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.
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
October 16, 2018
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.
November 20, 2018
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”. http://naturalist.nwf.org
Horticulture: Tick Tock Change Your Clock! Make an arrangement using branches with berries.
December 4, 2018
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!).
January 15, 2019
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. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/earth-friendly/climate-change-and-gardening
Horticulture: Let it Snow! Make an arrangement using Snowdrops.
February 19, 2019
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.
March 19, 2019
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.
April 23, 2019
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.
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.
End of Year Meeting
Barbara Tozzi has generously offered to host our June general meeting in her beautiful garden and around the pool.
Horticulture: June Wedding Make a wedding bouquet.
Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St NE, Vienna, Virginia 22180, United States