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Garden Club of Lake Placid sees drama at Gorge

June 7, 2019
By DOT BEATTY - Lake Placid Garden Club , Lake Placid News

The Garden Club of Lake Placid held its annual business meeting at High Falls Gorge in May. The falls were vibrant as were all our chairpersons and members.

We are off to an ambitious start and more than ready to bring life out of the soil. A bunch of new members have joined us, and we are all feeling the spring "bug." We had a busy and superb May and now move on to an active June.

First up in June was Lake Placid Community Day, where Barbara Friend, Carol Fox, Linda Friedlander, Rose Ann Hickey, Mary Merrill and Cheryl Morris staffed a table to display our club involvement and service. The following Thursday, we planted Elderwood at Uihlein Memorial Garden located off the outdoor patio. If you are visiting, please try to get outside and enjoy the view. The flowers are colorful and residents and visitors alike find the venue pleasant and relaxing.

Wednesday, June 19, will be the second time for Triangle Garden weeding at 4 p.m. We work hard, but only an hour. The Cottage restaurant is this month's sponsor for welcome snacks and discounted drinks. The following day, we Adopt-a-Highway. May's Saranac Avenue clean-up filled multiple, large orange bags as well as two tires and a safe door. Treasures for sure! That section of state Route 86 is currently pristine, although chair Denise Erenstone remarked she had never before seen it so littered. To start, meet at 9 a.m., June 20, at the Simply Gourmet parking lot. Volunteers are NOT restricted to Club members. With YOU, it will go faster!

June 26 is the monthly Club gathering, this time at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A plant/arrangement swap is featured. One can use fresh or fake flowers. BYOB and hors d'oeurves will be provided. Guests and spouses are welcome.

July 2 at 2 p.m., we will have another workshop at Elderwood at Uihlein, themed around red, white and blue. The previous month, we helped residents produce their own fresh arrangements, thanks to the generosity of Lake Placid Flower & Gift, which donates beautiful flowers for these cooperative adventures.

Join us for the Lake Placid Fourth of July parade. As always, this activity is a ton of fun. Members, children, grandchildren and guests are all invited to stroll down festive Main Street. Meet at 4:30 p.m. on Cummings Road and wear the colors of our flag.

Check out all the details about these and other events on our website: Any updates or changes will be made to the website as needed, so it is always up to date. However, there is also a drop-down option at the "calendar" tab to view any changes immediately.

Interested in learning more about the Garden Club of Lake Placid? Feel welcome to contact any of the officers listed on the website for more information. Everyone is welcomed, and if you like to get involved in service projects, this club is for you.

Tip of the month: Keep the beauty of your cut flowers longer. Clip the stems at an angle for best water absorption. Strip lower stems since leaves muck up the water. Rinse out the vase several times each time you change the water. This should reduce the bacteria build-up in the vase and prolong the flowers' appearance. Now enjoy your fresh flowers twice as long!



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