Ticonderoga Autumn just arrived, but members of the Carillon Garden Club are thinking about Christmas.
The club is taking orders for Christmas wreaths and kissing balls until Oct. 26.
“The sale of beautiful wreaths and kissing balls has been an important fund raiser for the club for over 15 years and enables the club to beautify areas in Ticonderoga and Hague with special seasonal plantings,” said Betty Rettig, club president. “Repeat and new orders are sincerely appreciated.”
Wreaths come in 12, 18, 24 and 36-inch sizes and may be purchased plain, with a bow only or decorated with pine cones, berries and bows. Bows and berries come in red or burgundy. Prices range from $15 for a plain 12-inch wreath to $60 for a 36-inch decorated wreath.
Decorated kissing balls are available for $30.
To place an order call call Jackie Viestenz at 546-9855 or any garden club member.
“Club members will be making the bows, wiring the cones and then gather in November to transform the wreaths into lovely holiday decorations,” Rettig said.
Wreaths will be delivered just before Thanksgiving.
The club meets on the third Thursday each month, March through December, at the Hague Community Center. It offers a variety of programs of interest to gardeners and those who appreciate nature. The public is welcome to attend the programs. The Carillon Garden Club is a 501 (C) (3) organization and is part of District IV of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State and the Nation Garden Club, Inc.
For more information about the club call Rettig at 585-7247 or First Vice President Joyce Cooper at 585-2640.