CCGC in CoVID-19 Times
Several of our annual activities have had to be cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic constants.
Cancelled until 2021
May Plant Sale at Port Tobacco Market Days
September Fall Flower Show at the Charles County Fair
Participation in the Kris Kringle Market at The Charles County Fairgrounds
The Garden Club continues to meet, either virtually or on particularly mild days in a socially responsible and distanced outdoor meeting.
One activity that we are hoping to continue to support is "Christmas for Our Veterans" where the members of the club make small Holiday-themed arrangements for the residents at the Veteran's Home at Charlotte Hall to thank them for their service. In this time of health concerns for the elderly, activities and visitors have been curtailed so this small effort will hopefully brighten their days.
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.
Think what this would be like if it were the dead of winter, with snow and wind blowing. We are grateful for the bounty of the spring flowers, and the ability of bring sunshine into our homes, and that we can get outside and work off some of our frustrations gardening.
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We would like to share
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.