That was one comment following Chuck Olton’s slide show lecture at the Women’s Community Club on April 3. Mr. Olton compared the portrait style developed by the young American Republic’s painters to the established allegorical European style, and focused on portraits of George Washington and their significance. Mr. Olton with Mollie Strugats (left) and Gladys Manchise.
The Garden Club’s Youth Division chair, Carol Russell, mounted this display at the Shelter Island Library recently, incorporating cultivars from the Youth Group’s Courtyard Garden as well as from Garden Club members. More than 600 daffodil bulbs were planted by Island Cub Scouts last fall at the club’s gardens around the Island — an activity funded by Elaine and Ralph Crocker.
With weather that made it seem more like summer than April, Mike Anglin of Jack’s Marine was out getting his workhorse skiff ready for the season last weekend.
Anne Trimble, left, of Trimble’s Nursery, talked about “Low Impact Plants for a High Impact Garden” at the Garden Club meeting on April 11 at St. Mary’s. She was introduced by Sandra Baxter, chair of the day’s program.