Definitions of Things We Do

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Attendance Drawing: Everyone (members and guests) who attends our monthly meetings may add their names to our drawing.  Prizes are garden related items such as books or the seasonal potted plants we’ve used as center pieces.

Bloom table: Information, events and things of interest to gardeners are found here. Cut flowers from our gardens and houseplants are brought in to show off. Used garden magazines, catalogs, and seeds, offered FREE to members, are often available here.

Garden Walk and Sale:  Club members volunteer to showcase their gardens.  These gardens are open from 1-4pm on the last Sunday in June. The leftover plants from our plant exchange are also sold at our annual Garden Walk and Sale. This is our club’s major fund raiser that is used for our service projects and holiday party. Click on calendar for more info.

Holiday Party:  2nd Tuesday in December, 7pm.  Members sign up to bring an appetizer, side dish, dessert, refreshment, or paper products. The club pays for the catered main course. Members can choose to participate in a cookie exchange and/or garden related gift grab bag.

If you would like to participate in the grab bag: bring a garden related item wrapped in holiday paper.  This can be something you already own or be purchased for under $10.  We will be exchanging these in a fun way!

If you want to participate in the Cookie Exchange: Bake 6 dozen cookies and arrange on a tray or in a basket. No mixes or store bought cookies!  Bring a container to take your selection home. Also bring the recipe if you want to share it with the club in the newsletter.

Flower pressing demonstration

Hospitality table: All members and guests are greeted here at the door by our hostess as they sign in. Our club business cards, membership applications, gift membership certificates, membership lists and name tags are always available at our welcoming station.

New Member’s Gift: Currently, our gift for new members is a T-shirt w/ our club logo. We’ve worn them when we’ve marched beside our float in the 4th of July parade, at our community booth at The Farmer’s Market, on field trips and for service projects such as WTTW’s fundraising.

Newsletter: Club members receive a monthly emailed newsletter with information on past and upcoming club programs, news and interesting gardening facts. Past issues are available and are archived on our Members Only page.

Members Plant Exchange: Plants from our gardens are potted and labeled to share with our members at our June club meeting held at the home of one of our members.   A great way to share plants and gain new ones.

Please have your plants potted and neatly labeled (name and care).  Bring a box, crate, wagon or cart to transport to and from your car.  Place plants in the appropriate place in the yard under the signs – Sun, Shade, Veggie or Houseplants.  You can take up to as many plants as you bring, but the leftovers will be sold at our Garden Walk and the Farmer’s Market.  Once you have your selections, put your name on it so there are no mix-ups!  Have a refreshment, visit and enjoy the garden!

Service Project: Our club’s current service project is tending the Kennicott garden at The Grove. Members take turns meeting on Saturday’s from 9-11am during the gardening season for exercise, fresh air, friendship and goodwill maintaining the beautiful garden of our local National Historic Landmark.

Treat Table: Every month we offer refreshments and snacks at our meetings. We hope this encourages everyone to stay after the presentation to share gardening tips and visit.  Members take turns supplying treats once annually when they volunteer at the end of each year. Our hospitality hostess organizes and sends monthly email reminders.