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Garden Club visits area daylily farm

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 5:18 am

Members of the Fayetteville Garden Club held their August meeting at the home of Marcia Ruffing. Attending club members pictured are (from left, seated) Ruth Ann Maddox, Sara Shelton, (standing) Amy Clark, Kathy Evans, Liz Mullins, Marcia Ruffing, Jane Johnson and Dianah West.

The Fayetteville Garden Club began their summer by traveling to club member Liz Mullins’ daylily farm, Hidden Hollow Daylilies, in Dellrose.

Attending club members said it was a fun trip that they enjoyed.

After taking July off, the members reconvened in August at the home of Marcia Ruffing. The meeting was hosted by Kathy Evans who served a delicious lunch.

The focus for the day was on herbs, especially lavender. Member Ruth Ann Maddox presented a program on lavenders. Maddox educated the club on the different varieties. The history of lavenders’ beginnings in India and the Mediterranean and the culture of the different species were highlighted.

President Sara Shelton presided over the business meeting. The club voted to make a monetary contribution to the Lincoln County Senior Citizens’ Center. Other projects were discussed for consideration and participation in the future.

A total of 23 floral specimens from members’ gardens were displayed.

The Fayetteville Garden Club plans to hold their September meeting in the home of Amy Clark located in Decatur, Ala.

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