The club had invited the public to join it for the first meeting, but long-time Dearborn Heights Garden Club member Sara Camardo said that Thursday's meeting will actually be devoted to the budget. The Oct. 2 meeting at the center at 1801 N. Beech Daly will feature Cheryl English of Black Cat in Detroit as speaker, Camardo said, addressing the topic of bulbs in general, and how they should be planted in the fall.
“If someone wants to become a member of the club, they should just come to that meeting and see what we do,” she said. “We'll have a sign out, and usually we have member to show any new person they see where we go to meet, in a room off the hallway.”
The club will serve people coffee, tea, ice water and desserts; according to Camardo; and people wanting lunch should “brown bag” it. The Dearborn Heights Garden Club meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. until around 2:30 or 2:45 p.m. every first Thursday of the month, and will feature more speakers in November and January through April. The December meeting will be a potluck with the membership, she said, and the garden club will invite people to share an end-of-the-season luncheon at its May meeting.
Besides guest speakers, the club will also have field trips, crafts and gardening projects. This year, Camardo said, the club will be trying to do more floral arrangements. In lieu of room rent, the club is also responsible for taking care of the Canfield Center gardens from spring to late fall.
The club also takes care of a military memorial there as well, Camardo added.
“I don't think a lot of people know it is even there, and they know about Dearborn Heights' war memorial at City Hall, so that's where they go,” she said. “A family put it (the Canfield memorial) up for deceased POWs.”
The club members will share their knowledge on garden plants at meetings, and discuss the successes and failures of what they're doing in their own gardens, Camardo said.
“The club members are good about sharing those things,” she said.
For more information on the Dearborn Heights Garden Club, call membership chair Judy Bishop at (313) 278-9851.