May 15, 2013 10:50 AM

The Evergreen Garden Club recently held its monthly meeting for May.

On April 15, EGC members and guests carpooled to Phipps Conservatory. After lunch at the Phipp’s Cafe, the group explored the beautiful rooms and gardens.

The committee for the new garden at the Indiana Regional Medical Center Women’s Imaging Center met at the site on April 16 to plan the design. After several planning meetings, the garden was finally planted on May 9 and 10.

The garden incorporates a variety of pink geraniums planted in the shape of a pink ribbon.

The club would like to thank Dan McQuiston and Norman Roles, employees of IRMC for their outstanding help. The public is invited to view the “Pink Ribbon Garden,” which honors all those who enter the Women’s Imaging Center.

The May 20 meeting will be the annual spring cleanup and planting at the Silas Clark House, beginning at 10 a.m. Members should bring their tools, kneepads or kneelers, and come ready to prepare and plant the gardens and urns. Jean Williams, JoAnne McQuilkin, Mary Lou Stake and Marjory Lynn are coordinating a luncheon to be served after the gardens are planted. There will be a business meeting after lunch.

The June meeting will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church with refreshments at 12:30 p.m. Larry DeChurch, a master gardener and a recipient of the “Welcome to Indiana” Image Award, will present the program, “Growing Flowers and Vegetables in Raised Beds,” at 1 p.m.

The public is invited to attend garden club meetings, which are held every third Monday of the month. For more information, contact Marcy Cunkelman, publicity chairman, at (724) 459-7229.


The Indiana Business Women held their meeting May 2.

The speaker for the meeting was Denise Chresos of The Flower Gallery. Denise discussed the importance of ordering flowers from a locally owned and -operated florist, whether on the website, by phone or in person.

When using the national florists, you will be charged extra fees for their service. By using a local florist in the area you wish to send the flowers, you eliminate the middle person, which helps to reduce the cost and promote small businesses.

Chresos also showed different types of wristlets or wrist corsages for prom. She stated there are many different kinds of bracelets available to coordinate with the dress and can also be used as a keepsake after prom.

Chresos demonstrated how to make a “pin on” corsage for your mom. Denise stated that Mother’s Day is a florist’s busiest holiday, contrary to Valentine’s Day, as most people think.

The mission of IBW is to empower women of the community to succeed in their profession through networking, referrals and collaboration.

The group provides an environment of encouragement, opportunity and resources.

The speaker for the next meeting, to be held Thursday, will be Denise Drew of We Travel Gluten Free.

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