Lubeck Acres Garden Club elects officers

Lubeck Acres Garden Club president Judi White points to “Mrs. Moon’s” Pulmonaria. (Photo Provided)

The Lubeck Acres Garden Club met April 15 at the Lubeck Bank of Williamstown conference room.

Members in attendance were Judi White, Carolyn Stephens, Linda Seabolt, Keith Cutright, Dina Braniff, Beth Drake, Lynn Greenly, Mike Armstrong and Lynn VanFosson.

Elections were held and White will continue as president, Luwana Rhodes will be program chair, Armstrong will be Treasurer, VanFosson will be secretary and Braniff will serve as Conservation Club chair.

White brought a horticulture specimen, garlic mustard, which has a white bloom this time of year. It probably has the best taste when it has grown in the shade in the woods. She was going to saute it for dinner that evening.

VanFosson had divided shasta daisies and brought them to share with club members.

The triangle flower garden at Parkersburg’s City Park received a spring cleaning. (Photo Provided)

On April 1, club members went on a parade to view daffodils. The parade started with daffodils on Curtain Street off Meldahl Road in Washington, W.Va. The planting was a project of Bonnie Smith and Pat Jameson several years ago.

The next stop were the daffodil plantings of Armstrong, numbering over 3,500, just across the U.S. 50 bridge to Ohio 555 and on Twin Bridges Road.

Club members raked, mowed and mulched leaves, weeded and performed general spring clean-up at the Lubeck Elementary School Butterfly Garden and the Garden Council triangle flower bed at Parkersburg City Park. A date in the near future will be set for mulching.

The club had been contacted by Merrill and Carol Carnes about the West Virginia Wildflower, Jack-in-the-pulpit, and the best place to obtain one. Cutright volunteered to give the Carnes some of the plants.

Attendees for the 2021 State Conference in Cannan Valley on May 9 and 10 have changed and White and Braniff will represent Lubeck.

The club voted to join forces with Downtown Parkersburg in downtown beautification. While all 35 pole baskets have been sponsored the club will donate $250 and Adopt-A-Pot and keep it watered, fertilized and weeded throughout the summer. The club will also be a flower sponsor for The Downtown PKB Cleanup Day event.

Each year Lubeck Acres orders trees from the Clements State Tree Nursery in West Columbia in Mason County to present to the Lubeck Elementary School Conservation and Garden Club members. While the Conservation Club did not get to meet this current school year due to COVID-19 and social distancing, it still plans to distribute red maple trees, acer rubrum, at the school.

They are a nice tree, but do get to be quite large for the typical yard.

Lubeck has purchased and given trees for Arbor Day for approximately 50 years. Clements State Tree Nursery will close this week.

After the meeting the club traveled to White’s garden to see her “Mrs. Moon” pulmonaria. This particular specimen came from the garden of Polly Montgomery, one of the club’s founders. White has 2 other pulmonarias and they are all now in bloom! Judi gave purple and white wood hyachinth bulbs to club members who wanted them.

The next meeting of the club will be May 20 and location to be announced. The annual garden sale has been canceled due to continued COVID concerns and social distancing.

Anyone interested in membership in Lubeck Acres Garden Club are encouraged to contact White at judiwhite@suddenlink.net.


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