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Garden Club hears methods to dry flowers
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The Beeville Garden Club held its December meeting at the home of Gwen DeWitt, who also made the horticulture arrangement and presented the dried flower program. Twenty-five members attended.

For December, a triangular arrangement with three white spider mums, variegated holly, green pom-pom mums and gold ting-ting grass, arranged in a low ruby red container, made a festive holiday arrangement.

Claudine Ramsey, Della Schwenke, Marlo Sandoval and Gwen DeWitt provided the Christmas buffet of festive desserts and holiday sandwiches, hot apple cider and Christmas cookies.

The program focused on drying flowers with the silica method, the glycerine technique and air drying method, which is the easiest to do. Samples of dried flowers were displayed. The longevity of dried flowers can be eight years or more if carefully stored away from light and humidity. Eight Christmas door prizes were issued and ornaments exchanged.

The next meeting will be Jan. 19 at the First National Bank community room at 2 p.m. Those interested are welcome to attend. For more information about the Beeville Garden Club, contact Natalie Arispe at 542-9743.
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