Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Fun!

What a wonderful Fall weekend! The weather here has been amazing! In the 60's during the day! My town celebrated their 50th Anniversary over the weekend, they had events starting Thursday through Sunday. Saturday they had a parade, and local vendors were set up in the park. It was packed! The Garden Club decided to have a booth, and do a plant give away. We had several members donate plants. We also raffled off a Satsuma tree.....fitting since I live in SATSUMA! Our town used to grow Satsuma's several years ago. Satsuma trees were a major source of income for the community. The men helped harvest the fruit, and the women helped box the fruit so it could be shipped.

There was a great little parade, with all the works!

Ramona & Audrey got to the park early to get our booth set up. They did a great job!
We had so many different types of flowers and seeds to give away.
The City of Satsuma always decorates the Square so festive for each holiday!
Audrey's granddaughter, Meaghan, came out to help as well. from what I here she will be joining the club as soon as she can drive!
Ruth, one of our members, runs the Kirk House and Gardens. You may remember THIS post on it. She donated all of these plants, so in turn we asked people to make donations to the club.
Our little Satsuma tree! We sold raffle tickets for a chance to win.
There was even live music in front of Gulf Coast Opera. Ya'll don't be jealous! Nashville has the Grand Ole Opera, and Satsuma has the Gulf Coast Opera!
The children seemed to be the most interested in gardening! We loved that! Start 'em out early!
Ramona bought a bouquet of flowers with her to put on our table. I noticed two bees on them. It was pretty cold, and they were barely moving. We snapped a few photos of them. they pretty much hung out there all day! Apparently bees don't like cold weather!
Audrey found the President of the Student Council from Satsuma High School, and asked him to draw the name of our Satsuma tree winner.
And the winner ended up being the grounds keeper from the City of Satsuma!!!
A few pictures of vendors.
This family LOADED up on plants. They took home atleast 10 plants!
how cute are the little gardeners!
It was a great day, and we got lots of free "PR" for or club!
Bilbo is once again on the move. This time he is heading to....well I'm not sure what city or state yet....I am working on that one...BUT he is going to visit with Brianna at I Can't Decide. As usual, I will keep you guys updated on his where abouts. I know there are alot of you that would like Bilbo to come visit you, so hang in there...because he will eventually make it to you. Just be sure to comment on his host's post when ever he pops up. I know I originally said his journey would end in October....but let's admit it....THIS IS FUN!!! Atleast it is to me. Are ya'll still enjoying Bilbo??????
....and I am working on the seed swap ;-)


Darla said...

Ya'll did have a great time!! Love everything here, especially the stage for the already know I am not tired of Bilbo..digging, pulling and shaking for seeds around here..

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Looks like everyone had a great time DP ! We bought 2 fig trees and 2 bags of Louisiana Satsumas on our trip! :)

Susie said...

That looks like so much fun! Fall festivals are great!

Heather said...

Looks like a successful weekend! Fun times at the local festivals. Glad your fall is treating you well. It's darn cold here.

Nezzy said...

It looked like a great weekend to celebrate your towns birthday and enjoy spreading joy with plants. I am so glad ya'll had good weather for the day.

We had sun yesterday and again today. Woohoo! I've been cleaning out my sad frost bitten gardens. It's like loosing loved pets. {SIGH}

I really enjoy Bilbo's travels and hope he continues his travel log.

Have the best day ! God Bless

Joanne said...

Sounds a lot of fun

Phoenix C. said...

I've not heard of a Fall Festival before - they sound like a great idea, and this one looks like it was full of community spirit. Wish I could have visited the plants stall!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

How fun. Your town looks like they know how to celebrate. Your garden club seems like a lot of fun, and how neat that they gave plants away.
I'm not tired of Bilbo either!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks like a great time was had by all...thanks for sharing.


Dirt Princess said...

Darla I have been doing the same thing! Glad to hear you aren't getting tired of his travels

Carol how ironic! I will have to come up with some Satsuma seeds for our seed swap

Susie they are great, good weather, good company!

Heather it is getting chilly here, but far from cold.

Nezzy, I haven't had to pull any plants yet. Within the the next few weeks they will begin to die back, and I will start trimming and cleaning out.

Joanne it was fun! Hope you are doing well! Fall Festival? need to get one going for your town! I wish you could have visited our plant stand also! You should sign up for our seed swap!

Catherine the garden club is such fun! If there is a plant you want, you can pretty much bet that one of the ladies in the club has it!

Linda How great is this weather! Hope it stays like this for a while. Thanks for stopping by!

tina said...

It must have been karma the groundskeeper won that tree. Lucky him! Satsuma seems to have its fall best showing and what a fun time!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

The weather was certainly cooperating! The bees were the only ones who didn't have fun!

gittan said...

That sure looks like great fun!
After reading your comment at Tatyanas I just feelt that I wanted to say something to you. I'm in the same situation as you about that big C. My advise (if you want one) is that finding out about those genes where the best thing I have ever done. Now I know that my genes ar not the same as my relatives with the big C, and that of course is a relief. But if they where, I would have been checking myself even more often than I do now. And since I have three girls I thought that I needed to know. The big C is always around me anyway but I'm not as worried as I was before. You have to make the decision that feels right for you and I wish you the best. Please, if you don't want everybody to read this feel free to erase it. I didn't know any other way to contact you / gittan

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow, I loved this entire post...looks like so much fun!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Congrats to the City of Satsuma. Great post about the celabration. Wish I had known I would have visited. Looks like you had a good time.

Please sign my guest book :)




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