The Brooksville Garden Club

The Brooksville Garden Club

P.O. Box 1451

Brooksville, FL 34601-1451

Ingrid, 352-277-3183 or Linda, 352-442-2243

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APRIL 15 - 16, 2014

 The Hilton in St Petersburg, Fl was the place where the Deep South Regional Convention was held in conjunction with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the State Biennial Flower Show. Also attending was The National Garden Club President, Linda Nelson.

To visit Convention Page, Click 2014FFGC Convention

The State Biennial Flower show was awesome..see pics below...just some of the many award winning arrangements from all over the state.


Attending the convention from the Brooksville Garden Club was Louisa Allen, Assistant District V Director, Ingrid Velez, BGC President, and Linda Westrich, BGC Vice President.        


We had some phenomenal speakers from Tropifloral, The Coral Restoration Project in the Florida Keys, Ian Prosser, Botanist and Flora Designer and Feldmar Rushing, writer and Gardener. It was a very interesting, entertaining and informative convention.

Brooksville Operations Center Honored at FFGC Convention

Representatives from the Brooksville Operations Center were honored with the Ella P. Wood Paths of Sunshine Award in the area of Wildflower Seeds. We hope to have them come as guest speakers sometime during our next season. Accepting the award were Chuck Griffe and Rick Clarke. They also received a check for $500.00 to buy more seeds.


BGC Picnic at Bayport


April 9, 2014 the BGC had it's monthly meeting at Bayport Park on the Gulf of Mexico coastline. It has become an annual event and the Brown Bay Picnic was enjoyed by all attending.

Marie O'Neil was supposed to be our speaker but was way-layed by some work requirements. Our regular business meeting was held, as well as our 100 Acre Bake Sale and Raffle for Gift Basket.
Sheila Turbet won the April Raffle Basket. Congratulations to her.
Other photos from that day...Click on thumbnails
New Members
Phyllis Cooprider
Elsa Lampron


Just a Reminder
Your Brooksville Garden Club dues are coming up in April/May...Dues are $25.00 annually.

Plus, the May Luncheon fee of $25.00 should be submitted to Norma Jean, Treasurer, by the end of April. You can still send your money to Norma Jean, Tresurer, but the deadline is April hurry and get it sent.


By Ingrid Velez, President, BGC

Hello Everyone,

Hi all -- Looks like Spring has finally sprung!!!!  Oh the weeds in my flowerbeds......yuck

Meeting this month (April 9th) will be a picnic - pack your own lunch, beverage, snack, etc.  The club will not be providing anything -- we'll be down at Bayport pavilion from 10-2....hopefully the love bugs and/or sand flies will not invade.  We'll have a quick meeting - then open discussion for next year - field trips, speakers, chairmanships for committees, etc.  Then just meet/greet and have fun...

Dues for 2015 are now "due" -- $25.00 - you can pay at the picnic or mail Norma Jean Rawson a check to:  2508 Ayerswood Road, Brooksville  34604.  Same for our Spring luncheon - $25.00 pay at the picnic or mail to Norma Jean at the above address.

Marie O'Neill will be there to answer any and all questions about your gardens...

Below are the Secretary's minutes for the March meeting.

Brooksville Garden Club Meeting, March 12, 2014

Pledge  of Allegiance and Blessing read by Louise Allen.  Lunch was served

Our guest speaker was Master Gardener Chris Carreiro, who gave a presentation about Bonsai Plants 

Meeting called to order at 2:10. Birthdays for March were recognized.  Guests were recognized.

Ingrid discussed lunch committee, a minimum of 10 members for each month are needed to prepare lunch.  Due to our large membership, if you can't help cook, then she suggested you contribute $20 to help hostess committee for that month defray costs. 

Robin Springstead will chair the yard sale committee next year

Dogwoods will be delivered on Friday 100 seedlings will be planted on worker bee day

Ronette Snyder discussed worker bee day 8:00 am for the Trail, 9:00 am at the Memory Garden & 10:00 Historic Cemetery hanging baskets, then planting dogwood seedlings date has been changed to March 18th.

Carol Wood discussed the Wekiva weekend, 8 members attended, all had a great experience

Debbie Johnson asked for plants for City Hall on March 28th

Robin Springstead told us about a Bromeliad and Orchid show at the Marriott Hotel in Tampa March 22nd and March 23rd

Winn Miller told us about the Master Gardeners sale March 29th

April 26th will be a field trip to Rita Grant's garden at 10:00.  Meet at Habitat at 9:00 or call Ingrid for directions -- limited parking Rita requests carpool if possible.

Linda Westrich-Heine discussed the cookbook fund raiser, 100 Acre Wood, and a questionnaire about field trips

Connie Hopkins discussed bringing any fruits or vegetables from our trees to 100 Acre Wood ,ex. oranges, lettuce etc.

Greenfest will be March 29th we will meet at Habitat for Humanity at 9:00

In house plant sale and White Elephant sale were held during meeting

Meeting adjourned at 3:15

Respectfully submitted 

Laura Cummings




A Wekiva Photo Memory from WLT
Moton Elementary Garden Project Update
On Thursday, March 13 members of the Brooksville Garden Club had another gardening session with kindergarten classes at Moton Elementary School. This is an on-going 5 year project during which time the children will learn how to plant, mulch, seed and fertilize their outdoor gardens. The garden they planted is doing excellent.

Mr. Wynn instructed the kids on the how-tos ofplanting seeds right in the ground instead of planting seedlings
Mr. Rich worked with the students on planting their seeds and then gave some helpful tips when it comes to taking care of the garden.
The kids are always excited to talk about how their gardens are growing
Then the children lined up and went back to their normal class
All the children's plants that they planted are looking very healthy and even blooming.

A Taste of Brooksville 2

Don't forget to submit your five recipes for our Brooksville Garden Club Cookbook. We want to publish around April. Submit 1 recipe for 5 different categories and either give a hard copy to Linda Westrich or Carol Wood or email your recipes to:

Do it it now before you forget.

The Brooksville Garden Club Meeting and Lunch will be held on the second Wednesday, of every month, at 12 Noon at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 109 South Broad Street, Brooksville. 

All guests are welcome to attend. Lunch is served at 12:00 and after lunch we usually have a guest speaker who will give a 30-45 minute presentation.

Brooksville Garden Club’s purpose is to further the education of the public in horticulture, conservation and botany.

If this club attracts your attention you are encouraged to attend our lunch meetings.

For more information about our Garden Club call: Ingrid, 352-277-3183 or Linda, 352-442-2243


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