DISTRICT III - Lafayette Garden Club Lafayette LA Deeds and Doings
Lafayette Garden Club presented Manager Emily Cortese of Crossroads Collective in the Oil Center with the Civic Pride Award for October. Planters of Petunias, Coleus, Pentas and Cordyline flank the entrance.
Members of the District III planning committee of Lafayette Garden Club met in the home of Babette Werner, District III Chair October 4. From left are Roxanna Champagne, LGCF President in charge of favors and protocol;, Karen Hoyt, District III Treasurer; Julie Anna Ousse, hospitality; Cecille Revels, table decorations; Versa Dore, District III Director; Babette Werner, program and speaker; Kathy Van Ness, credentials; and LGC President Anita Petitjean, staging and decorations. The meeting, hosted by Lafayette Garden Club, will be held October 21 at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette.
Phillip Wallace spoke at the club’s October meeting on hummingbirds and butterflies.
Lafayette and Abbeville Garden Clubs held the National Garden Clubs Inc. Gardening School, Course II, at Vermilion Parish LSU AgCenter in Abbeville. Speakers for the September 1-2 event included Gail Wakefield, Lafayette Parish Master Gardener; Stuart Gauthier, St. Martinsville extension agent; Larry Lemaire, hydroponic produce farmer; Raghuwinder Singh, PhD, professor LSU Agcenter; Dan Devenport, associate parish extension agent; and Ron Straham PhD, associate professor LSU Agcenter. Pictured are members of both Abbeville and Lafayette Garden Clubs, along with members of the 2021 Lafayette Parish Master Gardener class.
President Anita Petitjean of Lafayette Garden Club, opens the NGC Gardening School Sept. 1 in Abbeville. In the background is Babette Werner, LGCF Gardening Council President.
Attending the Gardening School were from left, Patricia Ortalano of Marrero, LGCF First vice-president; Donna Rouch of Nebraska and Branson, Mo, NGC second vice-president; and Roxanna Champagne, LGCF president.
Gardening school participants visited the gardens of Liz Gremillion, 216 Third Street, Abbeville.
Mark Genung, PhD, spoke to the club on "Pollination: Bees and other Pollinator" at the September 8 meeting of the Lafayette Garden Club. Dr. Genung established the Louisiana Native Bee Laboratory at the University of Louisiana Lafayette in 2019.
Loraine Allain presented the bird report at the club's September meeting held at Ira Nelson Horticulture Center.
Members of Lafayette Garden Club worked on favors for the upcoming District III meeting on October 24 at the home of Cinde Risinger-Johnson,
Members handed out the club's yearbook September 16 at Ira Nelson Horticulture Center. From left are Babette Werner, past president; Anita Petitjean, current president; and Linda Demanade, yearbook chairman.
Lafayette Garden Club members handed out information about the club at the Lafayette Master Gardeners Plantfest Saturday, September 25. Standing, from left, are Babette Werner, Roxanna Champagne, Anita Petitjean and Kenny Van Ness. Seated is Kathy Van Ness.
Lafayette Garden Club - Civic Pride
The Lafayette Garden club presented the Civic Pride award to Liz Pena, owner and manager of Carpe Diem located at 812 Jefferson Street in Lafayette. The outdoor seating area is shaded with hanging baskets filled with macho fern, caladiums, impatience, ivy and potato vine.
Lafayette Garden Club - Garden of the Month
Peggy Piazza was awarded the September Garden of the Month by Lafayette Garden Club. Peggy's yard, located at 105 Beverly Drive in Lafayette, features azaleas, croton, amaryllis, pittosporum as well as hanging macho ferns on the porch.
Dr. Luris Sanchez was chosen the August Garden of the Month by Lafayette Garden Club. The front yard, located at 214 Digby, is planted with hostas, gingers, Angelonia, limelight hydrangeas, roses, caladiums, boxwoods and more.
Advancial Federal Credit Union, 306 East Kaliste Saloom, was awarded the August Civic Pride by Lafayette Garden Club. Accepting the award is Connie Boudreaux, branch manager.
About 25 members of Lafayette Garden Club attended the "Hats Off To You" Appreciation Workshop Wednesday, July 21, at Ira Nelson Horticulture. The workshop presented by Linda Tubbs of Monroe and Debra Stansel of Arkansas stressed the positive aspects, the challenges and the changes members would like to see. Pictured, from left, receiving Certificates of Appreciation from President Anita Petitjean are Linda and Debra.
Lafayette Garden Club received the following awards from Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Deep South and National Garden Club at Summer Board held in Lecompte, LA this July:
Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc Awards
Award #1 -Garden Club Achievement Award – Gold Seal w/Gold Ribbon – non-competitive Award #2-4 - Yearbook Award – 2nd Place $10 Award #5B - Horticulture Honor Roll – Gold Seal – non-competitive Award #7B - Inter-Club Relations Award for Individual – Babette Werner Award #11C - Special Conservation Award – non-competitive Award #17 - Arbor Day Award – non-competitive Award #22 Publicity Press Book – 1st Place Large Clubs
Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc Awards Award 5Aii - Pub- lic Relations Award – 1st Place Award 31 A3 - Publicity Press Book – 1st Place Award 32 - Member Award of Honor – Babette Werner National Garden Clubs, Inc Awards #EC-1 -The Lucille Droege Mauntel Conservation Award Overall Winner – Lafayette Garden Club ($100) #SR-3 -Member of Honor Award by Region- Deep South Babette Werner
Civic Pride Award - July 2021 - Jane's French Cuisine, 618 East University Avenue, was presented the July Civic Pride award by Lafayette Garden Club.
Congratulations to Jane's French Cuisine, 618 E University Ave. in Lafayette. Located at the corner of Taft and University it features an enclosed courtyard for dining al fresco. The stucco fence has wall sconces and is surrounded by mature crepe myrtle, magnolia and holly trees. The enclosed herb garden is a New Orleans style feature. The parking area is surrounded by boxwood, limelight hydrangea, cannas, ginger, lantana, antique roses, fig and aspidistra.
Cinde Risinger-Johnson hosted a Garden Stroll of her garden June 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for members of Lafayette Garden Club and Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners. Pictured, from left, are Babette Werner, her grandson Werner, and Cinde.
Rick and Connie Voth were awarded the July Garden of the Month by Lafayette Garden Club. The 2.4 acre property on the Vermilion River is located at 1406 East Bayou Parkway in Lafayette.
Attending the District III Presidents' meeting June 17 in Franklin were from left, Sarah LeBlanc, Circle of Roses chairman and LGC past treasurer; Roxanna Champagne, Louisiana State Garden Club President and LGC member; and Anita Petitjean, Lafayette Garden Club President.
Lafayette Garden Club President Anita Petitjean, center, attended the District III Presidents' meeting in Franklin on June 17 along with other presidents from the district.
The Lafayette Garden Club presented Bernadette Roberts with the June Garden of the Month. Bernadette, who lives at 108 La Serre Lane in Lafayette, has filled her flower beds with caladiums, hostas , sunpatiens, Indian hawthorn, begonias and more.
Mark "Aubrey" Cole, owner of Don's Specialty Meats in Carencro, was presented the June Civic Pride Award by Lafayette Garden Club. The business, located at 4120 Northeast Evangeline Thruway in Carencro, is planted with Drift roses, agapanthus, impatiens, salvia, azalea, and holly, bottle brush, magnolia, cypress and oak trees.
May Social/ Installation Meeting
Babette Werner presents Brittany Grissom with certificate for being chosen Member of the Year
Linda Broussard, left, is chosen Woman of the Year. Presenting her with a flower arrangement is Cecille Revels, 2020 Woman of the Year, and Babette Werner, past president.
Carol Noel hosted the Lafayette Garden Club May Social/ Installation Meeting at her home on May 12. Cinde Risinger-Johnson installed the following: Members-at-large Julie Anna Ousse, Lorraine Allain and Julie Haack; Historian Gretchen Stewart, Parliamentarian Becky Lege, Corresponding Secretary Kathy Van Ness, Recording Secretary Dee Nolan, Treasurer Brittany Grissom, Vice President Linda Demanade, President-Elect Linda Broussard, and President Anita Petitjean. Linda Broussard was honored as 2021 Woman of the Year and Brittany Grissom as 2021 Member of the Year. Lorraine Allain received the People's Choice Award from the Flower Show. Julie Haack decorated the memorial table and spoke about departed members--Norman Balliviero, Bercis Ovunc, Aline Arceneaux and Ann Justice.
Cleanest Schools - May 4, 2021
Lafayette Garden Club Cleanest Schools Committee and Brianne Hendricks with Parish Proud presented certificates to winners of the contest. Winning schools were Duson Elementary for elementary school, Lafayette Middle for middle school and Comeaux High for high school. Shown are members of the committee and principals accepting the award. Lafayette Parish Council acknowledged the winners at the May 4 meeting. Bayou Vermilion and Preservation Association and Parish Proud presented a monetary award.
Members of Lafayette Garden Club served hamburgers and hot dogs to volunteers of Lafayette Consolidated Government's Trash Bash event recently. The community cleanup aims to remove litter from streets, parks and Bayou Vermilion. From left are Sarah LeBlanc, Julie Anna Ousse, Anita Petitjean and Dee Nolan, seated.
Wine and Cheese Event - April 23, 2021
Past President Babette Werner hosted a Wine and Cheese event inducting Lafayette Garden Club Member Roxanna Champagne as new LGCF President at her home on April 23. Donna Bucci served as installation officer and spoke on the difficulties Linda Finley, outgoing president, had to deal with and of the leadership abilities of Roxanna. Donna presented both with baskets of iris including the iris named after our own Aline Arceneaux. Dee Nolan presented Roxanna with a handmade doll wearing a queen’s crown. LGCF officers and chairmen from District III were in attendance.
Tabling Event - April 18, 2021
Members of Lafayette Garden Club held their first tabling events April 18 at the home of Sarah Schoeffler and at Southside Public Library. Members manned a table with displays and handouts about the club plus sold caladium bulbs, in addition to providing information about the club, at Sarah’s Garden Tour.
Small Standard Flower Show - April 17, 2021
The December Garden of the Month is presented to Carolyn and Jim Rink, 307 Arlette in Lafayette.
Civic Pride Award
The Civic Pride Award is presented to the Lafayette South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA by the Lafayette Garden Club. Pictured are Branch Manager, Angie Hurling and Assistant Branch Manager, Anna Gauthier. The landscape includes seasonal color, currently, white and red penta and purple ageratum. Foundation plants include shi-shi camellias, Indian hawthorn, variegated ginger, foxtail fern and rows of bottlebrush. Crepe myrtle, lacebark elm, sweetbay magnolia and oak trees are found through the landscape and the parking lot. Lafayette Garden Club and the City of Lafayette partner to award monthly a business or public facility that has made a concerted effort to beautify its grounds and overall appearance with landscaping. A public sign recognizing the award winner is displayed at the business for a 30-day period to increase community awareness of having pride in the community. LGC is a member of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc, the Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and the National Garden Club Inc.
Garden of the Month
Lafayette Garden Club presents the October Garden of Month to Nic and Katherine Love, 130 Dunreath, Lafayette, LA. The Loves removed the older landscaping, a row of holly bushes, and created a delightful garden. Katherine created the design and Nic assisted with planting. Their beds include hydrangea, flax, begonias, impatiens, day lilies, marigold, Tradescantia pallida ‘Purple Heart’, bridal wreath, low growing azaleas and euryops for pops of yellow. Sweet olive trees flank the front beds. A sugar kettle and bird water feature in the front bed provide visual interest. The front porch has a swing, pot plants and various seating areas to relax and enjoy the day. Under the lacebark elm tree is a small seating area with a bird feeder.
The Loves garden is a labor of love and one to be enjoyed by all.Lafayette Garden Club and the City of Lafayette partner to award monthly a residential garden for outstanding and unique landscaping design. A public sign recognizing the award winner is displayed at the home for a 30-day period to increase community awareness of having pride in the community. LGC is a member of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Inc, the Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., and the National Garden Club Inc.
Executive Board Meeting August 30, 2020
Members of Lafayette Garden Club met in the home of President Babette Werner for an executive board meeting on August 30. Topics discussed included fundraisers, approval of the budget, Pennies for Pines, and club awards. Discussion on the wording of membership in the bylaws and the addition of night and Sunday brunch meetings were also mentioned. The club’s next meeting will be a fall brunch, business meeting and white elephant auction at the home of Kathy Van Ness.
Among those attending the Lafayette Garden Club’s executive board meeting were from left, Diana Nolan, ex-officio; Anita Petitjean, president elect; Babette Werner, president; Kathy Van Ness, corresponding secretary; and Brittany Grissom, treasurer. Also in attendance were Sarah LeBlanc, recording secretary; Linda Broussard, parliamentarian; Linda Demanade, vice-president, Cecille Revels, member at large; and Debbie Grissom, historian.