President's Message 2011
Dear Garden Club Friends,
My theme for the next two years is:"Our Beloved Arizona - Conserve, Cherish and Celebrate"
The theme carries three main goals:
Conserve - Preservation of our State's precious natural resources
Cherish - Care for our fragile desert environment by maintaining good gardening practices, water preservation and proper plant selection
Celebrate - Get out and enjoy your garden, your state parks, and your glorious state
It is my hope that our Garden Clubs will offer their members educational opportunities to learn more about our native and desert adapted plants, water harvesting, conservation and environmental issues.
It is my hope that our members will take their knowledge out into their gardens and into their communities.
It is my hope that we will embrace our desert environment by becoming responsible stewards of our beloved Arizona.
The State President's Project will be to beautify our civic and public places using native and desert adapted plants in our landscape design or in container gardening.
See you in the Garden,
Carol Parrott, AFGC President
Photo: Native Globe Mallow naturalized in Carol's garden