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September
Thurs.9/11 Memorial Mum Planting
Sept. 7  9:00am

Mon.    General Meeting
Sept. 11Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Garden State Gardens”
Edith Wallace, a zoologist with certifications in field botany, plant classifications and ornamental horticulture, will show us the twenty-five gardens of the Garden State Gardens Consortium, their uniqueness and worthiness of a visit.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Dorothy Allers
  Aides: Dorothy Collins, Kathleen Donnell Muriel Hickson, , Janet Santoro
  Centerpiece: Carol Lovenguth

Sat.      Planting for pollinators
Sept. 16Back to Nature Garden Center
11am-4pm3055 Valley Road, Basking Ridge
Rain date – Sept 17

Tues.    VNA Wandering Garden
Sept. 19Planting of the garden at Adult Day Center
10:00am

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Sept. 25at the home of Maureen Hally
10:00am


October
TBATree Planting and Dedication
Harry Dunham Park

Mon.    General Meeting
Oct. 2  Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Perennial Gardening Month by Month”
Jessica Dreyer has a BS in Plant and Soil Science from U. Mass and is a fourth- generation Dreyer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford. She will tackle the details of maintaining a perennial garden from October through September.

Social Committee
Hostess: Maureen Fuchs
Aides: Barbara Burger, Bobbie Mazurak,
Ann Millan, Betty Moccio
Centerpiece: Agnes Bailey
Boxwood Tree Order forms available today

Tues.    Garden Therapy
Oct. 3   Adult Day Center of the VNA
1:00pmFall Arrangement Workshop
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Tues.    Boxwood Coffee at the home of Cynthia Wynant
Oct. 10
10:00am

Fri.       Civic Gardens
Oct. 13Library Gardens
Fall planting of bulbs for spring bloom

Wed.    Day Trip to Grounds for Sculpture
Oct. 18Hamilton, NJ
Art meets nature, enjoy a 22-acre sculpture park and museum, various ecosystems and more than 100 species of trees. There is a $15 fee for this garden. Sign up at our September general meeting. You will want to bring your camera! Plan to eat at one of the restaurants on the grounds.

Fri.       Civic Gardens
Oct. 20EEC Rock Garden
Final Fall cleanup

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Oct. 30at the home of Jane Bauer
10:00am

Oct 25 -     Tree building for VNA Holly Day Market
Nov. 2        Fundraiser
Open house 10:30am-4:30pm
Participation by a small subset of tree builders

November
Mon.    General Meeting
Nov. 6  Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Mother Nature’s Finest”
Laura Clare is an acclaimed local florist whose love of nature and gardening led to a degree in horticulture from Cornell University. Laura promises to introduce us to some of Mother Nature’s finest arrangements for the upcoming holiday season.

Social Committee
Hostess: Helen Johnson
Aides: Cheryl Himmelreich, Chris Johnson,
Linda Reid, Pamela Wychunas
Centerpiece: Barbara Golankiewicz

Nov. 3 -     VNA Holly Day Market – Boxwood Tree Sale
Nov. 5       200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

Nov. 8 -     Demonstrations for Building and Decorating Trees
Nov. 9

Nov. 8 -     Boxwood Tree Building for Orders
Nov. 30
Open house 10:30am-4:30pm (omitting 11/22-24 for Thanksgiving holiday)

Mon.    Civic Gardens
Nov. 13Planting of Town Containers
9:00amClean out and winter planting

Wed.    Civic Gardens
Nov. 15Planting of VNA/SWC Containers
1:00pmClean out and winter planting

December

Fri.-Sat.    Pre-Ordered Boxwood Trees Available
Dec. 1-2   See order form for pick-up location & hours

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Dec 4     at the home of Rose Salaki
10:00am

Dec. 4 –    Boxwood Tree Building for Cookie Walk
Dec. 8        at the home of Cynthia Wynant  

Wed.      Holiday Wreaths
Dec. 6     Bernards Township Community Center
11:00amSouth Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge

Sat.        Adult Day Center of the VNA 
Dec. 9    Cookie Walk & Sale of Boxwood Trees
10:00am200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge

TBDHistorical Society of the Somerset Hills 
Holiday House Tour & Boxwood Tree Sale

Mon.    Holiday Wassail
Dec. 11At the home of Cynthia Wynant 
11:30-1:30pmDetails at our November meeting


January
Fri.      Garden Therapy
Jan. 19Flower day at Lyons VA Hospital
9:00amBuilding 5, Knollcroft Road, Basking Ridge

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Jan. 29  at the home of Lee Cleary
10:00am


February
Mon.    General Meeting
Feb. 5   Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Planning a Native Butterfly Garden”
Christa Wood, a Naturalist from the Environmental Education Center, will satisfy our love of butterflies and beautiful flowering garden plants by illustrating which native plants attract which native butterflies and moths.

Social Committee
  Hostess: LouAnn Kreuder
  Aides: Tille Emmert, Joanne Hamilton,
  Linda Lozowski
  Centerpiece: Kris Koop

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Feb. 26  at the home of Franka Falcon
10:00am


March 
Mon.    General Meeting
Mar. 5   Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Growing, Harvesting and preserving Herbs”
Lorraine Kiefer has a syndicated garden column, writes for garden magazines and journals and teaches classes on floral design, herbal cooking and gardening. Lorraine will share her expertise on having a successful herb garden in a pot or in a plot, harvesting, using herbs and ways to preserve them.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Fiona Lochhead
  Aides: Krista Colwell, Kathleen Fanelli,
  Rose Gentile, Judy Hill
  Centerpiece: Jennie Martin

Thurs.    Civic Gardens
Mar. 15   Library Gardens
10:30amSpring cleanup and pruning


Fri.      Garden Therapy
Mar. 23Flower day at Lyons VA Hospital
9:00amBuilding 5, Knollcroft Road, Basking Ridge

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Mar. 26  at the home of Vivian Morrison
10:00am


April
Mon.    General Meeting
Apr. 2    Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am  190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Places and Plants of Laura Ingalls Wilder”
Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at New York Botanical Gardens and has authored books about the gardens of Beatrix Potter, Emily Dickenson and many of our US Presidents. Marta will discuss her latest book,
“A Wilder Garden: The Plants and Places of Laura Ingalls Wilder”.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Margaret Cronin
  Aides: Barbara Barbeau, Flo Cox,
  Carmen Fortenbacker, Cynthia Wynant
  Centerpiece: Bonnie Welch

Thurs.    Civic Gardens 
Apr. 5    Spring Planting of VNA/SWC Containers
1:00pm   Clean out and Spring Planting

Mon    Civic Gardens
Apr. 9   Planting of Town Containers
9:00amClean out and Spring Planting

Fri.    Civic Gardens  
Apr. 20EEC Rock Garden
Spring  Cleanup Party

Mon.    Executive Board Meeting
Apr. 30   at the home of Maureen Hally
10:00am


May
Mon.    General Meeting
May 7  Somerset County Environmental Ed. Center
9:30am190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge
Please remember your coffee mug.

Program: “Making Supermarket Flowers Sensational”
Betsy Karetnick is the creative force behind “The Portable Garden”, an accomplished broadcaster and journalist, host of Martha Stewart’s Sirius XM channel and a flower lover. From selection to care, Betsy will offer tips and tricks on shopping for and arranging flowers.

Social Committee
  Hostess: Diane Falato
  Aides: Barbara Loock, Max Snyder,
  Margaret Skelly, Patti Williams
  Centerpiece: Breda Ryan-Blake

Tues.    Garden Therapy
May 8    Adult Day Center of the VNA
1:00pm  Spring Arrangement Workshop
200 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge


Tues.    VNA Wandering Garden
  May 8    Planting of the garden at Adult Day Center
10:00am

Tues.    9/11 Memorial Spring Planting
May 15
9:00am

Wed.    Day Trip to Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ 
May 16   Leaving 9:30am and returning approx. 1:30pm
The 13-acre estate features historic buildings, wooded trails and historic gardens.
Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy.

Sat.    Charter Day
May 19

Wed.    Civic Gardens
May 23  Library Gardens
10:00amSummer planting of library containers at rear entrance

Wed.    Executive Board Meeting
May 23   at the home of Joan Patterson
10:00am

Thurs.    Civic Gardens 
May 24    Summer Planting of VNA/SWC Containers
10:00am Clean out and Summer planting


June

Fri.       Garden Therapy
June 1  Flower Day at Lyons VA Hospital
9:00amBuilding 5 Knollcroft Road, Basking Ridge


Mon.    Civic Gardens 
June 11  Summer Planting of Town Containers
9:00am  Clean out and Summer planting

Wed.
June 13 @ 11:00am

General Meeting - Biennial Luncheon:  Installation of the new Executive Board will be held at the Fox and Hounds Room, The Grain House, Morristown Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ. Presiding at the installation will be Louise Davis, GCNJ President.

Date TBDSenior Garden Tour
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