Our September meeting was a bus trip to the Kent Valentine House, Garden Club of Virginia Headquarters, and a tour and lunch at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond.
Our club attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Horticulture Building at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Our club helped sponsor the new building.
Joy Strickland and Kappy Barnes took our Art Nouveau arrangement to the Lily Show. It won a blue ribbon. The committee that worked on this arrangement included Marcia McGrath, Sherry Leffel, Lynn Riner, Wendy Lam and Chris Chrisley.
Marcia McGrath won a blue ribbon for her pink lily and the Blue Ridge Cup award for the best Novice in Horticulture with the yellow lily. Note the silver cup.
Glenna Graves won 8 blue ribbons in Horticulture. Here she is with 2 specimens, Little Yellow Kiss and Detroit.
Suzanne Obenshain won a blue ribbon for “Lady Luck”.
Donna and Joy at the Annual Meeting:
Mary Stickley-Godinez presented a program on Pruning Trees for the January meeting:
Table decorations and wreath making:
Glenna Graves awarded both the Horticulture Trophy and the Exhibits Trophy for 2017-2018 at the September meeting:
Glenna Graves won the Massey Medal:
May meeting, 2018 – Trip to the gardens at Mount Sharon in Orange, VA
March 2018 meeting: Matilda Bradshaw, “Mastering Creative Design”
November 2017 meeting:
Speaker Janice Whitehead demonstrating a flower arrangement
What a difference background color makes….
October 2017 meeting:
Horticulture specimens; President Judy Sullivan; Speaker Ann Lintner, Principal of Bluestone Elementary.
President Judy Sullivan leading Some of the trophies won at
the September meeting. the Lily Show in June.
Lots of Horticulture examples in September 2017
Glenna Graves with Lil Brabson, age 98 New President Judy Sullivan
Sandy Hodge, Suzanne Obenshain, Monica Frackelton