Planning Continues Despite the Ongoing “precip”

Planning Continues Despite the Ongoing “precip”

Many years ago, on a visit to Ireland, we enjoyed many amusing stories told by our genial guide who kept us all in good humour despite the frequent rain showers. His favourite saying with reference to the continuing damp weather was “it’s after being just a bit of precip, that’s all.”  That ‘precip’ is what built Ireland’s reputation as the “Emerald Isle”,  and folks in Chester can lay claim to a similar shade of Kelly-green in their gardens this spring. Therefore, in today’s blog, we are featuring only green-hued plants like the Euphorbia  (above).

 But, rain or sunshine, meetings and planning continue for members of garden clubs. Above, Sylvia, Herb and Myra act as panelists during a forum for members’ questions and discussion at a recent meeting of the Chester club. Below, the members are focused on the panel’s response to one of the many questions submitted by members themselves.

In another setting, members of the organizing committee (below) held another of their frequent meetings to review plans for the NSAGC Convention. The Oak Island venue is well-suited to the runnning of a conference and the committee has been diligent in planning for the efficiency and comfort of those attending.

The printed program is in the final stages of editing and design.  Decisions have been made about a variety of details like the floor plan of the vendors’ areas, location of club banners and floral entries, preparation of hand-outs, and assigning many tasks to club volunteers

In addition to the wonderful collection of raffle items that were listed in an earlier blog (see April 27 in the link: View Entire Blog), the committee is pleased to announce that the following watercolour painting, by the late Fran Turner, has been offered to the committee for a silent auction. The painting, which incorporates a floral design with a sailing ship in the background, would make a beautiful souvenir of this convention, which has as its theme “Seaside Spectacular”.  The auction will take place during the convention.

And, as mentioned, here is another of Chester’s green beauties – a group of stately Solomon’s seal stalks  (polygonatum x hybridum) that have grown tall but which need the warmth of the sun to encourage them to open their flower buds.

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