The mission of the Naples Garden Club is to foster appreciation and understanding of horticulture, design and the environment by providing opportunities for learning and sharing because we value teamwork, creativity, friendship, community involvement and education.
Herbs and spices that are grown in your backyard can add flavor and pizzaz to everyday meals. Adrienne Diaz will tell us about herbs that thrive in our climate and how they can be grown, even in small areas, as a beautiful addition to your balcony or garden, as well as to your cuisine. Adrienne Diaz is a Lee County Master Gardener and a Certified Square Foot Garden Instructor. Square foot gardening is the practice of using a small space and a little work to achieve great gardening success—including vine-ripened tomatoes, fruits and vegetables. She has been the project director … Continue reading →
This year, Naples Garden Club again provided funding for three summer interns for the Naples Botanical Garden. In August, as their terms were coming to a close, Donna McGinnis, President and CEO of the Botanical Garden, invited Sandy Lasch, Catherine Ware and Sudie Minamyer to lunch to get to know the students we had sponsored. The three college-aged interns talked about their backgrounds and their experiences this summer. Donna Street is a recent graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, majoring in Community Art. She used her art skills in her assignment in the Idea Garden, where she “keeps it looking … Continue reading →
Before the hurricane: On Wednesday, Sept 6, in the NGC classroom under the leadership of Sandy Lasch, a merry little group of Idea Garden installation team members gathered to dress ‘Irma’. (This must be an alias, right?) The room was buzzing with excitement. With a bit of on the spot designing, a dab here and a tuck there, Irma, our lady gator topiary, was dressed in a beautiful tapestry of succulents. And like most celebrities, Irma is currently under wraps waiting for her cue to appear in the Everglades Pond within the Idea Garden. The date of her premier showing … Continue reading →