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Growing together as friends and informed gardeners, always discovering new interests and developing new skills.

PLGC Member Events

Members, please check out events listed on the Community Events page of this website. The following programs will be presented following a brief PLGC business meeting. Prospective members are always welcome at our meetings. Please RSVP to PLGC.info@gmail.com

 

SHOW & TELL

September 8, 2022 - Flex Room Downstairs at The Landing
Group Participation facilitated by Patricia Minnigh
Amateur Photographer and a member of the NGC Photographers Group on Facebook.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this activity is to encourage the enjoyment of home gardening and garden photography. Every member was invited in July to take photos of something growing in their yard or home -- as few or as many photos as they want -- and to keep it simple or get creative. Members submitted their choice of one photo to be included in a "Show and Tell: slideshow that will be enjoyed by attendees at this meeting.

Some of these photos may even find their way into a future PLGC Member Handbook or onto the pages of our website!

BACKYARD & BALCONY POLLINATOR HABITATS

October 6, 2022 - Flex Room Downstairs at The Landing
Educational Presentation by Helen Raleigh, Owner of Story Hills Farm and a native Delawarean

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: From backyard to balcony, we can create a garden habitat that will provide the nectar, pollen and shelter that butterflies, bees and other pollinators need to survive. Helen will tell us how she and her team achieved this on their nearby 50-acre farm by establishing a native perennial meadow, wildflower meadow, edible flower and herb garden, pop-up meadow, and a “Cows Save Butterflies” test plot of native grass for grazing her rare heritage breed Randall Cattle. We may not have acreage (or cows), but this program will likely inspire some new ideas for creating or improving  pollinator habitats in our own backyard and in our community.

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IT'S ALL ABOUT VETERANS

November 11, 2022, Plantation Lakes Community Center
Community Participation, lead by members of the PLGC Blue Star Memorial Committee

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this program is to honor veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, especially the veterans who live in our area and the loved ones of local residents. The ceremony will include a brief history of Veterans Day, presentations by some local veterans, patriotic music and a wreath-laying at the Blue Star Memorial, followed by light refreshments in the Community Center.

NOTE: The PLGC business meeting will take place on Thursday, November 10, at 11:00 in the Community Center, followed by some light upkeep on the pollinator garden and rehearsal for the Veterans Day Ceremony.

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MEMBER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

December 1, 2022, The Restaurant at Lighthouse Sound, Bishopville, Maryland

Hosted by the PLGC Executive Board

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Today we celebrate the holiday season and opportunities that we share with other members of Plantation Lakes Garden Club to “grow together as friends and informed gardeners, always discovering new interests and developing new skills.” Active PLGC members are the key to our ongoing success and we celebrate today all that we continue to achieve together. Members matter -- and we cherish the friendships we have grown through garden club!

NOTE: Reservations and payment are due November 14, 2022. See details in your Member Handbook.

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BIRDSCAPING 101

January 5, 2023 - Flex Room Downstairs at The Landing

An Educational Presentation presented by Donna Price
Master Gardener and Educator at East Coast Garden Center

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Birdscaping is the practice of landscaping with a focus on birds. Donna will share with us her tips and tricks for making our yards bird-friendly by growing seed producing plants, providing water sources for drinking/bathing and growing trees or shrubs for nesting.

 

Speaking of birds… The Great Backyard Bird Count will take place next month, February 17–20. This is an annual project when the world comes together to watch, learn about, count and celebrate birds. Check it out online and consider participating. https://www.birdcount.org

 

Coming in 2023...

FEBRUARY: Five Minute Designs - Oh my! -- Floral Design demonstrations by Mary Noel and Carol Johnson, Master Gardeners and Members of Spade & Trowel Garden Club.

MARCH: Stop the Invasion -- An educational presentation by Katie Bielicki, Delaware Department of Agriculture, Spotted Lanternfly Project Coordinator.

APRIL: Make it & Take It -- A hands--on horticulture project presented by Alva Hutchison, President of Gardeners by the Sea Garden Club.

MAY: No Dirt Needed --- Demonstration of Aquaponic Gardening by Cindy Stevens, Owner of Bearhole Farms.

JUNE: Lavender Fields Farm --- Field Trip, followed by lunch and Installation of Officers for 2023-2025 at The Landing in Plantation Lakes.

Check out these wreaths decorated by
PLGC members in January 2022

Made by Mary Williford
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