Town and Country Garden Club of Louisville held its September meeting on the fifteenth at the home of Shirley Hawkins. Dale Shumaker served as Co-hostess for the meeting. As always for the first meeting of the new year, everyone brought a covered dish and enjoyed a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Sandra Culwell gave a prayer inspiration before the meal.
After the meal, President Diane Dempsey called the meeting to order. Treasury and secretary reports were given and various other reports were presented as well. For the program, Diane Dempsey went over the Year Books noting changes and additions for the new year.
Town and Country Garden has docked many projects as continuing projects. Penny Pines Plantation is a project that the club has participated in for more than five years now. Funds collected through the year are given to replace National Forests trees that have been damaged by storms or fires. Another project that we are proud to participate in is the renovation of a 1.9 mile existing nature trail at Legion State Park. We have partnered with Friends of the Park and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks to bring this project to closure. Also we are in the process of working with the same department and club in restoring the historical Robinson Road trail. We will continue to help Friends of Legion Park decorate the Christmas tree at the Lodge and to put up a Christmas tree in the Library. Diane noted many other items that we will do as a club, both educational and fun.
Shirley Hawkins presented the flower design which was a traditional design of mixed flowers in a crystal vase. Marie Shaw presented the horticulture. Marie displayed a Pilea Peperomioides (Pie-LEE-uh Pep-per-row-me-OY-dees) plant, often referred to as a Chinese money plant, pancake plant, or a missing plant. This plant requires light feedings in Spring and Summer, well-drained soil, and bright indirect light. It likes humidity so you may want to mist it from time to time. It is fast growing and shows you what it needs. A rare house plant that is to be desired if you please.
Door prizes were given to Sandra Culwell, Diane Dempsey, and Patricia Holton. Reminders were made to members of the Fall Awards Meeting to be held at Ellisville on Oct. 12, 2022, and the MSU Landscape Symposium on Oct. 19, 2022. The meeting was adjourned by Diane with an invitation to the October meeting to be held in the home of Diane Luke on Oct. 20, 2022.