The hostess committee will have water for those who do not wish to bring their own drink.
Mums the Word!
When: Monday, October 16 at 11:00 am; the bus will leave the lower Wal-Mart parking lot at 9:30 am
Where: 3530 Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Presenter: Dorrie McDonald, President of Potomac Chrysanthemum Society
We have heard Dorrie talk about mums but now we get to SEE her prize-winning flowers. She selected the date and time for peak blooming. This program is at Dorrie's home -- she is not a commercial grower and no flowers will be available for purchase.
Notes: The meeting will take place RAIN or SHINE.
If anyone has the King Mum Catalog that Dorrie passed out at the earlier talk to our club, please bring that.
You also need to bring a chair, lunch, and a drink. The refreshment committee will provide dessert.
There are several spots still available. Any one who wants to go or bring guest can call or email Mary Ann Wade (301-934-9691 (home); 301-643-8741 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Tour of a Local Family Farm
10440 Hancock Farm Road, La Plata
Wednesday, September 27
Presenter: David Hancock
Directions: From the intersection of Rte 301/Rte 6, take Rte 6 East for 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Bel Alton Newtown Rd. In 0.2 mi. turn right onto Hancock Farm Road. There is a large red sign with the farm name on the road at the entrance.
David will probably have some produce/meat for sale if anyone is interested.
If you are planning on attending the October meeting, please bring $5 to pay for the bus trip if you have not already done so.
Finally, don’t forget to bring a lawn chair!
Hope to see you there.
In addition to the photography and other club awards, the Federated Garden Clubs has several awards specifically for youth. These awards are listed below:
SMOKEY BEAR/WOODSY OWL POSTER CONTEST – For 1st to 5th grade students sponsored by a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts, or a state garden club. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Grand Prize National winner will win free round trip airfare and accommodations for 4 to Washington, DC. $100 U.S. Savings Bond also will be awarded to the 1st Place National winners from each grade level. http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/smokey-bear-poster-contest.aspx. Refer to flyer and poster rules. Submit posters to FGCMD State Awards Chairman by January 19.
POETRY CONTEST – For K to 9th grade students sponsored by a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts, or a state garden club. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc. NGC Certificate of Commendation to National winners at each grade level; CAR-SGC, Inc. Certificate of Recognition to winner at each grade level. Refer to NGC, Inc. website for rules: http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/poetry-contest.aspx Submit poems to FGCMD State Awards Chairman by December 1.
HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST – For 9th to 12th grade students sponsored by a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts, or a state garden club. All entries become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc. $1,000 National Garden Club Scholarship will be awarded to the National winner. If winner is an underclassman, Scholarship will be held by NGC, Inc. without interest, until such time that the student enters college. At that time, money will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Officer of the college that the student will enter. 2nd place winner will receive $100. CAR-SGC, Inc. 1st place winner receives $100. FGCMD will award savings bonds of $100 and $50 respectively to Maryland 1st and 2nd Place winners. Refer to NGC website for rules: http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/high-school-essay-contest.aspx. Submit essays to FGCMD State Awards Chairman by December 1.
YOUTH SCULPTURE CONTEST – For 4th – 8th grade students sponsored by a single garden club, group of member clubs, councils or districts, or a state garden club. Photographs of winning sculptures created from recycled, reused and reduced materials become the property of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Refer to NGC, Inc. website for rules and entry form: http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/youth-sculpture-contest.aspx Submit Sculpture Photo entry forms to FGCMD State Awards Chairman by December 1. NGC AWARD #76 - HIGH SCHOOL DISTINGUISHED SERVICE PROJECT AWARD along with $100 for 1st Place and $50 for 2nd Place, may be awarded to a 9th to 12th grade high school student sponsored by a single member club, group of member clubs, districts or a state garden club for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, etc. Requires NGC completed application form. Submit to your District Awards Chairman by October 15.
If you know of a young one who would like to apply, more information can be obtained on the posted websites!
Our district is currently soliciting award applications for your garden photography. Your beautiful photographs (along with an application) must be submitted by November 1 to our District II Awards Chair, Marjorie Glennan, 322 Red Magnolia Court, Millersville, MD 21108. A copy of the award application is attached to this email.
Have any photographs that you think are award winning quality??? There are many categories for the awards --native plants, annual plants, trees, shrubs, birds and insects, and flower arrangements. You should submit yours for a chance to win!
Below is the information on the photography awards from the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland website. If you need additional information, check out www.fgcofmd.org, under the Awards tab.
(Application required; individuals may submit only one photograph per award)
ANNETTE RICHTER PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (2006) – A $50 cash award may be presented to the winner for beauty of a native plant (vine, shrub or flower) as expressed through photography. Close-up photograph preferred. Applicant must be the photographer and designer. 16
DISTRICT DIRECTORS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (2009) – A $50 cash award may be presented to the winner for beauty of flower, fruit or leaf formation of an annual plant, tree or shrub, bird or insect expressed through photography. A close-up shot is preferred. Applicant must be the photographer. Sponsored by FGCMD District Directors.
HARRY C. REYNOLDS PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (1986) – May be awarded for beauty of overall silhouette of trees or shrubs as expressed through photography. Applicant must be the photographer. Sponsored by Gardening Consultants Council.
MARY F. FITZPATRICK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD (1976) – May be awarded for artistic excellence in flower arrangement as expressed through photography. Applicant must be the designer and photographer. Sponsored by Judges Council.
I just received a call from David Hancock, our September presenter. He has had to move our meeting date back one day to WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27! I am sorry about the change but it is beyond my control. Our meeting is still scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Please bring a chair. We will tour the farm "hay ride style" so hope everyone can make it on Wednesday.
Our October meeting will be MONDAY, OCTOBER 16 as scheduled to see Dorrie McDonald's award winning mums. We leave by bus at 9:30 a.m. from Walmart. To sign up for the trip please call me to put your name on the list and pay the $5.00 at the Sept. meeting. After that meeting we will any open bus seats to guests. You can also call me to put names on the waiting list for guests. Please include guest's phone number.
P.S. At our August meeting a guest asked to be put on the trip waiting list. Her name is Mary Dent. I don't know who she was with and I have no contact info for her. Help!!!!
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with great pleasure that I announce the District II Semi-Annual Meeting, Monarch Mania! We are in for a treat as we fellowship together for the fall season, enjoy hearing about the wonderful activities that have taken place since the spring, enter the world of the Monarch Butterfly with Mike Callahan, and of course, dine together sumptuously.
Please gather your gardening gurus, secure your seats, and let's get ready to celebrate our winged friends before they take their flight back to Mexico.
(The presenter, Mike Callahan, is the same gentleman who spoke to the LPGC at Mt. Aventine. His Monarch Mania presentation sounds just as interesting as his bird talk, and includes the possibility of participating in a monarch tagging and release!)
Thank you in advance for sending one check per club. This is a tried and true method that keeps our treasurer smiling. (Interested LPGC members should contact Mary Paesch no later than September 22, as she will be sending in the reservation for our club.)
See the attached flyer for additional information.Monarch Butterfly- Author UnknownMajestic wings flutter in the air, over blossoms in the morning gloom. Nodding heads affirm there’s nectar there, as a proboscis probes every bloom. Rays of golden sun paint velvet wings clad in exquisite beams of sunlight, harboring beauty reserved for kings. Bronze pastels are fringed with spots of white, uniquely applied by Nature's brush. Terracotta orange wings take flight, their beauty causing flowers to blush. Each butterfly’s an instant delight, richly ornate and regal in pose. Fragile creatures that have little might, like a breeze they go where the wind blows, yet chase milkweed whenever it grows.
Ronda R. Goldman
A wonderful article on Star Memorial Garden. The article is WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR, (VOLUME 19, Number 4, Southern Maryland, This is Living Magazine, Spring 2017.
Our presenter for Thursday night has requested that you could bring your own flower clippers if possible. She has some but not enough for everyone. See you Thursday at 7:00!