Dine-Out At The Small Café
The Dine-Out at The Small Café was a huge success thanks to the awesome turn-out from the members of the Naples Islands Garden Club. The owner, Melanie Overett, stated that she had 90% more business than a usual Thursday and donated 15% of the all receipts, for a total of $300. Thanks to The Small Café for partnering with NIGC to make Naples Nicer! Submitted By: Laura Conte
Winter Weeding at Naples Elementary School
On a cloudy January afternoon, a small group of seven red aproned ladies gathered to pull some weeds, clip some agapanthus leaves, and water the two newly planted crepe myrtle trees at Naples Elementary School. As we socially distanced ourselves, we were still able to chat and catch up with each other from our last gardening gathering in November. It’s great that we are not only able to help Naples School appear well tended but also keep up our friendships. Thanks to Sandy
"You Can’t Keep A NIGC Lady Down"
On a drizzly morning, four hardy NIGC ladies replanted and arranged new plants into two of the 2nd Street Planters which had been vandalized. The two planters which had just been replanted in early November by Nancy Pinckert and Lynn Allen unfortunately had the plants stolen from them during the last month. Well, we can now add to that old saying, “You can’t keep a good woman down” by changing it to “You can’t keep a good NIGC gardener down”. Nancy, Lynn, Cathy Ridder, an
California in a Vase
Even with a last minute change to an online format, our January General Meeting was well attended and much enjoyed. Lucinda McDade, PhD. and Linda Prendergast of CA Botanic Garden presented “California in a Vase”. Linda inspired us as she created two beautiful arrangements, a vase and a centerpiece, using such native plants as maiden fern, CA wild rose, Catalina currant and three types of sage. Lucinda, CA Botanic Garden's Director and plant scientist, explained the plant bi