Members of the Crofton Village Garden Club recently met to honor and thank Ruby Jaby, Manager of the Crofton library, upon her retirement. Ruby has been with the Anne Arundel County Library System for 48 years and opened the Crofton branch as Manager in 2002. She has been a huge supporter of the Garden Club in numerous projects, including the Flower Show, Books in Bloom project, Blue Star Memorial Garden, Native Garden, Pollinator Garden, two (2) Rain Gardens and removing/planting new trees along the parking lot median. Those in attendance were members that had direct contact with Ruby with these projects and include Past Presidents Sally Moore and Marcia Richard, Current President Cathy Gallagher, Camille DeVito, and Linda Childs.
Project Chair Gail Schulz held a clean-up day at the Pollinator Garden located at Crofton Library. Members weeded and edged the garden and worked on plant identification. Markers were added to the plants as an educational component to demonstrate to community members the importance of native plants to encourage the population of pollinators. The Pollinator Garden is a "stepping stone" on the Anne Arundel County Pollinator Pathway.
Thank you to Margo Antonelli, Linda Childs, Trish Demers, Camille DeVito, Denise Frey, Beverly Frye, Cathy Gallagher (CVGC President), Rosa Johnson, Glenna Kidd, Nancy Percivall, Gail Schulz, Lauren Toomey, and Claudia West for helping with the garden clean-up. Thank you also to Jim MacNicholl (Master Gardener) for his assistance with plant identification.
Front Row: Trish Demers, Angela Wetzel, Project Chair Camille DeVito, Nancy Durose and Diane Smith.
Back Row: D'Ana Johnson, Margo Antonelli and Gail Schulz
Project Chair Camille DeVito held a spring clean-up at the Blue Star Memorial Garden located at Crofton Library. CVGC members weeded, planted begonias, and mulched the garden.
Thank you to Camille and members Margo Antonelli, Linda and Rick Childs, Trish Demers, Nancy Durose, Beverly Frye, D'Ana Johnson, Rosa Johnson, Lois Nichols, Nancy Percivall, Marcia Richard, Gail Schulz, Diane Smith and Angela Wetzel for helping with the garden clean-up. Thank you also to Ruby Jaby, Crofton Library Manager, for purchasing mulch for the garden and to Frank DeVito for removing the bags of debris.
Led by Camille DeVito, members weeded, trimmed and mulched the rose garden at Crofton Library. The garden is located to the right of the main entrance. Employees and volunteers are greeted by this garden as they enter and exit the building.
Thank you to Camille for organizing the garden clean-up and to members Maria-Elena Bodnar, Linda Childs, Beverly Frye, Becky Hogan, Lois Nichols, Carol Schoenfeld and Gail Schulz for helping. Thank you also to Camille's husband Frank for helping with this project.
Project Chair Camille DeVito held a fall clean-up at the Blue Star Memorial Garden located at Crofton Library. CVGC members cut back the Black-eyed Susans and other perennial plants and raked the garden. Leaves were left in the garden to act as a natural mulch.
Thank you to the following members for helping with the garden maintenance: Camille DeVito, JoAnn Cook, Denise Frey, Beverly Frye, Harriet and Warren Kiilehua, Don Pogue and Diane Stovel.