The Four Seasons Garden Club met 11:30 a.m. March 19 at Sirloin Stockade.
President Daveen Holzapfel called the meeting to order by ringing the bell. The club started with humor. Joanne Smith, humorist, read a few small country jokes.
Roll call was taken with 10 members present, including Jane Beuttel, Darlene Frieden, Daveen Holzapfel, Faye Hunt, Dolores Larsen, Lia Niehoff, Frances O’Banion, Linda Robbins, Norma Sellers and Joanne Smith.
The minutes were read from the February meeting by secretary Dolores Larsen.
The treasurer’s report was given by Norma Sellers. There was a collection of dues at last month’s meeting. No bills were presented for payment.
There was no old business.
New business was planning for the planting of the pots on Main Street in Ottawa. The date has been set for May 3. Daveen Holzapfel and Joanne Smith will contact the City of Ottawa to see what the budget will be this year. There are 16 planters, and it was decided to stay with the same flowers as last year because they did so well: chartreuse sweet potatoes, vinca vine, purple, red and white petunias, one spike per pot, multi-colored marigolds and rose moss. Darlene Frieden will pick up the plants from Sand Creek Nursery. Darlene Freiden and Dolores Larsen will bring water for the pots. Members will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of People’s Bank. Linda Robbins and Faye Hunt will bring their wagons to transport the plants to the pots. Note: Porter Spears does not want a sweet potato vine in the flower in front of their business. Members will do more finalization at the next meeting in April.
Daveen Holzapfel will be going to Sand Creek Nursery and Orschehn’s to see if they are still willing to give gift certificates for Yards of the Month. The first Yard of the Month for Ottawa will start in May 2014.
The club’s next meeting will be 1:30 p.m. April 16 at the home of Dolores Larsen.
The meeting was adjourned.