Ferns and fun ruled the day

New Wildflower Bunch members (left to right) Debbie Sepica, Peggy Nelson, Susan Morgan, and Allison Lee. (Photo by Rita Van Fleet)
By Rita Van Fleet

Pam Elliott’s blooming, beautiful garden on Cox Mountain was the location for the Wildflower Bunch’s “Coffee in the Garden” before the June meeting.
Following a short business meeting at the Wildcat Pavilion which included the introduction of new members and recognition of Garden in the Woods event chairpersons John and Jean Lomax, volunteers, and the garden hosts, co-president Fran Holman McKenzie introduced the featured speaker, Eleanor Craig, known as the Fern Lady of Fern Ridge Farms.

Malcolm Halls, Lars McKenzie, and Rob Ricklef grilled burgers for hungry Wildflower Bunch members after the June meeting. (Photo by Rita Van Fleet)

Eleanor presented a program titled “Growing Ferns in North Georgia.” The meeting concluded with a plant sale and a ‘burger cookout prepared by Lars McKenzie, Rob Ricklef, and Malcolm Halls.
For the July meeting, program vice-president Margie Halls extended an invitation to sign up for the Wildflower Bunch Garden party which will be held on Wednesday, July 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Terraces Amphitheater, Upper Level.

Members will bring their own food and wear a favorite hat adorned and decorated with flowers. Flavored water, table settings, and desserts will be provided. Reservations are required. Place a check for $5 in an envelope labeled “Garden Party” in the Wildflower Bunch Alpha Box by July 5 to secure your reservation.

New Wildflower Bunch members (left to right) Debbie Sepica, Peggy Nelson, Susan Morgan, and Allison Lee. (Photo by Rita Van Fleet)

A flyer is available on the WFB website, www.wildflowerbunch.com/. For more information about WFB or its programs and events, contact co-president Fran Holman McKenzie at franholman@ yahoo.com, or visit www.wildflowerbunch.com.
Membership applications ($20 annually) for Big Canoe residents and Property Owners are welcomed throughout the year and are available online or at the Big Canoe postal facility.