Olde Ripton Garden Club focuses on orchids

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will feature club member Kimberly Wehger’s program about “Orchids” at its next meeting on Monday, May 6.

Wehger will walk the audience through an array of photos and facts about the care and cultivation of orchids at 10 a.m. in the Plumb Memorial Library Community Room (downstairs), 65 Wooster Street. Members are admitted free; the visitor fee is $5 and refreshments will be served.
The club will also present a talk by the new horticulture chair Dee Blewett on projects for May in the garden. Members will display flowers and arrangements from their homes and gardens of the season.
The club’s membership drive is underway, and new members who have an interest in gardening and want to volunteer in the community are encouraged to join. Projects include working on public gardens around town, holiday decorating at schools and other public buildings in Shelton, a garden therapy program with seniors, and youth gardening in Shelton schools.
Annual dues for membership are $35 for monthly meetings (except January and February). Meetings include speakers, a light lunch and activities. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting if they want to join. For more information, visit www.olderiptongardenclub.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/SheltonORGC.