Thursday, October 28, 2021

Calusa Garden Club to Present Speaker on Native Plants & Native Habitats

Submitted Photos | Pioneer Garden close up (Dec 2019).

On Monday, January 13, Calusa Garden Club will present speaker Eric Jadaszewski, owner of Everglades Native Design, speaking on Native Plants and Habitats for Marco Island. Jadaszewski’s presentation will begin at 1:15 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The public is welcome to attend. 

Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island members donated floral designs in December to Collier County Tax Collector’s office on Winterberry Drive. Sara Clayton of the office is shown with Marianne Foley’s design. In addition, Garden Club member Bonnie Foley donated the floral design pictured to the Marco branch of the Library, adding a seasonal touch with miniature Christmas tree ornaments and a beaded garland. 

Calusa Garden Club is working with Marco Island Historical Society on a Pioneer Garden. The picture shows the small garden with a key lime tree, miniature banana trees, sweet potatoes and other plants that would have been grown by Marco Island pioneers at about the year 1900. The Pioneer Garden will be dedicated with a public presentation later in January. 

Calusa Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and membership is open to those interested in horticulture, floral design and environmental matters residing 5 months or more in Collier County.  

Calusa Garden Club meets the second Monday of October and November, and January through March, at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Business meetings begin at 12:30 PM and programs begin at 1:15 PM. Calusa Garden Club welcomes visitors interested in our educational programs and visitors interested in membership. Contact the Garden Club at, or on the Garden Club’s website,, or visit the Club’s Facebook page Calusa Garden Club. 

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