FGC is on summer break.

Regular meetings will resume in September.

Field Trip Ideas:



Welcome back to gardening

Thursday, September 4, 2014

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Barbara Morgan (Chair), Linda O'Harold, Alicia Gierula, Anita DeSousa

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

Members will share ideas, projects and knowledge about their gardening adventures. This meeting will get you inspired to get out in the garden.


Plant Sale Prep.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Barbara Aderhold (Chair), Alice Petriello, Julie Badias

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

Everything you want to know about our upcoming Plant Sale!


Fern Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, October 18, 2014

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

Hundreds of varieties, from trees to garden plants. Great prices. Garden club members will answer questions and help you find the right plants for your garden. There will also be baked goods, a white sale with cute garden items and raffle prizes. Children will have fun potting a plant/flower at the Children's potting shed.

Field Trip

Jo & Judy will open their gardens to the club

Thursday, November 6, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jo Leonard (Chair), Judy Litrico, Jeanne Johnson, Kay Boudreaux

Tours will begin at Jo's garden: 23020 Dover Dr. and conclude at Judy's: 5136 Eagle Island Dr., Land O' Lakes.

Parking is limited. Carpools are encouraged. Drivers and riders can meet at Keystone Community Center at 9:15 AM. Themes: Jo's garden - How to Maximize a Small Garden. Judy's garden - How to Deal with Deer in the Garden.

Holiday Luncheon

and plant exchange

Thursday, December 4, 2014

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Teresa Hellings (Chair), Jo Leonard, Linda O'Harold, Anne Snyder

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

At our Holiday Luncheon all members bring a dish to pass and a plant to exchange.



Thursday, January 1, 2015

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Anita DeSousa (Chair), Amanda Fountain, Eileen Hart, Nancy Craig

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

A Hillsborough County Master Gardener will talk to us about Caladiums.

Meeting/Field Trip

Herbs/Soil Amendments & Cahaba Farm

Thursday, February 5, 2015

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Becky Perry (Chair), Candi Westerberg, Frances Moore, Kathy Best

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy & Cahaba Farms.

The owner of Cahaba Farm will talk about soil amendments, herbs and the farm. After the meeting, members are invited to tour the farm. Bring a container if you would like to take some perlite home.

Field Trip

Hollis Gardens

Thursday, March 5, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Debbi Bonsack (Chair), Mary Bonsack, Renee Rhinehart, Linda Hoskins

702 E Orange Srteet Lakeland, FL 33801.

Carpoolers will meet at the Keystone Community Center, time TBD. Lunch details are yet to be determined also.




Thursday, April 2, 2015

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Florence Duchnowski (Chair), Lucy Rork, Julie Badias

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

Harriat Gord-Noghani, Hillsborough County Master Gardener, will talk about Irises.


Florida Friendly Plants

Thursday, May 7, 2015

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Julie Badias (Chair), Chris Storch, Sandy Vanno, Judith LaVault

Keystone Community Center, 17928 Gunn Hwy.

Amanda, who is an experienced, professional landscape designer, will talk about Florida Friendly Plants and how to keep them looking good.

Spring Luncheon

Plant Exchange and Installation of Officers

Thursday, June 4, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


For our last meeting of the season the FGC has one last lunch together, usually at a cafe or restaurant. The club historian displays pictures taken during the year and members volunteer to serve in Officer and Chairperson positions for the following year. Members also bring a plant to exchange. The location of the luncheon will be discussed at meetings, so please speak up if you have some good suggestions.