The Garden Study Club met on Jan. 11 at the home of Ruth Knox. Refreshments were served to nine members and one guest.
The program for the day was given by Lelia Swain, who works with flower arranging with emphasis on silk flower arrangements. She gave many tips on using different accessories with silk flowers such as mirrors, old tools, frogs, candles, and pictures. Members were told not to be hesitant in using many types of containers and also to cut stems of silk flowers at an angle for better flexibility.
Following the program, a devotional was given by Mildred Wright on "Starting the New Year." Louise McCommons presided over the business meeting. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer made her report. Committees were appointed to work on Camellia Day.
It was announced that the fig leaf items brought to the December meeting were presented and appreciated by the ladies at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta.
The Yard of the Month for January 2006 is the home of Doug and Penny Whitaker.
The nominees for new officers for the new year were presented and elected unanimously. They are as follows: President - Ruth Knox, Vice President - Maggie Ziegger, Secretary - Mildred Wright, and Treasurer - Carol Ward.
Gardening tips were given by Carolyn Smith. Members were reminded to be careful of too much watering of indoor plants during the winter, not to water after 4 p.m. - and the care of poinsettias.
The arrangement theme for the month was "Happy New Year." Winners were first - Carolyn Smith, second - Ruth Knox and third - Lynn Collins. Specimen winners were Ruth Knox -first, Carolyn Smith - second and Mildred Wright - third.
The meeting closed with the Gardeners' Prayer.