Garden Club Learns About Wildflowers
Donna Beliech, Area Horticulturist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, discussed the importance of wildflowers last month at the Wesson Garden Club meeting
Beliech's comments were a product of deep experience. Growing up on a dairy and soybean farm in the Mississippi Delta and working in the family’s garden, she developed an interest in plants which led her to obtaining degrees in both Forestry and Horticulture. In 1996, she joined the MSU Extension Service and currently serves an eight-county area in Central Mississippi presenting educational programs pertaining to plant problems and possible solutions, gardening trends, and plant availability.
Following the formal meeting, Garden Club members made pink bows to be used in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Club met at the American Legion Building. Attendees were Marilyn Britt, Sherri Carty, Sonya Cowen, Robin Furr, Debbie Hoaglin, Denise Jackson, Pam McLemore, JoAnn Miller, June Owens, Pam Owens, Jennifer Peets, Joy Phillips, Jean Ricks, Meghan Shepherd, Debbie Smith, Lisa Smith, Nancy Sullivan, Dixie Thornton, Cathy Warren and Joy Wesbrooks. Also present were prospective Club members Lori Dougherty and Linda Toten.
The Wesson Garden Club is a member of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, Inc. and The National Garden Clubs, Inc.