May 2013 President’s Message
Congratulations to all of you for helping to make the fundraiser the success that it was. We made a profit of more than $1200.
Looking forward,this month’s meeting is very important for a number of reasons. Paul Mast will be giving his program on Native Woody Plants. Paul is not only our Vice President and Program chair; he is involved in many other areas of gardening such as leading tree walks at the Thielke Arboretum in Glen Rock. We will also be voting.for our new officers. The slate is as follows,
Eileen Avia, President
Deb Fisk, Vice President
Joan Rottkamp, Recording Secretary
Fran, DiGeorgio, Treasurer.
We will be accepting nominations from the floor. If you wish to nominate someone please make sure that person is aware and is willing to accept that position.
Now for a little horticulture tip .
Looking through the window at my garden from in the house I could see places where I ought to plant more early spring blooming bulbs. How will I remember these places? I had the idea of marking them with plastic knives.
Note the little white marker just off center and to the left in the picture. This space will soon be under the leaves of emerging Hosta. To the right is the ‘Marsh Marigold’ which is a spring ephemeral that will also be gone and I will have forgotten the place where color is needed. Thought I might just give myself a reminder so I wrote the name of the bulb (Scilla siberica,‘Spring Beauty’) on 10 plastic knives and placed them where I am lacking color. I will be ordering 100 of these little bulbs that will arrive and then I will seek out my plastic markers.
Hope this encourages you to try this idea in your garden. Choose early blooming small bulbs for they can be tucked in almost anywhere and are such a joy in the spring.
Happy gardening, Janet
Garden Conservancy Open Days in Bergen County May 11, 2012 10-4pm|
Garden of Janet Schulz16 Colonial Drive
Janet is the President of the Wyckoff Area Garden Club
Garden of Mary Murphy
188 Ceder lane
Mary's garden is small but well worth the trip. Arbors, seating areas and the formality of boxwood sets the tone for this charming cottage garden.
Photos Credit: Francine Digiorgio
Presentation by Ender Tuncer, Florist from European Petals, Wyckoff
Photos by Janet Schulz
Fall Plant Sale: Saturday, September 29th, 10am – 2 pm at 325 Franklin Ave., next to Wyckoff Town Hall, across from Boulder Run entrance. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year! So we need as many plant donations as possible. All plant donations from our members become pure profit for our club. So please bring your donated plants to Eileen Avia’s house at 353 Voorhis Ave. Your support for this annual fundraiser is greatly appreciated and will allow the Garden club to continue to bring interesting and fun programs to us!
Dr Edith Walace, Glen Rock resident and most recent recipient of the Bergen County Audubon Society's annual Harold Feinberg Conservation Award addressed the Wyckoff Area Garden Club at their January meeting.
As the title of the presentation stated, Dr Walace kept her promise and discussed a multitude of trees that can grace any garden w/ blooms at different times throughout the year.
“Scented Geraniums” by Laura Rimmer, Assistant Director of Public Programs at Wave Hill|
Easy to grow, heavenly fragrant and lovely to look at – enough reasons to find out more about these great plants.
Hostesses: Dora Hazard, Amy Mueller, Karen Campbell, Claire Giachino
On-Going: Please continue to bring donations for the Center for Food Action to our meetings. Please note there need to be NO items packaged in glass.|
Mark Saturday, April 30th as the date the club will be hosting a butterfly program for children and a plant sale for the community. We will need help from all our members for this event. Please consider helping set up that day, helping with the plant sale, donating a teacup for our craft project, or making a monetary contribution to help buy supplies for the crafts.
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