Gardening group enjoys gourd discussion at meeting

Audrey J. Powers
Marlene Bolea of Canton, an expert in gourds, spoke March 17 to members of Town & Country Gardeners.

Marlene Bolea of Canton, an skilled in gourds, spoke March 17 to customers of City & Country Gardeners.

An expert in gourds was the speaker for the latest meeting of City & Place Gardeners of Alliance.

The March 17 assembly experienced a St. Patrick’s Day theme, with reside shamrock vegetation as a centerpiece at the tables. The plants had been provided away after the conference at Kinsey’s Korner Cafe in Atwater as prizes.

Marlene Bolea of Canton was the speaker for the meeting of 19 associates and a visitor. She reported her software was known as, “Out of My Gourd Roadshow.”

Bolea, who also is a humorist, offered her stories featuring gourds and kept the audience laughing with her tales of how she arrived to embrace them.

Some of her collection provided the caveman club, luffa, snake, apple, banana, cannon ball, very long-taken care of, egg, African warty, bottle, swan and penguin to title a handful of. At the finish of her presentation, she sang a tune titled “Follow the Ingesting Gourd,” which she taught to her fourth-grade courses although working as a trainer.

Member Cheryl Barnes’ partner, Gary, started all the plants from seed in tiny develop containers, which were being wrapped in a St. Patrick’s Day topic. Members were urged to just take the crops residence to see if they can make them improve.

The group’s next assembly will be in April at the pavilion at Beech Creek Botanical Backyard garden and Character Preserve. The plan, “Wild Edible Vegetation,” will be offered by Matt Braisted.

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