Recent Photographic Award

Over 400 entries were submitted to a recent Photographic Phundraiser held by the Pacific Region of the National Garden Club Inc. with the purpose of raising funds for a “Blue Star Memorial” to honor the service of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces. The marker is to be placed at Pearl Harbor. Our own “in house” photographer, Trish Schooley, won 1st Place in the Landscape division with a photo of a dirt track edged with fog shrouded eucalyptus trees that was taken at her home town of Coonawarra, South Australia. Congratulations, Trish!

Holiday Fundraiser

Members and guests are invited for a "festive week” of shopping for holiday decor and unique gifts. 15% of the sales will benefit the NIGC.  Raffle tickets are 3 for $20.00, 5 for $30.00, 10 for $50 and 20 for $100.00. Make checks payable to NIGC and mail or drop off to Vicki Sawtelle. Must be received by October 26th.  Don’t to forget to tell them you are with NIGC. Raffle prizes includes three wine baskets donated and assembled by our committee.

Dead Palm Tree Removal

On Friday October 9th at 8:00 a.m. the dead palm tree and stump was removed by Great Scott Tree Service at La Bella Fontana Park. NIGC President, Duckie Caswell and La Bella Fontana Co-chair, Jeanne Krauss were present and Linda Frame, Beautification Chair, took pictures. A new palm tree is being purchased by NIGC to replace the dead palm.


Lovingly cared for storybook home and gardens, at 5438 Appian Way, is owned and maintained by Michele Swanson and hubby, Denis Wolcott.  Michele has lived there since 1995. Potted hydrangeas, salvia, miniature dahlias, wisteria, all of varying purple hues, as well as a variety of ground covers, trees and shrubs adorn the Swanson-Wolcott home. Inspiration for the homeowners' garden grew from memories of gardens in France and England. With permission from the city, the homeowners planted bermuda grass and lavender on the easement alongside the side property.  The block wall has trellised jasmine accompanied by a professionally built arbor for the wisteria.  Three extremely large ficus trees ac

The Naples Plaza Median Red Apron Ladies

The Naples Plaza Median Red Apron Ladies met early in the morning on October 7th.  We trimmed, swept, and enjoyed catching up.  Our ladies of the roses today were Ginny Clark (Chairperson), Loretta Luskin, Tricia Burdge,  Lynn Danielson, Laura Conte, Susan Townsend,  Jeanne Krauss, Esther Duran, Cathy Muirhead, and Linda Frame (photographer).

Spectacular event at the Sewells this week

The Sewell's are experiencing a spectacular event this week.  Ralph has nurtured and cared for his grandmother's Night Blooming Cereus for years. Night Blooming Cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering cacti that bloom once a year for a single night.   This year has been especially exciting with 33 blooms waiting to open.  The flowers always open after nightfall, reach their full bloom by 10:00pm, and are wilted by dawn the following morning.  They are mostly white with a delicate fragrance. Give Lynette a call for daily updates.

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