NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB TO HOST SMALL STANDARD FLOWER SHOW

PR CONTACT:  JOANNE MALLON   ngcpublicity@gmail.com

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On Tuesday September 11, the Navesink Garden Club will host a Small Standard Flower Show titled “Wedding Bells”.   The Design Division “Going to the Chapel”,  will include the following Classes:  “A Gift for the Bridesmaids” featuring an American traditional petite design, “Destination Wedding,” featuring a design of any type and “Brunch for the Bride and Groom,” displaying  an  informal or semi- formal functional table for two.  The Horticulture Division, “Down The Aisle” will contain thirty-seven Classes for competitors to enter.

The public is welcome free of charge to enjoy the show from 1-3 p.m. at the Atrium, 40 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank.  In addition, the Navesink Garden Club invites people interested in horticulture and design to attend a regular meeting, enjoy a warm and friendly gathering and learn what interesting projects the club offers.  Meetings are held at the Atrium on the second Tuesday of the month from 11 to 2 p.m. from September to June. For information on current happenings bookmark www.navesinkgardenclub.org or contact Membership Chair, Terry, by emailing cweed7@outlook.com.

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.

Small Standard Flower Show Scheduled

The official, current schedule for our upcoming flower and design show is available. If you need a copy, please contact Marina K. or Joanne M. for an e-copy. (Members only.)

This is a fun event, and open to the public for viewing. Please check our upcoming meetings page for information.

See you in September!

Art in Bloom @Monmouth Museum

The title of this exhibit is “Does it Match the Couch?” The idea is that the couch, its fabric, pattern, style, is complemented by paintings by local and visiting artists, as well as a unique original floral piece designed by our very own members.

Our Art In Bloom opening at the Monmouth Museum over the weekend was a big success. It started with a reception on Friday for the designers and ended on Monday with a “walk- through” describing the designs for “Friends of the Museum.”

The interpretations of artwork chosen by the designers was outstanding and definitely complimented the “Does it Match The Couch” settings.

Many thanks to Marina for chairing the event and to all the participating designers–Judy, Janine, Ronnie, Gotti , Yoko, Bernice, Pam, Marina and Joanne. Membership makes friendship, and friendship continues to grow membership.

Thank you also to members who were able to visit the exhibit.  Your support was very much appreciated.

Click on gallery to enjoy all the designs.

“Don’t sit this one out!!!”

Art in Bloom Set-up & Reception

This coming Friday, July 27th, several of our members will be participating in an ART IN BLOOM exhibit as part of Monmouth Museum’s “Does It Match The Couch”. There will be a reception Friday night from 5-7 p.m. free of admission for our club. During the rest of the weekend, admission will be charged. We hope many of you will be able to join the reception Friday. The exhibit “Does It Match the Couch” is intriguing with a touch of whimsey. The added aspect of seeing how our designers interpret their chosen artwork will make it even more enjoyable. As a club, we can be very proud of our members who have volunteered to participate in this adventure, so come and enjoy.

New Season to be Posted Soon

Please be patient while we await the news of our new year, beginning on September 11. We plan our annual Small Standard Flower Show at that time, after our first meeting of our year. So you can mark your calendar, and start looking around for typical horticultural specimens that are active at that time. More information to come.

Some of the design ideas were discussed at our Annual Meeting recently, but a full description will be published here.

Be sure to keep the wonderful photos and comments coming on FaceBook, and have a wonderful summer!

Navesink Garden Club Annual Luncheon

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PR Contact:  Joanne Mallon   ngcpublicity@gmail.com

 NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON

On June 19th, the Navesink Garden Club held its Annual Luncheon. Each year the club awards a $1,000 scholarship to a college student. This year’s recipient of the Navesink Garden Club /Mary Cain Scholarship was awarded to Brookdale student Benjamin Shulman. Benjamin lives in Monmouth County and is enrolled in environmental sciences. He has just completed his first year at Brookdale and eventually plans to continue his environmental studies at Rutgers University.

  • The Navesink Garden Club was the proud recipient of five awards from The Garden Club of New Jersey.
  • A Certificate of Merit with Gold Seal was awarded for Excellence in a Yearbook.

 The GoSprouts organization of Junior Gardeners received the following  prestigious awards :

  •  The Katherine Cutler Junior Garden Club of the Year
  • The Ann De Roner Junior Gardeners Horticulture Trophy
  • Certificate of Merit with Gold Seal
  • Certificate of Merit for the Comprehensive Study of Horticulture.

 The silver trays and bowls awarded each year by the club to members who distinguished themselves in horticulture and design were given to the following winners:

  • Gotti Kelley received The Bea Gardella Silver Tray Award for Horticulture In-Club, as well as The Betty Jean Meyer Bowl Award for Horticulture at All Events.
  • Astrid Dixon received the Margaret Poduska Award for Design, In-Club
  • Pam Sutton received the Navesink Garden Club Award for Design, All Events
  • Janine Voell received the Gotti Kelley Award for Artistic Craft.
  • Dian Woodroffe received the Kathleen Panepinto Weeding Award

 Overall, Garden Club of New Jersey Judges awarded 85 ribbons and 6 special awards for horticulture at the Navesink Garden Club Flower Show,

  • “Bella Italia.”   Twelve ribbons were given for design along with a Designer’s Choice Award.

 The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to attend one of our meetings, enjoy a warm and friendly welcome and learn what interesting projects the club will be engaged in.  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 11  a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Atrium, 40 Riverside Ave., Red Bank,  from September to June.

 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 far and wide.

 For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and its programs, contact the Membership Chair, Terry, by emailing her at cweed&@outlook.com or visit the Navesink Garden Club at  www.navesinkgardenclub.org.

 Photos:   Taken by Jo Grazide

Group photo of all the winners with their trophies. ngc annual luncheon & awards 54 6-18

Art in Bloom Video Available

Well here it is – our video of our Art in Bloom event during April’s meeting. This was a great event where members vocalized their ideas and how they came up with their designs. Each of them are fun to listen to, especially if you were there for the actual pieces.

Much thanks to those who organized and held this – Pam Sutton, Gotti Kelley who offered her suggestions for each artist, and our Co-Presidents, Joanne Mallon and Pam Marhan, who officiated that day.

Hopefully the video passes muster. Please forgive any glitches. It was a long, careful project after the fact, and all the features were carefully planned. A learning process, but worth the time spent.

 

 

 

 

Not-so-Shabby Chic

At 10 a.m. on May 8, our Club is going to hold our annual fund-raiser before our meeting. Advice is to get there early; things are priced to sell and may go very fast.

Among the stars are some small designs ready to take home for Mother’s Day, and home-made cards of which a portion of the sale will go to the Club.

Please come early, and enjoy some casual conversation and excitement over our speakers, who will talk to us about using native plants in our landscapes. Even the smallest and simplest of gardens can give back to nature without much effort. Talk about maintenance free gardening!

We look forward to seeing new and “seasoned” members tomorrow!

Check out some of our previous offerings:

Trip Planned to Chanticleer Gardens

Here is a link to our flyer. We will be enjoying a lovely day on June 6, with many new sights and even a lunch! All for an affordable price, and we think this is something you should check out. There are still some seats available on the bus, and you can get all the information at this link…

 

NAVESINK GARDEN CLUB TRIP TO CHANTICLEER GARDENS

 

From our Guest Blogger, Gotti

Click here for the more colorful article: Watch whom you invite to your garden party
or, read here:

Watch whom you invite to your garden party!

 Some guests are most unwelcome and soon push others to the sidelines. These are the assertive and belligerent plants, soon running wild, quickly filling every space and that of their neighbor. Quite often, gardeners, grateful for a different plant, will rue the day they set it in the ground.

 For example, most varieties of mint, while great to use in the kitchen, will invade and infiltrate a space before you realize it. My suggestion is to plant mint in a large container, no drainage holes and then sink the pot into the ground.

 Sweet Autumn Clematis, so beautiful in bloom, heavenly in scent and loved by bees, can be considered invasive. This plant happily scrambles with such energy during the summer, one has to admire it. If you have an odd spot in your garden, a patch of soil with poor growing conditions begging for some attention, then this is the plant for you.

 Common orange day lilies are often inherited in older gardens. They dig in their heels and refuse to budge. And while you may enjoy the faithful blooming each year, there comes a time when they must go, otherwise you drown in a sea of green leaves. But again, if you have lots of space, a generous spread of these sword-like leaves is an attractive sight during the summer.

 Gardening is intimately connected to the journey we all make to find a place for ourselves. It displays our “Jekyll and Hyde” attitude, which mediates between the urge to obliterate and our urge to preserve. Should you ruthlessly pull up plants that you once loved or should you close both eyes and give them another season? This decision is yours alone. Just remember – a garden must change; otherwise it becomes an antiquated affair.

 Don’t succumb to the black hole of time and energy by choosing high maintenance plants for your garden. Those divas who requite your continuous attention like spraying, dusting, dead-heading, tying, etc. Those who have to be coddled and are usually expensive. There is a national movement to create interest in our native plants, those than can weather harsh conditions, drought and air pollution, those that are less demanding and still reward you with their vigor and multi-season interest. Look for native plants in your garden center and nurseries.

 You know it is spring when crows mob hawks, and scores of robins devour the last red holly berries. And Spring is definitely here when you see robins in the grass, listen intently to detect worms. Spring is also heralded by the magnificent hellebores orientalis (Lenten Rose) in colors ranging from burgundy to hot pinks, and the dependable Vinca with its deep blue blossom who invite you to stop and admire.

 Now is the time to set out support for peonies before shoots become too tall.

Cut back Buddleia, Caryopteris and red twig dogwoods. All bloom on new growth. Prune roses when the buds begin to swell and when the forsythia blooms. Now is also the time to sit back, relax and enjoy nature’s beauty.

 

Gotti Kelley

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