Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

American Camellia Society
Massee Lane Gardens
Fort Valley, Georgia
Several Members of the Pine Ridge Garden Club located in Macon, Georgia visited the Camellia Gardens on 9 February 2017.  

One of the many pathways which allow the visitor to see all the blooms without compacting the soil between the shrubs.

The Japanese Garden

 This bloom was labeled "R. L. Wheeler Var 1953."  I believe that this was developed by R.L. Wheeler of Wheeler's Nursery located on the Gray Highway just North of Macon, Georgia.
These Tea Olive Blooms were photographed in my backyard to include in this Post because the Teal Olive is in abundance at the Massee Lane Gardens.  They certainly add fragrance to the Gardens, especially on a moist warm day.  The Daphne Odera Plants were in bloom during our visit to Massee Lane Gardens, however I did not take a photography of them. Like the Tea Olive they add fragrance to the many Camellia Blooms which are in the Green House as well as the natural areas.

I include this picture here so that the readers of this Post will be aware of the History of the American Camellia Society.  It was founded in Macon, Georgia on 29 September 1945.  This marker is located in the Third Street Park in downtown Macon between Cherry and Mulberry Street.  It is just across the street from the Dempsey Motor Hotel.  The Dempsey is now a Senior Living Apartments. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Enjoying the Christmas
The houseplants that many enjoy at this time of the year are certainly wonderful to behold.  Take the time to enjoy these flowers and your own. 


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Blue Star Memorial
Marker Dedication
Cartersville, Georgia
Veteran's Day
11 November 2016
It was a Red, White and Blue day in Bartow County, Georgia as The Magnolia Garden Club of Cartersville, Georgia dedicated the first Blue Star Memorial Marker in that county on Veteran's Day 2016.  The first picture of this Post shows three members of the Garden Club at the Reception, however I selected to be placed here because of the colors.  

The Bartow County Court House is just East of
the site of the Marker.

The Cass High School ROTC performed the Color Guard Duty.

Vicki Jones, President of the Magnolia Garden Club Welcomed the
guest which numbered well over 100 citizens.

This young citizen proudly wore her Grand Father's Hat.

The Heroes standing are members of the Purple Heart
Recipients of the local area.

President of the Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. Martha Price presents
Greetings from both the National Garden Club as well as the
Garden Club of Georgia, Inc.

Janice Marie Thiese, Garden Club of Georgia Blue Star Marker
Chairperson presents the History of the Blue Star Memorial Marker.

Norman McAllistser, Commander of Viet Nam Veterans
of Bartow County addressed the attendees.

Unveiling of the Marker.

TAPS was performed by John Houghton.

The new Blue Star Memorial Marker shares the location with this Memorial
which list the Heroes of Bartow County, Georgia.

Some of the Veterans who were in attendance.

The Dedication Ceremony concluded with a Reception at the
Roselawn Carriage House.

This dedication was certainly an appropriate event to Honor Our Nation's Heroes this Veteran's Day 2016.  The Blue Star Memorial Markers honor our Nation's Past Heroes, our Current Heroes and those who will Defend our Nation in the Future.
Blue Star Marker
Cumming, Georgia
9 November 2016
I attend a good number of these Dedications and Re-Dedications because My Bride is the Garden Club of Georgia Blue Star Memorial Marker Chairperson.  Because I also publish this Blog I also take many pictures at these events.  The Cumming Garden Club recently had this marker refurbished and performed this Re-Dedication.  This Marker is located on the VFW Post 9143 property at 1045 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, Georgia.

I like to arrive at these events early enough to take appropriate
pictures of the setting for the Blue Star Memorial Markers.

Linda Hardie, President of the Cumming Garden Club
welcomed the attendees.

This picture shows the Veterans who attended this event.

Members of the Cumming Garden Club

Placing a Memorial Wreath at the Blue Star Marker is often
performed as part of these events.