ARBOR DAY TRIBUTE 2020

Like many Garden Club events this Spring, NIGC Arbor Day 2020, planned for March 19th, was cancelled due to Covid19. In lieu of the memorial, Jodi and Lauren dropped off white Phalaenopsis orchid plants along with lovely hand painted cherry blossom garden markers for the honoree families to remember their loved ones. The garden markers are inspired by the Spring event theme. In addition, the two beautiful, healthy, new Palm Trees, again flanking the entrance to Naples Bayside Academy, were planted as a memorial for this year's honorees. This dedication was made possible by the NIGC Beautification Committee. This year’s Arbor Day donation by NIGC to the San Bernardino Forest Penny Pines progr

RENE VAN REMS PRESENTATION

San Dieguito Garden Club of Encinitas invited Marianne Huntley to their March 2 Floral Design program and she quickly snapped up the last seats available. The program featured Rene van Rems, Dutch-born designer, and was held at the San Diego Botanic Garden, formerly Quail Gardens. Members of 8 garden clubs packed Ecke Auditorium to watch Rene and his skillful assistants create an amazing collection of designs from small hand bouquets "currently trendy in Europe", to outsized arrangements with large flowering branches.

OUR PRAISES ARE SUNG FOR NIGC GIFT OF NAPLES SCHOOL PALMS

On March 3rd, landscape crew planted two matching Queen Palms at the historic entry of Naples Elementary School. These palms replace the ailing original palms in front of the school. Principal Athena Uribe wrote, “I would like to share our gratitude to our partners, Naples Islands Garden Club. They have come through for us once again, fully funding the purchase and planting of these trees. Thank you for keeping our school and Naples Island a beautiful place to live, work, and learn”. PTA President Wendy Corzine added, “The Naples PTA would like to send a big Thank You to the Naples Islands Garden Club for bringing life and cheer to our school at a time when we need it most! We look forward t

LIGHTING THE ENTRANCE TO NAPLES PLAZA

This spring, good news is especially welcome. Ginny Clark and I were delighted to see a project, hoped for since September, move closer to completion. The Naples Plaza Median will soon have new lighting from a partnership between our garden club and The Marine Bureau. Jeff King, an honorary NIGC member, had electrical circuits along the median replaced with upgraded equipment (NIGC). Next, Frank Spina of SALCO will install new fixtures with brilliant LED lights,and an 80% savings in power. Finally, a dusk to dawn sensor will light our healthy olive trees and Iceberg roses now in their “first bloom” which is the best bloom. Keep your eye on the median, it will soon make us all proud.

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