National Garden Clubs Newsletter

CFGC-LOGO-4cCheck out the latest newsletter from the National Garden Clubs, Keeping in Touch.

In this issue you’ll find informative information and stories on:

• The President’s Greeting and Travel Schedule
• NGC Schools News
• Gardening Study
• Landscape Design
• Environmental Studies
• Bee a Wildlife Action Hero
– Habitat…Let There Be Life
• Environmental Concerns
• Blue Ribbon Pollinator Exhibit
• Nocturnal Pollinators
• Smokey Bear By the Numbers
• Plant It Pink!
• Membership Ideas
• “The POD”
• Leap Into Leadership!
• News from the Regions
• In Memoriam

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Board of Directors Meeting

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The next Board of Directors meeting will be at 10:30 AM on November 21, 2016.  It will take place at Emerson House.

Meet artist, author and speaker Helen Hiebert. Helen is a gifted paper artist who has written 5 how to  books on paper making and crafting it into works of art. Her work has been exhibited around the country in numerous shows and solo exhibits.

“In Hiebert’s hands, paper becomes an alternately muscular and fragile material capable of enigma, mystery and beauty. She crafts small-scale works that suggest the influence of architecture and the landscape: radial patterns, hexagonal shapes, various undulating forms that resemble the waves of sand found in the endless desert.” —  DK Row, The Oregonian

Helen will talk about paper making from plants. She has a studio near Vail, and offers paper making workshops. Check out her website here.

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Daylily Society Regional Meeting

All About Daylilies – A Day with Bill Maryott

from Maryott’s Gardens

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Region 9 Regional Meeting

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fire Station #19, 2490 Research Parkway

10:00 A.M: All About Daylilies – selecting, planting, fertilizing, watering, and pest control
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch $10.00
1:30 P.M: Hybridizing 101: Creating New Flowers: The Present & Future of the Daylily
Special Bonuses:
A free ‘Red Chile Rendezvous’ daylily for all who register
AUCTION: A chance to bid on Bill’s fabulous daylily introductions

Download the registration form.

If there are any questions, please contact Betty Roberts at 282-9642.

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Pinery Garden Tour

Black Forest Garden TourA note from the Black Forest Gardeners!

Garden Magic! Pinery Garden Tour

Date: August 20, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Price: $15 + fees ($1.74)

Come and join us on August 20, 2016 for our garden tour of The Pinery subdivision which is about 5 miles south of Parker, Colorado. Six very gracious homeowners have offered to open up their gardens to the public. Each garden has something different to offer – ponds, native grasses, sweeping vistas, bonsai and award winning dahlias.

We have several challenges that gardeners in Denver do not face – a short growing season, high altitude (over 6,000 ft) and wildlife. Come see how gardeners have overcome these challenges to create spectacular landscapes. This will be a self-guided tour. You can print a map or pick one up at the first garden.

LOG ONTO BLACK FOREST GARDENERS WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO. (www.blackforestgardeners.com)

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