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President's Letter September 2019

Mary Bruce Rae-Grant

Dear Friends,


 I hope you are enjoying these lazy dog days of summer. The zinnias are blooming, the roses are scenting the garden, and the dahlias promise a glorious show. The patio beckons to enjoy  a few quiet moments of a late summer garden.

I look forward to seeing you in September. Our Program Chair Carole Obernesser has scheduled a fabulous roster of events. This month we will kick off our year with a program from Ian Adams, a highly regarded local photographer. Bring your cell phones and be prepared to  learn some tips for landscape and nature photography. Think of the blue ribbons you could win at a flower show, or at the October meeting! The program promises to deliver a wealth of information and a delight for our senses. It will be wonderful to visit, compare notes about our summer vacations, and enjoy an interesting program. Looking ahead, we have a very busy fall. There is a Passing Workshop in September at my house. Suzy Hartford, horticulturist extraordinaire, will teach us how to groom and prepare cut specimens  and potted plants for flower shows. There are two flower shows this fall: Garden Club of Cleveland has one September 26-27 at Acacia Reservation on Cedar Road, and our Flower Show Chairs Amy Miller and Cynthia Druckenbrod have planned a gorgeous show, Cornucopia, for October 19-20 at the Orange Senior Center on Chagrin Boulevard in Moreland Hills.

We also have a plant/seed share scheduled for September 30, planned by our capable and creative Horticulture  Chairs, Lori Cohen and Judith McMillan. This fun workshop will be at Judith’s home.

For those who enjoy arranging flowers, Margaret Krudy, our Floral Design Chair, has planned a workshop at St. Paul’s Church on November 6 from 9-3.30 pm.

Our schedule promises a fall to celebrate, create and enjoy. See you soon!

Mary Bruce