Richmond Garden Club members attended the 73rd Annual Blue Grass District meeting in Frankfort, Kentucky. Hosted by Capital City Garden Club and La Jardinie're Garden club.
Women's Suffrage Centennial Chorus sang and entertained Pryor to the opening meeting. Speaker Eric Brooks, Curator of Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, spoke on "Finding Their Voices: The Women of Ashland".
District Director Carla Hawkins asked members to document their club history, encouraged clubs to save property around the state for environmental purposes, and to recruit members in community that share our same goals. Plant America is the theme for National Garden Clubs Inc.
Members voted to donate to the Wallis House, which is the headquarters of the Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc. in Paris, Kentucky. The state meeting will once again be held in Berea at Boone Tavern.
Carla Hawkins presented awards in which Richmond Garden Club received excellence for their reports of the past club year, Mary McCurdy was President during that time accepting for Mary was Lolly Rist, current President.
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Richmond Garden Club member Susan Gay Taylor watering Paperwhites in her sunroom for a Gallery on Main. Proceeds from the Paper Whites sale went to the RGC Horticulture Scholarship Fund. Every two years, a student in horticulture at Eastern Kentucky University is selected to receive this scholarship. Garden Club provides arrangements for the Gallery on Main open houses through out the year.
Tip for bulbs: Paperwhite Narcissus can be forced to grow indoors and don't require a cool period before blooming. They can be placed in soil, water, or on top of pebbles. Place the bulb with the pointy side up water should reach just below the base of the bulb, but no higher because if the base sits in water the bulb will rot. Bulbs generally bloom 4-6 weeks after potting.