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.
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
Mon. Executive Board Meeting Sept. 25at the home of Maureen Hally
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.
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
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
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
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.
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. 8 - Boxwood Tree Building for Orders
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
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
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
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
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.
Hostess: LouAnn Kreuder
Aides: Tille Emmert, Joanne Hamilton,
Centerpiece: Kris Koop
Mon. Executive Board Meeting
Feb. 26 at the home of Franka Falcon
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.
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
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”.
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
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.
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
Tues. 9/11 Memorial Spring Planting
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
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
Thurs. Civic Gardens May 24 Summer Planting of VNA/SWC Containers 10:00am Clean out and Summer planting
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
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