The San Saba Garden Club met in the Mill Pond Clubhouse on January 6th with seventeen members present. President Nancy Nelson called the meeting to order promptly at 11:00 A.M. It was reported that the beautiful water color painted by Anna Wilson for the Garden Club’s winter fundraiser was won by Clay Nettleship. The landscaping around the building was progressing as well as the bench project.
Dorothy Miller and Noma Fitzgerald spoke about gardening projects that need to be completed in January. The top of the list was cleaning out the old and dead plants that have been so far neglected. Use them to add to or start a compost bin, and use your old leaves that have gathered on concrete or patios to add to compost. Allow your leaves to mulch your grass, and they will chop up nicely in the spring, especially if we get some rain. Speaking of rain, don’t forget to water your perennials and your trees throughout the drought, even in the winter!
Next year’s officers were elected by acclamation: President, Anna Wilson; Vice-president, Connie Ballinger; Secretary, Marcie Cooper; Corresponding Secretary, Judy Brister; Treasurer, Carol Orr; Treasurer, Sharon Hays; Parliamentarian, Nancy Nelson; Historian, Rae Edwards.
A lovely program was presented by Fran Hulgan about her trip to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Next month’s program will be by Bill Ludeche, Master Gardener from Oatmeal, Texas. He will speak on getting your garden ready for spring.
The meeting was adjourned and lunch was served by hostesses, Anna Wilson and Ella Pavich.