit at picnic tables set up in Della’s backyard.
Several members commented on what a perfect day it was to hold a meeting outdoors, and the fact that it was also National Earth Day made it an even more perfect day for holding a gardening club meeting.
After a picnic dinner of hot dogs with “all the fixin’s” was served up by Curtis and the hostesses, President Judy Weber conducted the meeting.
For the program, Della gave a tour of her landscaped backyard, filled with all sorts of plants, flowers and vegetables.
Next, the evening’s highlight, Della showed her “key hole” garden, so named for the key hole shape, whereas the gardener can easily step inside the middle of her waist level garden, hence no painful bending over.
Della gave a full explanation on how to build the garden and discussed about all the levels of mulch, household goods, etc... it takes to tend to an almost watering free garden.
“Of course,” Della said. “The gardeners who created this type of gardening did not figure South Texas heat into the equation!”
Next month’s meeting will be held on Monday, May 27, 6 p.m., at the Our Savior Lutheran Church, and new members and guests are always welcome to come.