Design by Betty Smith
Terrariums are miniature gardens, growing inside an open or closed bottle or jar.
They are fully functioning, mainly
self-sustaining, plant ecosystems.
The plants water themselves through transpiration and condensation in a
closed vessel (by Selma Paul).
(Above terrarium won the challenge.)
Plants that require very little water
can be grown in an open jar.
Some decorative stones or other
small items can add interest.
'Cowardly Lion' Begonia submitted by Susan Roof
A succulent bowl submitted by Cindy Bean
was selected by email vote from membership.
Hindu Rope plant submitted by Dorothy Moore
Boston Fern submitted by Sherry Brownlee
'Crazy' Cactus submitted by Linda Hardie
Rabbit's Foot Fern submitted by Dorothy Moore
Huernia Cactus submitted by Nancy Mitchell
Airplane Plant submitted by Tricia Wester
This meeting was held outdoors at Fowler Park. Members brought a gift for exchange that was homemade, baked or grown.
Participants moved to Christmas music in a 'musical cars' game and received the gift hidden in the car where they ended when music stopped.
Wreaths or door garlands submitted in a contest for a cash prize were displayed on member cars in the parking lot.
(see contest winners and other entries below)
Nominees for 2021-2023 officers were announced.
All safety precautions were taken with masks worn by participants.
Charlotte Dewberry presented a program on houseplants. Points made for using houseplants were:
Charlotte Dewberry gave a presentation on birds. There are 347 species in Georgia and most are year around. The Georgia State Bird is the Brown Thrasher and our National Bird is the Bald Eagle. Many of the members discussed their favorite birds. A few of the birds mentioned were:
Charlotte Dewberry talked of embracing what you have and pruning or removing plants that are not looking good. The trend is toward Zen Sanctuary gardening. Three items to consider in our gardens are:
Charlotte also mentioned three tools that are helpful in the garden: