Seabrook Island Garden Club meets November 13

Garden Club-2The next meeting of the Seabrook Island Garden Club is scheduled for Friday, November 13, 2015, at 9:30 AM at the Seabrook Island Lake House. The Seabrook Island Garden Club is a great place to meet your neighbors, support your community and cultivate friendships while learning from our experienced gardeners and wonderful speakers on a variety of horticultural related topics.

Join us this November as we welcome our special speaker, Peggy Groce with her timely presentation on How to Force Amaryllis and Spring bulbs to Bloom for Winter Color.  Peggy is a retired horticulturist.  Peggy Groce 2She studied at the University of Georgia and for 17 years owned and operated “Greenery Unlimited Inc” dealing with interior tropical plants in Plano, Texas.  She also lived in Chicago and Pittsburgh, Illinois and through the years she served on numerous organizations in various capacities such as; the state convention chairman for Illinois and Pennsylvania, and Assistant District Director for the Pittsburg Flower Show.  Most recently she lived in Southport, NC where she was head of the garden guild for TUMC and on the board of the Maritime Museum.  Peggy currently volunteers at the Charleston Horticulture Society (Plantasia) and Growing Minds. She likes to golf, fish, and garden and is active with her church, Palmetto Presbyterian.  One year ago Peggy relocated to Charleston settling downtown for 6 months while her home was being built in Carolina Park.  She is a widow and lives in Mount Pleasant with her two (terriers) dogs.

In keeping with tradition at the November meeting, the Seabrook Island Garden Club membership also looks forward to hosting and welcoming the members of the Kiawah Island Garden Club.  This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of our Kiawah Island neighbors and share best practices.

Also at this meeting the Holiday Open House committee will have a sign-up table for volunteers before and after the meeting.  This annual event is a wonderful way to spread the spirit and cheer of the holiday season.  While it is a huge undertaking, it is also great fun to participate in the organization and delivery of this delightful event which will be enjoyed by our entire community.  All Seabrook Island residents are invited, therefore, to ensure the success of our Open House it does require the full engagement of all club members.

For information on the Holiday Open House Committee or how you can help, please contact the committee chairperson; Kathy Rigtrup Email:  For information on membership please contact:  Cheryl Schumann Email:

Submitted by Alberta Barron

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