Newsletter Archives from 2016 - 2017

Gabby Gardener
Our Garden Club Newsletter
2017 - 2018

Monthly Maintenence Schedule

Sensory Garden


2017

June Sunflower

July Rose

Aug. Marigold

Sept. Blue Sage

Oct.  Daisy

Nov. Firecracker

Dec. Marigold



2017 - 2019 Garden Club Circle Presidents

*see Membership Page to learn more about each Circle

Blue Sage - Ruth Moorman
Daisy - Peggy Ferrera & Valerie Seinfeld
Firecracker- Julia Neumann & Susanna Trittschuh
Marigold - Betsy Dieguez
Magnolia - Elaine Waidelich
Pansy - Joyce Fisher & Penny Smith
Rose - Judy Maurer
Sparkleberry -Eve Sckolnik

Garden of the Month

Jennifer Stone, 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 supports the above mission by bringing to the forefront outstanding gardens in DeLand, FL. area and awarding the “Garden of the Month” to deserving homeowners. Educating our members on the month to month care of their own gardens.

Downtown DeLand Planters

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

October  2016 "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

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.

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

Garden Club of DeLand Officers 2017 - 2019

President - Elaine Waidelich
1st Vice President - Barbara Willey
2nd Vice President - Janie Owens
Recording Secretary - Evelyn Kelsea
Corresponding Secretary - Suzanne Locke
Treasurer - Sharon Gullett

Memorial Walk Brick Pathway to our Arbor.

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

"Plant, Bloom, Grow With Us"

"Beautifying DeLand One Seed at a Time"

 "Plant America"

Organized in 1925 - Federated 1927

Club Flower- Day Lily

Members of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Deep South Region, and

 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc


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2018

January Magnolia

February Blue Sage

March Rose

April Daisy

May Firecracker

June Sparkleberry

July Sparkleberry

Aug. Pansy

Sept. Magnolia


Bold plant silhouettes, a limited color palette and lush clean beds make the garden of Leslie and Don Whalen of 150 N. Cranor Avenue The Garden Club of DeLand’s May Garden of the Month.

Structural trees and shrubs along with utilizing a variety of green and white tones in the hardscape, home and landscape foliage, this minimalistic landscape has both grace and drama. Bold plant outlines in the form of weeping yaupon holly, ligustrum, red tip and a jupiter trimmed into balls provide major focal points. Continuity in plants and plant color, such as liriope, azaleas, mondo grass and low juniper along with the judicious use of clean lined beds gives a calming grounded feel. Adding interest and detail are strategically placed large white rocks and small pops of bright color through crotons and deep purple cordylines.

The Whalen’s deceptively simple, minimalistic garden utilizes sound landscaping principals, strong plant forms, limited color and a high degree of organization to achieve its year-round curb appeal and ease of care. From the front of the house to the entire outside, everything flows seamlessly together. The overall cohesion, well-groomed and refined style is visually impressive
Tips for Minimalistic, clean line simple Landscaping
Constraint in color palette, plant varieties and materials Neutral colored hardscape Boundaries for the landscape.​

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.”

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.

Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. 

2016 Extra Large Garden Club Website Award Winner

PILLAR OF PRIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Susan Altom
Diana Bitler
Debra Gaffney

Margaret Gillen

Karen Hall
Peggy Mault
Anita McFeeters

Joan Richardson

Marilyn Thomas

Norma Thomas

Sue Thurmond

Susanna Trittschuh

Elaine Waidelich

Valerie Seinfeld

Lisa Schnetzer

Nancy Stafford

Barbara Willey


Hall of Fame

Karen Hall

Elaine Waidelich

Barbara Willey


JUDGES
Master Judge
Mrs. Richard Waidelich (Magnolia)

Mrs. Georgia Kirby (Magnolia)

Barbara Willey (Magnolia) 


Emeritus Judge
Mrs. John Hall (Rose)


FFGC Life Members

Mrs Taffy Branham  Marigold Circle
Mrs. Gerard Ferrara  Daisy Circle
Mrs. John Hall  Rose Circle
Mrs. Richard Waidelich  Magnolia Circle
Mrs. John Trittschuh  Firecracker
Mrs. Georgia Kirby  Magnolia Circle

Mrs. Susan Osterhout Rose Circle

Mrs. Janie Owens Magnolia Circle
Mrs. Joan Richardson  Daisy Circle
Mrs. Mary Jane Welch  Daisy Circle
Mrs. Barbara Willey  Magnolia Circle
Mrs. Judy Maurer  Rose/Magnolia Circle

Mrs. Susan Osterhout  Rose Circle


NGC Life Members

Mrs. John Hall  Rose Circle
Mrs. Richard Waidelich  Magnolia Circle


Deep South Region Life Members

Mrs. John Hall  Rose Circle
Mrs. Richard Waidelich  Magnolia Circle




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 supports the above mission by bringing to the forefront outstanding gardens in the DeLand, FL. area and awarding the “Garden of the Month” to deserving homeowners. Educating our members on the month to month care of their own gardens.

Garden Club of DeLand's Mission Statement:  

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 April 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 nine circles, you are bound to find one that matches your interests and schedule.

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September 7,  2017         9 AM

We resume our Garden Club meetings​​

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