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      Traveling The World In Photos

      Are Highlight Of January PBGGC Meeting

         Jan. 2, the Palm Beach Gardens Garden Club (PBGGC)                                                least six to eight weeks for completion.
      travelled around the world through the eyes and photos                                                  On Feb. 6 the garden club will create miniature
      of member Michael Pusin. His PowerPoint presentation                                                 Valentine centerpieces to be placed on the trays of shut-ins.
      showed  gardens  from  Japan,  China,  Ecuador,  Mounts                                              The completed centerpieces will be given to the volunteers
      Botantical Gardens in West Palm Beach, and many other                                                who deliver food for Meals on Wheels with the pleasure
      sites. As he showed each photo, he explained what the                                                of putting a smile of the faces of those who can’t leave
      plant or flower was, the use of bridges in the Asian gardens,                                        their homes. This will be the third time this project has
      and the unusual plants that he captured. He allowed the                                              been done by the garden club.
      audience to ask him questions as he clicked on the various                                              The garden club is open to anyone wanting to learn
      slides, and the interaction made the presentation even more                                          more about gardening, the environment, helpful insects,
      personal.                                                                                            flower  arranging,  etc.  The  topics  always  change  but
         In addition to the program, the business meeting that                                             are  subjects  that  encourage  a  mixture  of  interests  and
      evening focused on two items. The newly revised bylaws   If you visit the Botanical  Michael Pusin’s final photo shows   discussions. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month
                                                        Garden  of  Quito,  on his laptop after he completed   through May, and all are welcome to attend. Please contact
                                                        Ecuador,  look  for  the  his talk on gardens he has visited   Carol Davis, vice president, by email: carolhd48@gmail.
                                                        large hummingbirds.  throughout the world.         com or by phone: (561) 319-0981 for more information.

                                                        were  passed  increasing  membership
                                                        dues  by  $5,  and  the  club’s  calendar
                                                        will  run  from  October  through  May
                                                        instead of June. Then Carol Davis, vice
                                                        president,  introduced  Rosita Aristoff,
                                                        FFGC state chair for Blue Star Memorials
                                                        and Lauren Berkson, the daughter of a
                                                        fallen soldier. Aristoff explained about
                                                        the memorials and why a garden club
                                                        has to be the sponsor of them. Berkson
                                                        has spearheaded the need for Gold Star
      Lauren Berkson shares a photo of a memorial to fallen soldiers   Memorials in this area, and she has gotten
      while Rosita Aristoff answers a question at the January   approval from Lake Park to put one in
      PBGGC meeting.                                    Kelsey  Park.  Both  women  answered
                                                        questions from the club members about
                                                        our  responsibility  in  sponsoring  each
                                                        type of memorial, and in the end the club
                                                        members in attendance voted to sponsor
                                                        the one to be constructed in Lake Park
                                                        and to advise officials there on choices   The Glass House Conservatory in Kew Gardens near London was another
                                                        of plants for the memorial. It will be at   place visited by the Pusins.

      This is the Wild Goose Pagoda Garden in Sian, China taken
      by Michael Pusin.

      The stone pedestrian bridge over the lake near Beijing, China
      as seen by Sharon and Michael Pusin

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