Westlake Garden Club increases accessibility

Some changes are in store for the Westlake Garden Club for 2022. When the club began in 1963 the membership was composed mostly of homemakers who came together to promote horticultural education and encourage civic beauty and community conservation. The weekday morning meetings fit perfectly into their schedule since it was a time when the children were in school.

But life has obviously changed dramatically since then. Gardening is now the number one hobby in the country but many garden enthusiasts, both men and women, work full time. As a result the club is adjusting to be more accessible to the community.

For the first time since the club’s inception, regular meetings will now be held on the Saturdays. Many meetings are open to guests. The agenda for the year features field trips in addition to programs. Come sharing your love for plants with other gardeners and also learn how to garden more successfully.

The club’s year starts with a meeting on Saturday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, with a presentation on how to get your newly purchased moth orchid off to a good start.

For many folks their enjoyment of a new moth orchid, the most commonly sold kind of orchid, is short lived. However, the fact is they may have been set up to fail before the plant even left the store. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Westlake Garden Club president Carolyn Steigman will show you how to keep your orchid growing and blooming beautifully for many years to come. Now is the perfect time to buy a moth orchid since it fits within their normal blooming time.

For more information about the WGC check out the website www.westlakegardenclub.org. For membership information contact the membership chairwoman Lavinia Cozmin at lavidan@sbcglobal.net.

Carolyn Steigman

President of the Westlake Garden Club. I want to write about club events, sometimes will include photo if applicable.

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Volume 14, Issue 4, Posted 9:57 AM, 02.15.2022