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.
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
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.