submitted by the Clermont Garden Club
Although most of the nation extols the virtues of trees in April, each state can observe Arbor Day at the time considered best for tree planting in its particular region. In Florida, Arbor Day is the third Friday in January. In response to a request from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC), the Clermont Garden Club partnered with the Native Plant Society Passionflower Chapter to plant a native Yaupon Holly Tree and other smaller native plants at Minneola Place, an assisted living facility in Minneola.  In addition to garden club members, also attending were the Vice-Mayor of Minneola, Debbie Flinn and Lake County Forester, Chris Otremba.
Over 150 garden clubs throughout the state of Florida participated in planting a native tree on Arbor Day!
The Clermont Garden Club is a charter member of the FFGC, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Members meet every third Wednesday of the month (September through May) in the clubhouse at 849 West Ave, Clermont FL. New members and guests are warmly welcomed.
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