bloom where you are planted
President's Message and Theme
Dear Friends and Fellow Members,
Welcome back to our garden club after hopefully a relaxing summer! Your Board has a great year planned with some new opportunities for us to learn and share even more great gardening ideas.
"Bloom where you are planted" just means that - wherever we find ourselves, let's make the most of it approaching each situation with hope and willingness to pitch in for the most meaningful outcome possible. Each of us have different talents and abilities. It's so rewarding to witness each member share as they are able. No, not all of us are creative, talented with flower arranging or propagation, but there are many ways we can and have participated.
Thank you for your willingness to chair as well as participate in projects and events starting in September. Each of us have volunteered for one or more activities as you'll see in our Yearbook under the projects and committee assignments.
We will continue having two early evening meetings (September and February) to make it easier for our working members to attend. We will also continue the hand-on activity at one or more of our meetings as well as creating tablescapes for all seasons and occasions at our March meeting/luncheon by teams of members for the tables.
While our continuing projects enhance our community, we will also look forward to new projects to help beautify the area. Our national president's theme, "Plant America" with emphasis on conservation of natural habitats and our state president's theme, "Plant America - Bring Nature Home with Native Plants," will help guide us as we focus on new plantings and landscaping in the Plaquemine area.
I hope you will also be encouraged to try some new and different plants in your own gardens at home.
Let's all "bloom where we are planted" in sharing our energy, talents, and knowledge with each other and the different groups in our community that we will interact with on some of our projects. And these are great opportunities to continue our friendships and make new ones too!