La Plata Garden Club Fall Newsletter
Please see the attached La Plata Garden Club Fall Newsletter.
La Plata Garden Club Fall Newsletter
Joseph “Joe” Shiffette, spouse of Elizabeth “Liz” Shifflette, passed away on October 20. The following are the services:
Visitation: Friday, October 25, 5-8 pm; Wake Service at 7 pm at Raymond Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Interment to follow at St. Ignatius Chapel Point Catholic Church Cemetery.
For more information visit raymondfuneralservice.com
If you plan to come to the meeting tomorrow, I forgot to specify that you need to bring a chair.
Looking forward to seeing everyone. According to my husband, tomorrow should be one of the nicest days of fall.
La Plata Garden Club October Meeting
Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 6:00 PM – Note time change!
Location: Home of Andy and Kathy Pedersen
9730 Ironsides Road
Presenters: Andy and Kathy Pedersen
Program: Mushrooms, Bonfire and Fun!
A social event with a brief discussion of the growing of shiitake mushrooms before enjoying each others' company in front of a bonfire.
Notes: Bring a chair. Spouses and significant others invited. Carpooling is encouraged.
See message below to Mary Ann Wade from Shore Thing Shellfish/La Plata Garden Club Field Trip
Hi Mary Ann,
Thanks so much for bringing your group down for a field trip. We received your Thank You note and are pleased that you enjoyed it!
We are very thankful for the beautiful oyster knife gift sets that Sandy Hixson chose for us. In fact, we may use them at an oyster event we have up in Westminster tomorrow.
To follow up on a couple of topics from the field trip:
We'll have two stations at the Oyster Festival in Leonardtown on Oct.19-20--Mandy will be at an educational booth where you will also find Shore Thing merchandise to purchase for gifts (hats, shirts, shuck knives); Brian and Shelly will be shucking in the Oysters, Beer & Wine tent. See attachment and find more details at https:// usoysterfest .com.
Nov. 9th come see us for Oysters and Beers at Tall Timbers Marina Reluctant Navigator where we partner up with Double T Oyster Ranch and serve delicious, locally farmed oysters all sorts of ways! Live Music! Check https://www. talltimbers md.com and their Facebook page as the date approaches for more info. New this year....A limited number of VIP tickets available!! A portion of the proceeds go to support our Veterans through Patuxent Habitat for Humanity!!
Also, someone at the field trip asked me about the Marylanders Grow Oysters program. You should be able to find out more information by contacting Bob Lewis via www.smrwa.org.
Please remember to contact us if you are interested in an our oyster floats. Many of our customers purchase them before December 31st in order to take advantage of the 502CR Maryland Tax Credit in 2019 (and then they are eligible again in 2020).
There is a lot of information on our website and of course you may feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like more information.
We haven't counted your tank of spat-on-shell yet. We've taken a few peeks and have been surprised that we haven't seen a whole bunch of little spat considering how great the setting conditions were. We'll keep a lookout.
Thanks for visiting and taking an interest. Now it's your job to pass on the knowledge!!
Mandy, Brian aka "Paul Newman", Sheldon and Kevin
Shore Thing Shellfish, LLC
P.O. Box 74
Tall Timbers, Maryland 20690
Dear LaPlata Garden Club Members,
Dues reminder -
Thank you! Any questions, please contact me.
Kathy Hettel, LPGC Membership Chairperson
Dear District II Garden Club Members,
Is spending 9 dazzling days touring gardens in England, and luxuriating in all the accompaniments, your cup of tea? If so, read on.
A few years ago my job took me to England for 3 years where I joined the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and visited dozens of gardens that were simply breathtaking, including Prince Charles’s gardens at his country home in the Cotswolds.
My garden club friends asked if I might plan a girls-only trip to England to attend an RHS Flower Show, tour gardens, enjoy afternoon tea and a couple pub dinners, see a design demo, and shop. That’s what we are doing and we have room available for other garden club gals to join us! The trip is scheduled for Friday, May 21 - Saturday, May 29, 2021.
I have attached a proposed itinerary from a highly-regarded company that conducts garden tours in England. This tour is custom-designed just for us and begins and ends at Heathrow airport in London. We’ll get around by private coach and the accommodations will be lovely. This will be an absolutely fantastic trip!
The gardens are a fabulous mix of public and private gardens (possibly Prince Charles’s gardens). We’ll tour several public gardens during hours that are not open to the public and visit privately-owned country manor gardens that are not open to the public.
Several travelers have already decided to extend their trip beyond this tour as significant others/friends will meet-up with them after our tour ends. Those who are interested can participate in our group airfare booking through the travel agency.
Please review the itinerary and pricing and contact me if you have interest. We’ll start the booking process this fall. We are working toward 20 - 24 travelers which puts us in the lowest price category.
Remember, this trip is in 2021–not next year, and includes a members-only day at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and a one-year RHS membership and subscription to the RHS monthly magazine, The Garden—delivered to your home!
Bayside Bloomers Garden Club
Bethesda, MD 20817
Attached is the flyer for the November 14 Holiday Design event presented by the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. What an interesting perspective on Design!
Holiday Floral Designs
Deconstructed and Reimagined
A wreath is just a wreath, or is it??
Have we exhausted the possibilities?
In this innovative holiday program, Terry Godfrey AIFD will explore holiday design from a different perspective. What happens
when you deconstruct and reassemble the quintessential Thanksgiving cornucopia? Can the iconic Christmas tree be
reduced to its constituent parts then reimagined into something totally new yet still retain the essence of the holiday spirit? Or the classic wreath dissected into elemental components and reimagined? The possibilities for reinvention are endless!
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore
9:00 am Doors open/registration, coffee, and shopping
10:00 am Seating
10:30 am Program Begins
Open to the Public, Admission: $25 per person
Phone: _______________________ email:_________________________________________________
Belong to a Garden Club? Which? _________________________________________________________
Please mail check payable to FGCMD to:
P.O. Box 65172
Baltimore, MD 21209
Registration Deadline: November 7, 2019
Please note: no paper tickets will be issued. Please check in at registration table upon arrival.
www.FGCOFMD.org Phone: 410-396-4842 email:email@example.com
Attached is the Keeping in Touch newsletter from NGC. It is short, sweet, and interesting. There is a page about the Youth Contests for 2019 and also information about the Plant America Grants. PLANT AMERICA grant application deadline is OCTOBER 15, 2019. Application information can be found at: http://gardenclub.org/ projects/plant-america-community-project-grants.aspxwrobe. There are also smaller grants being offered by Espoma with applications being accepted after Oct 1. If anyone thinks of projects for either of these grants (Star Garden? working with the assisted living/nursing homes?) and would like to work on the applications, please let Judy or I know.
Keeping In Touch Newsletter from NGC
Hi Gardeners- this is your reminder for our oyster farm trip meeting this Thursday, September 26, promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the Walmart lower parking lot.
If you have not paid, you can pay at the bus. We will have lunch at Chief’s Restaurant at noon. Please be on time and let me know if you cannot make it.
This trip was originally planned for July but we moved it to September when the weather would be cooler. Well, guess what—-forecast for Thursday is 90 degrees, so wear your hat and sunscreen!!! Mother Nature continues to want to join our club!!
See you on Thursday,
Mary Ann Wade