Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island members are preparing for their November 22 sale of plants, Thanksgiving arrangements and succulent dish gardens. Recently, a group met at the home of Linda Colombo to design and plant succulent dish gardens. Colombo led the group by instructing them on how to assemble the gardens; a layer of drainage rocks or pebbles is needed if the dish does not have drainage holes, and porous soil such as cactus mix must be used. Gardens can be decorated with shells or colorful rocks that are placed between the plants. Members assisted each other with comments on design as they placed their plants in their chosen containers.
Participants at the workshop were Sara Wolf, Marsha Riss, Sharon Sutton, Monna Hormel, Margie Bramel, and Laura Furlong in addition to workshop leader Colombo. Club members have prepared a total of 30 succulent dish gardens of varied sizes and varied styles of containers for sale at their November 22 Plant and Thanksgiving Arrangement Sale. The workshop members contributed 20 of those and had fun while they worked and rearranged and finalized their creations.
Sharon Sutton, Linda Colombo and Marsha Riss don’t mind getting dirty while creating their succulent dish gardens.
Sharon Sutton, Linda Colombo and Sara Wolf with their dish gardens.
Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island’s Plant and Thanksgiving Arrangement Sale will be held on Tuesday, November 22, outdoors in the Marco Lutheran Church parking lot from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The sale will also feature Charlette Roman, a friend of Calusa Garden Club, selling a variety of her prize-winning orchids and cuttings from some of her orchids. Other offerings for sale include about 40 fresh flower arrangements suitable for the Thanksgiving holiday that will be handmade by club members, over 100 individual plants ready for planting or using in one’s décor, a group of beautiful planters with multiple plants for either indoor and outdoor decoration and the succulent dish gardens.
These beautiful succulent dish gardens are ready for the November 22nd sale.
Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island is a Section 501(c)3 organization and is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Membership is open to persons interested in horticulture, floral design and environmental matters residing five months or more in Collier County.
Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island meets the second Monday of each month, October through April at Rose Hall at Marco Island library. If you are interested in membership, please contact the Garden Club at email@example.com. For updates and information, please visit the Garden Club’s website, calusa.org, or visit the Club’s Facebook page Calusa Garden Club.