Posts Tagged ‘Elmhurst Garden Club’

I’m trying to decide if I want to put a flower or a feather in my hat.

Important decisions such as a these take time, especially if you are someone like me who does not look particularly fetching in a hat. One’s hair must be right and the tilt of the hat just so. The only way a hat’s tilt looks fetching on me is if my head is lilting starboard

Then, there’s the issue of proper attire. Glovesl, jewelry and such. I’ve been rummaging around in the closet to find the proper outfit. No luck finding something as proper as this.

Now, you might ask, what is all this fuss about?

 I will tell you.

Our garden club’s meeting is to begin with High Tea. Hats and gloves optional.

 Members will be bringing sweets and savouries and we will be having a presentation by a local tea shop, Serene Tea.

My challenge will be to bring members down to earth afterwards for our business meeting (I’m president).

 I’m off to bake some cupcakes – and decide if it’s a feather duster or flowerpot that will be my crown.

While I’m tending to that, I’ll pose a challenge. Can you guess who this lady is with plumes on her hat? I’ll give you some clues.

As a girl, she disliked wearing hats.

She lived in cabins, log homes, and even a sod house.

She traveled across the prairies in covered wagons.

I’ll tell you tomorrow, after High Tea.


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The members of the garden club I am in, the Elmhurst Garden Club, are as busy as bees in a hive getting ready for the annual walk this coming Sunday.

Those of you who have been involved in any kind of house or garden walk, festival or gala, know the amount of work involved and you all give of your time, money, and efforts for good causes. From breast cancer to juvenile diabetes, scholarships to aiding a family in need after a hardship, church building funds or public awareness, community events such as these are the meat upon the bones of our lives.

There are also the wonderful folks who open up their homes, their kitchens, their gardens for hundreds upon hundreds of interested

I just love the creativity of the gardeners.

and curious to observe. Make no mistake, these folks work hard and often spend a considerable amount of personal money to make it all happen.

So, if there is a fair or festival or garden walk in your area, consider going.

Of course, if you are in the Chicagoland area, I can tell you for sure that the Elmhurst Garden Walk and Faire will knock your garden gloves off!  You will see everything from fig trees thriving in our zone 5 climate, to a healing garden, lunch in the Wilder Mansion, and a garden fair to simply delight.


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