Calusa Garden Club members are preparing their plants and practicing their floral design skills for the club’s Third Annual Plant and Thanksgiving Arrangement Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 21.  The event features over 150 plants grown by members and beautiful fresh floral arrangements perfect for Thanksgiving.

On Oct. 24, garden club members Marianne Foley, Kathy Stark, Nanette Baumgardner and Sara Wolf worked under the poinciana tree at Calusa Park to clean out the huge stand of Aechmea blanchetiana bromeliads.

The overgrown thicket of plants was unsightly, and the plants did not flourish in the shade of the poinciana tree. Foley had received approval from the Parks and Recreation Department of Marco Island to remove the plants and harvest some of the healthy ones. Therefore, the gardeners picked out some of the healthiest plants to sell at the plant sale on Nov. 21. The photos show the workers and the large group of plants.

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