Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
2016 - 2017 Garden Club Circle Presidents
*see Membership Page to learn more about each Circle
Blue Sage - Ruth Moorman
Daisy - Peggy Ferrara, Valerie Seinfeld
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 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.
Newsletter Archives from 2014-2015
Our Garden Club Newsletter
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 these are pedestals and 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
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.”
The Garden Club of DeLand’s May Garden of the Month is the home of Sally and Denny Hansen located at 140 Crystal Oak Drive.
Three large electrifyingly hot red bougainvillea in front of the Hansen’s home provide both bold visual interest and lively focal points to the their sunny tropical landscape. Arched over the front door and walkway, one creates a colorful and shady canopy island style entrance. Continuity of color continues throughout in undulating beds containing knockout roses, hibiscus and loropetalum.
Chinese fan palms create height for the garden while the rounded forms of gold mound duranta and a sego add definition and stability. The cool calming colors of blue plumbago flowers, the white flowers of a giant pinwheel jasmine and the green lush lawn, create balance and a pleasing sense of tension between the plant elements.
Bold brushstrokes of vivid color set among contrasting textural forms and cooler hues make this maximum impact garden a standout in our hot semitropical Florida climate.
Garden of the Month
Jennifer Stone, Chair
The Garden Club of DeLand will feature local gardens in the city of DeLand.
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.
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
Monthly Maintenence Schedule
Nov. Blue Sage
Garden Club of DeLand Officers 2016 - 2017
Susan Osterhout: President
Betsy Dieguez: First Vice President
Othal DeShazo: Second Vice President
Anita McFeeters: Recording Secretary
Jennifer Condo: Corresponding Secretary
Karen Hall: Treasurer