Sunday, August 25, 2013
2013-2014 CALENDAR AND PROGRAMS
2013-2014 Capitol Hill Garden Club Calendar
September 10, 2013
The best time to think Spring is in the Fall. U.S. Botanic Garden horticulturist Adam Pyle will offer ideas for using the right bulbs and other spring blooming flowers for a fine show in our gardens.
September 28, 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2013
8:00 AM–5:00 PM*
The garden club’s sale of spring flowering bulbs at Eastern Market. This fundraiser supports the club’s activities.
* Dates may be added due to inclement weather; September 29 only, 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
September 29, 2013
Fall Garden Party
All are welcome. The board of directors encourages you to come to learn about more about the garden club and mix with friends and neighbors. Location to be announced.
October 8, 2013
Gardening in the Great Indoors
Cold weather needn’t spell an end to the many rewards of gardening. Regina Lanctot, Merrifield Garden Center’s expert on houseplants, will discuss plants that thrive indoors—how to promote their optimal growth, banish common pests, and other topics.
Adoption of 2013–2014 budget.
October 31, 2013
Membership Renewal Deadline for 2013-2014
Mail dues and completed membership questionnaire (available at http://capitolhillgardenclub.blogspot.com/) to Donna Brauth, Treasurer, or submit at a meeting.
November 12, 2013
Favorite Perennial Introductions
Hillwood Estate lead gardener Jessica Bonilla will share some of her favorite perennials, including some recent introductions. She will let us know which perform reliably.
December 4, 2013 (Wednesday)
Deck the Halls Workshop & Potluck
Join us in making wreaths, swags, and table arrangements. (Members only. Prior registration and fee required.)
January 14, 2014
Let Me Tell You About My Garden
Three club members will each describe notable features of their gardens and their experiences as gardeners with visuals and Q&A.
February 11, 2014
The Nature of Ikebana
Ikebana, an ancient floral art of Japan, has captured people’s attention because of its graceful lines and pleasing forms. Diana Cull, a Master Teacher, will demonstrate how Ikebana reveals the beauty and vigor of its floral components.
March 11, 2014
John Bartram Lives
John welcomes you to witness horticultural history. With passion and humor, he describes his influence on English and early American presidential gardens.
April 8, 2014
Designing With Texture to Make a Shady Garden Shine
Janet Draper, horticulturist, Smithsonian Gardens, will bring her creativity and experience with the Ripley Garden to shed light on designing our shady garden spaces.
Election of officers.
May 13, 2014
On this walking tour of our neighborhood, members share fellowship and the beauty of gardens in springtime.
May 31, 2014
Annual Garden Party
The year’s finale is an elegant dinner, where members enjoy dining together in a garden setting. (Members and up to one guest per membership welcome.)