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Via the Grapevine – Club Activities

The following is a listing of club events that have been or will be published in The Garden Path’s Via the Grapevine Column.  2018 Jan-Mar followed by 2018 Apr-Jun

2018 January – March Club Events

Region 1
Bowling Green Women’s Club: Mar. 20, Fairy Gardens at Klotz’ Garden Center in Bowling Green. Contact Evelyn Bachman at 419-353-5615 or ebachman@wcnet.org.

Delta GC: Feb. 1, ‘Creative Floral Design’ by Bonnie Allan; Mar. 1, ‘Stress in our Lives’ and chair massages by Susan Smith, LMT; Contact Mabel Hudson at mchudson@windstream.net.

Fostoria GC: Jan. 10, ‘Plaster of Paris Flowers’ by Mary Miller; Feb. 14, ‘Flowers and Romance’ Valentine’s Tea at First Step; Mar. 14, ‘Designing for the Wood Co. Fair’ by Diann Gray. Contact Carol Kinn at b.kinn@sbcglobal.net.

Friendly Town and Country GC: Jan. 9, Potpourri workshop; Feb. 13, Valentine Flower Arrangements; Mar. 13, Botanical presentation by Laura. Contact Carole Rives at 419-669-4057.

Region 2
Lima GC: Jan. 9, Winter Guest Tea and Gift Exchange; Feb. 13, ‘Jazzing Up Your Patio,’ decorating flower pots with Pat Komarek and Nancy Miller; Mar. 13, ‘Plant Propagation’ by Bonnie Stauffer, Sharon Zupan and Diana Reese. Contact Judie Pepple at judie.k@icloud.com.

Region 3
College Hill GC: Feb. 1, ‘Clever Garden Signs’ workshop by Carrie Craig; Mar. 2, Club Auction (all things related to the garden), with auctioneer Ray Malone and spotter is Jerry Hypes. Contact Vicki Barton at vic-sam@sbcglobal.net.

Here and There GC: Jan. 2, ‘Tales of the Ireland Trip;’ Feb. 6, ‘African Violets’ by Vicki Ferguson; Mar. 6, Open Meeting, ‘Ohio Wildflowers, Birds and Butterflies’ by Tom Hissong. Contact Marian Kettering at 937-435-5565.

Leaf and Blossom GC: Mar. 6, ‘Garden Hats, Sunglasses and Gloves.’ Contact Kathy Brandt at kabrn00@yahoo.com.

Morning Glory GC: Jan. 15, seed catalog review, ‘New Flowers for 2018′; Feb. 19, ‘Forcing Bulbs’ Rebecca’s Garden video; Mar. 19, ‘Nature’ by Tom Hissong. Contact Sharon Walker at swbird56@woh.rr.com.

New Neighbors GC: Jan. 16, ‘Natural Tour of Ohio’ by Tom Hissong; Feb. 20, ‘Perennials of the Year; Good, Bad and Better’ by Pat Greeson of Natorp’s; Mar. 20, ‘The Big Bang Theory for Mixed Containers’ by Vicki Loewer and Barb Lewis of Knollwood Garden Center. Contact Bridget Minor at nngcpublicity@gmail.com.

Our Homes GC: Feb. 12, Shut-in Sunshine workshop; outing to Aullwood Farm and Bruckner Nature Center; Mar. 13, ‘Kokedama String Garden’ by Babs Sabick; outing to Meadowview Growers in New Carlisle. Contact Sandy Stefanko at sandystefanko@gmail.com.

Saville Hilltoppers GC: Feb. 6, ‘New Varieties and Care of Houseplants’ by Barb Kedler; Mar. 6, ‘Bringing the Outside In’ by Barbara Schneider, owner of Far Hills Florist. Contact Carol Evers at ercmevers@aol.com.

Region 5
Alpha GC: Jan. 9, ‘Honeybee Keeping’ by Kim Schram; Feb. 13, ‘Roses in the Kitchen’ by Jennifer Zapadka; Mar. 13, ‘What’s New in the Garden Center?’ at Andy’s Garden Center in Troy. Contact Jennifer Garvic alphagardenclub@gmail.com.

Blooming Betsys GC: Jan. 11, ‘Houseplants’; Feb. 8, ‘Fascinators’; Mar. 8, Garden Club Tea. Contact Anita Brown at garrybrown3@aol.com or 937-339-0926.
Fleurette GC: Feb. 13, ‘Making Scents Out of Flowers’ by Sherry Wilkins; Mar. 13, Garden Trading Post, swap books, tools, pots, anything related to the garden. Contact Cheri Elkins at 937-592-3807, 937-441-1772 or celkins47@embarqmail.com.

Rainbow Gardeners of Shelby County: Mar. 13, ‘Jim’s Home-Grown Tomatos’. Contact Marie Theis at 937-492-0346.

Region 6
Whispering Meadows GC: Jan. 11, Birthday Luncheon Celebration for member reaching the 75 year mile mark at Garrison Restaurant in Fremont; Feb. 8, ‘Making Corsages’ by Lynne Russell, ‘Creating a Niche with Floral Design’ by Susan Eberhard; Mar. 8, ‘Transparency Floral Design’ by Donna Foss, ‘Edible Flowers’ by Barbara Krzewinski. Contact Donna Foss at defoss@roadrunner.com.

Region 7
Apple Valley GC: Jan. 17, Cup and Saucer Birdfeeder workshop; Feb. 21, ‘Art Deco for Your Garden’; Mar. 21, Fairy Garden workshop. Contact Nancy Pry at npry@live.com or 614-674-4250.

North End GC: Feb. 19, ‘Why Do Beers Taste Different?’ 1803 Tap Room in Galion; Mar. 19, ‘Sumi-E Painting’ by Sylvia Keith at Brush and Palette Art Gallery. Contact Mary Ann Heimlich at 419-468-5030.

Region 8
Granville GC: Jan. 18, ‘Tropical Plants for Annual Color’ by Dr. Mark Miller of Franklin Park Conservatory; Feb. 15; Mar. 15, Daffodil Show prep; Apr. 14-15, Daffodil Show in Granville. Contact Carol McGirr at 614-746-5423 or cmcgirr1@hotmail.com. – Grow and Show GC: Jan. 24,  ‘A Tote for Your Phone’ Make and Take Workshop by Marti Reed; Feb. 28, ‘Waking Up Your Garden’ by Pam Tate of Guernsey County Master Gardeners; Mar. 19, decorate Cambridge Library for Easter; Mar. 28, Public Meeting/Dinner at Guernsey County Senior Center. Contact Kathleen Bennett at 740-439-5489 or klb8752@gmail.com.

Newark GC: Feb. 9, ‘Flower Designing’ by John Price; Mar. 9, ‘Kokedama (Moss Ball) Workshop’ by Joyce Morris and Kat Bennett. Contact Margie Graft at 740-281-4660 or mgraft@roadrunner.com.

Town & Country GC: Jan. 11, ‘Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden’ by Mary Lewis of Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden; Feb. 8, ‘Home Garden Care – Right Plant/Right Place and Pruning’ by Dr. Mark Miller of Franklin Park Conservatory; Mar. 8, ‘Best Shrubs for the Midwest’ by Mike Ecker of Dawes Arboretum. Contact Karen Andrews at 740-545-7521 or kl.erman@yahoo.com.

Region 9
Basil GC: Jan. 15, Baltimore Community Gardens; Feb. 19, ‘Garden Water Features;’ Mar. 19, ‘Herbal Teas.’ Contact Sharon Anderson at 740-756-7265.

Darby Valley GC: Feb. 22, ‘Companion Plants’ by Karen Killilea, owner of Scioto Blooms Greenhouse in Commercial Point; Mar. 22, program by Barb Bennett, owner of The Plant People (Barb brings numerous plants and explains their origin and care and gives them to members). Contact Shirley Allen at sallenrv@aol.com.

Lithopolis GC: Jan. 9, ‘Something Creative with Flowers’ with artist Anne Blackwell;
Feb. 6, ‘Flower Arranging in Your Own Container’; Mar. 6, Wine Tasting at Clearcreek Country Vineyard in Amanda. Contact Dolly Browning at 614-507-1843 dolly@dollybrowning.com.

Pickerington GC: Feb. 21, ‘Essential Oils’ by Melody Kalister and ‘Seed Bombs’ by Carol Beal; Mar. 21, ‘Phenology Gardens’ by Jim Rengert. Contact Beverly Zurhorst at 614-864-6012 or Patty Sykes at 614-309-8210.

Region 10
Slocum GC: Feb. 8, painting ceramic flower pots at The Happy Pot in Portsmouth, ‘Tips for Growing and Showing Houseplants’; Mar. 8, ‘Our Feathered Friends’ by Naturalist Jenny Richards at Shawnee State Park Lodge, ‘Berried Plants That Attract Birds.’ Jan. 23, Feb. 20 and March 20, garden therapy activities at River Bend House Assisted Living Center in Wheelersburg. Contact Carla Scifres at 740-352-9046.

Region 12
Flushing GC: Jan., workshop to make clay polymer clay mushrooms for upcoming Sunshine therapy event by Ricki Fulton, TBA; Feb., Sunshine Therapy, Adena Health and Rehab Harrisville, TBA; Mar. 19, ‘Flowers of Europe’ video by Marilyn White and Karen Large. Contact Barb Cencula at barbarajcencula@frontier.com.

Four Seasons GC: Feb. 28, ‘Succulents’ by Sharon Gump and Anna Cook; Mar. 21, Open Meeting at Cadiz Library, ‘A Victorian Easter.’ Contact Elaine Wukelic at 740-658-3891.

Woodland GC: Feb. 1, ‘Oriental Design’ with Elaine Wukelic; Mar. 1, ‘Irish Wild Flowers’ with Verna Smolinsky. Contact Carole Patton at 740-264-9524.

Region 14
Briarwood Beach GC: Jan. 15, ‘Orchids’ by Edgar Stehli; Feb. 19, ‘Prune Your Trees and Shrubs Properly’ by Paul Snyder from Secrest Arboretum in Wooster; Mar. 19, ‘Good Bugs, Bad Bugs’ by Ashley Kulhanek. http://www.chippewagardeners.club/briarwood

Dalton GC: Jan. 9, Tea Party for Shady Lawn Nursing Home residents; Feb. 13, ‘Poisonous Plants for Pets and Humans;’ Mar. 13, 77th anniversary luncheon at Miss Molly’s Tea Room and walking tour in Medina. Contact Marie Septer 330-828-2170 or Davida Hamsher at davilary@zoominternet.net.

Tuslaw GC: Jan. 18, ‘Creating Combo Planters’ by Mazzocca’s Greenhouse; Feb. 15, ‘Waterless Water Gardens’ by Buchwalter’s Greenhouse; Mar. 15, ‘Ohio’s Birds’ by Alan Dolan, former president of the Audubon Society of Canton and a board member of the National Audubon Society. Contact Marilyn Wilkinson at wilkie1@sssnet.com.

Region 16
Bellbrook GC: Jan. 25, ‘Caladiums’ by Chuck Dickerson, Montgomery County Master Gardener; Feb. 28, ‘Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs’ by Bob Iiams, Head Horticulturist at the Lange Estate in Ludlow Falls; Mar. 28, ‘Safe Insecticides and Herbicides’ by Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Asst. for Greene County Master Gardeners. Contact Elaine Middlestetter at 937-848-74091 or melaine929@gmail.com.

2018 April-June Club Events

Region 1
Bowling Green Women’s Club: Apr. 17, Yard Art; May 15, Planting at Welcome Sign; Jun. 19, Garden Art. Contact Evelyn Bachman at 419-353-5615 or ebachman@wcnet.org.

Fostoria GC: Apr. 11, ‘Container Gardening’ by Bonnie Boroff and Janet DelTurco; May 9, Guest Night at Wesley Center in Fostoria, ‘2017 OAGC Ireland Trip’ by Mary Lee Minor; May 5 and 19, Fostoria Farmers’ Market; May 21, downtown planting; Jun. 13, Annual Rose Breakfast at Country Farmhouse in Wayne and tour of Joe and Brenda Stearns’ garden; Jun. 16, Fostoria Farmers’ Market. Contact Carol Kinn at b.kinn@sbcglobal.net.

Friendly Town and Country GC: Apr. 10, Butterfly House workshop; May 8, plant planters; May 9, Guest Night; Jun. 12, Concrete Birdbath workshop using hosta leaves. Contact Carole Rives at 419-669-4057.

Region 2
Deep Roots GC: Apr. 2, Easter Bonnet Tea Party/Guest meeting; May 8, tour and lunch at the Apollo Career Center in Lima; Jun. 4, visit to the Manchester Barn and Gardens near Roundhead. Contact Donna Lewis at 937-395-5464.

Findlay GC: Apr. 3, ‘Sun and Shade Gardening’ by Jennifer Brinkman; May 1, ‘Garden Designs’ by Roger Powell; July 14-15, Annual Garden Tour. Visit www.findlaygardenclub.org or contact Linda Finsel at lindamf@earthlink.net

Lima GC: Apr. 10, Spring Guest Luncheon, ‘What is New for Spring’ by Bob Ebieskotte of Indian Trails in Columbus Grove; May 8, ‘How to Grow and Show Iris’ and ‘Spikes and Sprays’ by Bonnie Stauffer, Juanita Wilkins and Charlene Guingrich; May 9-12, container plant sale; Jun. 6, car trip to New Carlisle; Jun. 12, club flower show. Contact Judie Pepple at judie.k@icloud.com.

Muchinippi Gardeners GC: Apr. 18, tour B & L Produce Farm in Cridersville; May 12, 9a, annual Plant Sale at White Memorial Library Waynesfield; Jun. 20, trip to Plant Peddler in Findlay. Contact Pam Kennon at 937-935-1545.

Roots and Shoots GC: Apr. 10, ‘All About Trees’ by Pat Bennett; May 5, 9a, annual Plant Sale at Veterans Park in Wapakoneta; May 8, ‘Exploring Member Gardens;’ Jun. 12, ‘Varieties of Iris’ by Jody Nolin. Contact Edee Marshall at edeemarshall@gmail.com.

Region 3
Here and There GC: Apr. 3, tour Bob Iiames’ daffodil garden; May 1, tour of Woodman Fen of Five Rivers MetroParks; Jun. 5, flower arranging workshop and carry-in supper. Contact Marian Kettering at 937-435-5565.

Leaf and Blossom GC: Apr. 3, ‘Ground Covers’; May 1, ‘Planting and Caring for Roses’ by Barbara and Jim Zimmerman; Jun. 5, ‘African Violets’ by Jill Henry. Contact Joyce Frazier at 937-231-0656.

New Neighbors GC: Apr. 23, Flower Arranging with Mark Brueninghaus of The Flower Shoppe; May 15, Ask the Expert Question/Answer Session with Bob Iiames; Jun. 19, ‘Love of Lavender’ tour and lunch at Lavender Farm in Clarksville. Contact Bridge Minor at nngcpublicity@gmail.com

Our Homes GC: Apr. 10, ‘Hummingbirds and Butterflies’ by Marian Moeckel; May 8, Open Meeting at Grace Brethren Community Room, ‘The Best Performing Plants at the OSU Extension Trial Gardens’ by Pam Bennett; Jun. 12, Mystery Trip/Surprise Program. Contact Sandy Stefanko at sandystefanko@gmail.com.

Saville Hilltoppers GC: Apr. 3, ‘Phenology’ by Kim Hupman, OSU Extension; TBD trip to John Gray’s daffodil gardens in Oakwood; Apr. 12, Hanging Basket Bonanza at Meadow View Growers in New Carlisle; May 1, plant sale planning; TBD, trip to Lakeview Garden Center & Landscaping in Fairfield; May 19, plant sale, 8am to 2 pm (5501 Marblehead Dr., Riverside); Jun. 5, ‘Eintract Club History’ by Lori Minnich, City of Riverside; TBD trip to Russ Nature Center in Riverside. Contact Carol Evers at ercmevers@aol.com.

Region 4
Region 4 Flower Show: May 19-20, Springdale Community Center (11999 Lawnview Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45246), ‘Once Upon a Time… Disney,’ Open to the public, 1-5 pm each day. Contact: Joyce Sullivan at joycesullivan@fuse.net

Des Fleurs GC: Apr. 5, Preparation for annual auction and plant sale; Apr. 26, 8 am-2 pm, Annual Plant Sale and Auction at Oxford Community Arts Center in Oxford, luncheon after live auction; Jun. 7, ‘Wicked Herbs’ by Carol Mundy of The Crow Knows. Contact Gwen at gpietzuch@gmail.com.

Four Seasons GC: Apr. 10, Spring Luncheon and Fundraiser, “Creative Tablescapes” by Cathy Kreiner, Event Planner with Village Pantry Catering and RSVP Event Center – Cathy received the 2015 Cincinnati Flower Show Judges’ Special Commendation Award for Dramatic Table Settings for best of show theme, Fairfield Community Arts Center in Fairfield. Cost: $25. Contact Mary Gamstetter at 513-892-6806 or gams@isoc.net; May 12, 8:30-11:30 am. Plant Sale, Village Green Amphitheater, 301 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014.

Williamsburg GC: Apr. 3, ‘Hummingbirds’ at Wild About Birds in Milford, by owner Debbie Winkelman; May 1, Annual Plant Auction, public welcome; Jun. 5, ‘The Art of Bonsai’ at B.C. Nursery and Gardens, by owner Chris Daeger. Contact Sherri Kissinger at sherriou99@fuse.net.

Region 5
Alpha GC: Apr. 10, ‘All About Rain Barrels’ by Linda Raterman; May, Civic Beautification Project; Jun. 12, ‘Biology of Monarchs and Other Pollinators’ by Ruth Bowell. Contact Jennifer Garvic at alphagardenclub@gmail.com.

Blooming Betsys GC: Apr. 12, Daffodil garden tour and wine tasting; May 10, Plant Silent Auction; Jun. 14, tour of Jennifer Zapadka’s Rose Garden. Contact Anita Brown at garrybrown3@aol.com or 937-339-0926.

Fleurette GC: Apr. 17, Logan Co. Garden Clubs Open Flower Show, ‘Stories from Holland’, Logan Co. Community Room in Bellefontaine, contact show chairs Cindy Beach (937-468-7510) or Sue Chanay (937-935-1825); May 8, Plant Auction (5184 Co. Rd. 20, Rushylvania; May 19, 9 am to 12:30 pm, spring plant  sale; Fontaine Shopping Center parking lot next to JC Penneys; Jun. 12, ‘A Garden Party Tea Tasting’; TBD, Logan County clubs plant at Firehouse in Rushsylvania and Logan Acres Senior Home in Bellefontaine. Contact Judith Bozman at bozman_judith@yahoo.com.

Region 6
Blossoms and Butterflies GC: Apr. 17, guest night, by John Mathews. Contact Cathy Coolidge at 419-937-7035.

Firelands GC: Apr. 9, Potluck, May Plant Sale/Auction planning; May 21, Indoor Plant Sale/Auction; Jun. 1, Picnic Supper and Tour of Rose Garden at Lakeview Park in Lorain. The Lorain County MetroParks has restored this beautiful rose garden with many original heirloom plants and new plants. Contact Mary McConnell at fmcconnell@zoominternet.net.

R.F.D. GC: Apr. 17, tour Countryside Drive Community Gardens’ raised beds/garden plots with Master Gardeners; May 3, visit Perfection Greenhouse in New Washington; May 15, plant exchange and ‘New Plants for Your Garden’ by Jackie Kindred; Jun. 19, visit Dennis and Joanne Wasserman massive rhubarb planting and garden. Contact Sandy Kessler at 419-639-3187.

Whispering Meadows GC: Apr. 12, Open Meeting, ‘True Rembrandts of the Great Black Swamp’ by Rob Krain, Sandusky Twp. Hall in Fremont; May 10, floral designs: ‘L-Shape’ by Karen Rinas and ‘Collages’ by Vee Reifsnyder; Jun. 14, ‘Spiral Floral Design’ by Carolyn Johnson and ‘Spatial Thrust Design’ by Chris Michael. Contact Karen Rinas at karenkrinas@gmail.com.

Region 7
Crawford County Fair Flower Shows: Jul. 15 and 18, ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted,’ Crawford County Fairgrounds, Bucyrus. More info at www.oagc.org. Contact June Gebhardt at 419-569-7177 or junesg62757@yahoo.com.

Apple Valley GC: Apr. 18, ‘Pollinators and Native Plants’ by Gail Martin; May 16, Gardeners’ Day Out to Dawes Arboretum in Newark and a wagon tour and class on Natural Art; Jun. 20, ‘Herbal Teas and Natural Drinks’ by Down to Earth of Mount Vernon. Contact Robin at robinrapp44@gmail.com.
Earth, Wind and Flowers GC: Apr. 2, Open Meeting, ‘Landscaping With Woodland Flowers’ by Gail Martin, Lowe-Volk Park Nature Center in Crestline; May 7, container garden workshop; May 12, perennial plant sale, Crawford County Fairground Fine Arts Building, in Bucyrus, 9 am to noon; Jun. 4, ‘Grooming and Staging Horticulture Show Entries’ by the club’s 3 accredited judges June Gebhardt, Michael Hoepf and Mary Lee Minor and joined by student judge Judy Widman. Contact Cheryl Corney 419-985-5678.

Harlem Twp. GC: Apr. 17, ‘How To Make Your Garden Pop With Dahlias’ by Jeff and Linda Laine; May 16, ‘Growing Your Own Herbs From Seed’ by Linda Roof; Jun. 19, ‘Butchart Gardens’ by Barb Robison. Contact Toni Link at tonilink51@gmail.com.

North End GC: Apr. 17, trip to Green Valley Growers, Ashland, for their Gardeners Day Out; May 12, May Market at East Park Cabin and Shelter in Galion; May 21, ‘Garden Highlights of the Lincoln Highway’ by Mike Hocker, First Lutheran Church in Galion; Jun. 18, guided tour of Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus. Contact Mary Ann Heimlich at 419-468-5030.

Wayside Mt. Gilead GC: Apr. 19, ‘Show and Share’ horticulture related hobbies and crafts; May 17, ‘Water Gardens and Container’ by Maggie of Arnold’s Landscaping in Mansfield; Jun. 21, ‘Latest and Greatest Designs;’ Jun. 21, Wayside GC’s 60th anniversary celebration. Contact Doris McManis at 419-560-3232.

Region 8
Granville GC: Apr. 14-15, Daffodil Show ‘Bryn Du Mansion – Past, Present and Future’ in Granville; May 17, meet the new officers; Jun. 21, garden/wagon tour of Ariel Foundation Park in Mt. Vernon. Contact Carol McGirr at 614-746-5423 or cmcgirr1@hotmail.com.

Grow and Show GC: Apr. 25, tour Joan Cameron’s gardens; May 12, 9 am, Annual Plant Sale Garden Fair at Cambridge City Park; May 23, ‘Forestry’ by Tim Hayes and ‘Growing and Showing Succulents’ by Jodi Gotshall; Jun. 27, ‘Flower Arranging and Preparing Flowers for Judging’ by Ann Jonard and Joan Picklesimer. Contact Kathleen Bennett at klb8752@gmail.com or 740-439-5489.

Newark GC: Apr. 13, ‘Summer Bulbs’ by Linda Sheets; May 4, 9 am to 3 pm, Annual Plant Sale at Central Christian Church in Newark; Jun. 8, ‘Together We Grow’ tour. Contact Margie Graft at mgraft@roadrunner.com or 740-281-4660.

Town and Country GC: Apr. 12, ‘Making the Most of Your Flower Garden’ by Dorothy Skowrunski; May 10, ‘Behind the Scenes at Coshocton is Blooming Planter Project’ a make-it-take-it project by Debbie Gaumer, owner Garden Patch Greenhouse; Jun. 14, ‘What’s New, What’s in the Works’ by Jandi Adams, Clary Gardens director. Contact Karen Andrews at klerman@yahoo.com or 740-545-7521.

Region 9
Basil GC: Apr. 16, ‘Hummingbirds’; May 21, Plant and Chinese Auction; Jun. 18, Garden Tour and Party. Contact Sharon Anderson at 740-756-7265.

Darby Valley GC: Apr. 26, ‘Mechanics of Design & How to Create a Dried Design’ workshop by Jan Stein; Apr. 9, Garden Therapy at Monterey Nursing Home; May 10, nursery tour and lunch at Buxton Inn, Granville; May 24, Annual Founders’ Day celebrating 66th Anniversary of Darby Valley Garden Club; Jun. 11, Garden Therapy at Monterey Nursing Home; Jun. 11, annual picnic with Gardens at Gantz members at Eagle Pavilion in Grove City; Jun. 14, tour Groovy Plants & Natives in Harmony in Marengo and lunch at Boon Docks. Contact Shirley Allen at sallenrv@aol.com.

Four Seasons GC: May 5, 8am -12 noon Spring Plant Sale, Livingston House (1792 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg); sale proceeds benefit public beautification projects in the Reynoldsburg area. Contact Julie Greer at jmgreer19@gmail.com.

German Village GC: May 11-12, annual plant sale at German Village Meeting Haus, (588 S. Third St., Columbus). Contact Jim Chakeres at jchakeres@ohiopoultry.org.

Groveport GC: May 1, annual plant auction, 6 pm, Groveport Zion Lutheran Church (6014 Main St., Groveport). Contact Virginia Myers 614-836-5456 or vamyers30@aol.com.

Pickerington GC: Apr. 18, tour greenhouse at Rhoades Nursery in Circleville; May 16, ‘Tree Identification’ at Blacklick Woods Park; Jun. 20, tour of Mission Oaks in Zanesville. Contact Beverly Zurhorst at 614-864-6012 or Patty Sykes at 614-309-8210.
Region 10
Slocum GC: Apr. 5, tour Gladys Riley Nature Preserve to see ‘The Beauty of the Golden Star Lily’, Region 10 Officers Guest Day; Apr. 27, Slocum’s Arbor Day Celebration, tree signage and plantings at Greenlawn Cemetery; May 10, picnic at Lake Roosevelt, Shawnee Forest, ‘Feeders and Plants for Your Own Wildlife Area’; Jun. 9, 1st annual Slocum family picnic at Riverside Slash Park; Jun. 14, trip to Butterfly Ridge Conservation in Rockbridge, ‘All About the Butterflies.’ Contact Diane Reese at dianereese3@yahoo.com.

Waverly GC: May 12, Annual Plant Sale, 8a-1p, Canal Park in Waverly. Contact Louise Hoeckh at 740-947-2497.

Region 11
The Plains GC is working with The Plains Improvement Committee for a Rain Garden and Butterfly Garden at the Community Center and assisting with landscaping on the grounds. The club plants and maintains 6 locations in The Plains with flowers and landscaping with the assistance of youth from various groups and hope to interest some of the young people to join us as Junior Gardeners. We encourage them to apply for the Region 11 Scholarship.

Region 12
Flushing GC: Apr. 16, Ladies Night Out; May 21, ‘Preserving Garden Memories’ by Kathy Gibeaut; Jun. 18, ‘Essential Oil Therapy’ by Michelle Meyer. Contact Barb Cencula at barbarajcencula@frontier.com.

Woodland GC: Apr. 5, ‘Tulips’ by Clare Vosteen; May 3, ‘Containers and Colors’ by Amanda Roach; Jun. 7, tour gardens of members Clare Vosteen and Carla Gasser. Contact Carole Patton at 740-264-9524.

Reg. 14

Briarwood Beach GC: Apr. 16, ‘Designing a Gardener’s Garden’ by Gisela Mattingly, OAGC Gardener of the Year Award Winner; May 19, 9 am to 1 pm, Annual Club Plant Sale (corner of Lake and Chippewa Rd. in Chippewa Lake); May 21, trip to Hill Haven Farm and Greenhouse in Valley City, ‘How to Put Together a Water Garden’ demonstration by Diane Calta; Jun. 18, tour the Smith’s Garden in Wadsworth. Contact Kathy Schmitz at nschmitz@new.rr.com.

Dalton GC: Apr. 10, ‘Stepping Stones’ with Davida Hamsher; May 15, ‘Toil, Tug and Truck, Community Cleanup; Jun. 12, ‘Leaf Cement Mold’ with Hermie Lee. Contact Marie Septer at 330-828-2170 or Davida Hamsher davilary@zoominternet.net.

Moreland GC: Apr. 10, ‘Ohio Butterfly Types and Their Host Plants’ by Roger Downer; May 1, ‘How to Make Gardening Easier’ by Erin O’Neal; May 12, Moreland Garden Club plant sale; Jun. 12, ‘Cement Towel Planter’. Contact Michele Oliver at michele_oliver@rocketmail.com.

Tuslaw GC: Apr. 26, Flower Show ‘Western Roundup’ at Chapel of the Cross Church in North Lawrence; Apr. 19, Rain Chain Workshop; May 3, wildflower hike in Johnson’s Woods; May 17, ‘Let Me Introduce You to My Pet Chickens’; May 17-19, annual plant sale, at Jen and Donna Huddleston’s, (corner of Market and Jacob Streets in Navarre); clean flower beds and plant flowers at Lawrence Township Hall, Tuslaw Elementary School and North Lawrence Fire Department before Memorial Day; decorate and participate with a float in the North Lawrence Memorial Day Parade; Jun. 21, ‘Cooking with Herbs’ and meal by Jan Becker in Akron. Contact Marilyn Wilkinson at Wilkie1@sssnet.com.

Region 16
Clearcreek GC: Apr. 17, visit Bob Iiams’ spring gardens; May 15, visit/shop Wengerlawn Growers in Brookville; Jun. 20, tea at One-derings Lavender Farm in Clarksville. Contact Pat Stidham at pstidham2@woh.rr.com.

Osborne Historic GC: Jun. 23, ‘Posies and Porches’ a tour of selected gardens and porches in Fairborn, 10 am to 4 pm. Contact Russ Collins 937-270-3975 or Duane Slusher 937-307-9944.