On the evening of Dec. 4, the Deer Creek Daisies Garden Club gathered to celebrate the Christmas holidays with fellowship, food, and a gift exchange. The meeting was hosted by Julie Schwartz and Barbara Vance.
First on the agenda was enjoying a delicious meal in the Lodge dining room. There was much discussion at the table of how busy everyone was with the hustle and bustle of the season. Some had their shopping done, some had not started, some had several holiday events to attend, but the group always makes time for their special garden friends.
The entrance to the Lodge, lobby, dining room and other areas were beautifully decorated with an array of garden club Christmas trees. The ornaments and decorations were hand crafted by various garden clubs. The area garden clubs represented this year who were responsible for the decoration of the trees were Circleville, Darby Valley, Derby, Faithful Gardeners, Fayette, Gardenwood, Hillsboro, Marabar Heights, Open Gate, and Washington. The clubs listed are affiliated with the Association of Ohio Garden Clubs.
A Deer Creek “Tree” Scavenger Hunt was played and enjoyed by all. Below are the questions and answers of the garden game.
1. List one word that is displayed in LARGE letters on one tree.
2. What Christmas figure is made from a corncob ornament?
3. Name the general “flower design” that the Cornhusk ornaments look like.
4. What is the tree topper located on the tree to the left of the fireplace?
5. Name the type of butterfly used as an ornament on the tree in lower lobby.
6. Name the grain tied together to form a tree ornament.
7. List the name of one city ornament found on the Garden Club tree.
8. What kind of tree fruit-seed was the snowman ornament from?
9. The main animal ornament on the tree upstairs is?
10. Where is the tree located with the “round acorn” ornament you found?
11. What are the general themes to three of the trees?
12. Name three nuts strung together on a tree, like a garland?
2. Santa Claus
7. Any County Seat named was correct
8. Sweet Gum
10. Main lobby left of fireplace
11. Patriotic; In the Garden; Angels
12. Buckeye Acorn Hickory Nut
The evening concluded with a gift exchange by the upstairs fireplace along with Christmas cookies. It was amazing of how unique each gift was and all were garden related. Yes, Santa came early with lots of garden goodies!
An organizational meeting has been set for the evening of Jan. 15, 2016 at the home of Julie Schwartz, co-hosted with Judy Gentry. Every January the garden club meets to get ready for a new year of events, festivals, meetings, exhibits, and choosing who will host each month.
A GARDEN FACT:
Grow Amaryllis indoors for wintertime color and fragrance. Decrease watering in late summer when the leaves brown and store in a cool frost-free place. In late winter move it to a sunny window and resume watering. Flowers should appear in four to six weeks. (Birds and Blooms)