Warren Garden Club hears presentation on gardens of Claude Monet

President Patricia Christy welcomed members of Warren Garden Club to the April 18 meeting at the Warren Public Library’s Slater Room.

The speaker for the day was Celia Knapp, who gave an informative talk on the gardens of Claude Monet.

Knapp has visited the gardens four times.

Oscar-Claude Monet was the founder of impressionist painting. His ambition was to document the French countryside by painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing light and the passing of seasons. Impressionist painters wanted to understand the effects of light on the color of objects.

His house and property in Giverny was the scene of a vast landscaping project including lily ponds that would become the subjects of some of his best-known works.

Plans were made for the club’s upcoming plant sale Saturday, May 25.

The sale will be held at the General Joseph Warren Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A meeting will be held at Sue Barone’s home on May 9 to prepare for the plant sale.

Olivia Sechreist announced plans for the planting of Warren’s municipal gardens in June. The city of Warren pays for the plants for the city gardens and the Warren County Veteran’s Council usually pays for the flowers for the Joseph Warren Garden.

Plans were also made to plant the garden at the Warren Hospital in honor of Dr. Albert Eberly, Warren Garden Club’s first president.

Horticultural Therapy reported on a special Easter project at Cambridge Assisted Living. Residents decorated small baskets and Easter Eggs.

Arbor Day, sponsored by Warren Garden Club and the Street Landscape Committee, will be held noon Friday, April 26. A sweet gum tree has been planted in front of PGE at 120 Market Street. Warren Garden Club pays for this tree. Refreshments will be served and the community is welcome.

Louise Dyer announced that the next meeting will be a field trip to Hartstown. Harry Leslie, owner-operator of the family farm, will talk about raising shiitake mushrooms.

Hostess Chairman Suzette Berdine and hostesses Sue Barone and Roberta Ward were thanked for the spring decorations as well as the cookies and punch.

Warren Garden Club welcomed new member Linda Russell and visitors Christine Erickson and Rose Wolfe. Warren Garden Club always welcomes new members. Contact Sandra Ransom, membership chairman, at 723-5107 for more information.

Warren Garden Club’s next regular meeting on May 16 will be a field trip to Hartstown.