A new member of SGAFO

Boltonia with garden sculpture
Dear Membership Committee of the Society of Gardeners Aged 50 and Over (SGAFO),

As a member in good standing and the president and founder of The Society of Gardeners Aged 50 and Over (SGAFO), I am once again called upon to bring before all esteemed members a petition for the proposed membership of a fellow garden blogger and friend.

I am confidently convinced that she is worthy of membership though I can hardly believe that she has reached this birthday milestone that qualifies her for membership.  I'm sure that she, like all current members in good standing, of which there are many, is equally baffled and excited to be at this point in her life when she is qualified for membership in SGAFO.

As a current member in good standing, I would like to use this opportunity to extend the warmest of birthday greetings to her and offer her some of the Secrets of Gardening for Those Over Fifty.  Knowing these secrets will bring her even more joy and prosperity in her garden than she ever had in previous decades of her life. These secrets will enhance her days of gardening and give her confidence to continue to garden for decades more.

Of course, dear members and prospective members, as the keeper of these secrets, I know that it is important to keep these secrets secret.  Therefore, I will share them with her via email.  I know she will treasure them always as a wonderful birthday present.

All members are hereby asked to signify the acceptance of - oh my, I forgot to mention who has qualified for membership today.  Dear me.  Oh, well, a sign of the times.  Please join me in wishing Dee  the happiest of birthdays with your comment below and a visit to her blog, Red Dirt Ramblings.



Your humble president for life of SGAFO, GBGC, and SPPOTGWLS


  1. Well then, how do I get the'secrets'? I just turned 60 last week, LOL... A very happy birthday to Dee and I'm on my way to visit her blog.

  2. Welcome to the Society Dee~The members are all delightful. xo

  3. Heidi/ IN Woodland GardenerFri Sep 07, 08:26:00 AM 2012

    Happy Birthday, Dee! May all your weeds be wildflowers!

  4. I'm so glad you are now a member Dee...it's been difficult keeping the secrets a secret. Happy birthday and may this year be your best year yet.

  5. Happiest of birthdays, dear Dee! Life begins at 50! (Or 60, 70, and so on....)

  6. Happy Birthday Dee!
    Gardening is one of those pleasures that only get better with age. Plus, when you tell people you've been gardening for ....years, it always seems to impress everyone around. I'm turning 55 soon and will be asking every garden center if they have discounts!!! LOL

    Note to Carol...
    the radar looks VERY good tonight for Indiana and I'm guessing your entire state is getting some gorgeous rain right now. Maybe not a drought breaker, but it's a start! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

  7. I did wish Dee a happy birthday on Facebook, but I didn't realize she had also joined the SGAFO. The members keep looking younger and younger every year! Welcome to the club, Dee!

  8. Thanks everyone and especially to Carol, my dear friend. Without blogging, we would never have met, and my life would be the poorer for it. I can't wait to learn of all the secrets of gardening over 50. How can I be 50? It's a mystery. LOL!~~Dee


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