To promote and preserve the beauty of our community
FEATURED POLLINATOR PLANT: Goldenrod 'Fireworks', Solidago rugosa
Goldenrod 'Fireworks' has masses of beautiful ray-like plumes of gold flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. A lacy dome of golden flowers looks like exploding fireworks, providing nectar and pollen for bees and butterflies in early fall.
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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.
Crofton Village Garden Club members participated in a Garden Crawl where members spent approximately 20 minutes at each garden doing maintenance. The first stop was Crofton Library where members worked on the Blue Star Memorial Garden, Native Garden and Pollinator Garden. Members then traveled to Linthicum Walks, Swann Park, the Village Green Memorial Garden and the Peace Garden located at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church.
Thank you to Nancy Percivall (Project Chair, Linthicum Walks) for organizing the event and to Frank DeVito (spouse to Camille DeVito, Project Chair, Blue Star Memorial Garden), Claudia West (Project Chair, Swann Park), Lois Nichols, Rosa Johnson, Diane Stovel, Lynn Pollock, Maria-Elena Bodnar (Project Chair, Peace Garden), Don Pogue (Project Chair, Native Garden) and Beverly Frye for participating in the event.
Crofton Village Garden Club members weed the Pollinator Garden located at Crofton Library. Chickweed, an aggressive garden weed capable of producing up to 15,000 seeds per plant, took over the center section of the garden choking out many of the pollinator plants. Carol Votteler, Project Chair, will work on a plan to restore that area of the garden.
The Pollinator Garden not only encourages the population of pollinators, but it also serves as an educational component to demonstrate to community members the importance of the pollinators for our environment.
Thank you to Margo Antonelli, Camille DeVito, Denise Frey, Beverly Frye, Cathy Gallagher (CVGC President), Glenna Kidd, Nancy Percivall, Don Pogue and Carol Votteler for helping with the garden.
Project Chair Jane Dillehay, CVGC members and spouses, and Master Gardener Jim MacNicholl weeded and mulched the Pollinator Garden located at Crofton Library. The garden encourages the population of pollinators and serves as an educational component for the Master Gardener's to demonstrate to community members the importance of the pollinators for our environment.
Thank you to the following for helping with the garden maintenance: Maria-Elena Bodnar, Linda and Rick Childs, Camille DeVito, Jane and Larry Dillehay, Denise Frey, Beverly Frye, Jim MacNicholl, Sally Moore, Don Pogue, Marcia Richard, Pat Stevenson and Diane Stovel.
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