Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
April 1998 State Convention
When someone calls you by name...
Or names "something" after you...
It is generally because they like you a lot...or
that "something" has particular qualities that remind them of you.
a friend once named a flower after me...it's
called "Lady Emma"
and it's BIG.......PINK..........and....WRINKLED!
Well, I too have a friend who deserves this
We took the stalwart "Norman Lee" and crossed
it with a bit of "Blushing Romance" to create a
specimen that was born with a deep, red heart
and touched with a sunny, yellow personality.
It is a hardy variety that will put
up with allot of stress but remain soft around the edges.
It's a prolific bloomer except for this evening.
This plant has no blossoms because the flower is
blooming at our head table.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I present the latest cultivar registered with
the American Hibiscus Society
a fiery, hot little number...
O Edgar Williams and Jo Williams, President of the Florida Federated
District 8 Delegates
Marion Crane, Mary DeLong, Alice Chanstrom and Sue Jones
Dottie Womble, Evelyn Rodriguez, Dorothy Meyers and Jeanne Bedami
From the Davis Islands Garden Club in Tampa
Terrific Ten's Kay Jackson, Rose Levis, Pat Matthews and Patty Prange,
Edgar and Jo with Electric Eleven's Designer Cindy Rieger.
While the business of the convention was being handled by our President
and the delegates, Eben Rieger took the "mates" for a cruise on boad the
Rieger"s 72 foot Hatteras, "Sandpiper VI".
Cindy also created one of the many wonderful designs at the convention.
State Convention Chairman, Ann Schandelmayer being inducted into the
"Hall of Fame"
Starr Fisher, M.E. DePalma and Rose Bechard-Butman
presenting Ann with her answering machine.
Nan Knox receiving her Hall of Fame Award
seated: Meredith McDonald, Marathons 2nd VP; Char Merritt, Marathon
President; Martha Lorimer, Key West GC
standing: Toni Appell, District Awards Chairman; Barbara Werner, District
Director and Barbara Wolf, Pres. Key West GC
Guest speaker Katie Moss Warner, Director of Horticulture and
Environmental Initiatives at Walt Disney World
with Joyce Droege, a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club of District
Surprise guest Lois Dupre Shuster, Second Vice President of The National
Council of State Garden Clubs
Emma" and "Jo Williams" are available by request from Winn Soldani.
To see his Hibiscus catalogue online or contact
him by email go to Fancy
Over 400 of the world's leading biologists
have recently declared that the earth is facing it's 6th period
of mass extinction of plants and animals. This one, unlike all
those before, is caused by MANKIND.
The major cause is HABITAT DISTRUCTION by
You might feel like there is not much you
can do to make a difference but you would be wrong.
One person, each one of us, CAN make a difference.
To find out what you can do to make your small
space on earth a habitat for wildlife.
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