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2022-23 MONTHLY MEETINGS, PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS

SEPTEMBER 25, 2023      (You should be drying your flowers during the summer months)
1:00 PM -    Program - Atala Butterflies & Coontie - Ken gioeli, St. Lucie County Extension
2 - 2:30 PM - Hospitality
2:30 PM - Business Meeting - Horticulture: Christmas Cactus
3:15
PM -   Workshop - "Pressing Business" - Yearbook covers with pressed flowers
                   (Paste dried flowers on the front and back covers & laminate the covers.)


OCTOBER 23, 2023            
1:00 PM - Program -
It's Vegetable Time in FL - St. Lucie County Extension
2 - 2:30Hospitality
2:30 PM - Business Meeting - Horticulture: Succulents with Bonnie Boaz
3:15 PM - Workshop -
                                   

                                        
NOVEMBER 27, 2023 
1:00 PM - Program - Holiday Arrangement demonstration w/Elaine Minga
                           (Reservation to participate extended - due by Nov. 19) Contact Elaine Minga, elaineminga48@gmail.com, 804-316-3706.
2:00 PMHospitality
2:30 PM -  Business Meeting
- Horticulture: Palms with Elaine Minga
3:15 PM - Workshop - Making Holiday Arrangement with Elaine Minga.  Rio Lindo will supply the container, oasis, greens and flowers to make the arrangement.  If you want to add a bow or Christmas decoration to your creation, please bring with you, along with a sharp knife, clippers or scissors.

DECEMBER 5, 2023 (Tuesday)  Bus Trip to Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL. Cost - $67.  Bus
                 leaves at 7:15am from PSLBG Parking Lot.  Pack your lunch and snacks, or Food Service is
                 available at their veranda at the Garden.  Non-members welcome.  Admission includes a
                 self-guided tour of the Garden decorated for the holidays.
                 Return bus trip leaves at 3pm.  For tickets, Linda Trottier, 772-879-4443,                                                   
drtrottiers@comcast.net.
 


JANUARY 19, 2024 (Friday)
                 ARBOR DAY tree planting at 11am at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens.  Rio Lindo will be
                 distributing tree seedlings to attendees.

JANUARY 22, 2024
1:00 PM - Program -
"Living on the Waterfront" - Vincent Encomio, PhD, Martin County
2:00PM  - Hospitality

2:30 PM - Business Meeting

3:15PM - Workshop - Artichoke Contrived Flowers (bring your own artichoke) 
 
 
FEBRUARY 26, 2024   
1:00PM - Program -
"Where are we with citrus?" w/Amir Rezazadeh, St. Lucie County Extension
2:00PM - Hospitality

2:30PM - Business Meeting
3:15PM - Workshop - Fertilizer sachets.

MARCH 25, 2024 - TBA - Bus Trip or Meeting
1:00PM - Program - "Birding in St. Lucie" w/John Nelson of NPR
2:00PM - Hospitality

2:30PM - Business Meeting
    

             
APRIL 22, 2024 - Spring Luncheon
Noon- TBA

                        
MAY 20, 2024
1:00PM - 
Business Meeting
2:00PM - Program/Workshop - Making floral arrangements for "National Garden Week", first full week of June. You will need to bring small clippers or a really sharp knife and a mug. 
2:45PM - Hospitality




SUMMER 2023
OUT & ABOUTS


JUNE 27, 2023  -  Tuesday, Meet at Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens to carpool at 9:30am.
Valkaria Gardens, 8205 Babcock St SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909

We will be touring the gardens, then going to lunch at Marsh Landing, Fellsmere, FL.

Any questions: Illona Christie, text 772-812-0768.



JULY 18, 2023 - Boat leaves from dock at 10:30am
Price is $22.00 per person (Please bring cash and  dollar or two to tip the crew)

Boat Tour Indian River Lagoon and Swamp

Indian River Lagoon and Swampland Boat Tours
1 Avenue A.
Ft Pierce, FL  34950
772-464-4445
www.indianriverlagoonandswamplandboattours.com

Boat Tour is about 90 minutes or so

Following we will lunch at:

Conchy Joes
3945 NE Indian River Drive
Jensen Beach  FL  34957
772-334-1131
Separate Checks per person 

Email or text Illona, illonachristie@gmail.com or 772-812-0768, as soon as possible for reservations   

Carpooling from Botanical Gardens 9:00 am sharp (time change to leave PSLBG)
or travel in your own groups   

TEXT OR EMAIL  IILONA ASAP  THANKS
 

AUGUST 22, 2023 - CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST & EXTREMELY HOT WEATHER, Tuesday, 10am, Pinders Nursery and Blooming Freedom Gardens, Palm City, FL. & lunch at Bonefish Mac's, Becker Rd., PSL
 

Please join us on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 as we caravan to visit our friends at Pinder.s Nursery and Blooming Freedom Farms!! Enjoy strolling Pinders with their wide variety of all sorts of plants and greenery, find something eye catching to take home!! Then we're off to the nearby Blooming Freedom Gardens where you will be amazed at their extensive array of Bromelaids, Cactus and Succulents and their huge greenhouse filled with all the Orchids and exotics you may want! They also feature planting and potting containers and accessories. We're sure you will want to plan future trips to this great location.

We'll then head to nearby Bonefish Mac's for lunch. Their extensive menu features something for everyone's taste and budgets, generous servings and tasty treats are to be found here.


This will be our final out and about for Summer 2023 and we hope everyone will be able to join in the fun of shopping and lunching.


You may travel to our first location Pinders on your own to arrive about 10:00 am or join up for carpooling at The Gardens to leave 9:15 sharp. Please RSVP to this invitation asap to Darlene Enzian by text or voice at 315-408-8443 or email to denzian@gmail.com

or to Stephanie at 772-201-7900 voice or text or email reply to this email. Were looking forward to a fun filled day!


Pinders Nursery

772-781-8085 www.pindersnursery.com

5500SW Martin Highway (Rt 714)

Palm City FL 34990


Blooming Freedom Farms

772-626-5333 www.bloomingfreedom.com

3993 SW Leighton Farms Ave

Palm City FL 34990


Bonfish Mac's

772-344-622

662 SE Becker Rd, Port St Lucie FL 34984

www.bonefishmac.com






2023-25:  For any changes, additions or deletions, contact Webmaster, Darlene Enzian, denzian@gmail.com, 315-408-8443.