FOR THE DAILY SOUTHERNER
The Edgecombe Garden Club met for its April luncheon at the Fountains of the Albemarle.
For the devotion Lynn Brady read the “Rose of Lent” story and said the blessing. President Marilyn shared a vase of Lenten roses which were related to the devotion.
President Marilyn complimented hostesses Louise Fleming, Chairman, Lynn Brady, Gloria Wall and Catherine Powers-Moseley for their multi-colored azalea table arrangements.
Sandra Redhage gave Edgecombe Garden Club members kneeling pads made by Spongee Corporation.
After lunch, Sandra Wooten, the Chairman of the $500 Raffle fund raiser, had the drawing. It determined Harold Wright won. Catherine Powers-Moseley received an orange geranium hanging basket for selling the highest number of raffle tickets. Fund raiser proceeds will benefit these club projects: ECC Scholarship, Preservation of Coolmore and Restoration of the Blount Bridgers Garden.
Committee member Glenda Joyner reported two residential Yards of the Season winners who are: 1. Mike Braxton and his mother, Loraine Braxton, 1602 Pine Street and 2. Alice and Wayne Boyette, 204 W. Park Avenue (adjacent to the Town Common).
Charlotte Edmondson reported Edgecombe Garden Club members should take flowers to the Calvary Episcopal Church at 1:30 p. m, May 9. Then, on May 10 they will arrange them for the Spring Garden Symposium.
Sandra Wooten reported no ticket is needed to go to the April 13-14 Tryon Palace Plant Sale.
Candis Owens shared this: Tarboro is participating in the America In Bloom program this year through efforts of local civic clubs including the Garden Club, businesses, individuals, and in-kind support from the Town of Tarboro. AIB is a national awards program for towns and cities of all sizes that provides a framework for improving the overall quality of life. It is the only program of its kind that provides on-site, one-on-one mentoring and coaching by a team of expert judges. The results will be visible and there will be better cooperation among municipal government, business, and residents as everyone works toward a common goal. The judges will be in Tarboro June 18th and 19th to look at our town and offer suggestions for improvement, if there are any.
After adjournment, members toured the Blount Bridgers Gardens and Cecil and Dee Long’s yard. Most shrubs in the Long’s yard were rooted by them in their cold frames. The main attraction was a showy purple verbena ground cover.
Fertilizer put under the verbena added to its beautiful success. It blooms from spring until frost and spreads 8-12 inches. After growing it for a year, the Long’s decided to plant it all around the outside of the yard to create a flowing colorful effect. It can be used in containers, over walls or in raised beds and comes in white, red, and pink, too.