Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 10        Board Meeting 10:00AM

LOCATION:  Sharon’s Home, Ridgewood

Fall Luncheon, Friday September 14 

Members H through Z please bring: a main dish, salad, or dessert

Start a new year great anticipation while reconnecgting with old and new friends.

 No guests please

 HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Mandy Clark, Eleanor Collins and Marianne Maher 

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

9/13   Betty            9/20    Jeannette               9/27    Mary

 

“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 2018

OCTOBER 1   Board Meeting 10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: The Stable                           Outdoor Nature Sculpture 

OCTOBER 5

                        Luncheon, Program, General Meeting  12 noon

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:       Mike Kolenut, NOFA certified Organic Land Car 

SOIL AND NATIVE PLANTS 

Learn about organics and how to introduce natives into a home garden or landscape that will sustain beneficials and pollinators

 

HOSTESSES:  Janel, Nancy, Mary V., Betty and V. 

OCTOBER 9  New Member Tea   Tuesday 1 PM – Sharon’s Home

OCTOBER 9 Resource Room    Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

OCTOBER 11 – 25   Group Library Arrangement

Martha, Irene, Barbara F., Pat and V. 

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

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

OCTOBER 11  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                           From Garden to Table

OCTOBER 18  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                Mandala Design with Harvest Beans  

OCTOBER 25  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                  History of “The Stable”

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

10/4   Karen                   10/25    Ginny

NOVEMBER 2018

October 29      Board Meeting 10 AM  Toni’s Home

NOVEMBER 1    Green Kids                                 Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  The Stable                                             Giving Thanks

November 2     

                     Light Refreshments, Program, Business Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION:           Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:          Mike Van Clef, Ph. D

NEW JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES 

Learn about invasive species in New Jersey, the threat they pose and what can be done to protect our state’s diverse ecosystems.

HOSTESSES:   Martha, Toni, Dorothy, Anthea and Linda 

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

LOCATION:  The Stable                                                                         Giving Thanks

NOVEMBER 5    Workshop $30             Herb Wreaths                   Monday, 2-4 PM

LOCATION: Stokes Farm, Old Tappan, New Jersey

November 13 Resource Room    Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

November 15 Wrap Boxes for Van Neste Holiday Display

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

November 19  Decorate Van Neste with Wrapped Boxes

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Rain: TBD, depending on weather)

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

11/1   Linda         11/8   Judy        11/15  Diana  P.         11/21*  Irene P.     11/29  Marianne                                                                                                                           * Wednesday before Thanksgiving

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

DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 1  Green Kids         Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: The Stable                 Evergreen Wreath Workshop

December 3             Board Meeting                            10:00 AM

LOCATION:  Anthea’s Home

December 7         Luncheon, General Meeting         12:00 PM

LOCATION:             Ridgewood Country Club

                                    Holiday Luncheon  –  No Guests Please

HOSTESSES: Jenny and Barbar

DECEMBER 7-28    Group Library Arrangement

Lisa, Janel, Phyllis, Leigh S., and Samara

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

 

 

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.”

– Claude Monet

JANUARY 2019

January 2 Remove Decorations from Van Neste Park 

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

 

January 4 Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                          Luncheon, Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Edith Wallace

GARDENS OF THE GARDEN STATE GARDENS CONSORTIUM

Learn about 25 of the public gardens in New Jersey in a picture show highlighting features of each.

HOSTESSES:  Lisa, Barbara F. Judith and Carol

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

1/3   Barbara             1/10    Maria                1/17 Joan             1/24    Barbara H        1/31 Leigh G.

 

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

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

– Allan Armitage

 

FEBRUARY 2018

January 28   Board Meeting 10:00 AM

February 1                    Luncheon, Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:   Barbara Ferrante, WGR Member and Past President

Historic Walled Towns of Tuscany and Their Gardens 

Learn from this picture show and lecture about the formal elegance and innovative garden design techniques and Italian lifestyles through the ages.

HOSTESSES: Chantal, Eileen, Phyllis, Liz and Dianna

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

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

2/7    Carol L.                   2/14    Marge              2/21  Sharon          2/28  Marcia

 

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

drawing them from their homes.”

– Clare Ansberry

 

MARCH 2018

February 25      Board Meeting 10:00 AM

March 1  Luncheon, Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Dorothy Smullen

                             Mushroom Mania 

In this demonstration, learn about the importance and the characteristics of these fleshy fungi, including the edible giant puffball, plus how to grow your own.

HOSTESSES:  Judy C., Karen, Barbara F., Pat and Judy S.

March 2-10    Philadelphia Flower Show “Flower Power”

LOCATION:      Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

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

 March 20    Workshop $20 – Flower Arranging with Dianna Unver, WGR Member. Bring your own containers.

Ridgewood Library Lab – 1st Floor        Wednesday 3 pm – 5 pm

MARCH 28 – April 11 Group Library Arrangement

Chantal, Jenny, Anthea, Liz and Nancy

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

3/7   Barbara F.            3/14    Dianna                   3/21 Dorothy

 

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

find myself when I need to lose myself.”

– Alice Sebold

APRIL 2018

April 1         Board Meeting 10:00 AM

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

LOCATION: The Stable                              Earthware, Clay Flower Pots

April 8         GCNJ District 1 Meeting  10:00 AM

LOCATION:  Laurelwood Gardens Arboretum, Wayne, NJ

April 9         Resource Room – Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

April 10       GARDENERS DAY – Doors open at 11:30AM

LOCATION: Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 East Glen Ave., Ridgewood, NJ

   TOVAH MARTIN, Horticulturalist, Author, Freelance Writer, Photo Stylist, Producer, Lecturer

GARDENING AS IF THE WORLD DEPENDS ON US 

Gardens offer may opportunities to link with nature and rescue the world. This program is filled with ideas from gardeners who rallied heir acreage to make a difference. You can ally with nature to make the world a better place for all creatures. The results are ravishing – these gardens bristle with beauty and overflow with pride. With trowel in hand, you can save the earth. Book signing to follow

Hostesses: Maria, Sharon, Leigh G., and Jeannette

APRIL 11    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                         All About the Garden

April 14    Daffodil Festival/Earth Day Celebration

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

APRIL 25    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                             Miniature Gardens

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

4/18 Judith F.               4/25 Eileen

MAY 2018

April 29           Board Meeting 10:00 AM

April 29 – May 2  NGC Convention (National Garden Clubs Inc.)

LOCATION: Biloxi, Mississippi

May 2 Evening Meeting,  6:45 PM

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Bruce Crawford, Dir. of Rutgers Gardens, Adjunct Professor LD Architecture

COLORS IN THE GARDEN 

Explore the impact that color has on a garden visitor and view examples of how to use color effectively to set the desired scene, including a sneak peek at the new ‘green roof’ rain garden at Rutgers.

HOSTESSES:  Barbara H., Joan, Leigh S. and Samara

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

LOCATION: The Stable                Thielke Arboretum in Glen Rock

MAY 9       Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable Show and Tell

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

MAY 14 – 22        WGR Member Trip to Portugal

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

5/2   Judy C.                  5/9   Eleanor         5/16 Toni         5/23 Mandy           5/30 TBD

 

JUNE 2018

June 3                              Board Meeting                      10:00 AM

LOCATION:     at Sharon’s

June 7           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) Irene D., Marcia, and Irene P.

June 6                    GCNJ Annual Meeting  

LOCATION: Bridgewater Marriott, time TBD.

June 11  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

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July 9  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM