Club Notes: ‘Indoor planting program given at Aldersgate meeting
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Billie Blair, hostess, poses with her plant specimen at November meeting of Aldersgate Garden Club.
Billie Blair, hostess, poses with her plant specimen at November meeting of Aldersgate Garden Club.
The Aldersgate Garden Club met on Nov. 30 at the home of Billie Blair, hostess for the meeting, with 13 members in attendance. Blair gave the devotion and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Cynthia Humes, treasurer, gave the financial report. Blair conducted the business meeting and discussed the upcoming Christmas Party held on Dec. 8 at Cross Point Church of God.

The hostess gave a very informative program titled “Indoor Planting.” She began by discussing an indoor plant she had purchased four years ago. It is believed to be a Habenaria Radiata or in the orchid family. She obtained it because of the beauty of the plant. The flower opens up into a purple bird bloom.

She discussed the benefits of an indoor plant which not only adds beauty to your home, but also helps act as a filter to absorb noise pollution. The most important benefit of indoor plants, she said, is it helps clean the air. House plants are used to brighten up a room and help create a relaxing atmosphere.

As members discussed, plants help in learning many things, such as doing research on finding plant names if you are unfamiliar with a specific plant. Some studies have also shown that houseplants can reduce cold-related illnesses through purifying indoor air if you have certain allergies. When plants take in water vapor from their leaves, they pull air down around their roots, supplying them with oxygen, as well as other substances in the room air. Blair said that everyone should have a houseplant and that the best success with any houseplant is to not overfeed or overwater them. You need to match the right plant to the right growing conditions in your home, such as light situations. Some of the suggested best plants for indoor use are Spider Plant, Gerbera Daisy, English Ivy, Philodendron, Snake Plant and Peace Lily.

Others in attendance were Barbara Brown, Kay Cox, Sheryl Gash, Dorothy Keith, Margenia McKissic, Regenia Piersaul, Edwina Robinson, Charlotte Scott, Charlotte Timberlake, Lelia Ware and Jackie Westfield.