elcome to Oakview Garden Club
"And there is pansies, that's for thoughts."
Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V, 76-77
Oakview Garden Club, located out of Chapel Hill, NC, is in its 64th year (1949-2013). Over the years, Oakview Garden Club has conducted plant sales, supported a range of garden activities such as school beautification, the NC Botanical Garden, garden therapy, and various memorials. More recently, the Oakview Garden Club focuses generally on social and educational endeavors, such as contributing to State, National, and Triangle area conservation projects.
Minutes of 9 October 2014 Meeting: Trip to Architectural Trees, Bahama
Several ladies from our garden club met with John Monroe, the owner of Architectural Trees, at 10:30 on a perfect fall day. He had us all sit in a semi-circle outside one of his greenhouses and asked each of us what our specific interests were in plants. After we had all responded, he presented several plants he had on exhibit and explained about each one. Following that and a question and answer session, we toured his fields and several greenhouses and were given explanations of various unusual, arresting trees, shrubs, and plants he has for sale. Many purchased plants and all had an interesting, informative trip.
Minutes of September 11, 2014
Location: Caroline Cooper's house
Attendees: Kris Lalumiere, Caroline Cooper, Kay Cooper, Marlyn Harris, Jane Engleman, Joan Montana, Erma Kuboushak, Fran Rukenbrod, Ronnie Melamed
Since this was the first meeting of the new season and we now have some new members, we all introduced ourselves.
Erma and Caroline shared details of their recent trip to France. They spent ten days cruising along the Seine River with some stops along the way. Then three additional days were spent touring the Lohr Valley. Erma took hundreds of photos and organized them into a wonderful video complete with music. The scenes of gardens and the French countryside were breathtaking.
Next we each gave updates on our own garden progress since our last meeting in May. Marlyn read Toni's Garden Bio as inspiration for the membership.
Caroline (our host) gave us a tour of her garden. She considers it to be a work in progress.