Spring is upon us! What a blessing, especially this year, to be able to emerge from our hibernation and, for many of us, from our seclusion with the COVID epidemic. However, as the temperature rises, and we are drawn out into our gardens to find the daffodils, hyacinths and crocuses popping, and our beautiful hellebores in bloom, many of us have our first and some second doses of the vaccine, or are hopefully scheduled. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
A stroll around your garden now should make you aware of the early bird perennials to divide for our plant sale. Please attend the potting workshop on April 12th for some camaraderie with fellow members in a large open space, while potting up the plant divisions. In addition, while doing your spring cleaning; set aside items for the “previously owned” table at our sale. Items you no longer need may be someone else’s treasure and help us raise money for the club!
While the District IX Spring Members Day out event has been cancelled this year, the state convention ZOOMING INTO SPRING will be held April 18-20th online. Hopefully many of you plan to participate. Remember that the club has funds to help defray the cost of the convention. I am very much looking forward to our annual pilgrimage up to Jesteadts nursery on April 28th. Hopefully, many of you will be joining us! Lastly, mark your calendars for Friday, September 10th for our District IX Annual luncheon/meeting at the Chadwick in Wexford. Keep in mind that in 2022 it will be OUR clubs turn to host this event.
Please consider, in our upcoming new year, how you would like to contribute your time and talents to help beautify our community. Sign up opportunities will be coming soon! For everyone’s safety, we ask that member s stay masked at the April meeting again at PYCO. If you need to take a drink or nibble a snack, it is easy to pop outside briefly to do that between the business meeting and program. We want everyone to feel safe until we are fully vaccinated. In May we hope to be back outside at Janet Eck’s church up in Gibsonia.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at the April 7th meeting! “Down to Earth and Diggin’ it…”