Crofton Village Garden Club September Kick-off for 2015-2016

Gardeners Make a Difference

Master Gardener and Bee Keeper Mary Yee

Master Gardener MARY YEE

Club members enjoyed an information-packed meeting on September 2, beginning with a briefing by each of the committee chairs to announce their plans for the upcoming year. This was especially helpful to the many new members who have joined Crofton Village Garden Club over the past year or two, but everyone seemed to enjoy hearing the information.

Two new projects for 2015-2016 include a Pollinator Garden at the Crofton Library and a Community Stewardship Project in which members assist community associations with choosing native plants to enhance the landscaping at their entrances. Both of these projects are being done in collaboration with the Master Gardeners of Anne Arundel County.

Our Committee Chair for Conservation and Horticulture Nancy Percivall joined with Master Gardner and Beekeeper Mary Yee to share information on some of the many ways that gardeners make a difference – from bee-keeping to Bay-Wise landscaping practices. There is just no end to what we learn through garden club that can be applied in our own gardens!

Left to Right: New Member NAME, Sponsoring Member DIANE GALLOW, and Membership Chair, JOANN COOK.

Left to Right: New CVGC Member CAROL MCNEMAR, Sponsoring Member DIANE GALLOW, and Membership Chair, JOANN COOK.

Members visited historic Linthicum Walks at the program conclusion to see first-hand the devastating effects of invasive plants, and then toured Gail Brook’s Bay-Wise Certified yard. Watch for more information about the club’s work at Linthicum Walks in a blog feature that will be posted in October. Members are encouraged to join the volunteers who meet weekly at Linthicum Walks to help restore the grounds. Contact Nancy Percivall for information about the day and time as well as helpful tools you might bring from home.

Many thanks to the hostesses for our September meeting: Cathy Gallagher, Jennifer Castle, Harriet Kiilehua, Joanne O’Malley and Mary Jo Shook.

Cathy Gallagher, Sue Hoge, Shirley Levendoski, and Marcia Richard created “A Mass Arrangement” for the September design exhibit.

Welcome to new Crofton Village Club Member Carol McNemar! If you are interested in joining our club, please click on the Contact tab at the top of this page and reach out to our Membership Chair for information.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
Native American Proverb

Standard Flower Show at Crofton Library – May 16, 2015

Standard Flower Show in Crofton, May 16

Crofton Village Garden Club will present “School Life Circa 1950” on Saturday, May 16, from 1 to 4 pm, at the Crofton Community Library, 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, Maryland 21114. Admission is free and the show is open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

What is a Standard Flower Show?

A “Standard Flower Show” is the official title of a flower show that conforms to standards established by National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC). The purposes of a Standard Flower  Show are to educate club members and the viewing public, to stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design, to provide an outlet for creative expression, and to promote the love of gardening.

The Flower Show Theme

“School Life Circa 1950” will feature floral designs, horticultural specimens, and youth exhibits. Example exhibits will represent such topics as “Science Lab”, “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic”, and “Teacher Appreciation”. Judging of exhibits will be based on NGC standards.

Flower Show Exhibits:

Two educational exhibits will be on display… One showcasing the club’s May Day Basket project and the other promoting BayWise gardening practices to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Directions: From Rts. 3 and 424, turn onto Rt. 424 (Davidsonville Rd.). Make a left at the third light onto Riedel Road. The library is on the right past the Crofton Convalescent Center.


Garden Club Helps Out at Crofton Library

Crofton Library was a busy place on Saturday, November 5, with several worker bees from the Crofton Village Garden Club weeding beds near the main entrance and spreading mulch purchased by the club for the library.

Veterans and new members worked side by side on this, one of our new community service projects.  (Click on photo to enlarge it.)


Learning Landscape at Crofton Library

Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners will lead an interactive workshop on native plants for wildlife, composting and homeowner storm water management techniques tomorrow, April 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the Crofton Library.  The library is located at 1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD 21114

Bring along some landscaping tools like pruning sheers, shovels, and rakes so you can learn through participation.

The event is open to the public, so invite your family members and neighbors!



Garden Club Donates Daffodil Bulbs for Crofton Library

Join your neighbors at Crofton Library on Saturday, October 23, for a day of beautification.  Wear your work clothes, bring your garden gloves and tools, and come prepared to weed, plant daffodil bulbs provided by Crofton Village Garden Club, spread mulch, and rake leaves.  Arrive at 9, and you’ll be on your way home by noon.

You’ve probably noticed how the grounds at Crofton Library have been less attractive lately than in the past.  That’s because county budget cuts have eliminated staff who would have maintained the grounds.  But we don’t have to settle for “ugly” in Crofton, when there are so many people and organizations willing to help.

Of course you can just show up on Saturday, but it would be helpful if you sign up at the Library Information Desk, call (410)222–7915, or email so they know how many people to anticipate.  So far, the weather forecast is looking good for Saturday (Sunny, around 64 degrees), but the work-day will be canceled in the event of rain.

Can’t make it on Saturday, October 23? Mark your calendar for Friday, November 12, when this community effort will be continued.

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Crofton Library Sponsors Gardening Series

Crofton Library is sponsoring ASK A MASTER GARDENER on Saturdays, beginning September 4, 2010

The series will run through October 16, 2010.  Each session will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.

Bring your plants, weeds, and bugs in a sealed plastic bag for analysis, as well as any horticulture questions you may have.

The Crofton Library is located at  1681 Riedel Road, Crofton, MD 21114


REMINDER:  First garden club meeting of 2010–11 will take place at 9:30 a.m. on September 1 at Prince of Peace Fellowship Hall.


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