Nov. 5, 2012
Women Botanical Artists
with Pat Carr
Patricia Carr will provide a glimpse into the lives and work of Women Botanical Artists 1700-1990. Frequent lecturer on gardening and fine art and with a love for history, Patricia states, 'Mrs. Delany, Marianne North ... and Margaret Mee may not be household names, but their superb paintings and drawings of flowers are all to be found in museum and botanical garden collections.' She is currently a docent at the Yale Center for British Art.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for those in need who are helped by Suffield Emergency Aid.
Dec. 3, 2012
with Bob Whitney
A favorite presenter at SGC, Bob Whitney will once again dazzle us with holiday arrangements, both traditional and unexpected. Bob has 34 years in the floral industry, working in retail, education, and wholesale. He has been a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) for 24 years. Bob also has participated in floral design contests for Teleflora and FTD, as well as been a judge for FTD and the CT Florist Association.
Feb. 4, 2013
Herb Gardening from the Ground Up
with Sal Gilbertie
A leader in the herb industry, Sal Gilbertie is the owner of Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens in Easton, CT, the largest herb plant grower in the nation. Gilbertie’s Herbs produces two million organically-grown herb plants annually.
Sal will focus on the history of herbs of yesterday as well as those of today & tomorrow. He will review cultivation techniques that lead to successful results. Samples of new herb varieties will be shared.
March 4, 2013
What You Really Need to Know to Enter a Flower Show
with Brenda Connor
Translation: I’m scared, how do I get over the fear of entering a flower show?? Come learn everything you need to know to enter an arrangement in our upcoming fall Flower Show. Brenda Connor is a certified Federation judge who has won multiple prizes at shows around the state, including the State Flower Show. She has entered competitions for the past 10-12 years.
April 1, 2013
Mixed Borders: Taking Advantage of Everything Out There
with Rita Bond
Simsbury based Rita Bond has been a landscape designer concentrating on residential design, lecturer, and teacher of gardening courses for more than 10 years. Amongst her designs are the gardens for the CT Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Her presentation will show us how to shake things up when creating gardens by mixing a bit of this with a bit of that.
May 6, 2013
Gardening for the Birds
with Margery Winters
Margery Winters returns to our club to speak on what you can do to make your yard more attractive to our feathered friends. Margery is the Assistant Director of the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton.
Business meeting only at Second Baptist Church withProgram CANCELLED due to power outage atthe H.S. from the October 29th snowstorm.brown bag lunch beforehand. Beverages provided.
We will be guests of the Regional Agriscience Center at Suffield High School. Students will highlight their preparation for the FFA Career Development Event (CDE) and explain the purpose of CDE’s. Members will test their own skills by making a corsage, identifying flowers and taking a written test. Are you up for the challenge?
APRIL 2, 2012