Circles meet 1st Tuesday --> September to May (Daffodil Circle meets 1st Wednesday)

3125 East Silver Springs Blvd, PMB 93, Florida 34470

(352) 871-1094

Pioneer Garden Club

Welcome to Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala

Welcome to Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala

Welcome to Pioneer Garden Club of OcalaWelcome to Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala
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Daffodil Circle

Daffodils meet the first Wednesday of the month Aug-May at 6 p.m.

 


2019/2020

Officers 2019/2020

Daffodil Circle Programs

Officers 2019/2020

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 President          - Donna Paget
Programs          - Mary Lou Van Note       

                                & Ruth Dexheimer
Secretary           - Gloria Arnold
Treasurer            - Ruth Wallace

Committee Chairs

Daffodil Circle Programs

Officers 2019/2020

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Awards - Gloria Arnold, Midge Barrett, Gayle Gossett
Civic Beautification - Donna Paget
Communication - Jean Conrad, Mary Lou Van Note
Fairy Tale Festival - Jacqua Ballas
Fun with Flowers - Nancy Leonard
Seasonal Events (Silver Springs and SpringFest) - Nancy Livesay, Jacqua Ballas
Horticulture/birds,butterflies, Trees, wildflowers - Wendy Staley, Holly Yocum
Garden Therapy - Paula Ryan
Historian / Scrapbook - Donna Paget
Publicity /Scholarship - Nancy Livesay and Ruth Dexheimer
Ways and Means - Tricia Evans

Daffodil Circle Programs

Daffodil Circle Programs

Daffodil Circle Programs

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                     2019/2020

September - Committee Reports 

Notebook inserts

Secret Birthday Choosing

Finalize annual events

Reconnecting after summer break   

October - Wildflowers of Florida  

November - Prepare for Dec Events

December - Christmas for Daffodils 

January - Propagating Hibiscus and woody stemmed plants

February - Fun with Flowers

March - Kanahapo Garden tour-leave 8:30 a.m.

 April - Reports and generate programs for 2020/2021

May - Officer installations  Awards             Dinner Celebration  

Hostesses Sep-Nov

Hostesses Sep-Nov

Daffodil Circle Programs

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September - Home of Jean Conrad

           1. Ruth Dexheimer

          2. Kathie Caldwell

October - Home of Donna Paget

          1. Ruth Wallace

          2. Carolyn Grissom

November - Home of Kathy Bruce

         1. Laurie Wilson

         2. Nancy Livesay

Hostesses Dec-Feb

Hostesses Sep-Nov

Hostesses Dec-Feb

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December - Home of Tricia Evans

          1. Jean Conrad

          2. Flash Arnold

          3. Gayle Gosset

January - Paddock Mall

          1. Wendy Staley

          2. Holly Yocum

February - Home of Gayle Gossett

          1. Nancy Leonard

          2. Donna Paget

hostesses mar-may

Hostesses Sep-Nov

Hostesses Dec-Feb

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 March - Kanapaha Gardens (Feb 29th)

          1. Sheri Sanders

          2. Margit Domeisen

April -  Nancy Leonard

          1. Mary Lou Van Note

          2. Jacqua Ballas

May - Home of Phyllis Kay Mulberry

          1. Marlene Bjork

          2. Paula Ryan

Officers 2018/2019

President           - Ruth Dexheimer 

Vice President  - Mary Lou Van Note           

     Programs      - Paula Rayan / Linda Steer  

Secretary           - Midge Barrett 

Treasurer            - Kathy Bruce 

Committee Chairmen

Awards - Gloria Arnold, Midge Barrett, Gayle Gossett

Civic Beautification - Jaqua Ballas, Nancy Livesay

Communication - Jean Conrad

Fairy Tale Festival - Kathy Bruce, Ruth Dexheimer

Fun with Flowers - Nancy Leonard

Seasonal Events (Silver Springs and SpringFest) - Nancy Livesay, Linda Reimer

Horticulture/birds,butterflies, Trees, wildflowers - Holly Yocum

Garden Therapy - Wendy Staley, Marlene Bjork

Historian / Scrapbook - Donna Paget

Publicity /Scholarship - Tricia Evans

Ways and Means - Pam Norfleet, Mary Lou VanNote

Daffodil Circle Programs 2018/2019

September - Committee Reports
                       Notebook inserts
                       Secret Birthday Choosing
                       Finalize annual events

                       Reconnecting after summer break

October - Tour of Fort King historical site 4 p.m. 

November - Fun with Flowers

December - Christmas for Daffodils

January - Living Wreaths

February - Hybrid Day lilies

March - Cooking with Herbs

April - Tour of CCF Vintage Farm

May - Officer installations

            Awards
           Dinner Celebration

Hostesses

September - Home of Carolyn Grissom
         1. Nancy Leonard
         2. Tricia Evans
October - Home of Fort King Tour 4 p.m.
          1. Donna Paget

           2. Kathy Bruce

 November - Home of Linda Reimer

          1. Nancy Leonard

          2. Nancy Livesay

          3. Mary Lou Van Note

 December - Home of Gayle Gossett

           1. Midge Barrett

           2. Flash Arnold

 January - Home of Donna Paget

           1. Jacqua Ballas

           2. Gayle Gossett

 February - Home of Tricia Evans

           1. Marlene Bjork

           2. Linda Reimer

 March - Home of Pam Norfleet

           1. Wendy Staley

           2. Sheri Sanders

 April -  Vintage Farm Tour

           1. Paula Ryan

           2. Kathy Bruce

 May - Home of Linda Steer

           1. Carolyn Grissom

          2. Ruth Dexheimer

The CF Vintage Farm

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around and delight in the beauty of the farm. 

March 2019

Cooking with herbs

Cooking with herbs

Cooking with herbs

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At Pam's house, we tried some herb inspired recipes.

Cooking with Herbs

Cooking with herbs

Cooking with herbs

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Herbs are considered to be the leaves and greener parts of the plant - the seeds, bark, roots, etc. are normally considered a spice. Some plants are both. :) 

Dried or fresh?

Cooking with herbs

Dried or fresh?

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  Most herbs can be found dried or fresh and can be used either way with ease. 

Cutting herbs

How to plant herbs

Dried or fresh?

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 To maximize the flavor of your herbs you’ll want to chop them as finely as possible. The finer you chop your herbs, the more oils released and the more fragrant the herb will become. Delicate herbs like parsley and cilantro should be chopped right before use as they will lose their aroma quickly. It’s often recommended to add these more delicate herbs after you’ve taken your dish off the heat or right before serving.


We enjoyed  Egg Salad Tartines with Mixed Herbs 

When to add herbs

How to plant herbs

How to plant herbs

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 Add herbs into recipes at the very end of cooking to maximize flavor and appearance.

When to add fresh herbs to your cooking depends not only on the herb, but also on the sort of flavor you’re trying to achieve. Robust herbs like rosemary, thyme and savory can be used in longer simmering dishes. Gently bruise the leaves with your fingers before dropping them in to release more oils and increase flavor.


We enjoyed:   

Watermelon with Yogurt, Poppy Seeds, and Fried Rosemary

How to plant herbs

How to plant herbs

How to plant herbs

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 Adding herbs at the beginning of your cooking will create a subtle background note. If at the end you find you want to punch up the flavor, just add a bit more for reinforcement. Remember, you don’t want any one flavor to stand out too much. 

February 2019

Hybrid Day lilies

Hybrid Day lilies

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Hybrid Day lilies

Hybrid Day lilies

Hybrid Day lilies

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Hybrid Day lilies

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January 2019

Happy New Year! 2019

Happy New Year! 2019

Happy New Year! 2019

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Happy New Year! 2019

Happy New Year! 2019

Donna made a wreath with lots  of succulents.

Happy New Year! 2019

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Jacqua working on her heart-shaped grapevine wreath.

Gayle works on her heart-shaped moss wreath.

Gayle works on her heart-shaped moss wreath.

A hanging wreath made from an old Christmas cookie tin.

A hanging wreath made from an old Christmas cookie tin.

A beautiful succulent arrangement.

A beautiful succulent arrangement.

December 2018

Wreaths at sssp Park

Ritz Inn - Poinsettias

Ritz Inn - Poinsettias

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Ritz Inn - Poinsettias

Ritz Inn - Poinsettias

Ritz Inn - Poinsettias

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Christmas Party

Ritz Inn - Poinsettias

Christmas Party

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November 2018

Fun with Flowers

Fun with Flowers

Fun with Flowers

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Wendy Staley, instructed the Daffodils on how to create a cornucopia of Fall flowers. 

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Fun with Flowers

Fun with Flowers

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Nancy Leonard and Nancy Livesay designing their cornucopias.

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Fun with Flowers

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A Fall Cornucopia ready for display!

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Margit, Ruth, and Holly Yokum

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Paula Ryan and Linda Steer

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Sheri Sanders, Pam Norfleet, and Gayle Gosset

October 2018

Visit to Historical Fort King

Visit to Historical Fort King

Visit to Historical Fort King

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The Fort King National Historic Landmark is located in Ocala, Florida  – Marion County. The Fort was originally built in 1827. It  was named for Colonel William King who commanded the Fourth Infantry before Brevet  Brigadier General Duncan L. Clinch.

Fort King was abandoned in July 1836, and burned by the Seminoles. The second Fort King was built in 1837. For most of the Second Seminole War, this site served as military  headquarters.

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Visit to Historical Fort King

Visit to Historical Fort King

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The park is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset or 7 p.m.  (whichever comes first). The Heritage Center is open Tuesdays – Fridays,  noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and  Mondays. 

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Visit to Historical Fort King

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 This archaeological work was funded in part by a Historic preservation Grant from the Florida Department of State (2008) .

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