Thursday, Jan. 17, members of the Karnes City Garden Club met at the El Oso Water Department meeting room. After the members recited the Lord’s Prayer and the Pledge to the United States of America Flag, member Lola Lyssy from Runge delighted everyone present with a very special presentation about “tea parties”. Lola has been educated for many years about the different types of teas to enjoy as well as the decor involved to put on a proper tea occasion. Lola displayed 3 different sets of China for the occasion namely, Russian, French and English dishes. Lola suggested that the sandwiches can be chicken and egg salad, along with cucumber salad to help break the sweetness. Also served was sponge cake, raspberry jelly, biestro butter and sweet cream. Lola also mentioned that the different teas can be used for all sorts of different reasons, for example, Camomille tea is good for soothing nerves. Other members also prepared different foods for the tea party. Joining Lola was Ellen Ann Vickors and Carol Medic.
Members are busy working with two memorial gardens in our city, namely the Veterans Memorial and Wreath Across America. Mary Louis Jonas was very happy about the Wreaths of America Program turn out Dec. 15. Many people came together and honored our Military. Marlane Smith is in charge of accepting memorials for the tiles in the gardens. If you have a loved one, family or friend, you wish to honor with a special tile for our gardens, call Marlane at 830-780-2635.
Our organization will be having a special garden tour during the month of April. President Gladys Janysek will arrange for different garden experts in our area to participate.
Our member, Jeff Quintero gave a very informative report on ideas for watering pot plants for your yard. Jeff also mentioned that he will be attending a special fruit tree seminar in our area soon.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 21 with Doctor Larry Franke as guest speaker, teaching about home gardening. Hostesses will be Betty Butler, Charlene Looney and Mary Williams.