FFA Flower Show 2015 “Unforgettable Classics”

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Leaves of Grass - Penny Wheeler

Leaves of Grass – Penny Wheeler

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Patrick Boyles

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Patrick Boyles

Great Expectations - Eleanor Ginocchio

Great Expectations – Eleanor Ginocchio

Horticulture

Horticulture

Christmas Story - Eleanor Ginocchio

Christmas Story – Eleanor Ginocchio

Christmas Story - Rae Hart

Christmas Story – Rae Hart

Horticulture

Horticulture

Christmas Story - Rae Hart

Christmas Story – Rae Hart

Christmas Story - Marguerite Hill

Christmas Story – Marguerite Hill

Christmas Story - Vicky LoBrutto

Christmas Story – Vicky LoBrutto

Alice In Wonderland - Vicky LoBrutto

Alice In Wonderland – Vicky LoBrutto

Christmas Story - Penny Wheeler

Christmas Story – Penny Wheeler

Horticulture

Horticulture

Alice In Wonderland - Nancy Sullivan

Alice In Wonderland – Nancy Sullivan

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Rae Hart

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Rae Hart

Great Expectations - Melissa Popp

Great Expectations – Melissa Popp

Great Expectations - Nancy Sullivan

Great Expectations – Nancy Sullivan

Leaves of Grass - Vikki Soracco

Leaves of Grass – Vikki Soracco

Christmas Story - Vikki Soracco

Christmas Story – Vikki Soracco

Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture

Alice In Wonderland - Madelin DaFoe

Alice In Wonderland – Madelin DaFoe

Alice In Wonderland - Vicky LoBrutto

Alice In Wonderland – Vicky LoBrutto

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Linda Ahlin

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – Linda Ahlin

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Vicky LoBrutto

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – Vicky LoBrutto

Book List

Donna Croshier recommended the following books while presenting “From Rome to Gnomes” at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Millbrook.

 

Isaacs, Jennifer. Quirky Gardens. Ten Speed Press: California, 1995.

Plumptre, George. Garden Ornament: Five Hundred Years of History and Practice. Thames and Hudson: London, 1998.

Rooney, E. Ashley. Garden Ornaments. Schiffer Publishing: PA, 2004.

Rushing, Fielding. Bottle Trees. . . and the Whimsical Art of Garden Glass. St. Lynn’s Press: PA, 2013.

Smith, Linda Joan. Garden Ornament. Workman Publishing: New York, 1998.

 

From Rome and Gnome

Madelin DaFoe

Madelin Dafoe and Donna Croshier

Penny and Donna Croshier

Penny and Master Gardener Donna Croshier

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Donna Croshier, presents “From Rome to Gnome” to our club on Thursday, April 9th.

2014 Activities and Programs

It’s a busy year for the Pine Plains Garden Club:

March 20: Sunprint/Cyanotype

April 10: Spring Luncheon @ Uncle Sonny’s, Stanfordville, NY

April 17: Third District Spring Meeting. Diamond Mills, Saugerties, NY

April 24: 10 a.m. Beach garden cleanup

April 25: National Arbor Day

May 16: 4 p.m. Plant sale setup at Eno House, South Main Street, Pine Plains, NY. Bring plant donations for sale in containers. Please identify plants.

May 17: 9-12 p.m. Annual Plant Sale. Eno House, South Main Street, Pine Plains.

May 22: 10 a.m. Window boxes, town barrels

May 24: 9 a.m. Cemetery planting

May 26: 7 a.m. Memorial Day sprays. Rae Hart’s house

May 26: 3 p.m. Tree dedication to honor Janet Adams and Fran Bradley. Town Beach

June 5: 10 a.m. Meet at Town parking lot. Stonecrop Gardens. 81 Stonecrop Lane, Cold Spring, NY. $5. Guests Welcome.

June 19: The Climbery. 201 Buckwheat Bridge Rd. Livingston, NY. 12:30 p.m. meet at Town parking lot. Guests Welcome.

July 10: 10 a.m. Falls Village Nursery. Meet at Town parking lot

July 24: 10 a.m. Alice Platt Gardens. East Taghkanic. Meet at Town parking lot

August 7: 12:30 p.m. Rae Hart’s home at Stissing Lake. Bring a covered dish. Flower sow final discussions, plant exchange.

September 4: 12:30 p.m. Mary Briggs Sanctuary. Underwater design workshop

October 9: 2:30 p.m. FFA Fall Festival/ Flower Show. Setup with team. 4 p.m. arrangements can be brought in. Stissing Mountain Middle/High School

October 10: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. FFA exhibit

October 11: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. FFA exhibit

October 16: Third District fall meeting

November 6: 11 a.m. Plant town window boxes

November 8 – 29. Festival of Trees. November 29, 4 p.m. auction ends

December 4: 10 a.m. Christmas workshop. Assemble winter sprays. Guests Welcome

 

 

Keeping Up With the Web

Take A Byte is a column written by Jan Sillik. It’s devoted to reviews of websites, with recommendations for those of interest for National Garden Clubs members.

flowermag.com . . . with a slogan of “enriching life through flowers.” Offers a feast of beautiful decorative floral design photos for a variety of seasons and occasions. NGC partners with Flower Magazine, and you’ll want to subscribe to the magazine for future enjoyment, and there is a digital magazine.

crownbees.com “Your complete Mason Bee Resource.” This comprehensive site is filled with information, Tips and Helps, Videos, Supply information, online shopping and lovely photos. Click on the NGC tab to learn more about the NGC BeeGap Overview and Roles, the NGC Speakers Bureau, and sections on Education and Fundraising. Pollinators are crucial for our food supply and this site will explain why NGC is encouraging us to get involved with this essential project.

nybg.org . . . news and information from the New York Botanical Garden. As they state it, “for budding floral designers, recreational gardeners and aspiring landscape designers.” One of the outstanding sites on the web with a wealth of information about an American botanical garden treasure.

rootstoblooms.com . . . adventures in eco-friendly floral design, gardening, nature and photography. There’s even information on “Green Mechanics” for floral design. One tip found there is, “When your flowers fade, don’t forget to compost them.” A recommended magazine on this site is the “Green Scene”, the magazine of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The PHS sponsors The Philadelphia Flower Show.

2013 Festival of Trees

Frosty's Tree. Nancy Sullivan

Frosty’s Tree. Nancy Sullivan

Birds of a Feather. Mary Briggs

Birds of a Feather. Mary Briggs

Someone's in the Kitchen. Nancy Sullivan

Someone’s in the Kitchen. Nancy Sullivan

Snowman Tree. Marguerite Hill

Snowman Tree. Marguerite Hill

Poinsettia Christmas Wreath. Anita DiMarinis

Poinsettia Christmas Wreath. Anita DiMarinis

Jolly Ole St. Nick. Trudie Wilson

Jolly Ole St. Nick. Trudie Wilson

March of the Wooden Soldiers. Vicky LoBrutto

March of the Wooden Soldiers. Vicky LoBrutto

Peace on Earth. Vicky LoBrutto

Peace on Earth. Vicky LoBrutto

Hydrangea Wreath with Christmas Bow. Diane Butler

Hydrangea Wreath with Christmas Bow. Diane Butler

Handmade Christmas. Rae Hart

Horse Shoe Tree. Kathy Bartles

Horse Shoe Tree. Kathy Bartles

Grandma's Christmas Kitchen. Linda Pulver

Grandma’s Christmas Kitchen. Linda Pulver

The Pine Plains Garden  Club and Pine Plains Library are sponsoring a Festival of Trees Silent Auction November 2-30th during Library hours. Winning bids will be announced November 30th before the town Parade of Lights. Check out these beautiful entries!

Angel tree. Marguerite Hill

Angel Tree. Marguerite Hill

Hydrangea Wreath with Beige Ribbon. Mary Briggs

Hydrangea Wreath with Beige Ribbon. Mary Briggs

Christmas Table Runner. Margo Brandt

Christmas Table Runner. Margo Brandt

Christmas Is For Children. Joan Syler

Christmas Is For Children. Joan Syler

Bird Song. Penny Wheeler

Bird Song. Penny Wheeler