In June 2015, three friends and Junior League Sustainers – Cathy Brooks, Deanna Slone and Beth Ann Riechman* – began a conversation that bloomed into a sincere interest in forming a garden club. Their shared love of beautiful flowers, service and giving back to the community took root, leading to the establishment of the Marietta Daisies Garden Club. Instrumental in the formation of the club were Pril Buege and Mikel Vann, who remain mentors and constant supporters.
The Marietta Magnolia Garden Club officially sponsored the Marietta Daisies into the Marietta Garden Council, Inc. Our first planning meeting took place around the formal dining room table at the Marietta Educational Garden Center, appropriately our "home." The Daisies were the newest club formed in more than a decade and endorsed by the Jonquil and Flower Garden Clubs - that still encourage our efforts. Members are committed to beautification, education, service and leadership in our community. We thank our "founders" for their unwavering support and guidance, as we continue to grow together.
*Beth Ann moved to St. Louis shortly after the trio founded the club. In her own words, "The friendship I have with Cathy and Deanna are forever changed. I thank them for their fortitude, friendship and diligence to persevere into this endeavor with me. Wherever this road takes the Daisies, we will always have garden club."
NEWS & EVENTS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
AN IMPORTANT DAISIES UPDATE...In an effort to exercise caution and adhere to state and local guidelines, our regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 16th will be postponed to Monday, March 30th.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy, and taking every precaution possible.
DID YOU KNOW?
* Jim Beardon (of the Friends of Green Meadow Preserve) and the folks at Cornell Lab of Ornithology have been tracking the progress of our blue birds - which were seen hatching this past spring at the Rose Garden! Check out this link with details on the Bluebird Trail Walk & Talk Tour.
WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED
* A special thank you to Joe Ranney and the folks at Wild Birds Unlimited for their continued support of our garden club - especially in our work with the Marietta Middle School students. We encourage you to visit their website and store to learn more about what they offer!
ROSES IN BLOOM
Click here for a comprehensive guide, full of tips and techniques, to grow and maintain a beautiful rose garden. Learn about the different varieties, as well as a month-by-month guide to their care and maintenance.
NEW ON OUR WEBSITE
LINKS WE LOVE
Click here to redirect to the new "Links We Love" page. We'll share links to interesting information that we think our members will love. If you have a website you'd like to share, please email us at to mention it, and we'll feature it here!
With so many great resources and books available to gardeners of all experience levels, we thought it would be wonderful to share those resources with our Marietta Daisies members.
Click here to see what books we are currently recommending!