President’s Message

Message from the Co-President – July 2019

Happy 4th of July!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday, and got in a bit of gardening along the way.  With this unusual monsoon weather we’ve been having, gardening has been an adventure this year!

What an amazing meeting at Colorado Aromatics Farm last month!  George and Cindy were so very generous and gracious with their hospitality.  It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day with a spectacular view, and all the flowers in bloom were icing on the cake!  Be sure to stop by their stand at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings and reiterate our thanks for a delightful morning at the farm.  And don’t forget to stock up on their wonderful “No-Skeeto” bug spray. I was wishing I had taken a case of it with me to the Adirondacks last week!  Upstate New York knows how to do biting buzzing bugs and ticks, as well as humidity hair. I was glad to get home again to relatively-bug-free and humidity-free Colorado!

This month is our famous Flower Show.  I look forward to seeing all of you with your floral creations on July 24 at 9:30 at the church.  We’ll be in the lower level space where we met for the flower show last year. You will find easy access through the doors on the lower level inside the covered parking garage.  Brunch will be offered by our generous hosts. Don’t forget to bring your table service and your nametag.

Be sure to review Suzanne’s description of this year’s flower show categories to get your creative juices flowing.  We have some amazing flower designers in our ranks, so if you’re stuck for ideas, just ask around for inspiration. We also have lots of single blooms from our gardens worthy of admiration and awe.  I hope every member will feel brave enough to offer an entry or two. Judging is done by the membership, with stickers applied to our favorite entry in each category. No pressure, just fun and learning and admiration for the depth and breadth of gardening and design talent within our ranks.  I encourage everyone to participate and enjoy the experience.

Remember Mike Okada, our February speaker who did a presentation about cannabis?  The video club at the Longmont Senior Center filmed his presentation, and it will be premiered at the Senior Center as the main event for The Big Picture on Thursday, August 1 at 1:00 pm.  Check the GO Magazine for details. Mike will be there to answer questions after the film. If you would like to hear his presentation again, or you have questions about the botanical and medicinal aspects of cannabis, I would encourage you to attend.  Hope to see you there.

I hope you are all having fun digging in the dirt this month.  Be sure to take time to enjoy the mysteries and beauty of summer, and stay amazed.

See you at the Flower Show!