Things are Getting Back to Normal
Things are starting to return to normal. Vaccinations have helped and as we make this tentative journey back into a "normal" summer, we are watchful, but hopeful that the worst is behind us. Although it was a new experience meeting virtually - and we had some great programs - we are eager to get back together - face to face and work on our many projects
Some of our hallmark events that have been held or are being planned.
We met in May (responsibly socially distanced) on the grounds of the Port Tobacco Courthouse. It was great to see everyone, and we not only had an interesting program but also recognized Abby Wills of La Plata for the first place state-level winner of the
youth poster contest celebrating the 50th birthday of environmental icon Woodsy
Owl. Mike Callahan gave a fabulous program with two live owls, along with his discussions and door prizes of plants. It was nice to be together again.
In June we met for an afternoon on the riverside at a member's home, and enjoyed the great weather and a very informative walk through her extensive garden and landscape. So many beautiful trees. And we also had a small "clean-up" plant sale of some of the shrubs that had not sold at the plant sale.
August will be the next meeting and will be held at the Charles County Fairgrounds. In addition to the regular program reminding us of the ins and outs of Fair Design and Horticultural entries, we will start getting the Flower Building in shape for the Fair.
Our May Plant Sale at Port Tobacco Market Days was moved to June and was a rousing success as our "first-back" community activity.
September Fall Flower Show at the Charles County Fair is being planned with the theme French Flair - we can't wait to see the creativity that will spring forth.
Although we will not be participating in the Kris Kringle Market at The Charles County Fairgrounds, we will continue to make Christmas arrangements for the Veterans at Charlotte Hall to thank them for their service.
Spring Flowers & Sunshine
While we are at home, doing our best to stay safe and healthy, be thankful for whom we have in our lives and the blessings that have been bestowed upon us.
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some happy visions of Spring with our friends!
Side table arrangement
Lilacs and Magnolias.
Brightening up her kitchen
A fitting arrangement for Ellerslie
Daffodils & Daydreams
Port Tobacco Courthouse
Orchids Orchids everywhere!!
An Arrangement for the living room
She got the orchid to rebloom!!
Daffodils & DayDreams
Port Tobacco Courthouse
Lilacs and Magnolia
Small arrangement on the top of a desk
The Charles County Garden Club took the step to have a meeting online using Zoom since the state is under a "Stay at Home" order. It was our first chance to try the technology to update the membership on what was happening with the Spring Plant Sale (which is rescheduled for June 27th). In the meantime, vegetable seeds that were started months ago will not be able to wait for that date , so we will come up with some way to get plants out to members that want them.
Work is continuing on the Yearbook and the Fall Flower Show (held in conjunction with the Charles County Fair in September). And the website (ccmdgardenclub.org) is up and running. If you have spring pictures to share, please do, by sending to the email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are out doing your essential tasks, you might want to drive by the Port Tobacco Courthouse and see our latest project. The grounds are beautiful.
We work to stimulate interest in horticulture and civic improvement throughout the community; to aid in the protection of trees;, shrubs, wildflowers and birds; to encourage conservation and preservation practices in home community and State; to increase the members’ knowledge of and participation in artistic design; to provide ways for members to work together to accomplish goals and objectives in the spirit of fun and camaraderie; and to actively support the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in their programs.
Our year begins in April after the Annual Meeting as we prepare for the upcoming year of gardening, community work, and fellowship. Our activities include designing community gardens, holding an annual Plant Sale in conjunction with Market Days at the Port Tobacco Courthouse, sponsoring the Southern Maryland portion of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage every 3rd year, holding a Flower Show in conjunction with the Charles County Fair in September and hosting a Greens Workshop and Kris Kringle Market at the Fairgrounds the second weekend in December.
To stimulate an interest in horticulture and civic improvements.
To aid in the protection of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and birds.
To encourage conservation and preservation practices in home, community, and State.
To increase each member’s knowledge of and participation in artistic design.
To provide ways for members to work together to accomplish goals and objectives in a spirit of fun and camaraderie.
To actively support the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in their programs.