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Visit the Clubhouse on sunny days and see clouds of butterflies and other pollinators drink the last autumn nectar from mounds of Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ and Chrysanthemum ‘Rustic Glow’.

We always accept empty plant pots, red solo cups, and *plastic* venetian mini-blinds to cut up for plant tags for use in our plant sale.  Please drop either anytime in the driveway at 1121 River Bay Road.  Thanks for helping us to reduce and reuse!

THANK YOU, CAPERS, for coming out in droves to support our annual Plant Sale fundraiser — We are so grateful for your support!!!   You cleaned us out of milkweed within two hours!  We have already ordered more for 2018.
 THANK YOU for your generous and continuing support!  

Tuesday, November 28th, 7pm:  Evergreen Wreath Workshop.  Members bring evergreen cuttings in from their gardens and together we make wreaths for hanging in downtown Annapolis and right here in Cape St Claire.  Afterward, we enjoy a fun gift exchange.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 7pmWinter Seed-Sowing Workshop.  Members bring translucent plastic containers and scissors for punching holes.  Club provides seeds and soil.  Boxes will germinate outside in February!

Tuesday, February 6th, 7pm:  A speaker on Bay-Wise Gardening.

All meetings are held in the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse meeting room (1223 River Bay Road, 21409) unless otherwise noted.  Questions?  Phone or email Catherine at 410-212-1944 or salca01@comcast.net.  New faces always welcome!

More information about our year’s events can be found here.

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At our November 7th, 2017 Meeting, Members shared photos from their gardens and their travels, showcasing the color of the fall garden.  We all had a marvelous time learning plant names, insect names, and favorite garden haunts from each other!

autmn slide show cover CSCGC Nov 2017You can see the entire slide show by clicking Autumn Interest Sharing Slideshow Nov 2017.

Afterward we all enjoyed the Arranging Garden Materials Workshop.  Thanks for a fun meeting, everyone!

In late 2016, The Cape St. Claire Improvement Association asked the Garden Club to renovate and maintain these beds flanking the Clubhouse doors.  We were happy to oblige and contribute to all their great work renovating our community’s Clubhouse.

We’re happy to hear that the Board of Governors and our neighbors think the new beds look great.  Below are pictures from the first season of blooms in 2017.

Many thanks to all our Member volunteers who donated their time to source and transport plants, dig out and plant the beds, and to water and weed all summer long.  You can see that our hard work paid off handsomely!

Spring

Spring: Euphorbia ‘Rainbow Ascot’, Dianthus ‘Firewitch’, & Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Summer

Summer: Hibiscus ‘Peppermint Schnapps’, Verbena ‘Hot Pink’, Phlox ‘David’

Fall

Autumn: Aster ‘Raydon’s Favorite’ & Chrysanthemum ‘Rustic Glow’

Harvest Dinner 2017

A delicious potluck, crab dip and wine punch, fall-blooming flowers for our plant raffle, pumpkins and gourds decorating every table, and celebrating another good harvest with gardening friends — what more do we need?
A toast, to yet another year of gardening fellowship!

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Members’ photos contributed to a lively and enlightening discussion about gardening successes, failures, journeys, trials, and new ideas.  What a marvelous way to start up again after being apart over summer break!

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Have a peek at the entire slide show here:

Sharing Members’ Garden Stories Sept 2017

 

What a fun and interesting morning we had touring some beautiful, hidden gardens in Cape St Claire!  We all felt inspired by all that we learned.  Afterward, we cooled off and enjoyed a marvelous potluck barbeque.  Thank you to all our Members who brought such delicious food to share, and especially to those dear neighbors who shared their gardens for the tour!

After weeks of planning, digging, planting, and watering, we are so pleased to have beautiful beds to show for our hard work.  The CSCIA Board of Governors expressed much appreciation for how lovely the Clubhouse now looks.  We thank them for all their support year after year for our Garden Club and all the Cape organizations, and we are grateful we can contribute to the beauty of our treasured Clubhouse.
Thank you all those who pitched in on this project, and especially Larry, who watered faithfully every few days.  Everything is growing in beautifully — we can’t wait to see it unfold over the season and in future years as everything matures.

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Our new aprons, donated by The House Huntress Amy Juras and The Decor8r Chick Dianne Chick.  Thank you to these generous Cape businesswomen for their support!

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Finished!

Another awesome crew — it’s amazing what a team of people can accomplish when we all pitch in!  THANK YOU to everyone brought their power and helped to MUSCLE this tree into the ground.  The root ball was 3′ wide, 2′ deep, but we DID IT!

River Bay side of the Clubhouse has foundation shrubs now!