Eldorado Garden Study Club will be featured in the upcoming fall edition of Rails to Trails magazine. The article features bike paths in Illinois with memorials to its veterans.
The article, which highlights the club's Avenue of Honor garden on the Eldorado bike path, was discussed at the Aug. 17 club meeting at First Baptist Church.
The club's Avenue of Honor garden was dedicated in 2007 as a memorial to all who have served their country. A tree has been planted to commemorate each war fought by American soldiers and volunteers.
During the meeting, Nick and Tara Oldham presented a program on how to grow a tower garden. Tara showed pictures of plants grown at home in their personal home tower gardens and demonstrated how to plant vegetables, herbs and flowers.
Some towers hold as many as 28 plants. Plants that do not need pollination can be grown inside; however, plants that do need pollination can be grown outside from March through October.
Nick spoke on how the towers are assembled and showed how the timed water feature works. He said plants in a tower can grow three times faster than in a normal garden and yield 30 percent more produce.
The club viewed specimen flowers brought by club members as they would be presented in a standard flower show. Liz Garrett presented a review for new members, outlining the best ways to display horticulture specimens, and discussed specific plant qualities the judges consider when examining horticulture specimens.
Information also was given regarding the October trip to St. Louis Botanical Gardens.
Hostesses Carol Hines and Rona Bramlet provided brunch and decorations. Also attending the meeting were Garrett, Marilyn Ellis, Mary Jo Oldham Morgan, Wanda Brown, Cindy Watson, Dana Keating, Marilyn King, Carole Schneider, Roma Lee Wilson, Pauline Fry, Lennie Upchurch, Lil Grisham, Robyle Foster, Donna Barton and President Jan Cleveland.