The Gardenzette for June 2018 – Have a wonderful summer!
June 11, 2018
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Hi, everyone! Here’s this month’s The Gardenzette – just click here — > Gardenzette Jun 2018 web

Our last meeting is this Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Bon Air Rose Garden on Wilson Blvd in Arlington. See The Gardenzette for details.  Summer is our rest and planning time for our upcoming activities for 2018/19.  Come and join us!  For more information, just use the contact button or email us at rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com

 


Enjoy our May 2018 Edition of RSGC’s The Gardenzette
May 7, 2018
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Our May general meeting is a field trip to Brookside Gardens up in Maryland so we don’t have a general membership meeting at Little Falls Presbyterian Church this month. But we’ve still got a lot going on. Here’s our May edition of The Gardenzette to enjoy. Just click Gardenzette May 2018 web pdf  <– here

Our June general membership meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Bon Air Park. And yes! GUESTS and individuals interested in joining Rock Spring Garden Club when our meetings start up again in September are very welcome as well.

 


General Meeting – Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:00 a.m. – Thoughtful Design for Home and Garden
April 10, 2018
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This is our last on-site meeting of the year. Our meetings are always free and open to the public. Guests are very welcome to attend this meeting.

We also have a wonderful ways and means table, a plant sale and an opportunity ticket drawing that accompanies our program.

A reminder to our current membership that our membership form and renewal form is due now and should be returned to JoElla Samp ASAP. Here’s a link to click for our renewal form RSGC Membership Renewal 2018-2019 Application

Also, as an upcoming reminder: Our May meeting is a field trip to Brookside Gardens and our June meeting is a garden tour and meeting at Bon Air Park on Wilson Blvd, Arlington. Our new officers will be inducted and we will tour the gardens. A box lunch will be included.

April 19, 2018 10:00 AM Business Meeting; 11:00 AM Program

Little Falls Presbyterian Church Lower Level Friendship Hall 6025 Little Falls Road Arlington, VA 22207

Thoughtful Design for Home and Garden Speakers: Julie Liu and Holly Manon Owners of Botanologica, Falls Church, VA

Drawing inspiration from nature, love of gardening, and a passion for sustainable plants, Julie Liu and Holly Manon will demonstrate their unique approach to creating “plant art” for garden and home.

Lunch will follow our meeting. Guests are welcome to stay for lunch for a nominal fee. But please RSVP to rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com


April 2018 Gardenzette
April 10, 2018
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Enjoy our latest editon of The Gardenzette, Rock Spring Garden Club’s award winning newsletter! Just click

Gardenzette Apr 2018 web pdf


It’s all about Orchids! March General Meeting – Thursday, March 15, 2018 10:00 AM
March 7, 2018
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General Meeting, March 15, 2018 10:00 AM

Little Falls Presbyterian Church Lower Level Friendship Hall 6025 Little Falls Road Arlington, VA 22207

The Wonder of Orchids

Speaker: Arthur Chadwick – Owner, Chadwick and Son Orchids

Working with his father, a longtime orchid hobbyist, Arthur founded the company in 1989. They started with a greenhouse in Powhatan, Virginia and have expanded this venture to eleven greenhouses and a retail store in Richmond. Arthur will show how to bring a bit of the tropics into your home with these exotic flowering plants.  We are thrilled to have Arthur visit with us!

Our business meeting will run 10:00 AM, with our program beginning about 11:00 am, followed by a delicious lunch.  We also have plenty of time for you to check out our ways and means table – lots of goodies, plus floral and garden supplies.  And we never stop learning – check out our Horticulture specimen table and our Monthly Design challenge, judged by accredited NGC flower show judges.

Perspective new members are always welcome. Our program is free and open to the public, but please do RSVP by clicking our contact button above.  Lunch is also available for a nominal donation.  Thanks!


The Gardenzette is hot off the press – check out our March 2018 here!
March 7, 2018
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Just click below to see what’s been happening in Rock Spring Garden Club!  We are busy!  Enjoy!

Gardenzette Mar 2018 web pdf


It’s Membership Renewal Time – Attention current members
February 19, 2018
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Click here —->   RSGC Membership Renewal 2018-2019 Application  to get your 2018/19 RSGC Membership renewal form.  It’s also filed under our Resources page – just click the button.


Join Us for our February General Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 2018
February 4, 2018
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On Thursday, February 15, 2018 we welcome the Manager of Horticulture Collections Management and Education at Smithsonian Gardens, Cindy Brown. Her presentation will be:

 Archives of American Gardens: Capturing Garden History 

Discover how Smithsonian Gardens is conserving American garden history with over 100,000 photographs and documents. Learn how you can participate in the Community of Gardens initiative for sharing stories about gardens and green spaces and cultivating a deeper understanding and appreciation of the role gardens play in keeping communities healthy, happy, and connected.

Our business meeting begins at 10 AM – and our terrific program begins at 11:00 AM, followed by a delicious lunch. This informative program is free and open to the public. (Lunch is a minimal donation).  Join us!

Little Falls Presbyterian Church, Lower Level Friendship Hall, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22207

Please RSVP to rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com – perspective members are welcome. Come find out what we are all about.


Floral Design Fun
February 4, 2018
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Our January meeting included a very fun and interesting design challenge. Our floral design challenge involved interpreting a piece of art through floral design.  Our members really stepped up to the challenge. Here’s just of few of the designs on display:   photos copyright 2018 by Mary Cottrell

copyright 2018 Mary Cottrell

copyright 2018 Mary Cottrell

copyright 2018 Mary Cottrell

copyright 2018 Mary Cottrell


Great January meeting!
February 4, 2018
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We had a great January meeting! Our speaker, Kirsten Conrad, M.S., an Extension Agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Horticulture. Kirsten presented  Every Home, A Habitat: Living With the Birds and Bees: Establishing a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape

Kirsten focused on best practices and resources promoted by Virginia Cooperative Extension that residents can use in a variety of landscaping. Whether you have a container or balcony, a shady woodland paradise, or a sunny hillside or hell-strip, there are many ways, large and small, that gardeners can do their part to keep a healthy, welcoming ecosystem going that will support our birds, bees, and butterflies.

We really appreciate the knowledge and service generously given to our Arlington community by our Master Gardeners through the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

 


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