Our November Meeting is Full!

Full of exciting fun, that is – please read the below if you plan to attend the early part which will be a fun design session with Pam S.

Not too many years ago, Miniature Designs consisted exclusively of dwarf or miniature varieties of plant material massed in small household items which served as containers.  Today the designer has the freedom to use florets etc., from standard sized plants and very small modern containers are even being crafted.  Designers are encouraged to consider a myriad of Design Types and create them on a small scale suitable for a maximum of 5″ designs.  It is important to remember that the maximum allowed for a miniature is 5″ and that includes any staging materials (containers).  Pam will bring pictures of designs from our Designing by Types-National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Pam suggested bringing the following.

“Pixie Magic” is a 5″ design–bring itty-bitty things e.g.  bottle caps, anything under 2″, tiny doll house items, SCISSORS, fluorescent paint if have it.  Think tiny.

“Genie Magic” is an 8″ design–bring a container you would like to use, leaves such as spider plants, ivy, pothos or other small foliage and SCISSORS.

DROP-IN STARTS AT 10:15 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE.  Even if you don’t plan to create, come and observe.  It is so much fun.


PROGRAM:  Janet Schultz will present “This and That in the Garden” touching on different areas of gardening, including a little about “Hyper-tufa Troughs”.  She is a Master Garden with 40 years in the garden center industry

GoSprouts Wins Blue Ribbon for 2nd Year!

NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB

PR  Contact: Patricia Dygulski –   navesinkgrdnclub@aol.com

 GoSprouts Wins Blue Ribbon for 2nd Year!

 For the second year in a row, two members of the Navesink Garden Club, Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon, were recently awarded a Blue Ribbon in the 2017 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening and Greening Contest for their creation of a children’s learning garden, the Tiger Patch, at Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. They were selected from 387 entries and recognized for their commitment to enhance their neighborhood through their work in this garden.

The garden, founded in 2010 by their non-profit, GoSprouts, is utilized by students and educators to learn and teach across the entire curriculum, including science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). In addition to 13 raised beds, GoSprouts is working with the school to install a certified Monarch Waystation in the Tiger Patch.

The PHS will honor their accomplishments at a reception hosted in Philadelphia on Monday, November 14.

The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing. Come to one or more 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, February, March, April,  May and June 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 programs, contact the Membership Chair, Terry, by emailing her at cweed7@outlook.com   Visit the Navesink Garden Club at www.navesinkgardenclub.org.

The Fun World of Small and Petite Design

October 10 at 10:30 we are invited to Drop-inDesign.
Welcome to the Fun World of Small and Petite Design.
Small…not larger than 8″.
Petite…5″ or smaller
We will be pleased to offer a demonstration by our very own Pam Sutton. She is a multi-winner whenever design comes into view. She is talented and also generous and will share her knowledge on Tuesday.
The rules – You choose the container…see above. Pam will also bring some with her.
You choose the plant material. Small, that is. Pam will contribute some line material and small flower stems, etc.
Pam will also bring along photos of winning small and petite designs for inspiration.
Hope to see you.

Press Release: Navesink Garden Club Standard Flower Show

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PR Contact: Patricia Dygulski – NGCDygulski@aol.com


“Bella Italia” Flower Show Huge Success

September 2017 – The Navesink Garden Club’s  Small Standard Flower Show, titled “Bella Italia” was a huge success and visited by many garden enthusiasts in The Atrium at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, NJ.

Out of the hundreds of entries 95 ribbons were awarded.  Yoko Ikura won the Arboreal Award and 2 Horticultural Awards of Merit along with nine more horticultural ribbons and one design ribbon.  Bernice Maguire won a Horticultural Award of Merit with 12 additional horticultural awards and one design award. Pam Marhan won the First Place blue ribbon for her design in  “ Carnevale a Venezia”  “Carnival in Venice” as well as 11 horticultural ribbons. Pam Sutton won the Growers Choice Award, eight (8) additional horticulture awards and the Third Place yellow ribbon in  “Sotto il Sole della Toscana” “ Under the Tuscan Sun”.  Astrid Dixon won the TOP Designers Choice Award in “Ricordi Mediterranean” “Mediterranean Memories”.  Gotti Kelley won two(2) Horticultural Awards of Merit in 11 winners among her entries.  Marina Kerber won the First Place Blue Ribbon in “Sotto il Sole della Toscana” “ Under the Tuscan Sun”.  Marina is chairperson of this flower show, a Master Gardener, NGC Accredited Judge, GCNJ District VIII Director and prior president of the Navesink Garden Club.

The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club. Meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing. Come to one or more 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, February, March, April,  May and June 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 programs, contact the Membership Chair, Terry, by emailing her at cweed7@outlook.com

Photos from our Recent Show

This is a handy link for some photos from our recent season opening Small Standard Flower Show…Bella Italia.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2TVf93

Or you can visit our Gallery Page to check things out.

 

Updates are In!

If you’ve been following us on FaceBook or Google+, you know we’re busy all year ’round, but it really heats up – in September. This year is no exception. We have updated our Meetings page, and there’s just too much to mention here. You have to go there and see for yourself!

Our club is busy in Red Bank working on those beautiful flower pots, which you can’t miss as you cruise down Main Street in the center of town. We hope you enjoy and appreciate the devotion shown by members as they clip, pull, and also clean out, the planters there. Other year-round activities are in place, such as our Poricy Park herb garden project.

The beginning of the school year will resume many projects, and you can read about them here: Club Projects.

Please bookmark us or join this blog so you can keep up with all the action. There is something for everyone, and we look forward to seeing you.

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

 

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