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Volume 14, Number 2 - March, 2014
Location: First Congregational Church
Time: 12:30 pm Social - 1:00 Meeting
Hostesses: Annie Brown & Sue Cunningham
Program: Lake Michigan Sand Dunes
Presenter: Dennis Woodland, Phd
Summary: Dr. Woodland, recently retired Professor of Botany and Curator of the Andrews University Campus Arboretum, will describe and illustrate “The History and Beauty of the Lake Michigan Sand Dunes.” This program will expand our knowledge and appreciation of the formation, ecology and fragility of our local dune system.
The January and February meetings were both informative and delicious. January's wonderful soups and fellowship warmed us up and February's fabulous salads helped us think of future garden bounty. If you brought a soup or salad, please send your recipes to Joann Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can add them to our web page. Additionally, Lynn Toneman boosted our confidence in our novice abilities by demystifying how to do table designs for the flower show. Examples were created by Lynn, Nancy, and Pat. Ronnie Harrell and Dick Curtis gave us an update on what the Bangor/South Haven Water Trail Assoc. has accomplished and what they plan next. The Association's efforts have turned the Black River into a community recreational asset while helping to protect and promote its ecology and history. We provided financial support to this organization's efforts.
Think Spring! Think Spring! Yes, it really will come. If you just can't wait, bring some branches of blooming trees and shrubs inside for forcing. Or get your gardening juices up by attending one of the many March events: West Michigan Home and Garden Show, MSU Smart Gardening Conference, Chicago Flower and Garden Show, or the Spring Symposium at Fernwood. Check out the Calendar of Events column.
Mary Lynn Bugge, President
Southhavengardenclub.com is moving to southhavengardenclub.org in May. We are a nonprofit organization and this category better describes our purpose. Either name can be used until May.
Location: First Congregational Church
Time: 12:30 pm Social - 1:00 pm Meeting
Hostesses: Nancy Ellis & Pat Gaston
Program: DOWAGIAC WOODS - THE WOODS THAT NEVER DISAPPOINT
Presenter: Dr. David Wendling
Summary: Just as Mother Nature is about to unfurl her ephemeral beauty, Dr. Wendling will take us on a virtual tour of Dowagiac Woods and entice us to visit this Michigan Nature Association sanctuary at the height of its Spring loveliness. Wild flowers, ferns, mosses and native plants will be highlighted in his presentation. He mentioned that the Woods is a treasure trove for nature photographers.
April is the month for Garden Club Study Schools, three are offered for Michigan members. Listed below is each School, dates, location and contact person. Nancy Daugherty and Joann Johnson give high marks to past sessions they have attended and are happy to share their experiences with you.
Mar Every Tuesday - Hospice Flowers - 1:00pm - @Hospice At Home
Mar 6-9 - West Mi Home & Garden Show - @DeVos Pl, GR - www.showspan.com - includes Dist IV Flower Show
Mar 8 - Smart Gardening Conf, MSU Extension - @DeVos Pl, GR - Reg Due Feb 28 - www.stuckongardening.com
Mar 8 - Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganza in GR - www.provenwinners.com/outdoor-living-extravaganza_grand-rapids
Mar 10 - Monthly SHGC Meeting - 12:30pm @ FCC
Mar 15-23 - Chicago Flower & Garden Show - @Navy Pier - www.ChicagoFlower.com
March 22 - Spring Symposium at Fernwood Botanical Garden www.fernwoodbotanical.org/education/symposia- and-lectures.html
April 14 - Monthly SHGC Meeting - 12:30pm @ FCC
If you know of any young people that might like to do yard work, please let Genie Insidioso, email@example.com know as she could use some help.
Garden Study School IV, April 21 & 22, at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Bobbie Quick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Studies School III, April 24 & 25, at Pleasant Ridge, Stacey Stutcher at email@example.com
Landscape Design School II, April 30 & May 1, at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Mary Pulick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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