The Talbot County Garden Club announces its public events for fall 2016 through winter 2017:
October 11, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, St. Marks United Methodist Church, Easton MD: GCA Flower Show – “Paint it Autumn”: A Talbot County Garden Club Flower Show emphasizing fall flowers and foliage. The show will include categories in Floral Design, Horticulture and Photography as well as Special Exhibits. The show is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Bobbie Brittingham, 410-763-9525.
October 25, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Easton Library: “Shade Revealed: How to Garden Successfully in Low Light (Really!)” Shade plants are not created equally! Since the early 1990’s, Amy Ziffer has been experimenting to find the best shade adapted plants. This program illustrates through the use of beautiful photography, what makes some shade plants better performers than others. She also presents a clear approach to designing your shade garden for the best chance for long-term success. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Holston, 410-226-5184.
November 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m., Easton Library: “Bees, Butterflies and Other Pollinators” Robert Mardiney is the Director of Education at the Irvine Nature Center in Baltimore County. During the program, Robert will explore the fascinating world of native pollinators, the ecosystems services they provide us, their role in the environment, the problems they are facing as well as how we can help. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Holston, 410-226-5184.
January 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Easton Library: “Successful Gardening in Deer Country” Local author, Ruth Rogers Clausen 50 Beautiful Deer Resistant Plants, will share how choosing plants carefully can help ward off the hungry deer in your garden. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Holston, 410-226-5184.
February 1:30, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Easton Library: “A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening” Douglas Tallamy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. Back by popular demand, Doug will present how to observe and appreciate the interactions that occur in a living landscape. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Holston, 410-226-5184.
About the Talbot County Garden Club
The Talbot County Garden Club was established in 1917 to enrich the natural beauty of the environment by sharing knowledge of gardening, fostering the art of flower arranging, maintaining civic projects, supporting projects that benefit Talbot County and encouraging the conservation of natural resources. Noteworthy projects include maintaining the grounds of the Talbot Historical Society, Talbot Courthouse, Talbot Library, the Children’s Garden and Fountain Garden at Idlewild Park and numerous other gardens and activities. There are currently a total of 101 active, associate and honorary members.