Vickie Muse has been a member of the Westerville Garden Club since 2005. She loved gardening since she was a child growing up on her family’s farm north of Celina, Ohio. They had many flower and vegetable gardens, and Vickie took gardening as her 4-H projects. She always landscaped with flowers and had small vegetable gardens wherever she lived while being a military wife for 20 years. She found it interesting to experience gardening in different climates, including the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.
Vickie retired from being a public school teacher for over 30 years yet continues to stay active by substitute teaching. She enjoys belonging to a garden club that is part of the GCO and NGC with so much to offer. She is looking forward to her new role as Columbus District Director.
My garden club experience began almost 30 years ago in Clarksburg, WV. Over the years I’ve enjoyed the many opportunities garden club membership offers – education, travel, service to community. But what I value most are the friendships I’ve made.
A longtime member of my first club, a lady named Alice, mentored me and introduced me to Landscape Design School and Flower Show School. It was also she who steered me toward garden club opportunities at the District, State, and National levels. I owe much to Alice.
I served as an officer on the West Virginia Garden Club Executive Board for 8 years. It was a privilege and a great learning experience.
Since 2012 I have resided in Worthington, OH, with my dear dog, Tilly. I am a member of Serendipity Garden Club and Creative Arrangers Guild and am the current Flower Show Schools Chairman for Garden Club of Ohio.
During tax season I volunteer as a tax preparer for AARP Tax Aide. I love word puzzles of all kinds, and I am addicted to Sudoku. My proudest achievement is having served in the United States Marine Corps.
It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to serve alongside Vickie Muse as Co-Director of the Columbus District.