In the District
The East Lowcounty “Meet and Greet” was held October 13th at beautiful Cypress Gardens in Berkeley County. We were honored to have two former GCSC Presidents, Patsy Epperson (who is also a former ELC District Director) and Pat Abercrombie, as well as our current GCSC President, Maida Dantzler, who is also a former ELC District Director. Maida gave us all a warm greeting.
We are grateful that GCSC Awards Chairman, Lilyan Carlson, came all the way to the Lowcounty to present an informative, clarifying explanation of the new Awards Application. She covered it completely. We especially appreciate her attending since she had to leave immediately for another meeting in the upcountry later that afternoon.
Our ELC District “Good to Grow” Chairman, Kathy Cramer, gave an enthusiastic, inspiring presentation on Maida’s “Good to Grow” project. She left us all fully understanding the program and excited, eager to “jump on the bandwagon.”
Kathy Woolsey, Cypress Gardens Curator and our ELC District Horticulture Chairman, conducted a Horticulture Workshop. The topic was "The World of Geophypes", the unique form of plants that are bulbs. Kathy’s vast knowledge on this subject is incredible and we left with a lot of that shared knowledge, plus some very nice bulbs which she generously shared with us.
The program could not have been better. We deeply thank our three very capable presenters.
After the meeting many attendees enjoyed the Gardens on a beautiful day.
On September 17, 2011, Melrose Garden Club celebrated their 50 years of existence and service celebration with lovely reception, which included vintage photos and yearbooks.