Palmetto Bay Garden Club begins new season with lecture on ponds

Palmetto Bay Garden Club begins new season with lecture on ponds

Pictured is Paul Radice, owner of Angels Hatchery.

The Palmetto Bay Garden Club will start its new season of meetings on Sept. 24 with a special presentation on a topic involving something other than flowering plants.

“The first speaker of the new season will be Paul Radice, owner of Angels Hatchery,” said club president Richard A. Dorn. “The speech will be an introduction to ponds and water features.”

Dorn said that Radice is an expert on Japanese Koi ponds and has more than 35 years of experience. Besides discussing the various types of ponds and other water elements that can be added to gardens and how to design them, Radice will touch on things such as water filtration and quality, algae control, appropriate fish and the best water lilies and aquatic plants for South Florida.

The first meeting of the club’s fall and winter season will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the second floor Edward and Arlene Feller Community Room of the Ludovici Park Library, which is located at 17641 Old Cutler Rd. The meetings are normally scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month and are open to the public, so members, their guests and newcomers are all welcome.

“The purpose of the club is educational, to promote good gardening and to beautify the open spaces within Palmetto Bay,” Dorn said.

The group has done special projects at Coral Reef Park, Palmetto Bay Park, the library, and other village locations.

For information about the garden club, call Richard Dorn at 305-724-3528.

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