If you are interested in joining us for a meeting and to hear a speaker discuss one of the topics below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We meet at Frederik Meijer Gardens on the second Wednesday of the month.
AUGUST: SUMMER POTLUCK LUNCHEON and Member’s Garden tour
SEPTEMBER: WINNING AGAINST WEEDS – Carol Devries, Advanced MSU Master Gardener So many weeds, so little time! This discussion explores what works, what doesn’t and includes environmentally friendly options.
OCTOBER: Fragrant English Roses For Michigan Gardens – Joyce Latta, Landscape Architect and Tom Conklin, ARS National Rose Judge, owners of Walnut Hill Farm. Enjoy learning about English roses that combine the romantic fragrance of old garden roses with continuous bloom, disease resistance and Michigan hardiness.
NOVEMBER: HOLIDAY DECORATIONS – Daisy Rzesa, Artisan Flowers of Ada Daisy will take suggestions from KGC members to create seasonal designs that inspire us to recycle from our own cupboards.
DECEMBER: MEMBERSHIP CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON AND FLORAL DESIGN DISPLAY
JANUARY: CONIFERS FOR CONNOISSEURS – Steve Smith, American Conifer Society Conifers can be used as unique specimen trees, backdrops, screens in rock gardens and accents in mixed borders. Steve will share his “Top Ten” conifers and planting tips.
FEBRUARY: SPRINGTIME WILD FLOWERS – Mary Jane Dockery, Founding Curator, Blandford Nature Center After a Michigan winter, spring wildflowers are a welcome sight. Learn to recognize native plants in their environment.
MARCH: LANDSCAPING FOR THE SENSES – Kim Davidson, Ironwood Golf Course Horticulturist Learn tips and tricks for designing a landscape using plants and materials that awaken your senses through scent, color, texture, sound and taste.
APRIL: MANAGING A BLUE BIRD HABITAT – Carol Lepres, Environmental Chair, Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. This is the 51st year of education and conservation of Blue Birds in Michigan. You will enjoy watching Blue Birds hatch and learn how to manage a Blue Bird Trail.
MAY: BROOKBY ESTATE – The history and restoration of the Brookby Estate gardens.