Garden club getting into 2014 swing

Published 12:07am Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy 2014 to all! With a New Year upon us and Pilgrimage right around the corner, join the members of the Natchez Garden Club for this educational meeting to get back into the swing of things before a busy spring.

At 11 a.m. Thursday, the members of the Natchez Garden Club will meet on business, which will be followed by a program by Robert “Bob” Ferguson concerning the growth and nurturing of orchids.

In this educational exhibit for beginners, Ferguson will go over some of his tried and true secrets on how to care for orchids.

This month’s meeting will take place at Magnolia Hall on South Pearl Street.

Ferguson became interested in orchids as a child, when a neighbor shared a small piece of her orchid with him.

He took it home and was actually able to get it to grow. In 1973, Ferguson received a degree in horticulture from Mississippi State University. He owned Ferguson Orchids from 1973-2002, where orchids were cloned, grown from seed and sold.

He is a life member of American Orchid Society, has garnered four American Orchid Society Awards and has earned three American Orchid Society Exhibition trophies for Best of Show.

After this beautiful presentation, lunch will be served to our guests. This month’s cost for lunch will be $12, and guests will need to reserve their spot for the meal by Tuesday.

Please contact the Garden Club office to make this reservation by calling 601-443-9065.

Don’t forget that we are still collecting items for our two important community projects. Be sure you bring personal hygiene items for the Guardian Shelter. Also, bring bags of rice to donate to the Stew Pot for these cold, winter months.

Giving back to the community is important after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

As always, follow us on Twitter, find us on Facebook, pin us on Pinterest and visit our website, natchezgardenclub.com for more information about all of our past and upcoming events!

 

Jennie Guido is publicity chairwoman for Natchez Garden Club.