Iris Belles discuss tomatoes

Posted February 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

The Iris Belles Federated Garden Club met at Chris Alexander’s home on Feb. 15. President Judy Friar called the meeting to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The club collect was led by Ava Crotinger. Judy read a poem entitled “Waiting Times”.

The roll call, “my favorite tomato,” was answered by 11 members.

Garden therapy chairman Chris Alexander, reported she had contacted Head Start and we will go sometime in April to plant flower seeds with the five-year-old children.

For show and tell everyone wore blue and brought a candle.

The School in Session, led by Virginia Sprouse, gave us the Latin word Cupreus meaning coppery. An example of this would be the barberry bush.

The program; Love Apples—Tomatoes was presented by Mary McLeod. Their history started in Peru, South America, in the Andes Mountains growing wild. They came to North America from Europe via Mexico. She described the two different types of tomatoes, determinate and indeterminate. Mary also went into detail about how to treat and possibly avoid all the diseases they do incur.

The meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served by our hostess, Chris.

Our next meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 15, in the First Baptist Church. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more info, please contact Judy Friar 876-3697.