Norristown Garden Club
 
2013 - 2014 Club Events Calendar
September, 2014

SEPTEMBER 10,  Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . GENERAL MEETING  1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,  3044 W. Germantown Pike,  Eagleville,  PA  19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS:  Anne McNelis, Rosemarie Randall

HOSPITALITY:  Lyn Rossanese, Jan Zimmerman, Dot MacDermott,
Jane McManama

PROGRAM TOPIC
“Learn to Love Design”
Barbara Leiby
Does creating a floral design intimidate you?  
Barbara will share tips to help relieve your design anxieties. 

SEPTEMBER 16, Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . DISTRICT XI ANNUAL MEETING 
   AND LUNCHEON
9:00 AM REGISTRATION, 10:00 AM MEETING
Old York Road Country Club, 801 Tennis Avenue, Spring House
Program:  “Fall into the Holidays” by Betty Ann Galway, Norfolk, Virginia

SEPTEMBER 18-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STANDARD FLOWER SHOW
“Blooms Across America”
Fairview Village Church, Eagleville
September 18, Thursday, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
September 19, Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 23, Tuesday . . . . FLOWER DESIGN WORKSHOP  10:00 AM
Transparency Design, Susan Irwin & Pat Wolanski
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Chairmen:  Barbara Schmidt, Rosalie Scott, Barbara Leiby 

SEPTEMBER 25, Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GARDENS ON THE GO 
HARRISBURG, PA
Felicita and Mansion at Fort Hunter  8:15 AM – 5:30 PM


October, 2014

OCTOBER 8, Wednesday . . . . . . . . .BRING-A-FRIEND MEETING  1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,  3044 W. Germantown Pike,  Eagleville,  PA  19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS:  Elaine Davey, Lisa Ford, Elaine Robillard

HOSPITALITY:  Patrice Hegarty, Karen Nemeth, Ruth Silver, Amy Coughlin

Holiday House Tickets Available for Purchase



PRESENTATION OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN AWARD 
Flossie Narducci

PROGRAM TOPIC  
“Horticulture of Wine:  History, Happenings and Horticulture”  
Brenda Sullivan
Learn why everything in wine relates to horticulture. 
Come and learn what vast array of products can be made from grapes.  
No other food offers such broad and important uses.

SHOW OF THE MONTH
“The Yellow Rose of Texas,” the color yellow being the main factor of the design. 
Design:  Transparency, a creative design including see-through elements that permit some components to be viewed through others.

Horticulture:  Sedum, one stem in container

OCTOBER 7, Thursday . . . . . .  HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP 10:00 AM
Fall Fiesta!  Private tour of Shirlene Moser’s colorful dahlia garden in Bethlehem.  Instruction on dahlia care and hints for floral arranging.  Afternoon of sweet surprises concludes with creating a floral arrangement to bring home.
Car pool, moderate walking, bring brown-bag lunch.  Back by 4:00pm. 
Fee: $10.00                                             Chairs: Susan Stehman, Betsy Nutt





OCTOBER 16, Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GARDEN WORKSHOP
Time & Details TBA

OCTOBER 26 – 28 . . . . . . . CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGION CONFERENCE
Dover Downs, Dover, Delaware  

OCTOBER 28, Tuesday . . . . . . .FLOWER DESIGN WORKSHOP 10:00 AM
Mono-Botanic Design, Nancy Wismer
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Chairmen:  Barbara Schmidt, Rosalie Scott, Barbara Leiby

November, 2014

NOVEMBER 12, Wednesday . . . . .GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON
Westover Country Club,   401 Schuylkill Avenue,  Jeffersonville,  PA   19403
REGISTRATION:  10:00 AM      MEETING AND PROGRAM:  10:45 AM

LUNCHEON CHAIRMEN:  Bobbi Land, Nancy Sliner

GREETERS:  Nancy Hustis, Jean Paquette

HOLIDAY GIFTS:  Please bring unwrapped gifts to this meeting for
patients at the Norristown State Hospital.  Chairman:  Nancy Collier
Holiday House Tickets Available for Purchase

PROGRAM TOPIC
“Japanese Flower Arranging for Autumn Viewing”
Ronell Douglass
Ronell is a Sub Grand Master of the O’Hara School of Ikebana.  She has lectured at the Delaware Art Museum, Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia Art Museum, and New York Chapter of Ikebana International.
She will demonstrate Japanese Flower arranging for fall. 


NOVEMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DISTRICT XI MEETING
Willow Grove Giant, Willow Grove
Time and Details TBA.

NOVEMBER 20, Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GARDEN WORKSHOP
Time and Details TBA.

NOVEMBER 25, Tuesday . . . FLOWER DESIGN WORKSHOP  10:00 AM
Wreath Design, Pat Seymour
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Chairmen:  Barbara Schmidt, Rosalie Scott, Barbara Leiby


December, 2013

NO GENERAL MEETING

65th Holiday House Tour
Chairman:  Susan Irwin

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Five Homes Will Be Decorated for the Holidays

Ticket Price:  $25

Tickets may be purchased at the General Meeting 
in October and November
OR
Send a check and stamped, 
self-addressed business-sized envelope to:
Norristown Garden Club
P.O. Box 742 
Spring House, PA 19477
OR
Through our website:
www.norristowngardenclub.org (PayPal)



December 17, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COMBINED FLOWER DESIGN
AND HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP  10:00 AM
Using fresh greens and flowers create Holiday Baskets for residents at
Regina Nursing Home, 550 East Fornance Street, 1st Floor, Norristown.
Bring clippers and greens.
Coordinators:  Noel Gallagher, Dorothy MacDermott

Wreath-making for Historical Society . . . . . .  . Noel Gallagher, Jean Phalan


January, 2014

JANUARY 14, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GENERAL MEETING  1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,  3044 W. Germantown Pike,  Eagleville,  PA  19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS: P.R. Corso, Linda Kneeland

HOSPITALITY:  Amy Coughlin, Barbara Cressman, Marie Rothwein, 
Barbara Schmidt

PROGRAM TOPIC
Holiday House 2014
PowerPoint Presentation and Demonstrations
PowerPoint Presentation – 
Nancy Hannum and Honey Bawduniak

Demonstrations – Holiday House Decorators

SHOW OF THE MONTH
“The White Cliffs of Dover,” the color white is the main factor.
Design:  Mono-Botanic, a creative design using multiple parts of a plant/s of one family or genus.  
Parts may be stems, blooms, foliage, roots, fruit, etc.

Horticulture:  Paper Whites (narcissus) or Amaryllis, in pot.

JANUARY 20, Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP
 10:00-11:30 AM
Native plants are best and so are native pollinators!
Program by Anita Collins, adjunct professor at Penn State,
 expert in the smaller, no stinger, native bees.
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Fee: $5.00.                                                Chairs: Susan Stehman, Betsy Nutt

February, 2014

FEBRUARY 11, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GENERAL MEETING  1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,   3044 W. Germantown Pike,   Eagleville,  PA   19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS:  Patrice Hegarty, Karen Nemeth

HOSPITALITY:  Pat Seymour, Sandy Moyer, Jean Phalan, Lori Jackson

PROGRAM TOPIC
“Making Gardening Easier As You Age”
Lucille Messina
Lucille has been gardening for over 40 years.  
Her gardens in Bucks County are inspired by her extensive traveling to almost every continent.  
She will teach us how to make gardening a pleasure.

TRASH-TO-TREASURE CONTEST
Theme to Be Announced

SHOW OF THE MONTH
“The Little Red Caboose,” red being the main factor.
Design:  Creative Mass, emphasizing plant material and other (optional) components.

Horticulture:  Cyclamen, grown for at least 60 days.

FEBRUARY 17, Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Create self-watering greenhouses for starting seeds.
Seed care and preparation techniques to be discussed.
 Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
 Bring four clean 2-liter bottles. 
Fee: $5.00                                                    Chairs: Susan Stehman, Betsy Nutt

March, 2014

MARCH 11, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GENERAL MEETING 1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,  3044 W. Germantown Pike,  Eagleville,   PA   19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS:  Nancy Collier, Connie Edford

HOSPITALITY:  Patrice Hegarty, Karen Nemeth, Sally Kay

PROGRAM TOPIC
“Parsley, the Amazing Quiet Herb”
Jane Irvin-Klotz
Jane is a Master Gardener and a member of Herb Gatherers 
and the Norristown Garden Club.
She is known as an “Herbie” and is always willing to share 
her knowledge of herbs.  You will be amazed how much you will learn 
about this amazing “quiet herb.”

SHOW OF THE MONTH
  “Purple Mountains Majesty,” purple being the main factor.  
Design:  Centerpiece Arrangement in basket, not more than 12 inches.

Horticulture:  Orchid, grown for at least 90 days

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia Flower Show
 “Lights, Camera, BLOOM!” (HOLLYWOOD)
 Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

MARCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DISTRICT XI MEETING
Willow Grove Giant, Willow Grove
Date and Time TBD

MARCH 24, Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . FLOWER DESIGN WORKSHOP 10:00 AM
Topiary Design, Barbara Leiby
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Chairmen:  Barbara Schmidt, Rosalie Scott, Barbara Leiby

April, 2014 

APRIL 8, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . .GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING TEA
Central Schwenkfelder Church,   2111 Valley Forge Road,   Lansdale,   19446

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS, HONOR 25- AND 50-YEAR MEMBERS

11:00 AM – Receiving Line       12 Noon – Tea and Program

CHAIRMAN:  Jean Phalan

GREETERS:  Marie Fitzgerald, Debbie McDevitt

PROGRAM TOPIC
“Focus on Design”
Tim Farrell, AIFD, AAF and PFCI 
Tim is an accomplished floral designer 
known throughout the country for his beautiful floral compositions and his ability to teach the elements and principles of floral design. 
	
APRIL 14, Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP  10:00 AM
Shortwood: private stroll through her garden hosted by Stephanie Cohen, the
“Perennial Diva.”  4046 Township Line Rd, Collegeville, 19426. Car pool.
Easy walking; bring lawn chair, brown-bag lunch, sun hat.
Fee: $5.00                                                   Chairs: Susan Stehman, Betsy Nutt
	
APRIL 16, Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GARDEN WORKSHOP
Details TBA

APRIL 19 – 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GCFP CONVENTION
Bayfront Convention Center and Bayfront Sheraton Hotel, Erie, PA

APRIL 23, Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NEW MEMBER COFFEE  10:00 AM
Home of Nancy Carlin, 1900 Dekalb Street, Norristown  19401

APRIL 24, Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARBOR DAY

APRIL 28, Tuesday . . . . . . . . . . . FLOWER DESIGN WORKSHOP 10:00 AM
Line Design, Patti O’Brien
Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell
Chairmen:  Barbara Schmidt, Rosalie Scott, Barbara Leiby

SPRING PLACEMENT FLOWER SHOW . . . . . . . . DATE AND DETAILS TBA


May, 2014

MAY 13, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GENERAL MEETING  1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,  3044 W. Germantown Pike,  Eagleville,   PA   19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS:  Ruth Pasquarello, Mary Watson

HOSPITALITY:  Patrice Hegarty, Linda Betham, Barbara Leiby, 
Jane McManama

PROGRAM TOPIC
“Flower Power”
Pam Davis
Pam is a longtime member of the Norristown Garden Club and an accomplished floral designer.  She will design several arrangements and share her knowledge of design and technical skills.
She will give tips that will help us all become better designers.

SHOW OF THE MONTH
 “Greensleeves,” green being the main factor.
Design:  A topiary created on a stylized or contrived tree form or living clipped shrub or tree and adorned with cut plant material and (optional) non-plant material.
Horticulture:   One variegated leaf or branch in a container

MAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DISTRICT XI MEETING
Willow Grove Giant, Willow Grove
Date and Time TBD

MAY 11 – 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB CONVENTION
Crown Plaza, Louisville Airport, Louisville, KY

MAY 20, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . .HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP  10:00 AM
Docent led tour of Chanticleer garden and house.
 Referred to as the most romantic public garden in America!  Known for their
study of textures and forms, creating seasonal interest all year long.
Pleasing vistas, artfully composed, await each bend in the garden path.
786 Church Rd, Wayne, 19087, (610) 687-4163. Car pool.
 Moderate walking, main path 1 mile long. Bring brown-bag lunch. 
Fee: $20.00                                                 Chairs: Susan Stehman, Betsy Nutt

MAY 21, Thursday. PLANT EXCHANGE AND COVERED  DISH LUNCHEON
11:00 AM
Irene Muzslay, 163 East Woods Drive, Harleysville, 19438


June, 2014

JUNE 10, Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GENERAL MEETING  1:00 PM
Fairview Village Church,   3044 W. Germantown Pike,  Eagleville,   PA   19403

Light Refreshments will be served at 12:30 PM

GREETERS:  Jane Baker, Jo Vasta

HOSPITALITY:  Lyn Rossanese, Evelyn Randolph, Susan Cake, 
Barb Schmidt

NGC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS PRESENTED
Chairmen:  Sheila McQuillan, Anne McNelis

JEFFERSON CUP PRESENTATION 
For Top Yearly Score in “Show of the Month” for Design and Horticulture
Chairmen:  Rosemarie Randall, Rosalie Scott, Anne McNelis

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

PROGRAM TOPIC
“A Salute to Norristown Garden Club”
This year our programs featured many of our talented and creative members as we celebrated 101 years.
Thank you to everyone who participated.  
The Scholarship Committee will present the history of the “Scholarship Awards,” and bring back previous winners.  
We will also feature highlights of this year’s programs.

JUNE 7 – 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK

JUNE 16 . . . . . . . . . HORTICULTURAL WORKSHOP 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Learning Gardens: Docent-led tour of the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension’s demonstration and display gardens, maintained by Montgomery County Master Gardeners.  1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, 19426.  Moderate walking, bring brown-bag lunch.
Fee: $5.00                                                     Chairs: Susan Stehman, Betsy Nutt

WAFA FLOWER SHOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DATE & LOCATION TBA

NORRISTOWN GARDEN CONTEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DATE TBA

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