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

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.

NGC wins Two Awards

NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB

PR Contact: Patricia Dygulski – NGCDygulski@aol.com

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NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB WINS TWO AWARDS 

The Garden Club of New Jersey awarded the Navesink Garden Club the Hanover Garden Club Trophy and the GCNJ Special Award to a medium club for a continuing project in civic beautification on June 8, 2017 in Bridgewater, NJ.

The Hanover Garden Club trophy was for staging the Art in Bloom Flower Design Show in the Monmouth Museum on June 24 to 26 in 2016.  The Museum was mounting a show of paintings by local Red Bank artist Lewis Lanza Rudolph. Ten (10) Navesink Garden Club members each assembled a flower design interpreting ten (10) specific paintings.  Additionally, each member wrote a paragraph on how the painting inspired her design.

The Special Award to a Medium Club was for a continuing project in civic beautification for maintenance of Red Bank’s Downtown street planters. Since 1996 the Navesink GC, in cooperation with Red Bank’s downtown business alliance, River Center, sends out a team of four members once a week beginning in June though the end of October to canvas the downtown streets for about 50 flower pots strategically placed to show off Red Bank in its best light.

The teams rotated each planter with a quarter turn to the right in order to promote all-around, even growth. They deadheaded spent blossoms, trimmed back ambitious growers and pruned to maintain a pleasing shape. Not insignificantly, they removed bottles, cans, cigars, cigarette butts and paper left behind by unconcerned citizens.  Where plants had been damaged or appeared suffering from underwatering, the team reported these to River Center for remediation. Each team spent about 2 hours per session—eight person hours per week.  While the original planting is contracted to a local nursery and the watering is done my borough workers, the contribution of the Navesink Gardeners is essential to the success of the project. River Center personnel say they would not consider placing the planters around town without the ability to monitor and maintain them.  Twenty-seven members of the Club participate in this project, amounting to 152 person-hours per season.

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 secondTuesday of the month at The Atrium, located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, in September, 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 programs, contact the Membership Chair, Terry, by emailing her at cweed7@outlook.com   Visit the Navesink Garden Club at www.navesinkgardenclub.org.  Like us on Facebook.

Photos below:

Amaryllis in Bloom

Here is a beautiful amaryllis we wanted to share. They are easy to grow, and not at all fussy. However, their appearance makes all of us a 20170603_104942_resized_1little amazed.

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Grown by one of our members and shared with her permission.

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

 

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