Jessica Hall, owner and operator of Harmony Harvest Farm located in Weyers Cave, Virginia, joined us via Zoom and shared a grower’s perspective on the chrysanthemum – our club flower. Jessica discussed the chrysanthemum's long presence in history, the differences between heirlooms and hybrids, and Harmony Harvest’s reasons for deciding to preserve heirlooms through their newly launched The Mum Project. She also discussed planting and growing tips for these lovely fall flowers.
Twenty varieties of heirloom chrysanthemum's were distributed among members. Members were asked to adopt a mum and share their findings, e.g. date of first bloom, number of blooms, overall height, etc., and submit a photograph to Harmony Harvest Farm.
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In celebration of National Garden Week members enjoyed a very informative live Zoom presentation hosted by FGCMD, Beautiful Native Plants Year-Round by Leah Brooks, Mt. Cuba Center's Public Programs Assistant. Mt. Cuba Center, located in Hockessin, Delaware is a beautiful botanic garden whose mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to support the habitats that sustain them.
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Second Vice President Margo Antonelli installed two new members: Jessica Kruse sponsored by Gail Schulz and Laura Austin sponsored by Diane Smith. Both ladies have been actively involved helping CVGC with the clean up of the Pollinator Garden at Crofton Library, Linthicum Walks and Garden Tour 2023.
Led by garden tour co-chairs Cathy Gallagher and Maria Guyer, members review plans for the upcoming garden tour on Sunday, May 21. The Chair of each garden tour committee will present information to the members. Following the meeting, "garden teams" will meet with garden homeowners to finalize tasks for the garden tour.
Crofton Village Garden Club welcomes new member Yael Beckman, sponsored by her mother CVGC member Verna Pond.
One of the joys of springtime is planting seeds. However, sowing tiny seeds can be a source of frustration for many gardeners.
Member Rosa Johnson shared information on how to make seed balls using four ingredients – natural clay, top soil or compost, seeds, and water.
Member Marcia Richard demonstrated how to make seed tape by using single-ply tissue, seeds, and a water/flour glue mixture.
Member Nancy Percivall demonstrated two methods for seed paper. One with sheets of tissue paper and the other with a tissue paper pulp – a great way to recycle used tissue paper.
Members collected seeds from their gardens to swap with each other so they can choose a technique to try at home.
Members met at the Crofton Country Club for our installation luncheon. Following the business meeting Glenna Kidd, member of the Nominating Committee, presented and installed the new slate of officers for 2023-2025.
President • Pam Ildefonso
First Vice-President • Trish Demers
Second Vice-President • Margo Antonelli
Recording Secretary • Lois Nichols
Corresponding Secretary • Carol Schoenfeld
Treasurer • Sue Callahan
Parliamentarian • Cathy Gallagher
Incoming President Pam Ildefonso was not present and was installed via FaceTime.
Following the installation, attendees enjoyed a delightful luncheon and fellowship. Thank you to today's host/hostesses for the lovely table arrangements – Maria Guyer, Margo Antonelli, Littany Hollerbach, Don and Rena Pogue, and Diane Smith.
To view photos from the luncheon, scroll over the photo below and use the play button or arrow buttons located at the top of the picture.