Please join us at Victoria House to interact with the residents and help them to create their own flower arrangements, a rewarding experience! Contact Sue Meany to volunteer for help select flowers at the wholesaler and/or join us at Victoria House. We look forward to seeing you.
The January Junior Garden Club program is for grades K-2 in the Children’s Room at the Chappaqua Library. Register with the librarians in the Children’s Room. Topic TBD.
SPEAKER: Jan Johnsen, author of Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Join us for a lively discussion of Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gift of Trees by William Bryant Logan.
Arborist William Bryant Logan recovers the lost tradition that sustained human life and culture for ten millennia.
Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for bridges, walls, and baskets. Townspeople cut their beeches to make charcoal to fuel ironworks. Shipwrights shaped oaks to make hulls. No place could prosper without its inhabitants knowing how to cut their trees so they would sprout again.
Pruning the trees didn’t destroy them. Rather, it created the healthiest, most sustainable and most diverse woodlands that we have ever known. In this journey from the English fens to Spain, Japan, and California, William Bryant Logan rediscovers what was once an everyday ecology. He offers us both practical knowledge about how to live with trees to mutual benefit and hope that humans may again learn what the persistence and generosity of trees can teach.
SNOW DATE: January 29th
CORNELL'S 2020 HOME GARDENING LECTURE SERIES
Speaker: Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson will give us a slide presentation covering the successful culture of alpine plants in the New York/New Jersey area. Alpine ecology gives an understanding of native habitat, while Building and maintaining explains growing alpine plants at low elevations. The Compendium of plants gives a list of plants that perform well.
Michael Wilson is the Horticultural Laboratory Technician for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County and is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Ramapo College of NJ. Michael is a member of the North American Rock Garden Society and has served as chair and vice chair. He was responsible for the rock gardens at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum and also grows alpine plants at home.
The February Junior Garden Club program is for grades 3-6 in the Children’s Room at the Chappaqua Library. Register with the librarians in the Children’s Room. The project will be pressed flower Valentines.
Speaker: Jack Kozuchowski
Jack Kozuchowski will discuss the challenge of climate change and weather in our area and their impacts on gardening. Jack is committed to educating the public on the need to resolve the climate change challenge to our society.
Jack Kozuchowski received a BS degree from Syracuse University and a MS from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is an accomplished environmentalist, speaker and author. Jack was coordinator of Environmental & Occupational Health Services and Environmental Director of the City of Danbury Health Department before his retirement.
SPEAKER: Ann Perkowski ofLady Clippers will talk about pruning. Club members are welcome to submit specific questions!
Speaker: Carol Gracie
Carol Gracie says, “The beauty of local wildflowers enhances our enjoyment of spring but a look behind their pretty faces reveal the important roles they play in the ecology of our eastern forest environment.” Carol presents how wildflowers have adapted to their shaded environment. She discusses their role as an important food resource for emerging insects, methods of pollination and seed dispersal, and uses in our home gardens.
Carol Gracie retired from NYBG where she led natural history tours for 25 years. Her scientific work led to naming several newly discovered tropical plant species. Returning to her interest in local flora and its photography, Carol is the author/photographer of Spring Wildflower’s of the Northeast: A Natural History.
Speaker: Ann Edmonds
Ann Edmonds will show us how to transform an occasionally flooded space into a beautiful landscape. Rain gardens, only a few inches deep, hold water for just a day or so. Plants in a rain garden slow the rate of stormwater runoff, help to reduce flooding, erosion and provide food and habitat for wildlife. This presentation will cover location, site preparation, appropriate plants and how to care for the rain garden.
Ann Edmonds is a CCE Master Gardener Volunteer who has also volunteered at NYBG in the Family Garden. Ann is a lifelong avid flower and vegetable gardener. She has extensively planted her own yard, a neighbor’s vegetable garden and a church flower garden. Ann volunteers at the CCE Vegetable Demonstration Garden at Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, NY.
SPEAKER: Shannon Algiere from Stone Barns will discuss how to create a flower cutting garden.
2020 National Garden Clubs Annual Convention Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
1611 West Canal Street Milwaukee, WI 53233
· Room rate: $139/night, free parking
· Call 1-800-729-7244
· Registration code: National Garden Club 2020 National Convention
· Book online: https://reservations- paysbig.webhotel.microsdc.us/bp/search_rooms.jsp?groupCode=NGC06082020
· Ground transportation: NO hotel shuttle – cab/ridesharing service is available to and from the airports
· Hotel reservation deadline: April 26, 2020
· General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) – Milwaukee (10mi)
· O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – Chicago (80mi)
· Dane County Regional Airport (MSN) – Madison (76mi)
· Midway International Airport (MDW) – Chicago (106mi)
Speaker: Amy Kesavan
Amy Kesavan presents edible landscaping and will transform the way you view and use your land. She emphasizes breaking from the traditional garden design which separates food and ornamentals. Amy demonstrates harnessing the beauty of edibles through seamless integration.
Amy Kesavan is a CCE Master Gardener Volunteer, a beekeeper and a member of the Rye Sustainability Committee advocating for healthy yards and pollinator-friendly environments. As a native rural Kansan who values being connected to the land, food and wildlife, Amy volunteers at the CCE Vegetable Demonstration Garden at Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, NY.
Guide: Catherine Ludden
No-Walk Ins -- 10:00 AM Arrival OR 11:00 AM Arrival
Catherine Ludden's garden is a remarkable example of a property transitioning from exotics to natives. The challenging site has been transformed through hardscaping and design into a serene and charming property. There are shady and sunny areas, a rain garden, a collection of spring ephemerals and specimen trees. Most of the garden is level with easy access. A small hillside portion has steep paths.
Catherine Ludden is a knowledgeable and charming guide with an infectious enthusiasm for native plants. Catherine is on the board of the Native plant Center at Westchester Community College.
THE FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF NEW YORK STATE, INC.
Annual Convention And Symposium
Sunday- Tuesday, October 4 - 6, 2020
Tuesday- Thursday, October 6-8, 2020
Delta Hotels by Marriott
200 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
315-797-8010 Phone 315-930-3890 Fax
Come and Join the Federated Garden Club’s “Harvest Happening” Convention and Stay for the Symposium!
**All Garden Club members are encouraged to enroll in the Design and Horticulture courses in the Symposium as a benefit of their NGC membership.
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