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!
Here's the February issue of our newsletter--Garden Thyme!
Oh Deer! What to Plant?
If you live at Lake of the Woods you have likely had your share of troubles with deer.
Now there is help!
One of our new residents, Anna Smith, is sharing with us a list of deer-resistant plants that also further identifies their characteristics, conditions and habitats. This list will help you identify plants that you might like to add to your garden!
To download the list and print for yourself, click here. Many thanks to Anna for sharing this list with us! We look forward to having you join our ranks in May!
We Need Plants and Leaders for the April 25th Plant Sale
The LOW Garden Club's April 25th plant sale is fast approaching and we are in need of event chairs and plants!
If you are interested in becoming a leader within the club, helping organize an event like this is a great way to dip your toe into the leadership pool! If you're interested, contact Linda Ticomb directly--her email address and phone number are in the Yearbook.
And, if you've been putting off pruning some of your plants, do it now! Root those clippings, start those seedlings and then donate them to the plant sale.
Have you got something you'd like to see posted in the next issue of our newsletter, Garden Thyme? Then remember the 23rd! That's right, the deadline for copy with every newsletter is on the 23rd of the month (with the exception of January when there is no newsletter!) So, if you want something placed in an issue, get it to Teresa Gregson before the 23rd. All ideas, photos and copy should be sent to Teresa@BeesAndTrees.biz
It's DUES TIME!
The member dues collection begins in April. You may wait in line and pay at the April meeting or you may conveniently pay online right here.
2020 Philly Flower Show Opportunity is March 7th-8th
If you've never been to the Philadelphia Flower show, but you've always had it on your bucket list, the Locust Grove AARP Chapter 5239 is making it easy for you to check this one off!
They've put together a trip that includes round trip bus transportation, one night at the Hilton Garden Inn, breakfast at the hotel, one-day admission to the Flower Show, a guided tour showcasing the history of Philly plus and taxes and tips!
For more details, click here!
Calendar Check...Look at
March 19th--Sponsored by the Madison Garden Club, this floral design program features a presentation by the nationally acclaimed "Southern Blooms." The program begins at 1 PM at the Madison Presbyterian Church! RSVP deadline is March 4th and must be accompanied by $20 per ticket. Contact 540.212.1193 for more info.
March 23rd--Field Trip to Old House Winery. We'll meet in the lower level parking lot at 1 PM and caravan over to the winery at 1:10. The tour starts at 1:30 and we'll have fun learning about growing grapes and making wine!
March 31st--Next floral design workshop meets from 6:30-8:30 and is limited to 20 participants! Bring flowers to work with (bouquets to breakdown or a mix of some tall, a few large scale flowers, smaller flowers to fill your arrangement along with filler flowers like baby's breath and Caspia IF you want to use it). Also bring some greens and two containers a medium sized vase and a dish/bowl/ container for a centerpiece. Don't forget your knife or snips. Call or email Linda Ticomb for more info or if you won't be at the general meeting.
April 13th--General membership meeting. The discussion will be on "container gardening" led by Genie Cate from the Madison Garden Club.
Check Out This Amazing Sustainable Landscaping Video From U of Delaware!
Click here to see this YouTube video.
LOW GC Tops District in Penny Pines Donations
The LOW Garden Club donated an impressive six Penny Pine Plantations in 2019, putting LOW GC right at the top of the Shenandoah District for the year.
In all, 110 plantations were donated in Virginia and the Shenandoah District topped the districts with a total of 29 plantations donated but Piedmont followed with 28 and Tidewater followed with 26 donated.
Make the club even MORE fun...get your friends to join
We've reached 93 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 where they will be available.
Remember, it's up to all of us to make the Garden Club even more fun and relevant in our lives!
We have a LOW GC Photographer!
Many thanks to Al Rico, husband of new member Eva, for agreeing to serve as the LOW Garden Club photographer! Al has already provided the club with a ton of amazing shots from the October meeting and the Christmas Tea!
Although Al has a proven keen eye, he can't be everywhere all of the time so please remember to take your cell when you attend Garden Club events--particularly smaller group meetings--and take pictures of what is going on around you. We love action shots and posed shots just try to keep it fun and in focus!
LOW GC Officers
Linda Ticomb, President
Mary Sims, 1st VP, Membership
Debbie Hein, 2nd VP, Programs
Gaylen Smoak, Recording Secretary
Shellee Williams, Corresponding Sec.
Rita Bowles, Treasurer
Susan Oldach, Asst. Treasurer
Jan Davis, Parliamentarian
Jeanne Allen, Nominating Chairman
Dan Greene--Ex-Officio President
Many thanks to Debbie Hein who organized February 12th Valentine "Tussy" evening get-together! Over a dozen members and guests gathered at the Community Center to make Valentine Tussies! It was such fun and further enhanced by the demonstration former florist and current LOW President, Linda Ticomb, gave! Linda showed attendants how to make three different types of bouquets from one batch of flowers!