The Paonia Garden Club is starting its 63rd year as a garden club. From September to June, club members meet the first Thursday of every month in different members' homes. The 18 members come from the mesas surrounding Paonia as well as Bowie and Hotchkiss.
There's always room for a few more members. Call president Barbara Haddan at 527-4441 for more information.
Members are not all master gardeners; they just share a love of all kinds of gardening.
Roll call is a time for asking questions about a problem or giving a helpful hint on a gardening topic.
The president's theme this year is seeds. She offered this thought: "The heart is a garden where thought flowers grow. The thoughts that we think are the seeds that we sow; each kind loving thought bears a kind loving deed, while a thought that is selfish is just like a weed.
"We must watch what we think the live-long day and pull out the weed thoughts and throw them away. Plant loving seed thoughts so thick in a row there will be no room for weed thoughts to grow." (Author unknown)
Some of the programs for the year are: Seeds of Caution, Poisonous Plants; Seeds of Beauty, Orchards; and Seeds of Health. Monthly reports are given on birds, flowers, trees and vegetables.
With the help of their husbands, members of the Paonia Garden Club at one time set up the nativity scene each year at Christmas. They repaired the figures or made arrangements to have it done. Sadly, members got older and could no longer get around on the hill above Grand Avenue so the Lions Club of Paonia took over. The Paonia Garden Club remains involved by placing nativity cans in local businesses to raise funds for the upkeep of the figures. The club also participates in the Delta County Fair by sponsoring ribbons for flowers.blog comments powered by Disqus