Spring is in the air! For all our fellow gardeners hope springs eternal, and we had the weather to go with it!
The second 2016 meeting of the Deer Creek Daisies Garden Club was on the balmy evening of Feb. 19. It was held at Rachel’s House Catering, 3634 State Route 41 NW. Eight members were greeted at the door where delectable scents wafted from the kitchen of Rachel McClish’s lovely country home. We enjoyed delicious appetizers and chatted together while Rachel and her mom, Nancy, put the finishing touches on our meal.
The in-home dining service offers many choices; we chose pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, steamed assorted vegetables, dinner rolls, salad and buckeye pie! It was unanimously decided that the meal was extraordinary! Don’t forget Rachel’s House Catering when ordering your special event box lunches, luscious cakes, cookies, and pies.
Following dessert, Nancy McClish of McClish’s Plants Plus, 477 Bloomingburg-New Holland Road, talked to our group about a Fayette County community project in which she thought our club might be interested. Our city maintains many beautiful potted plants throughout the summer and into the fall. Nancy graciously offered for McClish’s Plants Plus to supply the flowers if our group would plant the large pot located near the site of the former Record-Herald building. The Deer Creek Daisies were happy to take on that project.
Nancy then gave a short program concerning some of the new plants available for the 2016 planting season. The group also had quite a few questions as to what new or enhanced offerings McClish’s would be carrying this spring; just to highlight a couple: 1) an enlarged area for Fairy Garden materials (a growing interest among adults AND children in this area) 2) a large selection of sedums.
The Daisies discussed a few items of business before departure. A date of Nov. 11, 2016 was confirmed for that fall meeting so all members could get it on their calendars. Also, our next meeting on March 12 will be hosted by Joyce Schlichter and Kendra Knecht. Our table centerpiece, which was a beautiful glass cylinder filled with seven red tulip bulbs just on the cusp of bloom, was awarded to lucky winner #2, Joyce Schlichter! Hostesses for this valentine-themed February meeting were Billie Lanman and Emily King.
Garden fact: It’s obvious how the bleeding heart got its common name when you see its romantic heart-shaped blooms. This old-fashioned perennial is ideal for a shade garden and a good companion for ferns and hostas. (Birds and Blooms)
This article was submitted by the Deer Creek Daisies.