The 13th Anniversary of ART BLOOMS at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center located in Solomons takes place Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10. The three-day exhibit features the work of floral designers from across the region. Each floral designer is assigned a work of art in the Main Gallery or the Kay Daugherty Gallery and asked to create an arrangement inspired by that work of art.
Enjoy extended evening hours in the garden in celebration of the opening of ART BLOOMS. This special evening has a suggested donation of $10/person. Proceeds will benefit the native plant fund.
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NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK • June 20-24, 2022
Did you know that behind Brookside Nature Center there is an open field of perennials swarming with thousands of pollinators in the summer? Celebrate National Pollinator Week by joining a naturalist on Tuesday, June 21 at 2 PM to tour the meadow where you will witness beautiful blooms and the pollinators that rely on them for their lifecycles. Cost of the tour is $10. Click the button below to purchase tickets.
The new PBS Nature film, My Garden of a Thousand Bees, will screen outdoors at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on Friday, June 24 at 6 PM at the Rinzler Stage on the National Mall. The event is free and open to the public. Popcorn, drinks, and special #PlantWildflowers items will be given out for free to the first 100 guests. Visitors can learn more about bees and other pollinators at the Festival by visiting the People-Powered Science Tent and the Festival's Pollinator Garden full of native wildflowers and educational stations including the "Bee Kind to Bees" session at 11 AM on June 24 and July 2.
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FEATURED POLLINATOR PLANT: Coneflower 'Magnus', Echinacea purpurea
This native North American wildflower has vibrant, daisy-like flowers that bloom from mid-summer into early autumn. Its prominent, dark orange central cones are surrounded by larger and more horizontal, rose-pink petals that are held flat, rather than drooping like the species. Attracts butterflies, bees, and birds in winter, if cones are left on the plant.
Deemed "the most outstanding topiary garden in America" by the Garden Club of America, Ladew Topiary Gardens is the perfect spot nestled in beautiful hunt country in Monkton, Maryland. In the early 1920s, Harvey S. Ladew purchased the 200+ acre property known as Pleasant Valley Farm, which included a farmhouse built in the late 1700s/early 1800s. Ladew renovated and expanded the house, filling it with treasures purchased during his extensive travels. He then designed and created the 22 acres of formal gardens which feature life-size topiaries and 15 themed garden rooms.
Members were led on a guided tour of the themed gardens, visited the gift shop and had lunch at the cafe. Use the play or arrow buttons located at the top of the photo to view images of the gardens.
Crofton Village Garden Club welcomes new member Patty More, sponsored by Linda Childs, and Maria-Elena Bodnar who has decided to rejoin the club.