Daylily Circle is the newest circle of the Garden Club
(GCSP). This is the only circle with a horticulture focus that meets on a weekday morning. It is usually on the
third Thursday of the month, September through May, at 9:30 am to enjoy coffee, tea and light fare. The meeting begins at
10:00 am with a program and a brief business meeting.
This is a diversified
group with a wide range of ages, past and present vocations and interests. There are several Master Gardeners, and several
who are attending classes to become certified and a good number who are generally interested in horticulture and gardening.
is typically a speaker, with topics that are communicated in the newspapers and on the website. Daylily, along with
other GCSP circles, is involved with youth programs, including:
Wekiva - this is
a summer residential nature camp for 3rd through 8th Grade youngsters sponsored by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., for which the members volunteer and through fund
raisers, the circle pays for a student or students to go to camp.
Gardens – this is where members work with students at elementary, middle, and high schools gardens
GCSP Summer Nature Camp – this is a week-long
session with themed activities and speakers
Junior Gardener Program - this is open to elementary and middle school youth and meets
on Saturdays at the Pioneer Settlement Village.
A range of garden topics are covered and they plant gardens.
The circle also supports Garden Therapy projects for our area nursing homes and nurtures the butterfly
garden on the club grounds, Coconut Park. We do several community projects, such as: adding to the Public Library’s
Seed Catalogs. Members take an active part in the GCSP’s annual fundraisers: October Plant Sale and February Flea
Market and Plant Sale. It participates in the St Petersburg’s Green Thumb Festival with a judged Flower Show -