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Monday, April 5, 2021

Mason Bees and Composting with Worms

 On March 14, 2021 we had our meeting at Trudy's. Our speaker was Ginger Piper. She told us all about Mason Bees and composting with red wiggler worms. She had an example of a cute and easy to clean Mason Bee house and a worm composting bin.




Someone brought these beautiful hellebores for our horticulture.                                                                               




Blast from the Past!

 This photo was in the CentreView newspaper in May of 2017.



Saturday, March 6, 2021

2021 Plant Sale

 We didn't have a plant sale in 2020 but we WILL have a plant sale on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 9 - 12!

The sale will be held in front of the now closed Tuesday Morning store on Stone Road.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

December Meeting

 For our December meeting we did something a little different. We met on Sunday afternoon. The weather was warmer and we had more daylight. We met at Trudy's and created Christmas centerpieces and had a wonderful lunch catered by Panera.

Creating centerpieces

    We always have great food!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Flower Arrangements for Residents of Manor Care

 For our November meeting, we met at Trudy's. Since it gets dark so early, we met from 4 - 6. The gazebo was a great place to set up and get to work. We made small arrangements for the residents of Manor Care Nursing Home. We brought flowers and greens from our yards and also used  flowers that were donated from Trader Joe's. We made a total of 59 arrangements! Robin delivered them to Manor Care the next day, they were very appreciative.




Tuesday, October 20, 2020

October 19 Meeting - Tablescapes

Sixteen of us met in Trudy's backyard for our October meeting.  Carey gave a great talk on how to easily decorate our tables using things we already have around the house. She gave us lots of ideas. Thanks Carey and thanks Trudy!




At our September meeting some of us signed up to design a table for a specific season. We put everything together at our October meeting. Here are the results. 

The spring table created by Michele, Kathleen and Theresa.


The summer table created by Robin, Jennifer, Pat and Cathy.

The fall table created by Laura and Kelly.

The winter table created by Donna, Louise and Sue.

 

 









Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 Eagle Scout Pollinator Garden

We were approached by a young man who is planning to plant a pollinator garden in Reston for his Eagle Scout Project. The garden is to be approximately 1650 square feet and will have 700 plants. 

We agreed to donate 15 blue lobelia and 48 purple cone flowers for the garden. Most of the plants came from the yard of Robin W. 

Many thanks to Theresa, Olga, Donna and Robin for digging and potting up the plants. The scout's father picked up the potted plants and the garden was to be planted on October 10. The picture shows just a few of the plants that we donated.


Here is the finished garden, now all it needs is time.