Press Release: Navesink Garden Club Standard Flower Show

NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB

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

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 Project receives Award…

Our Project “Go Sprouts” was honored with the Blue Ribbon for this Award. More to come. Here is the article describing the item…


PHS Announces Gardening and Greening Winners

Individual gardeners and community groups receive awards

PHILADELPHIA (October 2016) – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has chosen the Blue Ribbon and Gardens of Distinction winners of the “2016 PHS Gardening and Greening Contest.”

Gardeners in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties have long been celebrated by PHS.  The “PHS Gardening and Greening Contest” recognizes individuals as well as groups for their contributions to their communities.
“PHS congratulates this year’s Gardening and Greening Contest participants. This competition is one of the most exciting ways we fulfill our mission to connect people with horticulture and engage them in gardening,” said Matt Rader, PHS President.
A reception for this year’s winners will be held at PHS headquarters on Monday, November 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Fifty panels of judges visited 300 gardens throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in search of well-designed, well-maintained, inspiring gardens. Entries were judged on design and total visual effect, with extra points awarded for creativity and sustainable practices. Gardens were also judged on maintenance and horticultural practices, as well as the variety, color, and suitability of plantings.

Entries included home gardeners with in-ground or container gardens, community gardeners with vegetable and flower gardens, urban farms, rooftop gardens, environmental initiatives, garden blocks, public-space plantings, children’s gardens and parks. Businesses who beautified their properties, as well as municipalities that initiated environmental projects such as stormwater management, also entered.

The ten contest categories included: Children’s Garden; Combination Garden; Container Garden; Environmental Initiatives; Flower Garden; Garden Block; Public Space: Plantings/Parks; Rooftop Garden; Urban Farm; and Vegetable Garden.

All winners will receive a garden sign and two tickets to the 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” March 11 to 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. For a full list of the winners, click here.

Media contact: Alan Jaffe, PHS Communications Director, 215.988.8833, ajaffe@pennhort.org

Our First Meeting a gReat Success!

Hop on over to our Gallery and have a feast for the eyes. Our members outdid themselves, once again, with design and horticultural feats. ngc-going-platinum-hort-show-9-16-192-of-201We can be very proud of ourselves in our achievements, and the ribbons were well-deserved.

Our start of the season show is a way for many of us to show off our efforts from the previous summer with vegetables, fruits and flowers. It also highlights the creative offerings as you can see from the pieces shown in the gallery.

Please feel free to visit us at one of our regular meetings. You will be welcomed and also encouraged to develop your knowledge and abilities. Come see us and learn how you can create wonderful designs and work with us in the community and with each other.

See you in October!

Our First Meeting is almost Here

Members of the Navesink Garden Club are busy, as we speak, setting up some preliminaries at the Atrium, where our first meeting and annual horticultural and design competition will be held. It will be tomorrow, 9/13, and the public is invited from 1-3 PM to view our results.

We promise a good view of local fruits, vegetables and even designs, created or grown by members in their own gardens. Our rules follow the Handbook for Flower Shows so are judged on standard criteria.

If you are intimidated by the ideas of designing something or growing a garden, don’t hesitate to visit us. You will realize that we are just like anyone else. We all started somewhere. Even if it was with a small hand trowel and a bucket of potting soil.

See you tomorrow at the Atrium!

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