Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER 8        Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                                      Luncheon, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:  HealthBarn at the Gatehouse, Habernickel Park, 1057 Hillcrest Rd, Ridgewood

Fall Luncheon

Members A through G please bring: a main dish, salad, or dessert

Kick off a new WGR year and reconnect with garden friends.

 No guests please

 HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Toni, Maria, and Catherine

 

SEPTEMBER 28  Green Kids            Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                          Earthware, Clay Pinch Pots

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

9/18   Rosemary            9/21    Lisa               9/28    Nancy

 

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”

– Gertrude Jekyll

 

OCTOBER 2017

OCTOBER 6   Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                        Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting  12 noon

LOCATION:    Village Hall Senior Center and Library Garden

PROGRAM:       Patrick Burke from Bartlett Tree Experts

HANDS ON PRUNING – Dress for outdoor demonstration.

HOSTESSES:   Martha, Janel, Irene D,  Linda and Jeannette

 

OCTOBER 5    Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                                      Log Planter

 

OCTOBER 12 – 26   Group Library Arrangement

Maria, Leigh, Marianne, Irene P, and Mary

 

OCTOBER 10  Resource Room    Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

 

OCTOBER 11  Workshop – Fall & Holiday Design Show 6:00 PM

LOCATION:      Hillcrest Gardens, 95 W. Century Rd, Paramus

 

OCTOBER 12  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                              Fall Daffodil Planting

 

OCTOBER 19  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                                  Gourd Bird Houses

 

OCTOBER 26  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                  Herb Wreaths

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

10/5   Ginny                   10/26    Janel

 

NOVEMBER 2017

November 3      Board Meeting 9:00 AM

                                 Light Refreshments, Program, Business Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION:           Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:          Kay Joo from Beers Flowers

FLORAL DESIGN AND ARRANGING

Learn how to incorporate design elements in floral arranging from one of Ridgewood’s finest and favorite florists in this special demonstration.

HOSTESSES:   Ginny, Eleanor, Eileen, Anthea and Liz

 

NOVEMBER 2    Green Kids                                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  The Stable                                                                         Giving Thanks

 

November 13  Wrap Boxes for Van Neste Holiday Display

LOCATION:  Community Room, Stable            9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

NOVEMBER 14  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

 

November 20  Decorate Van Neste with Wrapped Boxes

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Rain: Nov. 21)

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

11/2   Catherine         11/9    Barbara F        11/16  Judith           11/22*  Dorothy     11/30  Karen                                                                                                                           * Wednesday before Thanksgiving

“Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.” 
– Marty Rubin

DECEMBER 2017

December 6             Board Meeting                            10:30 AM

LOCATION:  at Lisa’s

December 8         Luncheon, Business Meeting         12:00 PM

LOCATION:             Ridgewood Country Club

                                    Holiday Luncheon  –  No Guests Please

HOSTESSES: (no food or flowers) Irene P and Barbara H

 

DECEMBER 1   Tree Lighting                                                         

 

DECEMBER 7-28    Group Library Arrangement

Toni, Debbie, Barbra F, Marcia and Cynthia

 

DECEMBER 9  Green Kids         Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: The Stable                 Evergreen Wreath Workshop

 

DECEMBER 12  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

12/28   Marge

 

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.”

– Claude Monet

JANUARY 2017

January 5   Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                        Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:   Jeff Jacobsen of Jacobsen Contractors

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING – Learn how to enhance the look and functionality of your landscape, gardens, water features, etc. with very simple to very elaborate lighting.

HOSTESSES:  Mandy, Barbara F, Marcia, Cynthia and Gail

 

January 3  Remove Boxes from Van Neste Park

LOCATION:        Van Neste Park                    9:00AM – 10:30AM

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

1/4   Sharon             1/11    Jenny                1/18 Phyllis             1/25    Barbara H

 

“Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old,

because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.”

– Allan Armitage

 

FEBRUARY 2017

February 2   Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                        Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:   Arnie Friedman from Landscapes by Design

NO MOW – For A Better Environment

Learn to use strategies to increase diversity and reduce pollution while building a beautiful landscape. Explore the design of beds and use of plants to create a ‘water wise’ property.

HOSTESSES: Lisa, Debbie, Judith,  Barbara F and Samara

 

February 22-25     NJ Flower & Garden Show “Color the World”                      

LOCATION:  NJ Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

2/1    Joan                   2/8    Leslie              2/15  Carol  L               2/22  Anthea

 

“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together,

drawing them from their homes.”

– Clare Ansberry

 

MARCH 2017

March 2      Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                       Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Paul Kubryach, Landscape Design Architect

                       THE DOORS OF GARDENS

Mr. Kubryach explores design of beds and plants for shade in new gardens and renovation of older gardens.

HOSTESSES:  Karen, Leigh, Phyllis, Barb and Mary

 

March 3-11    Philadelphia Flower Show “Wonders of Water”      

LOCATION:      Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

MARCH 15 – 29  Group Library Arrangement

Ginny, Mandy, Eileen, Gail, Betty

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

3/1   Marianne            3/8    Barb                   3/29   Liz O’Leary

 

“I like gardening – it’s a place where I

find myself when I need to lose myself.”

– Alice Sebold

APRIL 2017

April 6         Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                       Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Jeanine and Ron Binaghi Jr., 6th Generation Farmers

STOKES FARMS, OLD TAPPAN, NJ

They will talk about local farming history, the importance of small town farms, and their set-up as part of the GreenMarket network in NYC for supplying non profits and restaurants with “farm to table” products.

HOSTESSES:   Nancy, Judy C, Joan, Leslie and Judy S

 

APRIL 5     Green Kids                      Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                                          Rock Art

 

April 19   GCNJ District 1 Meeting                               10:00AM

LOCATION:   Laurelwood Gardens Arboretum, Wayne, NJ

                           (Meeting will be followed by guided tours of the arboretum)

                      

APRIL 19    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                         The Buzz on Bees

 

April 22    Daffodil Festival/Earth Day Celebration

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park                                  11:00 AM-2 PM

 

APRIL 26    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                 Caterpillar to Butterfly

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

4/5  Diana   P               4/12    Samara                  4/29   Judy S

 

MAY 2017

May 4           Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                       Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting  12:00 PM

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Dail Reid, Horticulture Consultant

TOP 10 GARDENING MISTAKES

Learn what not to do in the garden

in this presentation with Club participation.

HOSTESSES:  Dorothy, Carol L, Marianne, Dianna U and Betty

 

MAY 5          Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable          Rain Barrels and Water Conservation

 

May 21-24  NGC Convention (National Garden Clubs Inc.)

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

 

MAY 10        Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                   Wind Chimes for Mother’s Day

 

MAY 17        Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable         Butterfly Release and Garden Planting

 

 

MAY 17 – JUNE 3     Group Library Arrangement

                                        (2+ weeks to accommodate Garden Tour)

                                        Martha, Eleanor, Judy C, Irene D, and Lynn

 

 

MAY 21-24   National Garden Club Meeting             Philadelphia

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

5/3   Linda                  5/10   Roberta

 

JUNE 2017

June 6                               Board Meeting                      10:30 AM

LOCATION:     at Sharon’s

June 8             Luncheon and Annual Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:     Ho-Ho-Kus Inn

YEAR-END LUNCHEON:  Wrap up another worthwhile year with WGR friends.

No Guests Please

HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Marge, Diana P and Lyn

 

June (date and Location tBD)                    GCNJ Annual Meeting  

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

6/7   Dianna U