Archive for February, 2011

Mark your calendars!

The Cape St Claire Garden Club’s annual plant sale will fall this year on Saturday, May 14th, from 8am-2pm.  It will be in the grassy area across the street from Graul’s.  (Rain date Sunday, May 15th.)

We’ll be selling bargain perennials dug from our own gardens, a colorful selection of annuals, and an exciting assortment of native plants.  Please come out and support us!

Also join us on Saturday, May 21st for our annual Nosy Gardener Tour.  Is there a yard in the Cape that you’ve always wanted to see?  Now’s your chance!  If you’d like to participate or have a yard to suggest, please email flokell@verizon.net.


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February 2011 News

Welcome to our newest friends, Phyllis and Maureen.  We hope you join us again!
At our next meeting, the Garden Club will celebrate its 36th anniversary, on Tuesday, March 1st, at 6pm.  All are welcome to join in the festive fun!  Please RSVP to Katie at 410-757-1290 if you would like to attend our potluck dinner and plant raffle.
Our February goods swap was a tremendous success.  Thanks to all who contributed and came to swap!  The leftovers were donated the next morning to Vietnam Veterans of America, who picked the goods up right at the clubhouse.  We plan to do it again next winter.
Also at our February meeting, the lovely Kitty shared a thank you note and photo from the organizers at the Maryland Statehouse who hung the wreaths we donated in December.  In this photo you can see our fresh evergreen wreath, one of 20 that were donated.
In other news, the Garden Club sent a letter to the Annapolis Capital, to protest the destruction of the Glenn Dale Azalea Collection.  It was published this past week.   This collection of 15,000 azaleas is acknowledged by the Arboretum, the American Azalea Society, and other experts as the country’s premier reference collection and best repository of genetic diversity of evergreen azaleas in the world.  More importantly, these azaleas draw thousands of visitors every spring to enjoy the wonder and beauty of nature’s bounty.  If you would like to join us in voicing your opposition, please visit savetheazaleas.org for a list of the relevant public officials.  Working together we can save this national treasure for our children!
Our members are planning several group plant orders, a group trip to see a spring musical at Broadneck High, and a group trip to the National Arboretum for their spring native plant sale and symposium in April.  If you’d like to join us, please email flokell@verizon.net — we’d be happy to have you!

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