The William Paca Garden is a two acre oasis of natural beauty in the bustling center of Annapolis’ Historic District. Although many colonial Annapolitans had gardens, only Paca’s has been returned to its original splendor and opened to the public. Intrigued by garden details in the background of Charles Willson Peale’s 1772 portrait of Paca, researchers were able to reconstruct the site from a series of archeological digs that turned up evidence of the garden’s former glory.
Following the business meeting, a speaker from William Paca House and Gardens will join us and take members on a virtual tour of the gardens. A group tour, for those who wish to participate, will take place later in the afternoon at the William Paca Garden.
The Pollinator Pathway is corridors of public and private properties that provide pesticide-free native plant habitat and nutrition for pollinators. Reconnecting the landscape by making properties stepping stones for the free flow of species across a healthy, native landscape.
Led by member Lauren Toomey with keynote speaker Sam Droege, Wildlife Biologist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. Members and guests will view a PowerPoint presentation on the Pollinator Pathway, followed by a discussion with Louise Washer, Pollinator Pathway Northeast founder, on how to implement a successful pathway by reducing turf, planting native plants, and avoiding pesticides.
Anne Arundel County is the first county in Maryland to establish a pollinator pathway. The goal of Pollinator Pathway Maryland is to connect the pathway with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Capital Trails Network within Prince George's and Montgomery County, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.
For more information on the Anne Arundel County Pollinator Pathway, click the button below.
Have your scissors and ribbons ready and follow along to make the bows of your choice at our April meeting. Members will watch two videos of bows made using just your very own fingers, then watch live demonstrations by Sandy Robertson, Gail Schulz, and JoAnn Cook while they display several other bow-making techniques.
The bow-making team is excited to share their skills with you. It will be a fun program!
To view the list of supplies needed, click the button below.
Sally Moore, Marcia Richard and Glenna Kidd, Chairs of the Nominating Committee, installed the newly elected Crofton Village Garden Club officers for the 2021-2023 term. After the installation, Executive Board members (outgoing and incoming) were invited to speak briefly, followed by the Nominating Committee, the Bernie Robertson Award recipients (Harriet Kiilehua and Shirley Levendoski), and Committee Chairs.
CVGC Officers for 2021-2023
President • Cathy Gallagher
First Vice President • Rosa Johnson
Second Vice President • Diane Smith
Recording Secretary • Margo Antonelli
Corresponding Secretary • Nancy Durose
Treasurer • Maria Guyer
Parliamentarian • Glenna Kidd
The Nominating Committee wishes to express their gratitude to those members who have agreed to continue to serve and to those who have accepted to serve our club in important leadership roles ensuring the continued great success of the Crofton Village Garden Club.
Claire Jones, a horticulturalist, landscape design consultant and former White House floral designer, presented a virtual design demonstration for Crofton Village Garden Club. Claire demonstrated two beautiful designs – a line design, and an arrangement in a candlestick or goblet. Members were invited to purchase their own flowers and follow along, or just watch and enjoy the presentation.
Scroll over the photo and use the play or arrow buttons at the top of the image to view sample designs Claire made earlier and the designs created by Crofton Village Garden Club members during the demonstration.