Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Judges Dig It!


Left: America in Bloom judges, Billy Butterfield and Melanie Riggs, and Williams Nursery owner, Dave Williams, meet with Rake and Hoe club members, Gayle Lechner and Irene Greenstein, to tour through Shadowlawn Park.

Teaming up with the Rake and Hoe Garden members, a part of the Westfield in Bloom tour this year shed light on the hard work the club executes throughout the year. Rake and Hoe club members, Gayle Lechner and Irene Greenstein, were kind enough to guide us through Shadowlawn Park and a fellow club member’s backyard garden. In addition to maintaining the upkeep of the park weekly, over the course of the year the club hosts many events such as “Deck the Halls”, project “Planting Sunshine”, and have even published their own cook book.

Federated with the National Council of State Garden Clubs, and the Garden Club of New Jersey, the Rake and Hoe Garden Club of Westfield, has between 50 and 70 members all of whom share one thing in common: a love of flowers and gardening.

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