The Open Gate Garden Club installed new officers at its latest meeting.
Members met Sept. 7 at the Central Townships Joint Fire District station in Newport. Carol Holben was hostess and Lexie Burfield provided a table centerpiece designed with flowers from her garden for the potluck which was enjoyed by all members before the meeting.
President Sherry Rector conducted the meeting. Judy Wessel gave devotions. Roll call was answered by members responding with their favorite fall flower.
Officers for the coming year were installed by Karen Straley. The officers are Judy Wessel, president; Carol Holben, vice president; Romona Porter, recording secretary; Becky McCoy, treasurer; and Lexie Burfield, corresponding secretary.
Two horticultural examples were shared: a flowering artichoke grown by Judy Wessel and a shrub “Callicarpa” in a new pink color grown by Lexie Burfield. Valda Hunter won an arrangement designed and donated by Lexie Burfield.
After a short business meeting that was held Oct. 5 Joy Culler gave a brief presentation on “Growing, showing and judging Chrysanthemums” and Chieko Arikawa discussed the Japanese “Ikenobo design.” Barbara Myers was the instructor for a workshop on “Making a Hypertufa planter.”
This local garden club is federated with Madison County Federation of Garden Clubs, is a member of Region 16 Garden Clubs and the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs whose mission is to promote innovation and excellence in horticulture and floral arts through programs that foster creativity and personal growth.
To learn more about joining Open Gate Garden Club call 740-852-1422.
This report was submitted by Judy Wessel, president of the Open Gate Garden Club.