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GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden Club of Lake Placid grows again
March 8, 2019

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Although it certainly looks like winter outside and everything appears dormant, it is not so under all that white stuff. The soil, together with roots from our trees, shrubs and flowers, are beginning to stretch and plan a rebirth.

The same is true of the Garden Club of Lake Placid. Officers and chairpersons of our committees have been busy planning for our seasonal rebirth. And here we come!

Take a look at our updated website. It is complete with new officers, goals for the year and calendar of events. Check it out and you'll agree we have a fun and unique year of activities planned.

If you are already a member, do continue to join in with all the events and services that interest you. If you are thinking of joining, please do. We would love to have you. Even if you are seasonal, you can still meet new people, rekindle old friendships, learn more about gardening and enjoy community service projects.

Here is how you do it. Go to our website: gardencluboflakeplacid.org. The tool bar on top includes History, Club Information, Photos, Program, Calendar and Member Info. Click the last tab to find the membership Registration Form to print, fill out and send in. Welcome, new member!

Join us at our opening meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Mirror Lake Inn for high tea.

Let's feature our new president, Linda Friedlander now. She is serving a third term as president, having served two terms in the late 1980s. She maintains that "Life favors the participants, rather than the spectators." She is actively involved, doing rather than watching.

"Get up, get involved and have some fun pulling a weed, creating floral arrangements at Elderwood or learning how to better use flowers in your own home," she said.

Realizing members may have jobs, some of the service projects can be done on your own schedule. In any case, the club theme this year is "Flowers, Friends, Fun!"

Tip of the month: Save your plastic and styrofoam cups during the winter and use them to hold clippings from most of your house plants. They will root in a month or so. Then use them as fillers in your outdoor planters as you wait for your annuals to grow. I plant them around the circumference of the planter, with the annuals in the middle. It is amazing how nice and full the planter looks as both grow into the summer months.

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