Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club supports ‘Petals for Patriots’ at Camp Pendleton

Garden Club members LaVerne Schlosser (left) and Shirley Corless (middle), with Marines who care for troops in the Wounded Warriors program.

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club members LaVerne Schlosser, Mary Jam and Shirley Corless participated in the Petals for Patriots program at Camp Pendleton. Through the program, local garden clubs donate their time and resources to provide flower arrangements and fruit baskets to the Wounded Warriors project in San Diego.

Garden Club members met the morning of Feb. 19 to prepare the flower arrangements and fruit baskets. That afternoon, Schlosser and Corless drove them up to Camp Pendleton to be delivered. “The Marines are so appreciative that we remember them and so friendly when they meet us to receive their gifts,” Schlosser commented.

The flowers used in the arrangements were generously donated by Dos Gringos Flower Company in Carlsbad. The RSF Garden Club donated the fruit baskets and rounded up the volunteers to put the packages together.

The Garden Club will be delivering packages again in November and December. All those interested in supporting local Wounded Warriors are welcome to join the effort.

The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is to further the development of charitable horticulture and charitable conservation activities, both within and outside the community of Rancho Santa Fe. For more information on club membership benefits and grant and scholarship programs, please call 858-756-1554.