By Sandy McEwen
The Cedar Springs Garden Club is open to the public and there is room for you!
The Cedar Springs Garden Club is a comparatively young club, having registered with the National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1998. Before that there were various citizens doing the landscaping favors for the city and schools that would make our community a pretty place. So, the Cedar Springs Garden Club has followed in that tradition and also kept the informal style that marks our country town. Original rules that are still followed are: 1) Must like to eat, 2) Like to get dirty in the soil, and 3) Must like children!
We have been discussing various horticulture topics to learn from one another at our meetings. In March, we will hear Caroline Bartlett about Episcia horticulture and African Violet propagation, and from Lynn Drown we will hear about how she grew a 517-pound pumpkin. We will also discuss whatever the president sees as current business of the club.
Soon there will be a District IV event, the Flower Show at the Home and Garden Show at DeVos Place, February 28 through March 3. At the end of May, there will be a state convention at Holland, in which we will have some part.
With both home and on-site meetings in the past few years, the club may have been somewhat hard to find. To help become more welcoming, we are now meeting at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, on the second Tuesday of most months at 7 p.m. We use the parking lot side door and the all-purpose room. Check with Sandy McEwen at 696-8660 to confirm a meeting.