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Dr. Susan Petro presented an amazingly comprehensive program in her usual interesting and informative style. Susan began with a brief discussion of how to pronounce “herb”. She brought many herb specimens for us to touch and smell.  She also addressed our sense of taste by bringing herbal cookies and a Rose Scented Geranium cake which she prepared (it was delicious).  Members were taught not only how to grow, store and use the herbs discussed but how to prepare Rose Scented Geranium Tea (also delicious). Following the information we sampled the tea and the numerous desserts created by Susan.  Each of the attendees were given a Rose Scented Geranium plant grown from cuttings that Susan prepared in advance.

Susan Petro Herb Lecture 2

Susan Petro Herb Lecture 1

 

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We had perfect weather for our plant sale.  Members contributed home grown plants that were labeled and groomed for sale.  We also assisted purchasers with their selections by giving them information about the plants and their use in the garden.

Donna De Sousa, Master Gardener presented a comprehensive program about propagating plants complete with demonstrations.  The program was extremely informative for all.

This informative program was presented by Janet Cooper-Wetherly, Master Gardener and GCN, member and Master Gardener Angel Lopez. The Master Gardeners demonstrated how to create a rain barrel by actual demonstration.  The program was followed by an optional lunch at the Cornerstone restaurant.

Who can resist a delicious cookie?  Members entered their best cookies and many cookies to share. The contest was judged by three Home Economics professionals.  The prize winning cookie was made by Carol M. who  won a Meyer Lemon tree which was well deserved!

Cookie Contest

Susan Petro presented a comprehensive program enhanced by attractive photos of how to attract birds to our gardens.  One of the interesting facts she mentioned was the different types of berries found on shrubs and how the berries higher in fat are left to the end of the fall season by the birds which helps with their nutrition during the winter season. As always her talk was well attended and appreciated by all.

Susan Petro

 

Soup’s On

Helga hosted Soup’s On once again at her very attractive home. Members brought soups to sample as well as appetizers and desserts.  This was followed by a business meeting.

Photos by Betsy and Celia