The February 2021 issue of GARDENEWS showcases the FGCMD Slate of Officers for the 2021-2023 term. CVGC member Marcia Richard is featured on page 2. Marcia will be installed as Second Vice President at the FGCMD Annual Meeting at Turf Valley Resort and Hotel on March 23rd. District II's Anna O'Kelly (Crofton Greenery Garden Club), also featured on page 2, will be installed as President. Congratulations ladies!
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FEATURED NATIVE TREE: Prunus serotina, black cherry
Black cherry is known for the beauty and quality of its wood – a favorite of furniture makers. The green leaves turn to yellow in the fall. It is easy to grow and will reward you with dangling, lace-like blossoms in the spring that attract large numbers of native bees. Wildlife eat the fruits. This is a fast-growing, pioneer species. Eastern tent caterpillars prefer black cherries. All parts of Prunus species except the fruits contain poisonous substances and should never be eaten. The plant drops lots of twigs, leaves, and fruit, and in cultivation can be allelopathic to garden plants.
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NGC President-Elect Mary Warshauer will install District II's Anna O'Kelly (Crofton Greenery Garden Club) as State President for the 2021-2023 term and our very own Marcia Richard will be installed as Second Vice President. Participants may attend in person or opt to join virtually via Zoom. The Awards Presentation and new Officer Installation will take place in the morning, then lunch, followed by speaker Summer Rayne Oakes, presenting her program How to Make a Plant Love You.
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Congratulations to Crofton Village Garden Club member Nancy Percivall and her husband George, named by the Crofton Civic Association as Citizens of the Year for 2020.
Nancy has been CVGC's Horticulture Chair for the past several years and has shared many informative presentations at our monthly meetings. She is also our Linthicum Walks Project Chair and has dedicated numerous hours to maintaining the grounds of the historic property. Because of her efforts, Linthicum Walks is Bay-Wise Certified and a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. George was instrumental in getting Linthicum Walks accredited as an ArbNet Level 1 Arboretum. Both serve on the board for the Friends of Historic Linthicum Walks.
In addition, Nancy is the Gardening Editor for Living in the Triangle magazine and volunteers with the St. Paul's Quilters. George was very active with the Boy Scouts throughout the years with their sons, Bryan and Joe – both became Eagle Scouts.