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Enjoy the latest newsletter, full of Fall gardening events for everyone.. All are welcome to our events. Have you LIKED our Facebook page yet? Its an online Garden Group! Please post questions, photos, information, etc at this link Martha Washington Garden Club Facebook Page  .  Please share these events. If you know anyone who would like to be added to our distribution list, have them email MWGC@ymail.com

January 2016



Wednesday, Jan 27. Please join us for  fun filled afternoon . This gala event features a lunch, floral design lecture, and many beautiful baskets to be raffled . Tickets are $20 which benefits our scholarship funds. Tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 11:15, lunch served at noon, speaker Alan Kiryluk of Fireside Flowers will begin at 1 PM. Members please bring a side dish to share.


 


UPCOMING GARDEN CLUB EVENTS


 

Jan 27  Gala and Luncheon - Fireside Flowers will be showing us how to create unique floral designs which will be raffled off


Feb 24 - Tips for the Complete Gardener with Elizabeth Lundlow Bowman


March 23 " Hostas for Texture" presentation by Walter Cullerton ,


April 4 Yardley Publick Burial Grounds cleanup 9 - noon


April 27 " What's going on in the garden now, tips by the Penn State Master Gardeners


May 25  The Farm and Garden Station will give  up garden design ideas that we can use at any outside party


June 10  Covered dish luncheon, and  plant Auction


June 21 - Garden Walk


 


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Deb Moyer , professional floral designer and member of the Martha Washington Garden Club, teaches floral  design courses at Mercer County Community College. The next scheduled class is Tuesday, March 22 from 6 to 7:30 Pm . Students will learn the proper techniques  of the floral design trade while making a basket centerpiece arrangement of spring flowers to take home . cost is $45 register 609 570 3311  www.mccc.edu/ccs


 



OTHER GARDEN EVENTS


 

“Simple Detailing to Enhance your Garden"
by Carter van Dyke, ASLA, AICP


Light refreshments at 6:30 pm
Lecture 7:00pm
Life Sciences Auditorium, DelVal University, 700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901 · (800) 233-5825 $5 at door


We are delighted to have award winning landscape architect Carter van Dyke join us for an evening of discovery and insight in how we can use simple details to enhance our gardens.


Carter believes that where we spend our lives has a profound impact upon our physical, mental, social, environmental, and economic wellbeing. His goal is to share with us how, with the attention to detail, our gardens can embrace a new and lasting vibrancy. He encourages incorporating the assets that already exist, using recycled material, focusing on garden walkability, and maximizing the use of natural systems and locally grown native plant material for minimal impact on the environment.


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Since founding CVDA in 1984, Carter has led the firm’s interdisciplinary team of planners and landscape architects in developing and preserving sustainable landscapes that speak to our heritage and tell a story about how we can embrace the landscape around us to create positive experiences. With a background in art history, he incorporates an unbelievable design sense and a drive to create the absolute best. He has a passion for the details. He has a Bachelor of Art from Rutgers University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Carter is the landscape architect who designed the award winning healing gardens at St. Mary's Hospital


 

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PHILADELPHIA FLOPWER SHOW VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Elsa Efran, Co-Chair, Points/Computer Support         


215-988-8822                                                                                                                                     
eefran@pennhort.org                                                        


To:          Points and Typing Booth Volunteers


We invite you to work with us (again or for the first time) for the 2016 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Explore America.” There are two news items to be aware of—first, the Show is a week later than usual (March 5-13, with entries starting on March 3), and second, the final Horticulture entry day has been moved to Thursday instead of Friday. We are thrilled, since this means that we have extra time to process the results and determine the sweepstakes winners. No more Friday night panic (we hope)!


There are five areas and time frames in which we need assistance:


  • Entering data in the Flower Show Data Base (FSDB)—we’ll train you or refresh your skills. Since the Show is a week later, we can start later, so let’s start work at PHS on Monday, January 25.

  • Assisting the Horticulture Committee with its exhibitor mailing (still mid-February) at PHS.

  • Helping at the Pennsylvania Convention Center the week before the Show (February 29-March 3) and during the Show (March 5 through March 11) up in our Show headquarters in Room 306 of the Convention Center or in the Typing Booth on the Show floor.

    During the week before the Show, we print entry cards and judging sheets (this mainly involves feeding cards and paper into the printers and then organizing the resulting paperwork). We process upwards of 10,000 pre-entries for the Show, about half of which actually came to the Show.

    During the Show, we enter the results from the Horticulture and Artistic judging into FSDB (some computer skills needed) and proofread and file all the paperwork (no computer experience necessary, only eagle eyes).

  • Working in the Typing Booth during entry times—Thursday, March 3: Friday, March 4: Monday, March 7; and Thursday, March 10 (new entry day).

  • Working as Post-Entry Aides to accept post-entries during entry times (see above). We’ve taken over responsibility for these volunteers, who were formerly part of Hort Aides. We hope the “old” ones will help out again, and we hope they can train new volunteers.

    Enclosed is a calendar showing the dates and times when we anticipate needing help. For all of these jobs, we request that you work a shift of at least three hours. Of course, we’d like to have you for as much extra time as you’d like to work. It’s a good idea to check in by phone or e-mail the day before you are scheduled to work to make sure there is still work to do (or, shhhhh, if snow has become an issue, which it better not, since the Show is a week later). Sometimes you are so efficient that the work is finished early and there is nothing left for the next shifts to do.

     

    We’d appreciate your getting in touch (by mail, email, or phone) to let us know if you are available this year and what times and jobs work best for you. If you have friends who might be interested in helping out, please let us know that, too—we’re always looking for computer folks but also could use more “non-techies” like those of you who so ably organize our paperwork and proofread our printouts. Working on Points can be addictive—many of our current volunteers have been with us for a number of years. All of us are happy to welcome and train newcomers.

    Please note: If you are going to be working with the computers in the Typing Booth or FSDB (as opposed to proofreading or filing) and want to play around with the new system in advance, we can send you a link to a “sandbox” version of the Administrative portal along with some practice exercises to let you become familiar with FSDB. We would probably do this closer to Show time. If you come to PHS to do data entry, we will train you here. It shouldn’t take long—it’s very similar to shopping online.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    P.S. If you want to be removed from the list of Points/Typing Booth volunteers (for instance, if we’ve gotten your name in error or you are no longer interested or available), please let me know. If you can’t work this year but still want to be on the list, let us know about that, too.

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Great Backyard Bird Count is Coming! Are You In?


Greetings from the Great Backyard Bird Count team at Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Bird Studies Canada! We want to remind you to mark your calendars for the 19th GBBC, coming up February 12 through 15, 2016. Because the GBBC is integrated with the eBird program you can start practicing now.


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           "Early Spring Bloomers" will be the featured PowerPoint presentation at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00PM at their new meeting location, the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.


            February can often seem like the longest month of the year for gardeners.  Spring is so close, yet seems so far away.  Wonderfully, there are early blooming bulbs and plants that will be popping up before we know it.  Come join us as guest speaker, Elizabeth Haegele provides a special sneak preview of some of our areas earliest garden bloomers.  Bring a pen and pad to take notes and welcome Spring's arrival.


            Elizabeth Haegele is the owner of Haegele Gardens, a horticultural education and consulting business that she operates in conjunction with her landscape design, installation, and maintenance business, Fine Garden Creations. She has been gardening professionally in the Delaware Valley for 11 years, in both the public and private sector. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and she has gardened at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden where she received her professional horticultural training, Longwood Gardens, the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. She is an ISA Certified Arborist and a lover of all plants.


            All meetings are open to the public; a donation of $3 is requested from non-members.  For further information, please contact 856/866-9163.


 


We need help in a few  positions at the garden club. Here is your chance to get involved, learn more about the club, and help out under the guidance of an experienced club member. Membership - Gabriella need  someone to help assist her greeting club members and guests at the door, Membership is also responsible for collecting names of attendees at the meetings, and taking email addresses of guests, and maintain a current membership list.


Beautification - helps to organize help to maintain Tot Lot Yardley and other public grounds


Community Flowers- Simply manage the sign up of members of leave flowers or plants at the township offices


December Luncheon - help to organize our holiday luncheon


January gala, work with Pat Mutek to plan the event, organize and collect auction items.


If you can help to assist with any of these items, please contact us at MWGC@ymail.com or let someone know at the Sept 23 meeting.




Real change will only happen when we fall in love with our planet. —Thich Nhat Hanh



  If you have any interesting horticulture related events you would like to share, please email them to  sah215@yahoo.com


 


We need help in a few  positions at the garden club. Here is your chance to get involved, learn more about the club, and help out under the guidance of an experienced club member. Membership - Gabriella need  someone to help assist her greeting club members and guests at the door, Membership is also responsible for collecting names of attendees at the meetings, and taking email addresses of guests, and maintain a current membership list.


Beautification - helps to organize help to maintain Tot Lot Yardley and other public grounds


Community Flowers- Simply manage the sign up of members of leave flowers or plants at the township offices




If you can help to assist with any of these items, please contact us at MWGC@ymail.com or let someone know at the Sept 23 meeting.



Our garden club  could use some help at the Arts and Crafts for the residents of Langhorne Gardens Nursing Home. Can you come out at 2:30 for an hour or so to help us make some  crafts? We meet at 2:30 at the Langhorne gardens Nursing Home , just off Lincoln Highway at 350 Manor Ave, Langhorne, PA 19047. Please call Betsy Miller if you can help us out at 215-493-5835. The volunteers meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month to help the residents with an arts and crafts program. The residents are a delightful group and appreciate all the fun we provide to them.


 


 




  






 







  


 


 







 

                           
 

 





 



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