Wellington Gardeners Prep For Flower Show

Wellington Garden Club members work on their planters.

With dreams of blue ribbons dancing in their heads, 25 members of the Wellington Garden Club recently met in member Kim Helms’ backyard to learn how to make planters brimming with succulents.

Why a blue ribbon? Because they may enter their creation in the Wellington Garden Club’s Flower Show “Tropical Heat Wave” to be held at the Mall at Wellington Green on April 14-15.

A hypertoufa is anthropic rock made from a mix of Portland cement, perlite or vermiculite, peat moss and water, packed into a mold and left to cure for a month or more. Helms, an accomplished succulent grower, provided the materials and expertise for the class.

After making their hypertoufa molds, the ladies returned a month later to unpack their molds, and with Helms’ instruction, plant their succulents. Will one of them be a winner? Come to the flower show to find out. Learn more at www.wellingtongardenclub.org.