Kilgore Garden Club learns about hydrangeas

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Kilgore Garden Club met November in the home of Kay Yates with Mylinda Keenon as co-hostess. Assorted pastries, ham and cheese roll-ups, fruit and coffee were served. The refreshments complimented a beautiful autumn theme.

Peggy Bowne opened the meeting by reading the Gardener’s Prayers. Minutes were read and approved and the treasurer’s report given.

Bowne presented the program on hydrangeas and stated she began growing hydrangeas 38 years ago. There are 100 difference kinds. She has 12 different kinds in her yard. Hydrangeas species are Annabelle, Lace Cap, Mophead, Oakleaf and Pee Gee Family.

Hydrangeas are fascinating in that the color of their flowers change dramatically. You may see several different colors on one plant. The plant changes color on its own.

It is much easier to change color if planted in pots. Type of soil determines color of bloom. Never prune or cut back the plant.

The next meeting will be a luncheon at the home of Bowne at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7.

Members present were Bowne, Keenon, Yates, Cynthia Adams, Debra Tanner, Darlene Bingham, Alice Lowery, Martha Lee, Ferol Whitfield, Jean Robertson, Joy Tate, Gayla Baxter and Ann Patterson.

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