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 & Shanda Hebert​
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  2017 "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

Garden Club of DeLand
Garden Brick Pathway 

Remember your Garden Club members, Veterans, loved ones, special events and years of service with this everlasting tribute. Download form and order today!

"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 Garden Clubs, Inc., and

 Florida Federation of Garden Clubs Inc


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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.

2018

January Magnolia

February Blue Sage

March Rose

April Daisy

May Firecracker

June Sparkleberry

July Sparkleberry

Aug. Pansy

Sept. Magnolia


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.”

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Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. 

2016 Extra Large Garden Club Website Award Winner

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"The Florida Gardener" 4 times a year. 

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.

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.

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




The garden oasis of Jon Drossos and Diane Guilotta, 245 N. Clara Avenue, is DeLand’s September Garden of the Month.
Located on a busy intersection in one of DeLand’s most historic neighborhoods, privacy and noise control are achieved without a sense of community isolation. Varying height hedges, layered plantings, peek-a-boo garden openings, arbors and gates, create enclosure while encouraging neighborliness.
Blooming crepe myrtle, planted in an orderly row along the sidewalk and curb give a sense of destination and attraction. Then sweeping lines of large schillings and fire bushes make an interesting, colorful and textural buffer zone where two streets intersect. A red passion vine covered arbor and gate invite people to look into the garden and guide guests to the front door and enclosed sanctuary.
Transitioning inside the gate, carefully arranged plants, in beds of red mulch, give height, texture, scents and food for wildlife. Colorful vincas, Canary date palm covered with morning glory vine, pony tail palm, white bird of paradise and blooming frangipani are accessed by white crushed marble paths. Zoysia grass underfoot gives softness and the neutral shade allows the other colors to pop. A small sitting area with red furniture completes the embraced by nature feel.
Walls without fences and privacy without confinement aren’t easy to achieve, yet Drosses and Guilotta have managed this in a beautiful, artistic nature and community friendly way.
Tips for creating an intimate small garden
 Create a feeling of enclosure using varying heights and textures rather than rigid straight lines
 Choose a element of architecture or distinctive landscape feature to create an imaginary line
that regulates your plantings
 Size matters, go big and keep proportions in mind
 Plant in masses

September 20 FUN with Flowers 9am-Noon
September 30, 2017 Annual Plant Sale  8 am - 3 pm
Location: Garden Club of DeLand


October 5, 2017            6  PM
Program:  It is Celebration Time  
Accessory: Butterfly
Design: Fall
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes: Blue Sage
​Speaker:  Jim West- 

​Jim West will be our guest speaker to kick off the new year sharing his knowledge of the Plight of the Monarch.
Jim is a native of DeLand, former owner of Stetson Flower and Gift Shop and a retired high school teacher. He learned his landscaping skills from his father and uncle who served President Eisenhower during his Naval career. Jim taught special needs kids at DHS and mostly boy students at Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, planting a 2,000 plant butterfly garden 10 years ago as part of his 8,000 plant landscape plan. Since retiring he continues to teach adult gardening classes and design gardens for butterfly enthusiasts.