The March Lakeside Garden Guild meeting was held on Thursday 3/16 at Beth Fluke's home in the Raquet Club. Leslie Martin provided pastries, Vickie Christensen brought a fruit salad, and Linda Hines provided the floral display.
Two guests attended the meeting: Margaret Quinn brought a new neighbor, Carrie Hemphill, and Vickie Christensen brought her friend, Judy.
Programs Alicia Merrell introduced Mariana Soto, owner of Las Plantas de Amelia, with her program "Flower Arranging & Sourcing".
After an informative program, most of us went to lunch at Villa Bella's to continue chatting over a delicious lunch.
The February Lakeside Garden Guild meeting was held on Thursday 2/16 at Jan Alswager’s home in Upper Chula Vista. Sue Williams provided homemade pastries, Alicia Merrill brought fruit skewers, and Jan Alswager provided the floral display. As Guild Members arrived and wandered through her beautifully mature gardens, Jan pointed out her favorite plants - her jade vine is simply stunning. Two guests attended the meeting: Margaret Quinn brought a new neighbor, Carrie Hemphill, and Beth Fluke brought her friend, Beckie Mara. Programs Alicia Merrell introducedGreg Ochs from Greengo Farms with his program "Growing Sprouts." Many of us are familiar with his products sold at the Tuesday Market. His products are also available at the Rootside Market in the Laguna Mall. Greg graciously provided sample cups with the various microgreens and sprouts for attendees to taste, and brought some kits so we could "grow our own." After an informative program, most of us went to lunch at Adelita's to continue chatting over a delicious lunch.
Vickie Christensen, Carmen Bentivoglio, and Bonnie Newman
The Lakeside Garden Guild meeting was held on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the home of outgoing President Allegra Willis at Club de Golf Santa Anita/ Tlajomulco. Members met and carpooled to Allegra's house. A short business meeting was held and President Allegra Willis passed the Garden Guild gavel to Incoming President Bonnie Newman who introduced the Incoming BOD and Committee Chairs. A delicious luncheon followed with lasagna provided by Allegra and members bringing appetizers, salads, and deserts. Linda Hines took photos of the new Board and Committee Chairs. Members then returned to Ajijic with some members stopping at the Rancho Calderon nursery for plant shopping.
2023 Board: Vickie Christensen, Janine Kirkland, Janet Capetillo, Susan Bainbridge, Bonnie Newman, Jan Alswager, Allegra Willis