Welcome from our President
Make the world a better place; plant a garden and everybody wins!
Introduction and Welcome from our President
Welcome everyone to the 25th anniversary year of the Loveland Garden Club which was organized in October 1994! LGC members are to be commended for their commitment to learn new things and work hard to make the world a better place through their gardening practices over those 25 years!
Looking back - the club, as a whole, has also been making the world better a better place by fulfilling its objective.
“to operate for benevolent, charitable, scientific and educational purposes conducive to the well-being of the community and useful to the public.; to encourage an interest in all phases of home gardening, plant care” (Article II in the bylaws).
The club can be proud of all the plant, ornament, and cookbook sales’ successes that have provided scholarships to deserving students, trees to the City of Loveland, Milner Schwarz House and The Gardens on Spring Creek, as well as gifts to other nonprofits in need. The club is also committed to caring for the Children's Garden in Benson Sculpture Park. It is impossible to quantify the value of the information gained over the years from the monthly programs, field trips, and members' garden tours. Our $20.00 membership is a bargain! Our club is a member of the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs and has had members elected as state officers and our club has also received both monetary and honorary awards from the Federation. Since I have been a member for only 15 years, there are likely other ways the club has helped the community during its 25-year history.
It is my hope that continuing members as well as new members will be inspired by one another, nurture new and grow old friendships, and especially learn from one another and the exciting programs our leadership team have in store for the upcoming year. We also have some Master Gardener members always ready to share their knowledge. At the culmination of our year, I always look forward to working on the plant sale, admiring how the members come together displaying their talents, creativity, and generosity, and just having fun getting it done!
Thank you to all members who are coming back and to new members for giving us a try. I don't think you will be disappointed! Remember, your garden, whether a planter on your deck or a half acre plot, is making the world a better place!
Leone Person, President, Loveland Garden Club
One of my favorite poems, enjoy!
“THE GENTLE GARDENER”
I'd like to leave but daffodils to mark my little way,
to leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray; I'd like to pass away from earth and feel I'd left behind
but roses and forget-me-nots for all who come to find.
I'd like to sow the barren spots with all the flowers of earth,
to leave a path where those who come should find but gentle mirth; and when at last I'm called upon to join the heavenly throng,
I'd like to feel along my way I'd left no sign of wrong.
And yet the cares are many and the hours of toil are few; there is not time enough on earth for all I'd like to do.
But, having lived and having toiled, I'd like the world to find, some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind. -Edgar Guest