Fall Tips in the Garden”
by Sue Jarvis
Prune 1/3 off bushes and neaten plants.

Cut Crepe Myrtle blooms off when they are not longer pretty.

Take cuttings off your favorite plant. Put in wet, well draining potting mix. Place in the shade or under a bush. Some may root for you.
Save Agapanthus Stems and dry them. (Pull seeds off gently) Once dried, spray them with paint and add glitter. Decorate! Save the seeds off the top of plant. Thoroughly dry. Put in an envelope. Label. Plant in the Spring.

2015 - 2017 Garden Club Circle Presidents

*see Membership Page to learn more about each Circle

Blue Sage - Ruth Moorman
Daisy - Marti Walker
Firecracker -Sara Zollinger
Magnolia - Elaine Waidelich
Marigold - Sharon Causey, Pauline Fenner
Pansy - Fran Strawn, Eleanor Griffin
Rose -  Susan Altom
Sparkleberry - Jennifer Condo
Sunflower - Alex Andrews

"The Garden of Inspiration"

"Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"

 Making a World of Difference - Choices Matter

Organized in 1925 - Federated 1927

Club Flower- Day Lily

Members of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Deep South Region, and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc

Garden Club of DeLand   865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724  * 386-624-6960

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Our Garden Club Newsletter

Garden Club of DeLand Treasure and Plant Sale

Friday, October 9th & Saturday, October 10th

8am to 1pm..

Plants galore, gently used items, and new creative items...etc...Mark your Calendars today!

Garden of the Month

Jennifer Stone, Chair

The Garden Club of DeLand will feature local gardens in the city of DeLand.

Sensory Garden

The Sensory Garden was designed for people to explore and enjoy with all senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and sound) located in Bill Dreggors Park-230 North Stone Street, DeLand, Fl. on the site of the historic Old DeLand Memorial Hospital, which is now a museum about the hospital. The Park also includes a playground and a hiking trail, as well as a lovely little butterfly garden that includes a self-guided tour. The sensory components of the garden were included for the visually and physically challenged. Upon the Sensory Garden’s completion the Garden Club of DeLand dedicated the garden on June 8, 1998. Members of the garden club regularly maintain the Sensory Garden, as an ongoing project.

Karen Hall- Chair

Memorial Walk Brick Pathway to our Arbor.

Remember your Garden Club members and loved ones with this everlasting tribute.

A plant lover’s paradise is an apt description of The Garden Club of DeLand’s September “Garden of the Month” Owners, Sue and Lewis Jarvis, began creating their beautiful and unique garden when they built their home in 2004. Ever evolving, the garden is filled with hundreds of extraordinary, exotic, colorful and fragrant plants woven into beds from the sidewalk to the back yard. Colorful Rangoon creepers, coral, butterfly and sky vines adorn the side of the distinctive potting shed and pergolas Lewis built along with flowering gingers, begonias and mandevilla. A silk floss, various varieties of crepe myrtle, olive, manihot and variegated tapioca trees provide both interest and shade. Statuary filled with succulents and cacti combine seamlessly with begonias, coleus and phlox and root beer plants. Most of us know Sue and Lewis and have experienced their garden first hand as well as have plants from them in our gardens. If you haven’t, you are missing out on a truly delightful garden. They are located at 229 N. Stone Street, across the road from the Old DeLand Memorial Hospital and the Garden Club of DeLand’s Sensory Garden.

Sept 3, 2015 General Meeting   9 am

Program - Welcome Back- Organizational Meeting

Accessory- School Accessory

Design - Welcome Back

Hostesses:  Daisy Circle

September Garden of the Month

In 2004, The Jarvis’ moved into their new house at 229 North Stone Street in September and Hurricane Francis was coming. Months later, after all the clean up, they had a clean slate to work with in their yard.
Sue retired in May 2005 and in 2006 they began to transform their garden. Sue’s mentor Mark Loftus brought her 15 plants and she only recognized 3 of them. From there, her journey began. She was consumed with creating their garden. It involved digging, planting watering, fertilizing, pruning, and pesky bug removal.
Sue’s husband, Lew, did the major projects: porches, walkways, repairs, and cute yard art. He would tackle digging the plants that were too large to handle by Sue. Partners in the Garden.
Every year Sue has challenged herself to do 2 major projects every spring. One year, she learned to root roses, and grew tropical trees from seed. Presently, her projects involve Bat Plants and Poinsettias.
She is in her garden most days at least 5 hours, mostly in the mornings, some evenings. Her busiest times in the garden are March through September. She has become quite the expert in gardening and someone many of us go to to ask questions about the care of our own plants and identification. She has made many friends because of their garden.
Sue is interested in encouraging honeybees, so she grows Coral Vine, Hibiscus, Anise Hyssop, and Sweet Clematis. Her good friend prefers butterflies and she has Sue growing specific plants for the butterflies. Quoting Sue “it takes a community to grow a good garden! What a journey!

National Garden Club, Inc. Mission Statement
“National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.”

Newsletter Archives from 2014-2015

Penny Pines Project:

The Garden Club of DeLand joins with the National Garden Club and the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs by collecting money to help with the reforestation/forest education program.  Just your pennies will help reforestation in Florida’s most damaged National and State Forests.  For just $68, your District, Club and Circle can help to purchase and plant trees in Osceola National and John Bethea State Forest which have had over 11,000 acres destroyed by the Okefenokee fires in 2010 and 2011.  The US Forest Service is trying to reforest 250 to 500 acres per year to replace trees destroyed in these fires.

Garden Club of DeLand Officers 2015 - 2017

Judy Maurer: President
Susan Osterhout: First Vice President
Othal Deshazo: Second Vice President

Anita McFeeters: Recording Secretary

Jennifer Condo: Corresponding Secretary
Karen Hall: Treasurer

Monthly Maintenence Schedule

Sensory Garden


July Sparkleberry

Aug. Rose

Sept. Magnolia

Oct.  Daisy

Nov. Blue Sage

Dec. Magnolia

Downtown DeLand Planters

Ongoing Project:" Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"

October  2015 "Planting it Pink" in Downtown DeLand in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Twice a year in November and May the 68 container gardens, in which 15 of theses are pedestals are replanted by all the Garden Club Circles in November and May. One Saturday out of the month, a group of volunteers, from the Garden Club meet to weed, tweak, and evaluate the condition of each container garden. All month long as time allows each Garden Club Circle checks on their assigned containers. Diana Bitler, Master Gardener: Chair

The Garden Club of DeLand's Mission Statement is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association to protect the quality of the environment, field of conservation, and civic improvement. General meetings are held September through May on the first Thursday of the month at 9:00am (with the exception of October, January and March which are at 6:00pm) If mornings do not work for you, don’t worry. Each circle offers their own monthly meetings with some meeting in the evening for those working individuals. With ten circles, you are bound to find one that matches your interests and schedule.

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.  Mission Statement
To further the education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of the natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment.