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Del Webb Ponte Vedra Spring Celebration reported in today's PV Recorder

Posted by Kelly Ray

4/11/13 4:46 PM

Del Webb Garden Club Celebrates Spring

Written by Kelli McDaniel 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 06:00

The Recorder
Del Webb Ponte Vedra at Nocatee and its Garden Club hosted a grand-opening event to celebrate the expansion to the residential garden.
The size of the garden has been tripled and new, state of the art, plots have been installed for the residents to have their own space to grow in the community, said Richard Carty, president of the Garden Club.

Guests were given a chance to stroll through the garden to see all of the additions and what the residents are growing. The Garden Club recently added a butterfly garden as one of the expansions, said vice president of the Garden club, Pamela Peters, to promote butterflies in the area.

The garden also has a grape harbor, orchard and crop fields to produce and array of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

The Garden Club has even more plans to expand the area. A custom greenhouse is scheduled to be completed April 19.

The free event included various appetizers, fresh-squeezed lemonade, chocolate-dipped strawberries and door prizes every half hour.
Attendees could purchase produce from the farmers market set up on site, as well as a variety of orchids. Handmade bird and butterfly houses were also on sale.
Members of the garden club are tending to their plots constantly and they attend monthly meetings to discuss future plans for the garden and what to grow seasonally.
The club is for all skill levels. Some of the members are first time growers, and some are master gardeners, said Carty.

Above: Guests at Del Webb’s garden expansion mingled around one of the plots in the butterfly garden

Below: Renee Ottinger handdipped fresh strawberries in choclates for the guests at Del Webb’s garden expansion. And, a professional swing analyst from TPC Sawgrass was at Del Webb’s garden expansion event to give professional tips to those wanting to improve their golf swing event

Photos by: Kelli McDaniel
The Recorder
Last modified on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 06:00

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