The March 17 meeting of the Wayside Garden Club began with a presentation on succulents by Jared Hughes, owner of Groovy Plants Ranch. He noted that all succulents are becoming very popular partly because of little care requirements. All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. He then gave a “slide show” of some colorful examples of the more than 25,000 different succulents that included some beautiful potted ones exhibiting the many varied forms. On another note, he explained that the succulents breathe at night, contributing to “healthy” air in your house.
The meeting was then adjourned and the roll call question, “Do you have any succulents?” was answered by eight members.
Minutes of the February meeting were approved as read. Treasurer’s Report and Expenses were reported by Mary Fuller. Treasurer.
Marcia Lawyer reporting for Program Committee announced that she will bring a list for Gardener’s Day Out for this coming year to be voted on at the April meeting. She also noted that the Nominating Committee will also be chosen at the April meeting.
Doris then announced that the Regional Board Meeting will be held at the Galion Public Library on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. at the Galion Public Library. Members were reminded that items are needed for the sales table at the Spring Regional Meeting. Registration for this spring meeting is due tonight.
The Fair Floral Hall and Uptown Garden committees stated that spring clean-up at these gardens will scheduled soon. We also need to schedule the grooming of the Hospice Garden.
Reminders: Tri-Rivers Spring Garden Fair is April 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., admission is $5; the Hospice Dinner Auction is April 23; Decorating for the Spring Regional Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. at the Trillium Event Center on April 26; Tri-Rivers plant sale will be held the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May.
Those who plan to attend the North End Garden Club meeting and luncheon will meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Methodist Church Parking lot to car pool.
Note: the new location of Groovy Plants Ranch is 4140 County Road 25.
Erica Grooms was hostess of our Saint Patrick’s Day potluck.