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GARDEN CLUB NEWS: April showers to bring plenty of work for gardeners

May 4, 2018
By JINI HOOD - Lake Placid Garden Club , Lake Placid News

In spite of the late April snow, spring is here. It is such a joy to see buds on the lilacs and azaleas, and some green grass poking up through the dead leaves that did not get raked last fall.

Even though the lawn is edged with sand put on the streets during the winter, the promise of lawns and gardens is evident.

The Garden Club of Lake Placid started its season with highway clean-up on Saranac Avenue.

Thank you Denise Erenstone for chairing this activity, which is done three times a year.

A tea party celebrating "85 Beautiful Years Let's ParTea" on Wednesday, May 9 will be the first social event on the calendar and Joan Donaldson is the chairperson. Finger sandwiches, cookies and tea plus a program of songs is a recipe for a most enjoyable afternoon.

May 16 will be the first business meeting and will be held at Heaven Hill Farm on Bear Cub Road starting at noon. Reservations should be made by contacting Mary Merrill at or by calling her at 518-523-2933. Bring a brown bag lunch and beverage; dessert will be provided. Stay after the meeting for a tour of this historic house which belonged to a Garden Club founding member, Mildred Uihlein.

May 23 will be a very busy day with the Triangle Garden work session at 4 p.m. Refreshments follow at Caffe Rustica at 5 p.m. Paula Politi is the chairperson for the Triangle Garden, which is at the intersection of state Route 73 and Old Military Road. It is a beautiful welcome for visitors to Lake Placid.

On the same day, an Arbor Day celebration will be held at Teddy Bear Park on Hillcrest Avenue. Meet there at 4:30 p.m. to prepare seedling packages which will be distributed to those attending the celebration. The Arbor Day ceremony will follow at 5 p.m.

On May 29, spring clean-up at the Memorial Garden at Elderwood at Uihlein will take place at 1 p.m. The courtyard garden is a favorite place for residents and guests to sit and enjoy the fountain and flowers. It is maintained weekly throughout the summer with Garden Club members taking turns to water and weed. Chairpersons are Sally Stoerr,, and Sally Joachim,

Come to any of the events and bring a friend. Guests are welcome but reservations are needed for the business meeting and house tour on May 16.

For more information on the Garden Club and our activities this year, look online at



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