Martha Washington Garden Club


February, 2018

All are welcome to our events, you do not have to be a member to join us.

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All are welcome to our tours and lectures, you do not have to be a member . Guest fees

range from  $5 to $10 at the door. Lectures, unless otherwise noted,  are held at the

Lower Makefield Masonic Hall, 1600 Edgewood Rd, Yardley and begin at 1 PM,.

General meeting begins at 12:30 PM.

The presentations for MWGC for 2018 will be as follows:


February 28 Who doesn't love a beautiful rose? Nicole Juday comes to us from the

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and will speak to us about the fascinating history of the Rose.

March 28
Ralph Folcarilli, self-proclaimed Tomato Nut! A Master Gardener will tell you all you need

to know about growing tomatoes.

April 25 Chase Rosade, Internationally known Bonsai artist who teaches aspiring

students the art of bonsai in his New Hope studio will share his knowledge with us.

May 23
If you are considering entering the Philadelphia Show, or are curious about the

behind the scenes actions, this presentation is for you.
Lee Gittens has many years of experience and involvement with the PHS Flower

Show and comes to us with stories from past shows and tips for exhibiting.




Have the Winter Blues got you down?

How about some flower arrangements in your home?

Come to the Trevose Horticultural Meeting on Tuesday, Feb 20th @ 7:00 at the Bensalem Senior Center located at 1850 Byberry Road in Bensalem.

Brenda Sullivan of the Pa. Horticultural Society will be presenting Distinctive Floral Design Instruction & Demonstration.

4 floral arrangements will be taken home by 4 lucky people.

All meetings are open to the public.

A donation of $5 is requested from non-members.

Refreshments will be served after meeting. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND 





Free entry and all the exciting behind the scenes action !!!!.. Philadelphia flower Show

volunteer info from Elsa Efran , respond directly to Elsa at if interested


To sign up for judging support ( POINTS)  and the computer support team, ( typing, proofreading, filing, , , etc)   go to

This is a fun and rewarding volunteer position,

Entering data into our easy to use scoring program, —we’ll ...train you or refresh your skills.

We will be set up to start anytime after

January 15. Show runs from March 3 to March 11.
You can assist the Horticulture Committee with its exhibitor mailing (mid-February) at PHS.
Or, help at the Pennsylvania Convention Center the week before the Show and during the
Show .

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 45%
of which actually came to the Show.

During the Show, we enter the results from the Horticulture and Artistic judging into our

Points system and proofread and file
all the paperwork (no computer experience necessary, only eagle eyes).
We need filers, proof readers, runners,typists (Points-savvy and/or Word savvy), and
nomenclature checkers.
, We request that you work a shift
of at least three hours. Of course, we’d be happy to have you for as much extra time

as you’d like to work.
We’d appreciate your getting in touch (by mail, e-mail, or phone) to let us know if you are interested 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