Stay Tuned – Updates Germinating

This time of the year is exciting to us because we get the word out about our upcoming activities. So, stay tuned as we harvest our efforts just in time to make plans for the fall.

Some of our pages are unavailable, but rest assured, they will return, robust and healthy as our gardens promise to be. So keep on nurturing and watering and weeding, and come back for new information and articles.

by Jo Grazide (c)

Our trip to Longwood Gardens was inspiring and educational.

 

Slow Disappearance Visible

Hi, fellow gardeners. Jo here, your webmaster. Anyone concerned about the lessening of our old friends the June bugs, and the fireflies? Despite use of IPM and organic methods, we are seeing less and less of the pollinators in our yards.

I miss the big, bold butterflies, the hawk moths, the masses of fireflies (there are some, but there are many species too). I miss the green caterpillars, the baby ladybugs. Only as the summer goes on, will we really know who’s gone and who’s not.

Of course, drought and excessive rain – vis a vis dead, drowned gophers and moles, will not be so devastating as time goes on.

Hopefully, things will recover. In the meanwhile, treasure what we have left and hope for change.

Happy Summer – C U in Sept.

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Now that we’re all done with our project year, Club members are back in their gardens, weather permitting, pruning and tilling and getting ready for more fun.

Our upcoming programs promise to be interesting and fun as well. When we are ready to show off our bountiful harvest, there is the September show that is open to all. We feature many locally grown fruits and vegetables as well as flowers – click on our show schedule when it’s ready to check the entry list. Good luck to all.

We also have a great design exhibit at this time. Come check out what we have created with our bountiful imaginations.

The rest of our year features many unique talks and workshops. As we develop our schedule, the meeting details will be posted on this website as well as information about our speakers.

We hope also to continue to add information about environmental concerns. These include protecting our pollinators, replanting native species in our gardens, community beautification and children’s’ programs. Many of our members are Monmouth County Master Gardeners and many are beginners. Surely there is something for everybody.

All of our members are waiting to meet you. Our meetings are free and open to the public. We are a friendly group and we hope you feel the same.

Navesink Garden Club at Car Show

Below is a link to the event at Poricy Park that NGC plans to be at, selling plants as we did last year. We will be somewhere in the midst of the action. Look for us hovering above the flats of green.

Last year we sold tomatoes, peppers, other vegetables and flowers at a reasonable price. You can rely on us for advice on planting and care, and general overall enthusiasm for your choices.

Please come and enjoy the cars, and the plants, and take home some garden winners!

 

http://www.poricypark.org/images/car_show_2017_flyer.pdf

 

Go Sprouts Update

You can connect with GoSprouts by going to their website, below, or by clicking on the Pinterest button.

 

http://gosprouts.org/?p=3047

 

Link to Flyer for May Trip to Longwood Gardens

Garden Club Trip to Longwood Gardens

March Meeting Cancelled – Snow!

Better to be safe than sorry – we will keep you posted on a new date for the March artistic challenge. Stay warm and dry, and keep those beautiful presentations for another time soon!

 

 

April Meeting on Shade Gardens

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> PR Contact: Robyn Kilpatrick       radkilpatrick@gmail.com
> On Tuesday, April 11, at 1:00,  the Navesink Garden Club will hold their monthly program. Our speaker will be Irene Wanat, Master Gardener.
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> The public is invited to attend free of charge.
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> The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Meet everyone and learn what interesting projects the club will be doing. Come to one of the monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at The Atrium, located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, in September, October, November, December, January, March, April, and May from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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> The Navesink Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Members come from Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Brick, Chatham, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel, Leonardo, Lincroft, Little Silver, Middletown, Neptune, Ocean, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank.
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> For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and its programs, contact the Membership Chair, Kathy Pojawa, at kpojawa@verizon.net.

Report from the NJ Home & Garden Show

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PR Contact: Robyn Kilpatrick       radkilpatrick@gmail.com
Navesink Garden Club Members Win Awards at the New Jersey Flower Show
February 2017 – Continuing their award-winning tradition this month at the New Jersey Garden Show in Edison, the Navesink Garden Club members won accolades for their horticulture and design entries.
Gotti Kelley won 3 blue ribbons and 4 red ribbons in the horticulture event.
Pam Sutton, who entered 3 design categories, won a yellow ribbon and 2 honorable mentions.
Irene Saputo won 2 blue, 1 red, and 1 yellow horticulture awards, as well as 2 awards in the artistic craft category for her bracelet and decorated shoe (pictured).
Janine Voell won 3 blue and 4 red ribbons in horticulture, while also winning a red ribbon for her artistic necklace and 2 awards for her photography entries.
Yoko Ikura won a blue ribbon for horticulture and a yellow ribbon for her traditional design.
April Quin won a traditional design honorable mention.
In the youth garden category, 14 6th grade students participated from Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. There were 4 first place ribbons, 4 second place ribbons, 4 third place ribbons, and 2 honorable mention.
The Junior Gardener Club, called GoSprouts, also won a blue ribbon in the 2016 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening and Greening Contest for their creation of a Children’s Learning Garden at the above school. They were selected from over 300 entries and recognized for their commitment to enhance their neighborhood through their work in this garden. They have also won 2 distinguished Junior Gardener awards from the Garden Club of NJ in recognition of their devotion and success to this program and have spoken at TEDxNavesink on the benefits of garden-based learning.
The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Meet everyone and learn what interesting projects the club will be doing. Come to one of the monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at The Atrium, located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, in September, October, November, December, January, March, April, and May from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Navesink Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Members come from Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Brick, Chatham, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel, Leonardo, Lincroft, Little Silver, Middletown, Neptune, Ocean, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank.
For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and its programs, contact the Membership Chair, Kathy Pojawa, at kpojawa@verizon.net.

 

Upcoming March Meeting is – Artistic!

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PR Contact: Robyn Kilpatrick       radkilpatrick@gmail.com
At the Navesink Garden Club’s March meeting, members of the Club will collaborate with members of the Garden Club RFD, from Middletown, to create floral designs that are interpretations of various well-known paintings. The program is called “Art in Bloom,” and the designs will be explained and critiqued at the end of the presentation.
The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Meet everyone and learn what interesting projects the club will be doing. Come to one of the monthly meetings held the second Tuesday of the month at The Atrium, located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, in April and May from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Navesink Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Members come from Atlantic Highlands, Belford, Brick, Chatham, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Elberon, Fair Haven, Highlands, Holmdel, Leonardo, Lincroft, Little Silver, Middletown, Neptune, Ocean, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank.

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