San Marino Garden Club Begins Its Season

The San Marino Garden Club recently held its annual kickoff luncheon, with President Debra Spaulding welcoming nearly 60 members and guests. The meeting, which was co-chaired by Shana Bayat and Birgit Castleman, included a special presentation by Lisa Cardella of Ixora Floral Studio on “Tablescapes for Entertaining: Linen, China and Flower Arrangement Ideas.” New members Connie Knott and Ileana Mutch were also welcomed to the club. The group recently received a Blue Ribbon Certificate of Achievement from California Garden Clubs Inc. for outstanding accomplishments, meritorious achievements, creativity and ingenuity in a variety of activities. The club’s next meeting and program will be a hands-on seasonal planter demonstration by Bayat, Castleman and Spaulding on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at Crowell Public Library.