Site updated 01/28/16
2009 - 2016 Men's Garden Club of Englewood, Englewood, FL
- Promoting An Active Interest In Gardens, Their Design And Management
- Cooperating In The Protection Of Wild Flowers, Native Plants And Wild Birds
- Promoting And Encouraging Civic Interest In Individual Or Private Gardens, Community Plantings And Parks.
- February 9, 2016 Field Trip - Michael's Bromeliads - Car Pool at 9:45am
Got Bromeliads? Well Michael and Donna Kiehl do. We will find out when we visit Michael's Bromeliads located at 973 First Dirt Road, Venice, FL.
We will meet on Tuesday, February 9 at 9:45am in the Lemon Bay Plaza parking lot on 776 (Location)
and then car pool to Michael's at 10:00am sharp. We have a tour
scheduled at Micheal's at 10:30am. After the visit we will stop for
lunch at the British Open Pub (367 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL 34292) the website is britishopenpub.com and tele is (941) 492-9227.
Michael's was started over 30 years ago as Donna's husband Michael's hobby of collecting Bromeliads. They started a small mail order business in their back yard in St.Petersburg, FL. They always wanted to open a nursery business of their own. This opportunity came when a fellow Bromeliad enthusiast decided to retire and travel. He offered the Kiehls his collection and as they made their trip down to Venice, FL they noticed his property was also for sale. They jumped on the opportunity and it became Michael's Bromeliads. They have been in Venice now for 13 years with 14 green houses and their new retail store, Donna's Secret Garden.
Please check our Calendar Page for more information on this meeting as well as other scheduled meetings and plant sales.
- Plant Propagation Work Sessions Are Ongoing
The plant propagation committee resumed the plant propagation work sessions for the coming year. We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings (except for the scheduled monthly club meetings). We meet at 8:30am at Paul's yard. If you need directions send an e-mail through the contact page. If you are interested in learning about plants and propagation in this area of Florida please feel free to joins us. Membership is not required.