The Iris Belles Federated Garden Club met March 15, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs. President Judy Friar called the meeting to order and read a poem entitled “A Good Creed”. The roll call, what is my favorite color of lilacs, was answered by 10 members.
We will be planting a red bud tree at the youth center on April 5, 2013, to celebrate Missouri Arbor Day. Also that day, for our garden therapy, we will be working with the children at Head Start to help them plant seeds for their own flower pot. It is our hope that this will instill a love for gardening at their young age.
Virginia Sprouse instructed us in our school is in session, the Latin word virens meaning green and gave the example of cactus.
Virginia gave our program welcome sweet spring on the cultivation and pruning of lilacs. The history of lilacs started during the 1600’s and the longevity of the plant can be over 100 years. There are over 1,000 varieties.
Our hostess, Linda McCormick, served refreshments and our meeting was adjourned.
Our next meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the First Baptist Church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Contact Judy Friar at 417/876-3697 for more information.