July 8th what a beautiful day for our Open House.
The flower gardens, plants inside and out looked terrific, the weather was perfect and it was so wonderful to have so many of our church families come not only to see the gardens but celebrate Don Henault’s 90th and LaRaine Weatherby birthdays’. We had three delicious cakes, samples of our greenhouse cucumbers and plenty of watermelon. Thanks to Val Ottone pictures were taken and will be posted at PUMC in a collage.
Here are Vivian Shaull, our head floral designer and Marge Wilkey, who are making flower arrangements this month. Aren’t they beautiful? Vivian not only delivered the flowers but spends time with each of the recipients.
If anyone is interested in working in the flower gardens, we need volunteers to make arrangements, deliver, weed and dead head flowers.
The Portsmouth Garden Club also arranges flowers for the nursing facilities and they need to be delivered as well.
Our residents from John Clarke Nursing Center are back and are we glad to see them. Joanne Benner and I run the program every other Monday morning. This is the fourth year they have participated. They plant seeds and bulbs in the handicapped tables, bag lettuce, spinach & herbs for delivery and make flowers arrangements.
The total vegetables harvested as of 7/31/12 is 1277 lbs. Included is the greenhouse total of 487 lbs, some big totals there are 300 lbs of cucumbers and 146 lbs of tomatoes. Outside is 234 lbs of Kale.