The next General
Meeting of the Garden Club takes place next Friday, December 9th.
This will be our Christmas meeting: a fun, social occasion, plenty to
eat and drink (please contribute if you can) and a demonstration from
overseas floral artist Mary Huntoon on Christmas arrangements, to be
raffled. Don't miss it!
We have an exciting array
of speakers for our General Meetings this year!
Some details follow, you can also refer to our
Meeting: Mary Huntoon is a judge and demonstrator from GCA and NGC
of America (Garden Club of America & Nat’l Garden Club) – she will be
demonstrating seasonal table centers using local palm spathes.
January – Short
presentations by: KBB (Anne Hyde), Smith Garden (Betsy Mowbray), Gov’t
House Children’s Garden (Anna Fulton) and (to be confirmed) Little
Seedlings by Jill Lamneck.
February – Speaker
Nanako Tingleaf, an Ikenobo demonstrator from Houston, TX. She
will be demonstrating at our Feb. meeting and doing an Ikebana workshop
the next day. The Garden Club will be holding this in consultation
with Shibui International, Bermuda – the local arm of Ikebana
International. Local contact is Carol Sims.
March – Gordon
Hayward and his wife Mary will visit from Vermont, USA to do a
talk on “The Inevitable Garden” and (to be confirmed) a workshop the
April – Jenny Rose
Carey, Senior Director from PHS Meadowbrook Farm in Abington, PA spseak
about the PHS and its gardens and programs. (PHS is the Pennsylvania
Horticultural Society, which hosts the Philadelphia Flower Show each
TOUR OF BERMYFRESH
NOVEMBER 18TH 2016
Members of the Garden Club
of Bermuda were treated to a tour of the Bermyfresh facility in
Southampton on November 18th. The facility grows all kinds of
microgreens including fennel, cilantro, pea shoots and many, many more.
The tour included a fascinating insight into mushroom growing and an
animated talk with their smokehouse chef. Members were able to
purchase many items at the end of the tour which included pesto, smoked
cheeses, meat and fish, salad greens and microgreens, salad dressings
and much more.
www.bermyfresh.com for more information on these excellent products.
Congratulations to Scott Tucker and Marty Hatfield on producing quality
local products for the Bermuda market, thus cutting down on the
environmental impact of importing from overseas. And next on the
list which will be of interest to Garden Club members is their own
special blend of mushroom compost!
THE VERY HUNGRY
The very successful and
popular "Little Seedlings" programme (see
Calendar for future events) for 3 and 4 year olds devised by Jill
Lamneck and the Education & Conservation team held their second event of
this Garden Club year with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", held in the
Botanical Gardens on November 3rd. As you can see, the little ones had
such fun with their caterpillar necklaces, treats, actually seeing
.........Little Will, who
got to take home a caterpillar witnessed its hatching into a beautiful
Monarch butterfly! Thank you Jill for inspiring these youngsters!
spoke at our General Meeting on Thursday, November
10th on “Invasives in the Garden – why they
matter and what to do about them”. David Wingate was also in
help answer any questions. This was a most informative
presentation, and we will be posting helpful tips on the subject
A new board will be on display at our General Meetings showing
activities for the month
Floral Art Workshop
October 7th, 2016 - Propagation with George Ogden
Calling all gardeners!
A new local company has opened up selling sun protection for
delicate (and not so delicate) skin such as sunhats, sunscreen,
children's clothing and more. Click on the link for details:
kissed land and wave washed shores, Home of the lily and the rose" *
If you are visiting or
resident on the island and would like to come along to our meetings,
let us know, we would love to see you.
You can also visit some of our unique Bermuda gardens -
Website updated: 5th December 2016
C. Vail (Higgi) Zuill