The Garden Study Club met for its April meeting at the lovely home of Lynn Collins. The hostess served delicious refreshments to the 11 members present.
Co-president Louise McCommons welcomed everyone. An opening thought was given by Mildred Wright entitled "Drinking From My Saucer For My Cup Has Overflowed."
The program was given by Carolyn Smith on "geraniums" or Pelargonium. She showed the group many different kinds of geraniums including the scented, the hybrid, and the indoor varieties. Some types have blooms that may be used like an herb in cooking. Some have beautiful leaves with no blooms.
During the business meeting the minutes were read and the treasurer's report was given. Everyone was thanked for the assistance at the Camellia Day in March. New program books were given to members.
A report was given from the Garden Council meeting. Ruth Knox will serve as the council president for this year. Other officers are Kim New -- vice president, Debbie Howell -- secretary and Billie Thomas -- treasurer. Plans are being made for entrance signs to the county, the butterfly garden at Thomson Middle School and the October fall activity.
The theme for arrangements was "Spring Bursts into Glory" for a dining table. Winners were Lynn Collins - first place, Maggie Zieger - second place, Mrs. Smith - third place and Mrs. McCommons - fourth place. Specimen winners were Mrs. Smith - first place, Mrs. Knox - second place, Mrs. Wright, third - place, and Maggie McDaniel - fourth place.
Gardening tips for the month were given by Mrs. Smith on "Getting Rid of Ants." Some suggestions were candy canes, grits and a chalk line.