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NEXT MEETING SEPTEMBER 21

9:30 -11

To be held at:

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

2750 Park Trail Lane

Clearwater, Florida

Upcoming Presentations and Event

 

September 21st:      "Using Native Plants in Ikebana, the Art of Japanese Flower Arranging”.

Suzanne Hassell and Susan Taylor

 

Susan  Taylor- I have lived in Indiana, Minnesota, Washington State, California, Germany & Florida. I retired in 2006 from my 40+ year career as a Medical Technologist (ASCP), American Society of Clinical Pathologists. My hobbies are ikebana, origami, ukulele, sumi-e, reading, kayaking, traveling and native plant gardening. Just recently, Suzanne has discovered my life-long interest in bees and has invited me to help with her bee hives. My high school Biology paper was entitled “Bee-havior”. The punniest thing about me is that I like puns. I’ve been a member of FNPS (Florida Native Plant Society) for the past decade, and was a board member for many of those years. I have been volunteering one afternoon a week at Florida Botanical Gardens in the Native Area for the past several years. It was Hiroko who first taught me sumi-e and led me to ikebana where I now study with Susan Thorpe of the Ohara school.

 

Suzanne Hassell - Suzanne Hassell has been developing her garden at "King Fisher’s Bend” since 1987, in a residential neighborhood along a creek in Pinellas County, FL where she resides with her husband, Bob Hambrick, their dog, and assorted wildlife. Upon her retirement from Raytheon as a Principal Engineering Fellow in 2020, Suzanne seized the opportunity to begin learning Ikebana as a way to turn the flowers and foliage from her garden into art. Suzanne is in the Ichiyo School, and Jeanne Houlton is her Sensei. Suzanne is also taking Florida Master Naturalist classes, working towards certification. She recently joined the Safety Harbor garden club and is learning more advanced gardening skills while volunteering at the Folly Farm preserve. Suzanne has been a beekeeper for the last 6 years, and has a keen interest pollinators and habitats

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October 19th.     Pruning Lecture 

John Fuller

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November 16th

 Perennials for Pollinators

Theresa Bradurek, Urban Horticulturist for Pinellas Extension

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 December:  Holiday party.

SHGC HONORS THE QUEEN.

Gary and Celeste were our representative in London  to honor the Queen at her funeral. Gary places flowers as a tribute in Hyde Park and in Whitehall Gardens. Back at home,  our Wind Phone  gives visitors to Folly Farm the opportunity to honor the Queen.

Explore and Connect with  Nature

                       WANT TO  LEARN ABOUT FLORIDA  NATIVE PLANTS? CONTACT US                       AND TAKE A TOUR OF  FOLLY FARM!

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APRIL EDITION OF THE DIRT FEATURES OUR VERY OWN MASTER GARDENERS IN ARTICLE TITLED:

GARDENERS INVENT FANTASTIC RAIN GUTTER WATERING SYSTEM….pg 5

                                     Music for Gardeners                                 

                                            Forest Runner

Hats off to these volunteers who do a fantastic job keeping Folly Farm green and bustling with colorful flowers as well as in Mullet Park and other areas in Safety Harbor. All have earned the title of "Master Gardener."

Have a question about a particular plant or garden-related issue?  Come to our monthly meetings and ask any one of our  Master Gardeners for assistance. 

 

                 MASTER GARDENERS at SHGC/FOLLY FARM

Gary Sawtelle   Leslie Zambito    Barbara Nelson

 Sandy Huff     Elsa Soto    Carol Zieres

Angela Strain        Teresa Cline         Janice Corbet    
Avis Triester      Coleen O’Leary     Cheryl Warth 
             

 

ARBORISTS  at SHGC/Folly Farm

Congratulations to two of our Garden Club members for passing their Arborist Certification Tests.

John Fuller and Robert Moser are now Certified Arborists!  

 YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THE MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM BY DONATING TO THE BARBARA STRICKLAND ENDOWMENT FUND
Barbara Strickland passed away in 2019 and left a donation which was impactful enough to fund an endowment. The endowment will be used for the UF/IFAS, Pinellas County Master Gardener Program, including travel support for training, conferences, projects, etc. If you would like to increase the impact of her donation please visit: https://www.uff.ufl.edu/giving-opportunities/026203-barbara-strickland-pinellas-county-master-gardener-volunteer-endowment/

 

SEPTEMBER NEWS BLOG

Safety Harbor Garden Club      

Also see archives on link

 

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HAVE YOU SEEN THESE? TREAT WITH CARE!

MASTERS OF FOLLY

Masters of Folly Certification:  In order to become a certified Master of Folly, participants must pass a test that includes Plant ID (10-15 plants actually located at Folly), Butterfly and host plant ID (10 butterflies located at Folly and their host plants), and History of Folly Farm.  



  GARDEN AWARD

Have you seen  a beautiful front  yard  garden in  Safety Harbor?

If so, contact the Garden Club. Let people know how beautiful Safety Harbor is!

 

WE HELPED CELEBRATE!

MOCCASIN LAKE NATURE PARK

40TH ANNIVERSARY!

 

Folly Farm 1562 MLK Dr, (old 4th st North)

Safety Harbor Florida, 34695