Events


 All are welcome to attend , $5 guest fee at the door

meeting at 1 Pm at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley, unless noted otherwise



 



March 22


            Recycling For The Birds


A one hour lecture on Bird House construction and important features required to attract birds followed by a show and tell of old blacksmith made hardware found in old barns from the early to mid 1800’s.


 


             Old hardware from the 1800’s


25-30 Birdhouses and Feeders on Display – each house is one of a kind made from 150 year old wood. Houses are offered for sale to Garden Club members at wholesale prices.   


 


Jack Jones – J J’s Woodcrafts


 


I always loved woodworking and gardening and when I retired in 2000 I bought and installed a greenhouse to grow my own plants for the garden.  In the winter months, I started to make custom furniture for the family.  The amount of small leftover wood amazed me.  That’s when “JJ Woodcrafts” started making birdhouses from recycled materials.


As my business grew, I moved down the supply chain to acquire more materials by demolition of old barns.  Within each barn, I discovered many old treasures along with the different types of wood.


Each house/feeder I build is one of a kind, decorated with the old hardware found in these barns that we have dismantled. I wholesale my products to large retailers and also sell them at juried craft shows around the Northeast.


I spend hours researching birds to learn as much as I can about them and their living habits.  Each house is quality build with care and creativity.  As most wood is 50-150 years old, it is weathered or distressed with variations of grain, knots and wear.  Each house is as unique as the wood used to make it.


April 3

Cemetery Clean up Day  at the Slate Hill Burial Ground/ Publick Burying Ground, Yardley-Morrisville Rd & Mahlon Drive,( across from Wells Fargo Bank) Yardley, PA . Monday, April 3 (rain date Monday, April 10). 9 AM to Noon, rain date April 10 Since 1975, the Martha Washington Garden Club has helped the community maintain this peaceful & historical area, clearing it of weeds and overgrowth. The club also hires the arborist to care for the Franklinia and Davidia trees each spring. Please join in this endeavor. Bring a bottle of water, and a rake and garden tools if you have them.




April 26

Edible Landscaping

Annie Milionis, Master Gardener, Morrisville

A treasure for any size landscape or garden.   Small leaves, big flavors, edible flowers and herbs.  A visual and sensory experience that’s magnified by beauty and bounty.

 


 

May 24


Garden Works of Art


Our own Masters Gardeners and members will showcase the use of artistic objects to add finishing touches to your landscape.  Members are invited to bring their own ideas and creations to share.


 



MEETINGS:

All are welcome – Guest Fee $5

held at 12:30 at the Lower Bucks Masonic Hall on Edgewood Rd , Yardley, PA
see newsletter page for more details  

MWGC Tours Fall & Spring 2016

all are welcome  

To sign up , Contact

Karen Papastrat 215-630-6149 or kpapastrat @gmail.com 



Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

500 College Ave.

Swarthmore, PA 19081

Date: Spring 2017 TBD Time: TBD

Approx. Cost: 10/pp plus tip & $25 organizational deposit 1 month prior to tour date.

 

Chanticleer House and Gardens

786 Church Road

Wayne, PA 19087

Date: Spring/Summer 2017 TBD Time: TBD

Approx. Cost:  $20/pp plus lunch

 

Japanese Festival Fairmount Park Spring 2017 (possible addition)

 


 
 


 

 

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