Garden Club Of Indian River County

In The Service Of Others
Oaks along Victory Boulevard honor World War II veterans.

When Bonnie Veron moved to Vero Beach eight years ago, gardening was the furthest thing from her mind. After living in a St. Louis high rise without a balcony, digging in dirt and nurturing green leafy things wasn’t something she had either experience with or interest in. Yet the Florida climate and a house with what she describes as “a small nondescript yard” were like a siren’s call, tempting her to plant a few flowers and perhaps a nice hedge.

Back then the idea of joining a garden club didn’t even enter the picture, yet today Veron is president of the 259-member Garden Club of Indian River County, Inc., a fact that still sometimes amazes her.

“It all started because I wanted to learn about plants, so I went to a series of workshops the club was putting on through their educational programs for non-members,” Veron recalls. “Like a lot of people who are into gardening up north, I wanted to learn about the climate and what grows best here.”

Read the entire article in the  March 2004 issue

Categories: Features, Gardening