Monday, October 29, 2012

Angel Trumpets
Middle Georgia
October 28, 2012

Today I share what may be the last blooms of the 2012 flower season for these plants.  As soon as we have a severe frost I will trim them to ground level and heap plenty of pine straw and leaves over the stubble.  I winter over these plants which I grew from cuttings many years ago in this manner and they always come back.  Enjoy the Blooms.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Roadside Beautification Projects
The Garden Clubs of Georgia

I have been aware that the Garden Clubs of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation have worked together for many years to improve the beauty that surrounds us all.

Last evening as I traveled to Dublin, Georgia from Macon I took the opportunity to take a few pictures near the Rest Stop just Northwest of Dublin.  The scene was beautiful.

I trust that you also enjoy the beauty we have in Georgia because the Garden Clubs are involved.  I would suggest that you visit the Garden Clubs of Georgia website to learn more about Road Side Beautification.

If you and/or your Garden Club has yet to participate in this program I would encourage you to do so.  You and the people traveling through Georgia will be grateful for your efforts.  This is just one of the many ways that we can all promote the beauty around us.

Thank You!!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

"Entertaining From The Garden"

The Macon Federation of Garden Clubs hosted a Fund Raiser which featured James Farmer, noted Middle Georgia Author, Decorator and Speaker as well as a Columnist for "Southern Living" Magazine.

The Fund Raiser was also a Luncheon which had a sold out crowd of eight at each of 35 tables.  The tables were decorated by Garden Club Members as well as several local Decorators.

This table was decorated by this Blog Author's Bride.  She focused on a Fall Theme.  

The following three pictures feature the Author of this Blog's Table.

 He presented a table which featured vegetables and focused on the theme "Entertaining From The Garden.  The China had roses so the theme was complete. 

 Each guest at this table received a gift bag with a book mark that featured a picture of  a bloom or a garden scene.  The book marks featured appropriate "Gardening Quotes."  Each gift bag had unique contents.  After the Luncheon each guest at this table was able to select items from the centerpiece decor to also place in their gift bag.  I chose a color scheme that worked well with the fresh vegetables.

At the time I volunteered to decorate a table I was informed that the best three table decorations would receive a James Farmer Wreath.  Each Wreath was unique and I challenged all the Garden Club Ladies that I would win a Wreath.

Here is a picture of the wreath that I received.  I did have one of the three selected as the best decorated tables.  I understand that a unbiased panel of evaluators selected the top three decorated tables. There was no announcement as regards which one was the best.

In addition to this event being a "Fund Raiser" it was also a "Fun Raiser."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Beauty

West Bibb County Georgia

 The two previous pictures are of "Angel Trumpet" blooms.

 A Confederate Rose Bloom

This Blog's Author with a plethora of Angel Trumpet Blooms