Members of the LOW Garden Club support the natural resources of Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, VA. They share an interest in furthering scientific knowledge of gardening and horticulture and many want to learn
the artistry of flower design!
Have you got something you'd like to see posted in the next issue of Garden Thyme? Then remember the 23rd! That's right, the deadline for copy with every newsletter is on the 23rd of the month! So, if you want something placed in the September issue, you need to get it to Teresa Gregson by the 23rd of THIS month. All ideas, photos and copy should be sent to Teresa@BeesAndTrees.biz
Many thanks to all who have already shared their photos for publication on this website, the LOW Garden Club's new newsletter, "Garden Thyme" and the Club's Facebook page!
Our website, newsletter and Facebook page will always be more interesting when you help by providing photos taken around LOW that are meaningful to you, your family and your friends!
Calendar Check...Look at
Thursday, September 5th--The Shenandoah District meeting takes place in Charlottesville, VA.
Monday, September 9th--It's our annual potluck dinner highlighting the new members to the Club! Bring a spouse, bring a friend and join us at the Community Center for fun and food. Mazanne Pennings DeBoer will give a brief talk on "Cooking with Herbs." This evening is always so much fun, be there or be square!
Saturday, September 14th—State Arboretum of VA at Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County, VA. Honey tasting, scavenger hunt, build a fairy house, sip gourmet coffee, explore an enchanted forest, sniff naturally scented soaps and more! $5/car load.
Memorial Garden Needs LOVE!
Mary Sims is looking for help in the Memorial Garden during some of August and September,
If you'd like to help water, weed or clean up any of those weeks, please contact her directly at email@example.com
Please note! If you've never worked the Memorial Garden before she'll be glad to show you--in advance of your work--just what needs to be done.
Looking for houses for the tour!
It's time to start organizing the club's House & Garden Tour and we need houses!
If there's a house you've always wanted to peek inside, let us know! We'll be putting together a list of great houses before you know it and your suggestion could be one we select!
Until we select a Chair or Co-Chairs, send all recommendations to Teresa@BeesAndTrees.biz
Are you Interested in Working on the House & Garden Tour?
It's time to get started working on the Low Garden Club's House & Garden Tour and the Club needs someone to take charge!
While there are a lot of moving elements to this event, there are also a lot of team members that can lighten the load.
If you have leadership skills, you are organized and you like working with people, then you'd be perfect for this job!
Maybe you have a buddy in the club that you would enjoy co-chairing this event with? Co-chairs are a great way to divvy up tasks and they make the work even more fun!
There are already people willing to take charge of the, public relations and printing and even help with organizing the volunteers!
So why not use this opportunity to show off your leadership potential? For more information, contact Debbie Hein, Vice President of Programs or Linda Ticomb, President of the Club.
The Dirt on Clay Soil
The LOW Garden Club Club was treated to a great presentation by David Roos, at their general meeting August 12th.
Roos, who received design training through the New York Botanical Garden's Landscape Design Certificate Program in New York City, told members of the club to quit whining about their clay soil and begin amending it!
For a copy of the handout that Roos gave the membership, click here.
Make the club even MORE fun...get your friends to join
We've reached 82 members for the new/current membership year and are still looking to increase that number! The more members we have, the more fresh ideas, the more fun and the more helping hands!
Have you got a friend you'd like to have join? Membership forms are currently being updated and will soon be available!
Be sure to check with our 1st Vice President of Membership, Mary Sims for more information on when the forms will be complete and available. It's up to all of us to make the Garden Club more fun and relevant in our lives!
Great Crowd for the LOW GC Aug Mtg!
2019 LOW GC Officers
Linda Ticomb, President
Mary Sims, 1st VP, Membership
Debbie Hein, 2nd VP, Programs
Gaylen Smoak, Recording Secretary
Shellee Williams, Corresponding Sec.
Deborah Kratzer, Treasurer
Susan Oldach, Asst. Treasurer
Jan Davis, Parliamentarian
Jeanne Allen, Nominating Chairman
Dan Greene--Ex-Officio President