Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2020

SEPTEMBER 14        Board Meeting 10:00AM

LOCATION:  Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

Fall Luncheon, Thursday, September 17, 12 Noon

Graydon Pool, Outdoors on the Terrace

Bring your own bagged lunch, beverage and folding chair

 No guests please

 HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Rosemary, Martha B., Mandy

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

9/17  Lyn            9/24 Suzanne W.

 

“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 2020

SEPTEMBER 28 (OCTOBER)   Board Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

OCTOBER 2  Program, General Meeting  12:30 p.m.

LOCATION:   Until further notice all General Meetings will be held via Zoom

PROGRAM:       Randi Eckel, Ph.D.

Native Groundcovers; A Sustainable Living Mulch

Dr. Eckel offers a novel and appealing way to add interest to our borders while aiding the environment. She owns Toadshade Wildflower Farm Nursery and has worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

HOSTESSES:  Eileen, Judith F., Karen, Judy S. 

 

 

OCTOBER 14: GCNJ Symposium – Rescheduled for Fall 2021. Details to be Announced 

OCTOBER 8 Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable               Patterns in Nature

OCTOBER 22  Green Kids            Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                Fall Leaf Pattern on Clay

OCTOBER 29 Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                 Ecosystems

 

 

Group Library Arrangement      October 10 – October 24 

Jenny, Phyllis, Diana P., Pilar

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

10/1  Jeannette                   10/8    Mary V.

10/29 Carol

NOVEMBER 2020

November 2      Board Meeting 10 AM 

LOCATION:  Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

November 6       Program, General Meeting, 12 noon

LOCATION:           Until further notice all General Meetings will be held via Zoom

PROGRAM:         Lisa Roper 

Chanticleer Garden 

Lisa will give us an overview of the outstanding Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA. she will display and discuss in detail the Gravel Garden, which she has overseen for 7 years and is one of Chanticleer’s most creative features.

HOSTESSES:   Judy C., Barbara F. Marcia F. Dianna U.  

NOVEMBER 12    Workshop $30             Herb Wreaths                   (Time TBA)

LOCATION: Stokes Farm, Old Tappan, New Jersey

November 21 Wrap Boxes for Van Neste Holiday Display

LOCATION:  Community Room, Stable            Tuesday, 9:30 AM

November 19  Decorate Van Neste with Wrapped Boxes

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Rain: Monday, November 23)

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

11/5  Dianna         11/12   V.        11/19   Linda S.         11/25*  Diana P.                                                                                                                   * Wednesday before Thanksgiving

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

DECEMBER 2020

November 30 (December)             Board Meeting                            10:00 AM

LOCATION:  Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

DECEMBER 5 Green Kids         Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: The Stable                 Evergreen Wreath Workshop

December 4       Luncheon, General Meeting         12:00 PM

LOCATION:             Ridgewood Country Club

                                    Holiday Luncheon   No Guests Please

HOSTESSES: Jenny, Barbara M, V., Mary V. 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

12/3  Pilar

DECEMBER 5-26    Group Library Arrangement

Barbara M. Joan K. Leigh G. Judith F.

 

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.”

– Claude Monet

JANUARY 2021

January 5 Remove Decorations from Van Neste Park 

LOCATION: Van Neste Park                 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

(Rain Date: TBD, depending on weather)

January 8  Board Meeting 10:30 AM

 Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Until further notice all Programs and General Meetings will be held via Zoom

PROGRAM:  Susan Petro Ph.d.

NATIVE BEES AND WANNABEES

Dr. Petro is a professor in the biology department of Ramapo College. She is an entomologist and will illustrate fascinating and little known information about the apian world.

HOSTESSES:  Leigh G., Phyllis, Samara, Pilar

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

1/7   Judy S.              1/14   Samara                1/21   Leigh S.             1/28    Irene

 

“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.

– David Foster Wallace 

 

FEBRUARY 2021

February 1   Board Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

February 5                 Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Until further notice all Program and General Meetings will be held via Zoom

PROGRAM:   Ellen Ecker Ogden

THE ART OF GROWING FOOD 

The distinguished food writer will expand on the art of growing food aesthetically and demonstrate how she does that in her own garden. Her talk will whet our appetite for her coming appearance at our Gardeners Day event on April 21.

HOSTESSES: Barbara H., Anthea, Marianna, Linda S.

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

2/4    Barbara M.                   2/11   Leslie             2/18    Rosanne         2/25  Joan

 

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

drawing them from their homes.”

– Clare Ansberry

 

MARCH 2021

March 1     Board Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

March 5  Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:   Until further notice all Programs and General Meetings will be held via Zoom

PROGRAM:  Jan Godek, Landscape Designer

SMALL TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE 

The destruction of many large trees in the local scene encourages us to focus on the use of small trees in our own landscape. Jan Godek will helps us to make educated choices.

HOSTESSES: Chantal, Rosanne, Diane, Liz

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

3/4   Barbara            3/11    Jenny                   3/18    Sharon              3/25     Maria

 

“Bees are the batteries of orchards, gardens guard them.” 

– Carol Ann Duffy

APRIL 2021

April 5       Board Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

April 18    Daffodil Festival/Earth Day Celebration

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park                                  10:00 AM-3:00PM

April 21           GARDENERS DAY,  Doors Open at 11:30 A.M. 

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

PROGRAM: Ellen Ecker Ogden

THE NEW HEIRLOOM GARDEN

Ellen Ecker Ogden is an award winning kitchen garden designer who lives in Vermont. She is the author of The Complete Kitchen Garden, The Vermont Cheese Book, The Vermont Country Store Cookbook, and upcoming The New Heirloom Garden. Book Signing to follow.

HOSTESSES: Toni, Sharon and Leigh S. (Gardeners Day Committee)

APRIL 8   Green Kids                      Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                      Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt

APRIL 15   Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: Lorrimer Sanctuary,  790 Ewing Avenue, Franklin Lakes

APRIL 22    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                        Composting and Worms

APRIL 29    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                       Butterfly Release

April 23-26     NJ Flower & Garden Show 

LOCATION:  NJ Convention & Expo Center, Edison Doors         CANCELLED

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

4/1   Marge          4/29 Dorothy

April 4-22 Group Library Arrangement 

Martha B, Judy C., Marcia F., Karen, Liz

MAY 2021

May 3          Board Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom.

May 12-14  NGC Convention (National Garden Clubs Inc.)

LOCATION: Hilton Meadowland Hotel, Rutherford, NJ

May 7 Program, General Meeting 12 noon

LOCATION:   Until further notice all General Meetings will be held via Zoom

PROGRAM: David S. Daehnke, “Gardening Guru” Lecturer and Author

ORNAMENTAL GRASSES 

Ornamental grasses add unique textures to your garden, while providing screening or acting as focal points. Choosing among them is the question!

HOSTESSES:  Eleanor C., Dorothy F., Irene, Nancy

MAY 7         Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                Mother’s Day Project

May 20 – June 7 – Group Library Arrangement

Mandy, Janel, Diane M., Marianna, Nancy R.

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

5/6  Barbara F.                5/13 Toni   

JUNE 2021

June 7           Secret Garden Tour                               10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Every member is expected to serve as a docent

June 7                             Board Meeting                      10:00 AM

LOCATION:    Until further notice all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom

June 11    YEAR-END LUNCHEON No Guests Please

LOCATION: To Be Announced

HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Janel, Irene

June 4                   GCNJ Annual Meeting  

LOCATION: TBA                                           Date/Time TBA

Philadelphia Flower Show Summer 2021 – TBA 

 

 

“How doth the little busy bee improve each shining hour, and gather honey all the day from every opening flower.” 

-Issac Watts