ATTRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR BACKYARD

NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB

PR CONTACT:                Patricia Dygulski                               NavesinkGrdnClub@aol.com

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November  2014 – Navesink Garden Club’s program for November 18  is “ATTRACTING BIRS TO YOUR Backyard”.  This will be held at the Atrium at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, NJ.    The meeting and presentation  is open to the general public free of charge.

The presenter is David Saidnawey, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited located at 844 Route 35, Middletown NJ, 07748.  David has been an avid lover of nature for fifteen years and is a Certified Bird Feeding Specialist. His program will help us understand how birds add an element of color and movement to our yards and are an integral part of the pollinator system.  Learn about seasonal and year-round birds you can find in your backyard as well as ways to attract them.  Acquire knowledge about   products, native plants, and other natural ways to create a backyard wildlife habitat . His store, Wild Birds Unlimited, specializes in bringing people and nature together with bird feeding and nature products, expert advice and educational events.   Look at his websie www.wbu.com and check  out his photos, contests and activities.

The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club.  You can come meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing.  Come to one or more of our  monthly meetings.   The meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at The Atrium located at 40 Riverside Avenue  in Red Bank, NJ in September, October, November, January, March, April and May from 11:00am till 2:00pm.

The Navesink GC is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Members come from Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Little Silver, Leonardo, Manalapan, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Eatontown, Brick, Tinton Falls, Brielle, Elberon, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, Lincroft, Rumson, Navesink and Shrewsbury in New Jersey, Sarasota in Florida, Waveland in Mississippi and New York City, New York.  For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Judy Alberse, judinks@comcast.net. Visit the Navesink Garden Club at www.navesinkgardenclub.org

To Bee or Not to Bee

NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB

PR CONTACT:                Patricia Dygulski                                   NavesinkGrdnClub@aol.com

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October  2014 – Navesink Garden Club’s program for Oct. 21 is “To Bee or Not to Bee—that is the Question.”  This will be held at the Atrium at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, NJ.    The meeting and presentation  is open to the general public free of charge.

The presenter is Liz Hanson,  past president of  the Little Silver Garden Club , who is enthusiastic about her hobby as a beekeeper.   She maintains that we really cannot make the choice “Not to Bee” because bees and other pollinators provide a crucial link to most food in the human food chain.  Liz will describe the lifestyle of the inhabitants of the hive and educate those present regarding the incredible society honey bees create for themselves as they serve us.  In addition, Liz has offered to “tell the girls to step up production” in order to provide a delicious surprise at the completion of the program.

The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club.  You can come meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing.  Come to one or more of our  monthly meetings.   The meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at The Atrium located at 40 Riverside Avenue  in Red Bank, NJ in September, October, November, January, March, April and May from 11:00am till 2:00pm.

The Navesink GC is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Members come from Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Little Silver, Leonardo, Manalapan, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Eatontown, Brick, Tinton Falls, Brielle, Elberon, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, Lincroft, Rumson, Navesink and Shrewsbury in New Jersey, Sarasota in Florida, Waveland in Mississippi and New York City, New York.  For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Judy Alberse,  judinks@comcast.net.

This is it! Start a’Pickin’!

Here are some details as to how to organize your plants for show next Tuesday…

Thanks to Gotti for her thoughtful review:

 

a crash course in filling out the entry card for your specimen(s).


Entry cards will be available at the classification table, staffed by Leslie Tuthill and Pam Marhan, but better yet, pick them up from my house to avoid a pre-show pile-up. Have your cards ready when you are at the Classification table 
After entries have been accepted, move on to Cathy Hawkins and tell her how many entries you have.
 
The cards should be filled out as follows:
Flower Show: Moments in Time 0/16/14
 
Division I  (for Horticulture)
Division 2 (for Design)
Section A ( both Hort and Design)
Class # – see Schedule for Hort (5 classes) and Design (3 classes)
Entry #  – your personal # as listed in yearbook
Name of horticulture specimen, list botanical name (check on line if you don’t know it) and common name. If you have the cultivar, even better.
 
Further down under exhibitor, write your name and club. We have your address
Repeat the same info as above on the stub section of the card. This will be retained by Jo McKeon-Hutton, Awards so she can tabulate your entries.
 
You can use a waterproof pen (easier to read)
If you are entering a design, your entry card is already written by Marina. Look for your place at the design tables.You need to fill in a 3×5 card with the names of your flowers. Index card will be with your entry card.
 
Horticulture: Check your specimen for bugs, dirt, trim ragged leaves, pull off spent blossoms,  no leaves below the water line. Wedge material (Saran wrap) will be at the prep table. Make sure specimen are standing upright. Posture will be part of judging.

 

 

Flower Show Update

We will send further information to our members soon. Now is the time to contact us, to start learning about what we do and how we do that.

The flower show is our start of a brand new year of learning and doing. Let us know if you need further information.

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