Contribute to our scholarship fund by shopping at Three Lakes Home and Garden and Fireflies and Tadpoles, located in Butler Galleries. 10% of store sales Monday July 1 through Sunday July 7 will be donated to Mountain Ivy Garden Club and John Dinos with Lake Homes Realty will match the 10%. Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-5; Sunday 11 until 4. This year we donated $4000 for horticultural scholarships and $500 for 4-H camp scholarships. With your help we can increase those figures in 2020!
Club members Judy Cathey, Marlee Price, Mary Cobb Stone and Sandy Strong, along with several other volunteers, created these stunning arrangements for a recent fundraising dinner. 90% of the blooms came from personal gardens with only chocolate Queen Ann's lace, white Asiatic lilies, white larkspur and caspia from the florist.
While our fields and roadsides are filled with the traditional white Queen Anne's lace, Chocolate Lace Flower, sometimes known as Pink Queen Anne's lace, is a cottage garden flower which produces stunning, tall umbels of lacy blooms in shades of earthy chocolate and maroon, soft dusky pinks and pale beige to off whites. Ladybugs love this plant. Delightful in the garden and superb as a cut flower, it is technically an ornamental wildflower and will bloom in 65 days from seed. To keep a constant supply, it is suggested succession sowing a new batch every two weeks or so.