Yearbook Calendar of Events
All members are encouraged to bring exhibits. Participants listed for designated dates are asked to bring an exhibit. Exhibits should be in place by 10:15 a.m.
* Indicates head hostess
* Indicates head hostess
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., McKendree United Methodist Church, Manquin
GCMP Membership Meeting POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 11 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
GCV Fall Symposium, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond. Celebrate the "Elements of Beauty" at the Garden Club of Virginia 2018 Fall Symposium. This 2-day event will kick off on Tuesday, September 25 with GCV's popular Flower Arranging School and will include workshops, speakers, judged artistic exhibits, horticulture and photography, vendors and more. For details click on this link: www.gcvsymposium.org/
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Ellen Holt, Center Cross
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, West Point
Speaker: Laura Anne Brooks, floral artist. Laura Anne is a floral designer/artist who has been a frequent garden club lecturer for the NGC and GCV clubs in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina for over two decades. Her work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as well as the many area clubs and plant societies has made her a prominent figure on the floral scene. She arranges
farm-to-table materials from her historic garden in King William County.
Program: Slow flowers, New Approach to American and Romantic Design. The lecture/demonstration will feature seasonal flowers, farm-to-table.
Hostesses: Anne Glubiak*, Bette Jones, Biddie Shelor, Lisa Vawter, Mary Anne Harris-White
Horticulture: Blooming shrub, rose, herb, gardener’s choice
Artistic: Farm-To-Table - Create a table arrangement using flowers from your garden.
Participants: Francis Ellis, Betty Gregory, Nancy Hubbard, Poohdie Miller, Gwynn Litchfield, Kathy Parker, Karen Berry, Alice Sheley, Suzanne Chewning, Mary Anne Harris-White
Action: Members will vote on GCV Common Wealth Award
GCV Journal submissions due
Board of Governor's Meeting, Alexandria (President attends)
Tri-Club Meeting, 11:00 a.m., Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock
Speaker: GCV President Jean Gilpin addresses the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Rappahannock Valley clubs.
Hosted by The Garden Club of the Northern Neck. Attend and visit with friends from other clubs and make new friends. Lunch is $28.50
GCV Conservation Forum, 8:30 a.m.,Paramount Theatre, 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville. $30 per person (includes continental breakfast).
Join the Conservation and Beautification Committee of the Garden Club of Virginia
to hear the latest research on the impact of pesticides on pollinators, the environment and our health. Learn alternative sustainable garden practices that can be implemented in your own backyard. Details: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efl8ak02eaf1351b&llr=g4quzjcab
VMFA Fine Arts and Flowers, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond
A spectacular museum-wide exhibition of floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection. GCV is one of the sponsors and GCMP will have an exhibit prepared by Martha Frank and Lou Johnson. Other events, including renowned guest speakers, luncheons, guided tours, and workshops, give added dimension to this special exhibition. Details: www.vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/fine-arts-flowers/
GCMP is reserving tables in The Marble Hall for lunch on Friday, October 26th at noon. Contact Boo Garrett to make a reservation. Lunch is $50.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Gwynn Litchfield, Bruington
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Christ Church Parish House,
56 Christchurch Lane, Saluda
Speaker: Cindy Naylor. Cindy has enjoyed incredible success over the years as one of the leading floral designers in the area. She was trained in London, England with one of the country’s most highly respected Court florists, where she perfected her craft, assisting in everything from state banquets to weddings and parties. Her work includes projects for such prominent institutions as The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Chrysler Museum, as well as innumerable weddings and parties within the Richmond, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck areas. She personally chooses the flowers and other materials. Some may come from her own garden, as well as local farms, to further enhance her unique arrangements.
Program: Holiday Decorating
Hostesses: Lucille Redmond*, Susan Silver, Helen Hopper, Michelle Puttmann, and Suzanne Chewning
Horticulture: Berried branch, seed pod, chrysanthemum, gardener’s choice
Artistic: Holiday Reflections - Create a holiday arrangement for the foyer using a reflective design. Use mirrors, foil, or other reflective material within the design to reflect an image. The image may be colors, textures, an object or the viewer. A reflective base or background may be used, but is not enough to qualify design as reflective, i.e., simply placing a mirror underneath or behind the design does not fulfill the reflective design requirements. See p. 23 of the “Green Book” Styles of Flower Arranging Contemporary Designs or GCV website at gcvirginia.org/warehouse/fm/documents/FlowerShowResources/ContemporaryFloralStyles.pdf
Images of examples may be found at www.flickr.com/photos/gcvirginia/sets/72157626146303214/
Participants: Laura Anne Brooks, Martha Frank, Betty Anne Garrett, Kelly Gwathmey, Cindy Browder, Anne Glubiak, Betty Bristow, Cean Cawthorn, Liz Harper, Linda Minor
Deadline for GCMP Local Project Awards grant proposals
General Assembly Preview Day A preview of the January Legislative Day will be hosted by the Virginia Conservation Network (VCN), of which GCMP is a member. More detail will follow in the GCMP Newsletter.
Holiday Party, 6:00 p.m. (2nd Thursday), Home of Lewis & Poohdie Miller, Aylett. Please bring your spouse or a guest and take the opportunity to socialize with club members in a holiday setting.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Anne Bland, West Point.
Action: Board receives recommendations for Local Project Awards and Recognition Awards from The Local Project Awards and Recognition Awards Committee.
GCV Journal submissions due.
Legislative Day, Richmond. This date may change; more to come in the GCMP Newsletter.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Adele Smith, West Point
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Bruington Baptist Church 4784 The Trail, Bruington
Speaker: Professor Todd Lookingbill. Prof. Lookingbill teaches introductory and advanced applications of physical geography at the University of Richmond, placing emphasis on how to be responsible stewards of the land. His research focuses on land use change, climate change, invasive species, and forest management. His outreach activities involve working with management agencies such as the National Park Service and Forest Service.
Program: Can the Restoration of a Small Stream Contribute to Improved Bay Health? Hostesses: Gwynn Litchfield*, Peg Babyak, Alice Sheley, Linda Minor, Karen Berry Exhibits:
Horticulture: Forced bulb, branch with cones, forced branch, gardener’s choice. Artistic: Conservation on a Small Scale. Create a terrarium in a clear glass container not to exceed 14” wide. Accessories may include shells, driftwood or other river related material. Index card with diagram and plants listed.
Participants: Jeannette Baylor, Betty Jo Butler, Anne Bland, Lynn Fischer, Bette Albert, Peg Babyak, Jody Anglin, Karen Bowman, Sara Credle, Kerry Garrett
Action: The Local Project Awards and Recognition Awards recommendations approved by the Board are presented by the committee chairmen.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Julie Strock, Hustle
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Brett Reed Presbyterian Church, 29680 King William Road, West Point
Speaker: David Pippin. Mr. Pippin is a sought after designer of inspired floral arrangements, a popular consultant on garden design, and an educator with a wide range of horticulture knowledge and experience. He shares his love for horticulture and education through his business by giving lectures and workshops, creating floral designs, and advising clients about their landscapes through his “walk and talk” consultations in their garden space. Style magazine has described David Pippin as having “fun with flowers.” His floral designs are “take-your-breath-away gorgeous.” Program: Creative Arranging with “Anything”. Mr. Pippin will make arrangements using containers and flowers. Members will be asked to participate.
Hostesses: Adele Smith*, Sally Pearson, Kelly Gwathmey, Michelle Nelson, Ruth Childress, Lou Johnson
Horticulture: Daffodil, hellebore, blooming branch, gardener’s choice
Artistic: Welcome Spring! - Create a Parallel design. Use a simple low container, or 2 or more low containers placed together or stacked to appear as one. Create emphasis with 3 or more parallel groups. Plant material in the groups may be the same, all different, or a combination. Direction of material may be vertical, horizontal or diagonal. Negative (empty) space is left between groupings to emphasize the parallel theme. Minimal additional material may be used at the base to connect the groupings. See p. 15 of the “Green Book” Styles of Flower Arranging Contemporary Designs or GCV website at gcvirginia.org/warehouse/fm/documents/FlowerShowResources/ContemporaryFloralStyles.pdf
Images of examples may be found at www.flickr.com/photos/gcvirginia/sets/72157626414442340/
Participants: Ellen Holt, Sarah Pope, Michele Nelson, Sally Pearson, Biddie Shelor, Michelle Puttmann, Allison Stoneham, Helen Hopper, Mavis Mangum, Cora Sue Spruill
Action: Letters proposing candidates for membership and application forms are due before or at this meeting. Refer to Standing Rules on General Membership Procedure. Form is on GCMP website.
Action: Dues amount and budget for 2019-2020 will be approved.
GCV Daffodil Show, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond. Participate and support Adele Smith, the chairman of this show. More to come on the GCV website.
Submission deadline for nominations for the following GCV awards: Common Wealth Award, Horticulture Award, Bessie Bocock Carter Conservation Award. Refer to the GCV website for details.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Mavis Mangum, Hartfield
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Rappahannock Christian Church, 339 Dunnsville Rd., Dunnsville
Program: Preparing for Historic Garden Week (HGW)
Action: Active members vote on new members.
Action: Active members vote on Local Project and Recognition Awards.
GCV Journal submissions due.
Historic Garden Week
HGW GCMP tour decorating day, Essex
HGW GCMP Tour, Essex
GCV Annual Meeting, Portsmouth (President Anne Glubiak and one delegate attend)
GCMP New Member Tea, 10:30 a.m., home of Marilyn South, Wake
GCMP Horticulture Day, 10:30 a.m. (This is NOT the usual Thursday meeting date) Event: Bonnie Stokes and Poohdie Miller will host a tour of their gardens. The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Bonnie Stokes’ home in King William with an introduction of new members and a tour, and then move to Poohdie Miller’s home in Aylett. Both sites have lush gardens that are full and will amaze you. Bonnie and Poohdie seem to always make additions and changes that have a “wow” factor. From the entrance at Bonnie’s to the conclusion of the walk through the last of the many outdoor “garden” rooms at Poohdie’s, you will be inspired to learn more about gardening and flower arranging. Bring a bag lunch. Tea and water will be provided.
Action: Dues for 2019-2020 are payable by this meeting.
GCMP Board Meeting, 10:00 a.m., home of Lucille Redmon, Urbanna
GCMP Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Earl Street, Tappahannock
Speaker: Ms. Robyn Hartley. Ms. Hartley, a graduate of Virginia Tech, has been a horticulturist at Collegiate School for the past 5 years. She works with everything green, in pots or in the ground, on the campus all year long to make it beautiful. She also educates students about nature and the plants on campus. The Boxwood Club in Richmond recommended her after she gave a lively talk about the best seasonal plants for beautiful container blooms along with her favorite plant combinations.
Program: Summer Container Gardening
Hostesses: Boo Garrett*, Jeannette Baylor, Kerry Garrett, Martha Frank, Liz Harper
Horticulture: Lily, rose, blooming perennial, gardener’s choice
Artistic: Summer Is Here! - Create a planted basket, index card with diagram and plants listed.
Participants: Julie Strock, Winston Sheffield, Adele Smith, Catherine Stanley, Bonnie Stokes, Rebecca Townsend, Lisa Vawter, Susan Silver, Marilyn South, Lucille Redmon
GCV Lily Show, more to come on the GCV website.
GCV Journal submissions due.