By Lila Johnson, Mill Creek Garden Club Publicity Chair.
Have you seen the cartoon that refers to a zoom meeting as a séance with characters commenting “Are you there Alice?” or “Can you hear me?”
Being of a certain age where computer skills might need updating, our meeting check-in sounds a bit like a séance, so I guess the shoe fits—or more appropriately, the garden glove fits!
Garden Club ladies are quick learners with more than half taking the time to sign into the February 9, 2021, meeting. Yes, we could see all in attendance who chose to hit the “video” button!
From the comfort of her Portland home, garden designer Darcy Daniels presented an interesting formula for plant combinations in our gardens. She prefers to use plants that are team players—no ill-behaved plants allowed; she also strives for three seasons of interest from plants, calling it a reasonable goal. She suggested it was a balancing act to get variety with interest and energy, but repetition to hold the design together.
When designing a garden, she seeks layers from the sky to the ground: canopy, vertical accent, midplane and ground level. Darcy had many beautiful garden and plant photos illustrating her design concepts. Her presentation was informative and as usual, the group enjoyed a chatty session before and after Darcy’s program.
Where’s the love? For two hours on February 11, members “shared the love” with a food drive for the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. Members dropped off non-perishable food items at Nancy Hedges’ driveway.The items were loaded into Kathy Thomas’s truck—overflowingly so.
On hand to help load the donations and hand out Valentine treats to all who stopped by were Carol Connelly, Connie Hannam, Barbara Mills, Judy Morrier, Stephanie Morse, Kathy Thomas, and Nancy Hedges.
A round of applause for these ladies who stood outside on a very cold day, just before the snow arrived. They wore masks, but I’m sure they were all smiles underneath.
NOW FOR THE LOVE PART: our members donated just under 1,000 pounds of food and $580 in cash and checks for our local food bank!
THANK YOU and HUGS to all members who made February so special with a modern-day séance to a lot of love shown for others in our community. Way to go Mill Creek Garden Club, you’ve still got that lovin’ feeling!
Overflowing with love for the Mill Creek Community Food Bank! Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Garden Club.