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Our first monthly meeting in 2020

Our 2020 annual picnic and plant exchange meeting was held on Pat’s driveway on June 18 as scheduled and it was attended by 15 members and a guest. 

“How wonderful it was to gather our members together for an outdoor “socially distanced” meeting on June 18th at my home and garden. Our last meeting was the December Christmas Party!
Our May Zoom meeting was attended by just a few members. So it was especially delightful to actually see, meet and talk with garden club friends again. My garden always benefits from visitors! Since that gives me incentive to be sure all plants are looking their best and worthy of discussion!” (The message from Pat)
 
Thank you Pat for hosting this long-awaited face to face meeting.

Spring Plant Sales are Coming Up!

For more detail information please click the link.
2019 Spring Plant Sale at University of Delaware, Botanic Gardens 
  • Thursday, April 25, 3-6pm  (UDBG members day, 10% off entire plant purchase)
  • Friday, April 26, 3-6pm (General Public)
  • Saturday, April 27, 9:00am – 4pm (General Public)
  • Thursday, May 2, 3-6 pm (General Public)
  • Saturday, May 4, 9am-3 pm (General Public)
15th Annual Shearing Day and Herb Sale at Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm
  • Saturday, April 27, 10am – 4pm
Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt Cuba Center
  • Sunday, April 28, 10am- 4pm

Thomas McKean High School Plant Sales

  • Sunday, April 28, 8am – 4pm (kick off day) through Sunday, May 5
  • Weekends: 8am – 4pm
  • Weekdays; 9am – 6pm
Native Plant Sales at Coverdale Farm Preserve
  • Thursday, May 2, 1-7pm (Members Only)
  • Friday, May 3, 2-7pm (Open to Public)
  • Saturday, May 4, 9am – 4pm (Open to Public)

8th Annual Community Plant Exchange at Good News Church

  • Saturday, May 4, 10am – 12pm
Boy Scout Troop 29 Spring Plant Sale at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday, May 11, 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 9am – 6pm
Flower Show and Nature Photography Exhibit by Brandywine Garden Club (at St Albans Center at the Episcopal Church of Delaware)
  • Wednesday,  May 15, 1-4pm

 

Tweed’s Tavern and the Museum, a letter from Kathe

 

Our Countryside Garden Club member, Kathe sent us an interesting letter talking about her family history connected with the history of Tweed’s Tavern.  With Kathe’s permission, we would like to share with you her letter which can be accessed in the link below.

Tweeds Museum

Members of the Countryside Garden Club maintain the garden around the historic Tavern and a new raised bed colonial kitchen garden (herb garden) is planned to be implemented this summer. (Photos of Tweed’s Tavern and the Museum by Hiro)

 

Visiting ‘Farm for the City’ in Philadelphia

I was at a medical conference in Philadelphia for three days this week and took a stroll in the city during my lunch break. This was my first walking tour of the city and I was happy to find  “Farm for the City” sponsored by Philadelphia Horticultural Society and others.

It was amazing to see all sorts of vegetables such as tomato, corn, cucumber, lettuce, growing in the middle of the great city.  They looked  healthy and delicious.  Here are some of my photos from the farm for the city and the surroundings.

Kathe’s Discovery!

Our Countryside Garden Club member, Kathe bought a book at a yard sale. The book’s title was “The Encyclopedia of Judging and Exhibiting Floriculture and Flora Artistry by Esther Veramae Hamel.

As she opened the book, she fou1994 CGC Member list.jpgnd a Countryside Garden Club Membership List of 1994 tacked in the pages. And the book used to belong to a CGC member, Joan Frey!

I did some research on the club history and found a couple of newspaper articles.

The photo directly below was found in the Hockessin Community News published on August 17, 1995.  The caption was “Countryside Garden Club wins award for DNS project.

Pictured (left to right) club members are Kris Qualls, Joanne Deaton, Pat Boyd, and Patti McCarter. Helen Fischer of the DNS is on the right.

The article on the bottom right : The caption below the photo reads ” Countryside Garden members (left to right) Pat Boyd, Alice Bucher, Peg Lord and Joanne Deaton, hold leadership positions in the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs flower show. (date unknown)