OCTOBER 23--Check the latest meeting schedule as dates/times have changed. Click here for details.
SEPTEMBER 19--For the 17th year, the Coeur d'Alene Garden Club, its members, patrons and friends, are pleased to announce that proceeds from the 2014 Garden Tour have been generously contributed to these worthwhile organizations providing for varied and important needs of our community. (See CDA Press article here):
NIC Dual Enrollment Scholarship Fund
Hayden Meadows Elementary/Greenhouse Fund
Animal Allies of Idaho
Second Chance Pet Rescue
No. Idaho Violence Prevention Center (Women’s Center)
Shared Harvest Community Garden
Make-A-Wish Idaho Foundation
AUGUST 7--President's Message:
Remember back in January and February when we were all looking forward to summer, to the nice warm days that we would be able to enjoy working in the garden and enjoying the beauty that comes from all of our weeding, planting, transplanting and dividing, let alone those who harvest, freeze and can? Well, those days are here, and here with a vengeance! The lazy days of summer are here, not because we are "lazy" but because it has been hot enough to keep us out of the gardens. But in spite of all the heat we had a very successful Garden Tour on July 13. Five gardens were visited and enjoyed. Garden owners, hostesses, volunteers, musicians and vendors all endured the heat with smiles on their faces and shared their expertise to all who asked. The Garden Tour was definitely a success, and looks like we will be doing this again next year. Now comes the delightful "chore" of selecting charities that will benefit from all the hard work. Most of all, we would like to THANK all the members of the community, friends and visitors that endured the heat to enjoy the fruits of our combined labor. Without support from the public this event would have much less meaning. So as we enjoy each other’s gardens this summer, please do not hesitate to let us know of any garden that you feel is unique, exceptional, comical, etc. We would love to know about them and visit them if possible. No pressure to put on the tour, but just maybe something to think about. Contact any garden club member or email us at CdaGardenClub@gmail.com. Thanks again. Now let’s enjoy our summer as before too long it will be cooling off. Hopefully as the cool down happens, we will see a flush of new color in those determined annuals and perennials. And we will remember these glorious days of summer as the snow slowly starts falling.
See you in the garden! Tina Hood, President
JULY 2014 -- Garden Tour Chair's Message:
Well, another garden tour (our 17th) is now behind us – and what a beautiful tour it was! I want to thank the garden owners for sharing their beautiful gardens with the community. My heartfelt thanks go out to our hard-working committee that made it possible. Many thanks to the lead hostesses in the gardens for keeping everything running smoothly, and the members who faithfully served in the gardens in spite of the record setting heat (99 degrees) - oh what dedication by all! And a big THANK YOU to the community who came – saw – and enjoyed the tour. Our sponsors helped to make the tour a financial success and we thank them as well as the artisan/vendors and ticket sellers who participated. In the near future we will distribute our proceeds to local charities and dual enrollment scholarships. So it is now time to call it a Wrap! Thanks again to one and all. The plan is to proceed with another tour next year so mark your calendars for July 12, 2015!
Now for a much deserved R & R..., Bonnie Warwick, Garden Tour Chairman