Presidents Message

Maplewood Garden Club’s President Monthly Message

APRIL

Now honestlytell me you didn’t smile, as I did, when I saw the first daffodil leaves poking through the last vestiges of snow…or the crocus, or the snowdrops. The recent warm weather sealed the deal: spring is blessedly on her way.

There are so many things to celebrate and be grateful for — far too many to name here. The ground is still fairly hard, but the seeds are ready. With some veteran members not able to participate this year, we need a wider list of volunteers for *all* of our Plant Sale-related activities.

I hope many of you have been able to schedule or receive your vaccinations. I am looking further ahead, to the time when we might be able to gather again..whenever and wherever that may be. While we don’t know yet what the rules might be for the in-person scenarios, we will be sure to keep members informed every step of the way.

We have had an amazing series of speakers this year, and I’d like to thank Margo Greene for the lineup. We are still searching for someone who wants to take on this assignment. Margo will be around to help get her successor started. Last month, there were 79 homes who tuned in for our speaker; that is a high for this program year. Hopefully that will mean we have some new members to welcome.

Gardening is, at its core, a labor of love and a community effort based on sharing. Sharing comes in many forms:  knowledge, labor, or the harvest. I can hardly wait for us to enjoy all of the bounty. Stay safe, and sane!

It can’t come soon enough!

Stay safe, and sane!

~ Aleeda Crawley president@maplewoodgardenclub.org