The Gonzales Garden Club met on Jan. 7 at the Gonzales Public Safety Center.

The meeting was highlighted by an educational presentation on the ease of growing orchids by orchid hobbyist Danna Stone Spayde.

Members picked up tips on growing orchid plants and Spayde discussed reference books that provide information to help orchid growers.

Spayde gave each garden club member an orchid plant to take home.

Hostesses for the meeting were Kat Hightower, Ellen Richmond, Loretta Ramirez, Kathy Venable, Lorraine Gautreau and Gail Lonibos.

Five floral arrangements depicting vertical line design were critiqued at the meeting. Marilyn Rice, Marilyn Oubre, Jamie Trisler and Barbara McCormick presented the arrangements.