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Garden club members tour Loft at Sunflower Trail

By Linda Dean
Mocksville Garden Club

On Oct. 7 members of the Mocksville Garden Club held their monthly meeting at The Loft at Sunflower Trail.
“What a great venue to have an event. We loved it,” said Allison Wiedeman, club president.
Before the meeting, club members toured the acres of sunflowers, zinnias, and cosmos, etc.
They also visited the Loft’s barn venue.
“Made of cedar, the barn was not only beautiful, but smelled wonderful,” she said.
At the club meeting, owner Tabitha Holbrook gave a history of the property and talked about the types of seeds planted, germination, and growth time. She went further into the stages of growth and types of birds attracted.
“Everyone agreed that this sunflower farm is worth a visit next summer,” Wiedeman said.
After refreshments provided by Hillary Hagelstein and Betty Ward, the club held its business meeting led by Wiedeman. After an inspiration by Lillian Sharpe, Wiedeman introduced new club members Dolly Simon, Elizabeth Hinkle and Karen Chappell.
Wiedeman provided the door prize, won by Audrey Glacken.
Another club event in October was planting pansies in the downtown planters. The town has replaced the old planters on the north side of Main Street with new planters, benches, and a few trees. The south side of Main Street will have planters replaced at a later date.
Also in October, club members held a plant sale at the Farmer’s Market at Junker’s Mill. They sold perennials and house plants grown by club members, along with calendars and baked items. Christmas greenery orders for wreaths, candy canes, garland and much more were taken. To order greenery or see what is available, call Becky Peters at 336-287-1256.
If you would like to attend a meeting or learn more about the the club, contact Wiedeman at 410-858-6846.