FLORAL ARRANGEMENT TIPS & TRICKS

If you weren't thinking that spring was just around the corner, Monday's General Membership meeting was certainly a reminder. Leigh Ann Janelli, owner of Sweet Peas Florists here in Naples, presented a demonstration on how to create entries for four of the categories at the NIGC Flower Show: Small Container, Teacup, Place Setting and Themed Arrangement. Along the way she shared tips and suggestions, which is how I learned that fillers go into a container first because they help establish the shape of the arrangement. Did you know that? I always thought they were used to fill in empty spaces! We hope to be using her many suggestions as the Spring rains promise gardens full of colorful blooms!

THREE PEPPER TREES AT LA BELLA FONTANA PARK REPLACED

Out with the Old & In with the New! A bee-hive of workers removed dead pepper trees by crane, while other workers dug holes, reorganized irrigation & lighting & set new California Pepper Trees {schinus molle} in the ground.

“BOLSA CHICA LAND TRUST: PRESERVING ALL OF BOLSA CHICA

Bolsa Chica Land Trust was established in 1992 according to our speaker, Executive Director, Kim Kolpin. Its mission is to preserve and restore all of Bolsa Chica's 1,300 acres of wetlands. The wetlands are good for the environment as they provide as much oxygen as a rain forest. The wetlands are 9000-years-old and have been used for many things over the ages. Originally a village, trade center, cemetery, and a ritual place, it became a military outpost as well as a gun club. Over the years, 50% of the original wetlands have been lost to residential development. There are volunteers from all over the United States who come to these wetlands and help cleanup, replant and water by hand . Over

NIGC BEAUTIFICATION AWARD:

Rarely do we repeat the honoring of a garden for a Beautification Award. Sonja and Patrick Seaver's lovely Spanish Revival home at 5925 The Toledo is an exception. This 1933 home on three lots is a treasure. The front garden is planted with a colorful variety of succulents which delight the passers by. The side garden (on the third lot) is a complete surprise with its various vegetable and herb plots, trees and an intriguing foot reflexology path of stones encircling a fountain. A large old sculptural magnolia tree and a hanging swing made many years ago by Sonja's grandfather invite one to sit, relax and enjoy this very peaceful and ever changing Naples setting.

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