DGC Basketmaking

Basket maker Michelle Cook, pictured left, helps Beverly Kaczmarek, right, create her basket while Sherelynn Wiseman works on her basket at a recent Dayton Garden Club meeting.

The Dayton Garden Club is back in the swing of things, by holding their April meeting at the home of Marliese Montgomery on April 21, 2021.

Members and guests met at 11:00 am starting with a pot luck lunch and short business meeting. Club President Debbie Shaver called the meeting to order and minutes and treasurers report were given and approved. Discussion was held on the upcoming Flower Show and our recently involvement in the “Museum of Flight, Eleventh Annual Open Hanger Gala”, which is a fundraiser for the Anna Shaw Children’s Institute. The Dayton Garden Club provides centerpieces for the tables.

There were 40 vases of flowers provided for this years event. Thanks to all who donated vases, helped with creating them, and of course flowers.

Other discussion was held on ways and means event and announcements were made.

Debbie Shaver had a display for the flower of the month which is “Sweet Pea” and a display on “Companion Plants”. Both displays had handouts for the attendees to take home.

After the meeting and meal were completed, Michelle Cook, our featured speaker, showed everyone how to make a basket, and told us about some of the traditions of Native American basket making. Members had a great time learning and creating individual baskets. The Dayton Garden Club would like to thank Michelle for a wonderful afternoon.

The next meeting will be held on May 19, with the location to be announced. The program will be by Mina Pournaderi owner of Waterfall Nursery and will be telling about house plants and those attending will be making a hanging plant vase.

The Dayton Garden Club is a member of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs Inc., Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc. The local group was formed in 1955.

Everyone is invited to join The Dayton Garden Club and enjoy the beauty of flowers, environment, conservation and wildlife. Those interested in joining a daytime garden club are asked to contact Debbie Shaver at 423-775-0102 and “Come Grow with Us!”