The Plant and Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge enjoyed a great meeting in November at the home of Barb Klein. She had gathered many items with which we could make Christmas centerpieces. She showed us many small tricks to putting them together and making a beautiful display. Our members' homes will be extra festive this year with the items and expertise provided by Barb. We all thank Barb for her time and effort.
2015 has been a successful year for the club. Our thanks to the following guest speakers for their time and effort to pass on their knowledge in their fields of expertise: John Spurgeon (water); John Leser and his phenomenal presentation on the care & pruning of trees; Vern Ronniger and our memorable visit to his potato farm; Arnie and Cathy Ogden for their interesting program and handouts on bee keeping; and of course, member Barb Klein for teaching us the art of centerpiece arrangements.
To meet our goals of community involvement, our members have maintained the bed outside the west entrance of Pioneer Town and helped to plant and maintain the flower pots in the courtyard of Horizons Nursing Center. We have also made substantial monetary contributions to the Surface Creek Historical Society and to Cedaredge Food Bank.
We are planning great programs for the upcoming year, aimed at enhancing our knowledge in every aspect of the gardening world.
The club's annual Christmas party was held Friday, Dec. 18. Members enjoyed a potluck meal and gift exchange at the home of Joan Chambers. It is a special time for us to share friendship and fun, two other goals of our members.
We welcome new members. If you would like more information, please call 856-3897 or 970-901-9360.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. May your New Year be full of fun and flowers.