Attachment: The Latest Dirt, November 2017
Attached is the Fall newsletter.
Attachment: The Latest Dirt, November 2017
Our last meeting of 2017 will be Thursday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaPlata Fire Hall. Our program topic will be "Decorating for the Holidays". We currently have three members who will each share a decorating idea. It would be great to have more members participate. If you have a holiday decorating idea to share, please let me know. Your idea presentation can be very short or a maximum of 15 minutes. I hope to hear from you and see you at the meeting! Enjoy Turkey Day!
Mary Ann Wade
Attached is a flyer for the Charles County Holiday Trail with details of the sites and dates/times of the participating locations. It is a great event. The biggest problem is that there are so many places, it is hard to decide which ones to visit and it is virtually impossible to visit them all.
Attachment: Holiday Trail 2017
Tis the season to be jolly. I know your schedules are brimming with activity and here is an awesome opportunity to add another Christmas delight. Crossroads of Hughesville is presenting "Colonial Holiday" during the Holiday Trail in Charles County, Md on December 2-3.
Please review the attached flyer and plan to join the fun!
In addition to the events at Maxwell Hall, the Holiday Trail includes activities at many other Charles County landmarks including the Maryland Veteran's Memorial Museum, St. Thomas Manor/St. Ignatius Church, Port Tobacco Village, Old Port Tobacco School, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Mt. Carmel Monastery, Christ Church Port Tobacco Parish, Friendship House, Smallwood Retreat House, Mattawoman Art Center, Mt. Aventine, and Serenity Farm.
See https://www.facebook.com/charlescountyholidaytrail/ for details of the events.
Attachment - Holiday Trail @ Maxwell Hall -- Hughesville Garden Club
We have an exciting schedule for the March Flower Show. One its unique features is that all of the Horticulture entries are in containers and three of the classes are for forced bulbs. Forcing bulbs was the rage in the 1800’s, but along the way many of us have forgotten this wonderful method for bring making bulbs bloom on your schedule. This is an excellent opportunity to teach your club members the technique. Attached is a flyer from the University of Missouri Extension Service with step-by-step instructions including recommended cultivars.
The Flower Show features three classes – get the word out to your club members so they can order their bulbs now.
Forced bulbs in a pot not to exceed 8” across the widest inside diameter.
Class 7 Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) - one single-nosedbulb
Class 8 Narcissus (Daffodil) - 3 ormorebulbs of the same cultivar
Class 9 Tulipa (Tulip) - 3 or morebulbs of the same cultivar
Thanks is advance for your support of our Flower Show.
Susie Middleton and Sylvia Deck
2018 FGCMD Flower Show Co-Chairs
Attachment - Forcing Bulbs for Indoor Bloom
After our last meeting, someone left their folding chair on the bus. It is a tan chair, fairly heavy. Polly Zimmerman has the chair and would like its owner to contact her. Her contact information is:
Our next fabulous event is upon us and the deadline has been extended to November 3rd; so gather your garden clubs and let's bring in the festivities in style. I look forward to seeing you on November 11th at Deck the Halls!
The district with the most attendees with prior specified minimums will be eligible for a district program by Sylvia Deck....a must have on your bucket list and a great help to the districts budgets for 2019. Also the club with the most attendees [at least 15] will be eligible to win a weekend workshop......from Sylvia again.
Want to know a secret......Sylvia has agreed to step in for one of the designers that is experiencing health concerns. But our secret Santa designer is a secret.....a little holiday magic.....but this is someone that most of us have not seen in Maryland for his/her design programs.
But besides Sylvia, we have some really very talented designers that are so creative and entertaining. You are in for such a great treat.
Get the word out...this is going to be an inspiring event. A great way to kick off your holiday season.....so come out with friends, garden club members and not, share in the creativity and festivities.
Then we are going to feed you before you get back in your sleigh and drive home.
Consider booking a room the night before in the specially priced rooms and join in on the fun. .....wine and cheese party too.
Paula Winkler and Sylvia Deck
Your holidays festivities co-chairs
Deck the Halls
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); email@example.com).