Saturday, January 22, 2022

New Members Join Calusa Garden Club

Jackie Purvis, Second Vice President and Membership Chair of the Club.

At the recent meeting of the Calusa Garden Club, members were proud to induct six new members: Monique Doyle, Tiki Finney, Eva Kubinsky, Sharon Lewis, Kimberly Korb Porter and Jane Robinson.

After the business meeting, Club members listened and also participated in a presentation on water lilies given by Danny Cox, Aquatic Plants Director of Naples Botanical Gardens. Cox presented a Powerpoint presentation on the biology of waterlilies, and demonstrated how Naples Botanical Gardens mixes chemicals in its waterlily ponds to prevent sunburn to the waterlily stems. He passed around to the members several beautiful large, brightly colored water lilies, along with their stems and leaves, and engaged the Club members by letting them touch and examine the water lilies. Club members were interested in how Naples Botanical Garden keeps its water lilies healthy and admired the large purple, yellow and white blossoms.

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

Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island meets the second Monday of each month, October 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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