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Archive for May, 2011

The Garden Club is happy to report a smashingly successful Plant Sale this year despite the doom and gloom forecast of rain.  Braving the drizzle, our loyal customers showed up in droves and took our plants back to new homes.  Thank you to our members for all their hard work potting, schlepping, and preparing, and to all of you who came out to shop.  We so appreciate your support!

Our club was so fortunate to receive a tremendously generous donation from our very own Cape Monograms, on St Margarets Drive.  Cindy designed a beautiful daisy motif and embroidered it for us on forest green aprons.  She made enough for every member of our club, and we wore them proudly for the very first time at the Sale.  In addition to providing pockets for all the markers, tags, and various things we all used to stuff into our hands or pants pockets, the aprons made it easier for our shoppers to find someone to help them with questions and with checking out.  A great big thanks from all of our members and shoppers to Cindy at Cape Monograms!  If you see Cindy around, please take a minute to recognize this generous Cape businesswoman.

Because of the funds we saved from this generous donation, we are able to pass on Cindy’s gift to another Cape organization that is working hard to raise much-needed funds.  It’s a cause dear to everyone in the Cape: the preservation of open space and a historical site right in our backyards.  We are so happy to give a gift of $200 from our club and from Cape Monogram to Goshen Farm Preservation Trust.  This gift will be matched 100% from the state of Maryland, as will be all funds donated to Goshen Farm up until July of 2012.  If you are thinking of donating, now is a wonderful time because of this matching grant.  Please join us in supporting this important work of improving and maintaining a wonderful site in the Cape!

With the Plant Sale now in the books, what’s coming up for the Garden Club?  We will have our Nosy Gardener Tour later in May, where we visit some of the hidden garden treasures of the Cape.  Then we will rest for the summer months, and resume meeting in September on the first Tuesday evenings of each month, at 7pm.  If you’d like to join us or have any questions, please contact Laura at 410-349-3390.  We’d be so happy to have you!

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Boy have we got a selection of plants to knock your socks off!   8am-2pm.  NO early birds please!

Iris, Black-eyed susans, phlox, blood root, hostas, ferns, hydrangeas, butterfly bushes, asters, mums, sundrops, forsythia, sedums

Tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, petunias, marigolds, impatiens, alyssums, coleus, hanging baskets

Come on out and support our club at this fun community event!

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