September 13, 2012: Uli Lorimer, curator of the native plant collection at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, presented an overview of the collection's expansion due for completion in 2013. The BBG will add 256 species in a Pine Barrens, meadow and bog setting adjacent to the rose garden. Lorimer presented a brief history of the BBG's native plant collection, an overview of the design process for the expansion and a review of some of the plants, native to New Jersey and Long Island, which will be added to the collection. Lorimer is the son of District I Corresponding Secretary Freia Lorimer, who is a member of Paint Branch Garden Club.
Freia & Uli Lorimer (above).
District I Director Danielle Brabazon (left) presented Hildegard "Dee" Droter with District I's Perennial Bloom Award for her longtime work in garden club. Droter was nominated by Tanta-Cove Garden Club. She is a former District I Director and its current ways and means chairman.
Sonia Johnson of Mount Airy Clay Breakers Garden Club provided this floral arrangement for the refreshments table: