May Baskets honor the time-old tradition which the ancient Celts called “Beltane” — the day halfway between spring and summer that coincides with the return of fertility to the earth. In early times, small baskets of flowers and goodies were left on friends’ door knobs as a sign of kindness and friendship.
May Baskets adorned the homes of CVGC members in celebration of May Day. Sandy Robertson placed her basket on a hook in her front garden, as her front door isn't visible from the street. She added lilies of the valley from her yard and used the pink bow she made during the Bow Making Demonstration at our April meeting. Trish Demers thought someone in the club would be happy to know that their past ribbon efforts are still in use and it has held up in the strong winds. JoAnn Cook used flowers from her yard and her neighbor's.
Scroll over the photo and use the play button or arrow buttons located at the top of the picture to view all of the beautiful baskets.
Thank you to all members who participated!
Crofton Village Garden Club joins with other District II garden clubs annually to decorate State Circle in Annapolis with fresh evergreen wreaths. Members Nancy Percivall, Cathy Gallagher, Glenna Kidd and JoAnn Cook (not pictured) braved the cold temperature to make the wreaths and adorned them with red velvet bows made by Gail Schulz.
Project Chair Camille DeVito held a fall clean-up at the Blue Star Memorial Garden located at Crofton Library. CVGC members weeded, cut back perennials, planted chrysanthemums, and mulched the garden.
Thank you to Camille and members Margo Antonelli, Linda and Rick Childs, Nancy Durose, Beverly Frye, Lois Nichols and Gail Schulz for helping with the garden clean-up. Thank you also to Jim Nichols for delivering the bags of mulch.
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.
Crofton Village Garden Club members Paulette Heward, Diane Smith, Verna Pond and Trish Demers create fresh floral arrangements for hospice patients at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena. Flowers are donated by Trader Joe's in Annapolis for this weekly project. Hospice nursing staff, clergy, social workers and volunteers deliver the arrangements to patients in their home or care facility throughout the Anne Arundel County area.