All Seasons Garden Club tours Calhouns’ gardens


By Becky Hackman | For The Tribune

The members of All Seasons Garden Club recently enjoyed a delightful evening as they toured Charles Calhoun’s beautiful landscaped gardens in Seymour, led by Calhoun and his wife, Shara Calhoun.

As it was a warm evening, cold drinks and snack bags were provided to the guests to enjoy as they viewed the gardens. One interesting point was the use of annuals as opposed to perennials, along with a variety of ground cover and how he designs his different beds. The coleus and variety of grasses as well as a display of bright orange zinnias put on quite the show for the members.

Calhoun explained it took many years to get the landscaping to his satisfaction and answered the many questions the members had for him. The most popular questions asked of him were about his showy tulip gardens every spring and how he accomplished this. All of the members agreed they couldn’t wait for the display next spring. Afterwards, the members were invited in to tour their home.

The members then returned to hostess Darlene Groseclose’s home for refreshments and a short business meeting. Brenda Turner was co-host. Vice President Charlotte Foster led the meeting and collected the money for the October meeting to be held at the home of Lee Ann Evans. Each member will make a dried arrangement from the variety of flowers she will provide.

Becky Hackman encouraged the group to enter flower arrangements in next year’s county fair. Hackman also told the group Jeanette Chastain will be the parade marshal for the HOPE Medora Goes Pink festival to be held Oct. 8 and asked members to walk behind her float in support of Chastain.

An encouragement card for Joan Thompson, who is still experiencing health issues, was signed by the group. Sandy Kovener gave information on Lightning Bug Valley in Deputy and suggested it to be a good garden tour for the April 2023 meeting.

Kovener and Linda Kamman will host the September meeting. It will be held Sept. 10 at Monroe Reservoir. Members will meet in Brownstown at 9:30 a.m. to carpool. A stop at Mays Greenhouse in Bloomington will be first, and then members will travel on to the Koveners’ condo for an enjoyable day on the lake.

Succulent-filled planters were door prizes going to Shirley Lewis and Sandy Kovener.

The meeting was then adjourned.

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