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$16 regular Tee / $17 V-neck / $19 long sleeves

Milkweed T-shirts still available, you know you want one!!!  Contact us at capegardenclub@gmail.com

THANK YOU, CAPERS, for coming out in droves to support our annual Plant Sale fundraiser — We are so grateful for your support!!!   Your loyal support despite the muddy field moved all of our 5 varieties of Milkweed during and after the sale, along with all our perennials & annuals for sun and shade.
THANK YOU for your generous and continuing support!

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!

Saturday, June 23rd: Secret Gardens Tour

July & August: Summer Break

Tuesday, September 4th, 7pm: Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 2nd, 7pm: Speaker Michael Judd of Ecologia on Edible Fungi

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

Read more about our year’s events and speakers.

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MANY MANY THANKS to our loyal supporters who came out in droves to support our 2018 Plant Sale, despite the misty rain, the muddy field, and their busy schedules that included flooded basements and faltering sump pumps.  We are so grateful for your support through thick and thin!

Look at all those plants!

Our loyal neighbors came prepared for the weather

Thank you, neighbors!!!

We have sold all the milkweed and leftover plants, also thanks to our loyal supporters.

Because of your generous support this year, we were able to donate over $400 worth of plants to local Girl Scout Cadette Troop 2259, who will plant them at their new Pollinator Garden at Magothy Middle School.  At their request, we also spent some time together on delivery day, discussing how pollinators are indispensable to our own food supply, how to lay out their planting design, and how to enrich each planting hole with compost.  We are so pleased to support their efforts, thanks to our loyal customers — Thank you!

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Cadette Troop 2259 of Arnold Maryland display the best-size spade for digging planting holes, tags that explain the mature height of their plants, and all the pollinator-friendly flowers they’ll be planting at Magothy Middle School this summer.

And finally, we want to say THANK YOU to our hard-working Members, who worked Friday evening through the rain and all day Saturday, smiling all the way.  You all made our sale a huge success with your hard work and positive attitude.  What an uplifting group of wonderful gardeners — Thank you Members!!!

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Setting up in the field

Schlep team

Smiling through the rain!

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Showing the Milkweed Pride with our new T-shirts!

Special thanks to Matt of Blk Ankr Industries for donating the layout and setup of our beautiful milkweed t-shirts, and to Graul’s, Blue Rooster Cafe, Dunkin Donuts, and Trader Joes for donating refreshments to feed our hard-working volunteers during their shifts.  Thanks also to Online Labels for donating our snazzy new plant labels, and to Kelco Maine for donating a wreath machine.  We’ll give it a go this December at our annual wreath-making workshop, when we make several holiday wreaths to share with other community organizations.
We are so grateful for the community support!

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Feast your eyes on these beautiful native perennials we’ll have at our Plant Sale on Saturday, May 19th, 8am-2pm, in the field at Cape St. Claire Road and Broadneck Drive.

FIVE varieties of milkweed, tomatoes, veggies, & herbs, tough Cape-grown perennials for sun and shade, free mosquito dunks and compost, Master Gardeners to answer all your questions — come chat with your neighbors, support our annual fundraiser, and beautify your garden all on the same day!

We thank you for your continuing support!!!

 

And read all about our upcoming February Meeting on Bay-Wise Gardening!

Wreath Workshop 2017

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Many hands made light work of these beautiful wreaths.  Two will join others made by area Garden Clubs for decorating the Maryland Statehouse, and two are for our own Cape Clubhouse.

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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