Meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am; arrive by 9:30 am to enjoy some socializing before meeting start. We meet Vienna Presbyterian Church on the lower level.
Winterizing Your Garden
Sharon Stickell, a landscape specialist from Merrifield Garden Center, will share her gardening expertise, developing a winter checklist to ensure that our gardens produce colorful flowers in the spring.
Horticulture: Autumn Leaves Make an arrangement using autumn leaves.
Hostesses: Chair – Carol Bolan
Anita Parke, Kathy Nebhut, Janet Kremer, Ann Boulier
Floral Arrangement: M’Ellen Alden
Board Meeting: October 9, 10 AM
Hostess: Julia Smith **Pot Luck Lunch**
Oct. 2 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers, 9:30AM
Oct. 3 Field Trip to Montpelier and
The Market at Grelen, Orange VA
Oct. 4,5 Garden Studies School #1, Merrifield Fair Oaks
Oct. 22 Field Trip to Rosemont Manor, Berryville VA
Oct. 29,30 Landscape Design School #3, Merrifield Fair Oaks
Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and other Backyard Wildlife
David Mizejewski, a naturalist and television host with the National Wildlife Federation, will talk about creating beautiful natural spaces to enjoy and share with birds, bees, and butterflies. He will detail the process to have our gardens recognized as official “Certified Habitats”.
Horticulture: Tick Tock Change Your Clock! Make an arrangement using branches with berries.
White Elephant Sale Bring $5 and/or holiday, garden, or home décor items to donate.
Hostesses: Chair – Karen Ralston
Carolyn Staska, Andy Bothwell, Cary Fichtner-Vu, Karen O’Meara
Floral Arrangement: Muriel Turner
Board Meeting: November 13, 10 AM
Hostess: Gail Gile Co-Hostess: Rosemarie Jaksetic
Garden Therapy: “Thanksgiving” Monday November 19, 9:15 AM
Karen Lucas, Darla Anderson, Elizabeth Huebner, Karen Fleming, Anne Nelson
Calendar: Nov. 6 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers 9:30AM
Holiday Greens Workshop
This is a long-standing tradition of Five Hills Garden Club. Every year since 1955 we have made and donated wreaths and sprays to local churches and public buildings in the Town of Vienna. It will put you in the Holiday Spirit! Come ready to work and create with fresh greenery. You will need to bring gloves and clippers. All other supplies are furnished by the club.
Horticulture: Remember to bring your donation of fresh greens (no berries or holly please!).
Hostesses: Chair - Jill O’Donnell & Nancy Peters
Linda Campbell, Ann Carter, Nancy Rohde
Floral Arrangement: Julia Smith
NO BOARD MEETING IN DECEMBER
Climate Change Affecting Nature and Our Gardens
Sara Via, a professor and climate change specialist for UMD, will tell us about the effects of climate change and how they significantly impact gardens and home landscapes. We’ll learn strategies for adapting to change and improving our chances for gardening success.
Horticulture: Let it Snow! Make an arrangement using Snowdrops.
Hostesses: Chair - Deneen Wilson
Shelia Creswell, Debbie Doody, Noreen Linnemann, Julia Smith
Floral Arrangement: Deneen Wilson
Board Meeting: January 8, 10 AM
Hostess: Linda Campbell Co-Hostess: Kathy Nebhut
Members will bring in their favorite tools to share. A vendor will be invited to highlight the market’s latest and greatest “high tech” tools.
Horticulture: Windowsill Art Bring in a ‘Windowsill Art’ arrangement.
Hostesses: Chair – Brigitte Hartke
Gail Gile, Valerie Warriner, Lisa Adelman
Floral Arrangement: Betty Ann Galway
Board Meeting: February 12, 10 AM
Hostess: Carolyn Staska Co-Hostess: Joanne Menke
Garden Therapy: “Winter” Monday February 25, 9:15 AM
Nancy Walker, Karen Fleming, Carolyn Staska, Anne Nelson
Sunday Feb. 24: Mike McGrath WTOP Plant Man
Enjoy dinner and networking with WTOP’s Mike McGrath. Mike is host of “You Bet Your Garden”, a nationally syndicated Public Radio Show. On his show Mike takes calls from listeners and provides solutions and tips on gardening. He’s been called the Expert’s Expert. https://whyy.org/programs/you-bet-your-garden
Garden to Vase
Watch and learn, from your own “Five Hills Five”, how to create and appreciate easy in-home designs right from your garden.
Horticulture: Wearing of the Green Make a green corsage and wear it home.
Hostesses: Chair – Ronnie Levay
Jane Schmiedekamp, Joanne Menke, Betty Ann Galway
Floral Arrangement: Lisa Adelman
Board Meeting: March 12, 10 AM
Hostess: Nancy Peters **Pot Luck Luncheon **
Mar. 5 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers 9:30 AM
Mar. 2-10 Philadelphia Flower Show
Mar. 15 District III Meeting, 10 AM
Mar. 20 NCAGC Awards Meeting
Mar. 25,26 Landscape Design School #4, Merrifield Fair Oaks
In the Garden with Joe and his Azaleas
Joseph Klimavicz, a well-known azalea expert and boundless energy gardener, will explain the “Klimavicz Hybridizing Project”, his search for the perfect plant. After his presentation, Joe will open his garden to members, an opportunity not to be missed.
http://www.nv-asa.org Click on “Legacy Project”
Horticulture: Earth Day! Bring in a deer resistant plant.
Hostesses: Chair – Anne Nelson
Karen Thompson, Rosemarie Jaksetic, Karen Fleming, Ann Balch
Floral arrangement: Anne Nelson
Board Meeting: April 9, 10 AM
Hostess: Karen Fleming Co-Hostess: Brigitte Hartke
Garden Therapy: “Spring” Monday April 29, 9:15 AM
Anne Nelson, Kathy Nebhut, Shelia Creswell
Apr. 2 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers 9:30 AM
Apr. 2-7 Field Trip to Charleston SC
Home and Garden Tour
Apr. 3,4 Environmental Studies School #3, Columbia MD
Apr. 26 NCAGC Conference
A perennial club favorite! We get together every year at a member’s home to share the bounty of our own gardens. We love exchanging and bringing home new plants from our seasoned and green garden club friends. Please bring your labeled plants to include: Your Name (so we know who it came from), Plant’s Name, Plant’s Colors, Plant’s requirements of Sun, Part-Sun, Part Shade, Shade, Plant’s details if Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Perennial, Spring to Frost, etc.
Anne Nelson has once again generously offered her home to host this general meeting and plant exchange.
Horticulture: Plants To Remember You By Bring plants from you garden to exchange with club members. They will be happy reminders of our friendships.
Hostesses: Chair – Elizabeth Huebner
Karen Lucas, Jill Hecht, Trish Phillips, Lucia Bacon
Floral Arrangement: Brigitte Hartke
Board Meeting: May 14, 10 AM
Hostess: Valerie Warriner Co-Hostess: Shelia Creswell
May 7 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers 9:30 AM
Keeping a Nature Journal
Clare Walker Leslie, a naturalist, artist, author, and educator, will help us discover a whole new way of seeing and documenting the world around us. Clare will share her expertise and numerous books on journaling – for adults and children alike – to enhance the study of nature including where we live and where we may travel. Clarewalkerleslie.com
Barbara Tozzi has generously offered her home to host our general meeting and the afternoon workshop.
Horticulture: June Wedding Make a wedding bouquet.
Hostesses: Chair - Barbara Petersen
Diane Barlow, Lura Marshall, Christie Phillips, Lisa Adelman
Floral Arrangement: Rosemarie Jaksetic
Workshop will be offered immediately following lunch. At the conclusion of this ninety-minute workshop, you’ll be well on your way to creating your own personal journal, having acquired tips and skill sets for capturing the world “as we see it” in words and sketches.
Board Meeting: June 11, 10 AM
Hostess: Rosemarie Jaksetic Co-Hostess: Ann Balch
June 4 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers 9:30 AM
June 23 District III Meeting 10 AM, Meadowlark Gardens
Gardening Through the Seasons
Lesley Mack, the co-owner of an amazing three-acre private garden, “Birdsong Pleasure Garden”, will guide us through her garden, sharing practical advice on everything gardening. Check out Trip Advisor, Luray VA to read about the garden and see its 5.0 rating!
Hostesses: Chair – Barbara Tozzi
Maurine Thomas, Nancy Walker, Helen Mertz, Beverly Strean
Floral Arrangement: Nancy Walker
Board Meeting: September 10, 10 AM
Hostess: Kathy Nebhut Co-Hostess: Elizabeth Huebner
Tue. Sept. 3 Meadowlark Gardens Volunteers; 9:30 AM
September 18, 2018
Gardening on the Verge Kirk Brown, is a high energy and entertaining garden speaker. He is best known for his impersonation of John Bartram. But he has a new topic, “Gardening on the Verge,” that he is excited to present. It’s about gardens and changing life-styles.
Horticulture: Bring in a specimen from your garden in a proportional green bottle. Label it correctly. Suggestions include Mums, Asters.
Design Theme: Back to School. Designers Choice
Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St NE, Vienna, Virginia 22180, United States