Thomson's Garden Study Club met April 14 at the home of Mildred Wright. Co-hostess for the meeting was Margaret Thompson.
The business meeting was opened with a beautiful devotional and prayer by Ms. Wright, the club secretary, followed by the treasurer's report by Carol Ward.
Maggie Zieger brought gardening tips on slug control and the purchase and care of ginger plants, interesting and useful information on butterflies and the knowledge that the oldest rose bush in the world is located at St. Mary's Cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany.
Members present were Margaret Thompson, Maggie McDaniel, Mary Frances Gibson, Carolyn Smith, Anna Willenford, Millie Holbrook, Louise McCommons, Ms. Zieger, Jeannette Coleman, Ms. Ward, Joan Wiseman and her granddaughter, Mandy, Vickie Howard and Ms. Wright.
Ms. Wright introduced her neighbor and guest, Helen Brown.
After the business meeting club members drove to Cedar Rock Farm, where the owner, David Moore conducted a tour of the house and grounds.
The very interesting two-story house was built in 1838 by Mr. Moore's ancestor, John Moore Lazenby, who, along with other relatives, is buried in an enclosed cemetery on the grounds.
While enjoying the tour, one garden club member saw an unfamiliar plant growing beside an old well. Mr. Moore could not identify the plant but said it had been in the same place as long as he could remember.
He described the bloom of the unusual plant and graciously dug "babies" for each of the club members.
Ms. Zieger presented Mr. Moore with a lovely birdhouse.