2020 was a hard one for the residents of nursing homes. The Baldwin-Woodville Chamber of Commerce decorated around Baldwin Care Center with lights and the Botany Belles and Beaus Garden Club joined the fun by creating porch pots for all of the main entrances.
IRVINE PARK WILDFLOWER SANCTUARY
The Lake Wissota Garden Club in Chippewa Falls has an on going project on a half acre in Irvine Park. They are establishing native wildflowers. In August, 46 different flowers were in bloom. Their latest endeavor is to clear the banks of Duncan Creek of buckthorn and other invasives and plant moisture loving natives along it.
CUPS OF CHEER
Western Acres Garden Club, in the Milwaukee District, is a small but mighty club of 10 members. We got together on Saturday, February 23, 2019 to work on a community project called “Cups of Cheer”. One of our members suggested this project after reading an article in the National Gardner.
Our members donated coffee cups, tea cups and small containers which we filled with fresh plant material. One of our member’s place of employment donated 5-gallon buckets of flowers and greens. We were able to create 31 arrangements (3 laundry baskets full) which were then disturbed at Kirkland Crossing in Pewaukee Wisconsin. This is a senior living center which has independent, assisted, skilled nursing and memory care units. The residents were thrilled to get a fresh flower arrangement during this bitter cold season.
We hope to continue this project through out the upcoming year. It was so rewarding to see the smiles on the resident’s faces. Come join us in this worth while project.
President-Western Acres Garden Club
NORTHERN WISCONSIN VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY
For many years, members of the Spooner Garden Club have honored our nation’s veterans by planting and maintaining the gardens at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Planting is always done prior to Memorial Day and the group plants around the signs, the planters, the roadway, the scatter garden, the outdoor ceremonial shelter and several other gardens.