Meeting Schedule and Guidelines

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from September to June.  Members gather at 10:30 AM for time to “meet and greet” and then enjoy an informative horticulture or floral related program at 11:00Lunch is served at noon followed by a business meeting, usually lasting until 2:30.  All members are expected to stay until adjournment. Once a year day trips are taken to historical sites, public gardens, and other places of horticultural interest.  The December meeting is held on the first Tuesday of the month for the “Greening of the Courthouse Square.”

Members can also find Guidelines for hostesses on activities needed and how to set up the hall, and can see the list of hostesses for each month.

Meeting Content

 See the Program Schedule

Our programs consist of presentations, demonstrations, or hands-on workshops. Their content varies and covers horticultural information, floral design techniques, landscape architecture and design  and educational information about conservation and natural resources preservation.

See the Floral Design Schedule

Specific design styles are selected each month and each member can express her imagination and creativity during the year. Doing a design one time during the year is a responsibility of each club member.  Floral Design Judge Chair and designated monthly judge will discuss the design exhibits with group. Points for floral design are listed in the current Handbook for Flower Shows.

Monthly Horticultural Exhibits List

There are two purposes for Horticulture exhibits. First is to learn to follow the Horticulture schedule and second is to inform each other about varieties and qualities of the myriad plants available to us today. Horticulture  Chair will lead discussion of horticulture exhibits.

  1. Each horticulture specimen must be brought to the meeting in an individual container.
  2. Each horticulture specimen should have a completed card (with your name on the back) as follows: Latin name, common name, variety, culture requirements, and any other interesting information.
  3. If name of specimen is unknown, the Horticulture Committee will endeavor to assist with identification.
  4. Only one entry in each design, and up to three in each horticulture class or subdivision, may be exhibited. Each entry must be a different cultivar, type or color.
  5. All specimens must have been grown by exhibitor, or have been in her possession for at least three months.
  6. All materials must be placed for display by 10:30 a.m.