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Two new meetings added to your garden group's schedule

From: Suzanne and P.
Sent on: Friday, May 24, 2013 3:18 PM

To all members of Gardeners of Southwest Florida:

It's never too early to plan on attending our future informative meetings. Full details about upcoming events are always on the group's web site at Or after each meeting's title below, you can copy the bold-face URL into your computer's browser to be taken directly to the correct page:

An introduction to the world of bromeliads:

Turf basics: Best grasses for the lawns of southwest Florida:

As always, volunteer members host these events on their own properties. Fred Rump will guide us through his collection of over a thousand bromeliads and 400 orchids growing in his 7.5-acre garden. Marc Gingras will show us how to grow the lushest lawns while we tour his extensive Calusa Palms Nursery.

The gardeners who offer to host meetings for the group are our most valuable members. We try to meet in a different garden each time, so that we can see and admire a wide variety of landscaping and gardening techniques. All members are expected to host a meeting at least once during their years of membership. This is in lieu of dues, because the group offers you free membership, free meetings, free snacks, free drinks, and free gardening advice for all gardeners in southwest Florida.

Now that many snowbirds have flown up north, members remaining in the area have the opportunity to host a meeting at a time when very few can attend. Hosts can also pre-set a limit to how many people (like 10, or any number) who can RSVP that they'll attend. We need members to host meetings during June, July and August to keep the group active. Please let us know when would be the most convenient time for an event in your own garden, before that date is reserved by someone else. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.

Peter Kacalanos and Suzanne Cherney,

leaders, Gardeners of Southwest Florida,

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