Sandra receives life membership of Young Garden Club

Treasurer Sandra Smith is presented with a life membership certificate. She's pictured with Joy, Helenie and Moya. Photo: contributed
Treasurer Sandra Smith is presented with a life membership certificate. She's pictured with Joy, Helenie and Moya. Photo: contributed

The guest Speakers for the Young Garden Club April meeting were Jaymie and Joseph Paora of "Fusion Plant Collective".

Jaymie and Joseph specialise in Indoor Plants.

They brought many beautiful plants to show and talk about.

All extremely healthy with countless shades of green foliage and varied leaf shapes and sizes.

Jaymie and Joseph stock multiple varieties of the Sensevieria Species, common names are "Mother in Law Tongue" or "Snake Plants".

These require very little water, minimal care and live many years.

They can also survive in low light.

Some are multicolour with and all with glossy leaves.

They also stock a large range of Philadendron.

These popular plants require a well drained soil.

Jaymie recommends a mixture of part potting mix, part orchid bark and a mix of perlite and horticultural charcoal.

Place in indirect bright light and water about every two weeks when the top half of soil is dry and less frequently in winter.

Garden Club president Joy Carter with guest speakers Jaymie and Joseph Paora, with their daughter, receiving a thank you gift. Photo: contributed

Garden Club president Joy Carter with guest speakers Jaymie and Joseph Paora, with their daughter, receiving a thank you gift. Photo: contributed

The trailing/climbing heart shaped climbing Philadendron can reach 10 feet (300 cm) in length.

These plants can filter the gaseous toxins from the air so are beneficial to health if placed in the living area.

Jaymie and Joseph stock many other plants including succulents as well as rare plants and they are able to order the elusive Mlonstera Thai Constilation.

Club Members inspected all the plants and several bought one or two of their choice.

President Joy presented Jaymie and Joseph and their little daughter with a thank you gift.

The formal part concluded with SW Zone Coordinator Helenie presenting Treasurer Sandra with a Life Membership Certificate recognising her fifteen years of service to the Club.

The smaller photo (left) pictures Sandra with Joy, Helenie and Moya at the presentation of her life membership certificate.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 5 commencing at 7pm.

The venue is 27 Campbell Street.

The guest speaker will be Michelle Slaven.

Michelle's subject is Dahlias.

Everyone is welcome to join us in "Friendship Through Gardening" and share ideas and enjoy supper.

For information contact President Joy on 0415 246 680, Secretary Moya on 0413 853 642 or Publicity Officer Helenie on 0427 710 777.

Upcoming:

  • Next meeting: May 5 at 7pm
  • Where: 27 Campbell Street
  • Special guest: Michelle Slaven
  • Topic: Dahlias

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