President's Message

 

              “At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.”

                                                                   Toni Morrison

 

Enjoying our area’s natural beauty and community of gardeners, I am filled with a sense of gratitude.  With my continuing appreciation to all the members of the club who help make this a vibrant organization with their contributions, I look forward to spending another rewarding year together. 

 

Our evolution in learning about the interactions of plants in our environment and new ways to bring forth beauty in arrangements of plants, our programs help us all to expand our thinking and approaches, all within our special community of fellow gardeners.  When approaching a new adventure, various wisdom traditions encourage the individual to have a beginner’s mind, the state of being free from preconceived views and willing to learn.  I find that many lovers of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility naturally gravitate to this place of the beginner’s mind.  Our club provides a welcome home to all who seek to expand their knowledge with like-minded souls.

 

Celebrating our coastal sense of place, our club will continue to support local events and service organizations with a variety of projects, including our popular decorations for the seasonal holiday celebrations throughout the year.  Our programs and trips provide us insight into the regional gardens of the area.  Our programs will bring to the club leaders in the areas of native plants and floral design. 

 

As always, we will be sharing our love of gardens with each other, making new friendships to carry us along on this journey.

 

Janet Meenehan Point