The Gardeners on the Move

Our garden club members are on the move doing and seeing interesting and important outreach in Zone V activities as well as in our own club.  We are rapidly coming to the end of the calendar year and thought this would be a good time to write up some of the activities that The Gardeners have already participated and look forward to finishing our fiscal year with Christmas arrangements for Surrey Services, Eldernet and Inglis House and a big trip ...

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GCA Judging Program

Below is some interesting news on the GCA Judging Program with our own president, Jane Moore, chairing this strategic initiative.

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AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE JUDGING PROGRAM

Every five years, The Garden Club of America adopts a five-year purpose-driven strategy
to guide the organization and to ensure a healthy future, and on March 4, 2019, the
Executive Board adopted the Strategic Plan: 2019-2020.

As one of the strategic areas of focus included in Governance and Leadership, the Board
determined that an ad hoc ...

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The Gardeners PHS Flower Show Reputation Repeats in 2019

We once again celebrate our members who entered and won many awards in the 2019 Pennsylvania Horticulture Flower Show and who once again had to fight Mother Nature.

Congratulations to Bonnie Buchak, Regina Voit Baime, Barbara Geltosky, DeeDee Heyward, Eileen Longacre, Liz Mercogliano, Judi Garst, Sidney Spahr and Wyn Coghlan. This photo from Barbara Geltosky celebrates our third place finish in the Window Sill– “Window-still”– exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show!”

 

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I pressed Deb Donaldson for some insight ...

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Protected: Spectacular Gardeners’ Annual Party 2018

We don’t have the final numbers for the annual party fund raiser at Michele and Larry Jameson’s house on June 5, but rumor has it that it was hugely successful—a record breaker.

The gathering was fun both indoors and outdoors. Yes it rained, but the tent over the patio protected the bar and guests, while inside more guests were easily accommodated as they placed their bids for the silent auction and filled containers with their raffle tickets. The generosity of our ...

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The Gardeners “Storm” the PHS Flower Show with a Win, Win, Win

Entering the PHS Flower Show is a long demading process in so many ways and you really need to kneel before our members who think nothing of going through this process year after year.  If you can make your way through the PHS catalog to decide on the category that you will enter for Horticulture, Flower Arranging or an exhibit, that’s only the beginning of a very structured process.  You have your choice of filling out your online form with ...

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Fairmount Park Holiday Houses – Woodford Mansion 2017

I hope these pictures capture the spirit in which The Gardeners approached decorating Woodford’s dining room and stairwell area for the holiday tours.  It was fun to be back decorating Woodford  with the long-time site manager, Martha Moffat.   When you see Pam Thompson, Peggy Shaver, Joan Roberts, Lyn Marinchak, Karen Nagel Kamp, thank them for their volunteer effort in getting this installation done.  The chairs, Katy Bieniosek and Connie Stelzenmuller appreciated so much their participation.

The theme for the Woodford Mansion ...

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Gardeners Feed, Seed and Weed at Rushton Farms

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Pictured above from left to right:  Sarah Collier bending over; a happy butterfly; the group of Sarah Collier, Deb Donaldson, Lyn Marinchak, Liz Mercogliano, Barbara Geltosky and Karen Helm; Lyn Marinchak holding a basket of peppers.

This fall, a group of Gardeners has been helping out at Rushton Farms, in Newtown Square, which is part of the Willistown Conservation Trust. We have partnered with the Conservancy in the past to design and build a rain garden and ...

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Have you had your Mushrooms Today?

Our first meeting of the 2017-2018 fiscal year was held at Church of the Redeemer and what a treat it was for those in attendance.

Tina Ellor of Phillips Mushroom Farm (their mycologist and techncal specialist) gave us a small lesson in the biology of mushrooms and a huge lesson on the pharmacology benefits of mushrooms.  Tina didn’t hold back on plying the membership with freebies:  There was a generous variety of fresh mushrooms to be had  along with free cookbooks, ...

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