Fern Garden Club

-- Established 1950 --

FGC Events Calendar

Field Trip

Jo & Judy will open their gardens to the club

Thursday, November 6, 2014

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

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


Attracting Birds/Wildlife to your Garden

Marilyn Smullen, MG, Pasco County

Thursday, January 1, 2015

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Regular Meeting. Marilyn Smullen, a Pasco County Master Gardener, will speak about how to attract birds and wildlife to your garden.


The Art of Garden Design

Liz Eginton, Hillsborough County Master Gardener

Thursday, February 5, 2015

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Liz will talk about Garden Design. We will have the regular refreshments and don't forget to bring a plant or garden item for the raffle at the end of the meeting.


Field Trip

Hollis Gardens

Thursday, March 5, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

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



Florida Friendly Plants

Thursday, May 7, 2015

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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.




Fresh baked goods also for sale

Raffle Drawings


10:00am- 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Keystone Park
17928 Gunn Hwy
ODESSA, FL 33556


Keystone Park in located on Gunn Highway

 between Van Dyke and Lutz Lake Fern Rd.  

 For Information, call 813 962-4769

Many different varieties of plants

100’s to choose from!!

10/7/2014 4:38:22 AM  

Teresa Hellings read the minutes.

10/3/2014 7:32:20 AM  

Plant Clinic

After the set up on Friday, Barbara Morgan will walk around the set up and talk what some of the plants, names and their characteristics.  She will give tips on how to help customers select plants they will be happy with.   If you have any last minute questions, this is your chance. It will be very informative.  Please try to attend if you plan to work at the plant sale on Saturday.


10/3/2014 7:30:39 AM  

Garden Gift Table

It was discussed then voted on that there will be a "Garden Gift Table" at the plant sale, specifically set up for plant arrangements and garden art items.  

If you have a decorative basket or pot, it can be turned into an attractive centerpiece with the right arrangements of plants and flowers.


10/3/2014 7:22:16 AM  

Eagle Cam

Kay Netscher recommends checking out this website that broadcasts video of a bald eagle family nest.


10/3/2014 7:14:50 AM  

Happy Birthday!

Dora Kingery is 100 years!

Dora, a lifetime member, turns 100 this month, and she is doing fine. She is known for her beautiful live flower arrangements.

If you would like to send a birthday card to Dora:

8864 Thomas Ranch Lane

Tampa, FL  33626

10/3/2014 7:11:58 AM  


10/3/2014 7:04:27 AM  

October Hostesses

Barbara Aderhold (Chair), Linda Hoskins, Alice Petriola, Julie Badias

10/3/2014 6:53:36 AM  

October Meeting: Plant Sale Preparation

Helpful tips to get ready for the sale

This is our big fund raiser for the year!   Come out, work hard, enjoy the fellowship and find that special plant you don't have for your garden!

Helpful Tips:

Clean Pots:  To de-bug your plants mix 2 Tbsp. Dawn dish liquid to 1 gal. water.

Label your plants (Pencil works best)

White Elephant items:  Baskets, pots and misc. garden items.  Please make sure they are clean and in good shape.


Come and help set up tables at 6:30 PM in the Community Center.  

FRIDAY [Sign Up]

Bring Plants to community center between 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring: Boxes, Plastic Bags and Wagons.

Baked goods may be brought Friday or Saturday.  Please package the items for sale but DO NOT PRICE!    BAKE SALE [Sign Up]

Raffle [Sign Up]

Lunch will be provided by the club on Friday.

Members who volunteer on Friday may pre-purchase 5 plants following the set up and pricing.  Plants purchased by members need to be paid for and removed from the area Friday after the setup.



Sale day workers will be directed to special parking.

Put on your nametag and garden club apron.

Pick up Areas:  For plant buyers, will be in the handicap parking area.  This will be marked off.  Other parking will be provied for Handicap parking.  Vehicles picking up lants can only stay in the pick up area while loading plants.

Lunch will not be provided by the club on Saturday.  There will be many vendors at the Keystone Family Fun day.  Coffee is Free.


9/29/2014 12:32:22 PM