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Upcoming Meetings

Don’t forget to check out the Garden Club’s design for the Clubhouse beds when you’re partying at the Strawberry Festival June 3rd!

 

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 and the few leftovers we have are available for sale — please email larryjennings@comcast.net if you’d like to purchase some.
 THANK YOU for your generous and continuing support!  

Tuesday, June 6th, 7pm: Speaker Barbara Ellis on Six Principles for Moving Your Garden toward Sustainability.  Barbara is the former publications director at the American Horticultural Society and author of “Chesapeake Gardening & Landscaping: the Essential Green Guide.”  Read more here.

Saturday, June 10th, 10am-3pm:  Secret Garden Tours + Potluck Pool Party, with Plant Sale Report & Feedback.  Meet at the Clubhouse parking lot at 9:50 am to carpool.  There will be bikers too!  Contact Paula at paulabrandcprw@gmail.com with any questions, suggestions, or to join the biking squad.

July & August: Summer break, no meetings

Tuesday, Sept 5th, 7pm:  Welcome back, Sharing Garden Stories: What worked well this year?

Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 7pm:  Speaker Gary Van Velsir on Wild Orchids + Cutting & Seed Exchange

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!  

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!

Another great crew, another beautiful day, lots more laughing, lots more shovels, and voila!  The beds are starting to shape up!  Thank you to all who came out, got dirty, sang songs, and made the day so fun!

April 12, 2017: What a fantastic and productive work crew that showed up today to muscle and ‘dynamite’ out the fountain grass, liriope, daylilies, and vinca.  Look at how much we accomplished in ONE DAY — many shovels DO make light work!
THANK YOU EVERYONE who pitched in today: Becky, Tracy, Rose Mary, Jeanne, Janet, Kathy, Charlie, Roy, Cassia, and especially Larry, who stayed to the very bitter end!

We had a lovely gathering of 80 Cape and local folks for our documentary screening, along with amazing refreshments brought by the Members of the Garden Club and of Cape Conservation Corps.  Afterward, Director and Producer Catherine Zimmerman led an informative Q&A.  Thank you to all who attended!
Special thanks to Cape Ace Hardware who generously sponsored the entire cost of the event — we’re all so grateful!

The daffodils are up, the buds are bursting everywhere, but until winter goes away, feast your eyes on what is soon to come.  These beauties will all be at the Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20th, 8am-2pm, in the clubhouse field at Broadview Drive and Cape St. Claire Road.  (Rain date: Sunday, May 21st.)   No early birds, please!

Beautify your garden, support the environment, and enjoy a festive community event at the same time!  Thank you for your generous patronage all these years.

2016 Wreath Workshop

Thank you to all our Members who contributed evergreens and their energy to create the beautiful evergreen wreaths this year.  What a fun evening together!
Two of our wreaths will be displayed at State Circle in downtown Annapolis for all of December, and they are wreaths #8 and #9, if folks want to go see them on display.
The other two are gifts of appreciation for the CSCIA, for all the support that they give to our Club year in year out. These 2 wreaths are hanging on the Clubhouse office and Guard shack doors for the holiday season.  We hope our handiwork adds to the holiday cheer as folks drive in and out of the Cape!
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Members contributed a variety of fresh evergreens from their gardens, which we twist together into small bundles with floral wire.

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We did it!  Look at those beautiful wreaths: 2 for State Circle, 2 for hanging right here in Cape St. Claire, at the Clubhouse and our neighborhood’s historic Guard Shack.

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And now for our gift exchange — with lots of laughter all around!