Pleasant Hills Garden Club, Pittsburgh, PA

PHGC May 2022 Newsletter

 

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB

 

 

Next meeting information

Monday, May 9, 2022

Community Room, Municipal Building, 410 E. Bruceton Rd.

12:30 PM

Program: Plant Sale Meeting and General Meeting

Design Assignment: Creative Line

 

 

 

Library Garden News

 

“After Pictures!” 

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New Members

 

Darcy Vergallito

112 McClellan Drive

 

Tamara Zicardi

207 Winifred Drive

 

 

 

Garden of distinction 

142 National Dr.

 

 

Member news

 

We are so lucky to have such creative people in our club. Below is Pamela’s entry in the Three Rivers Quilters’ annual quilt show that was held on April 7 – 9. The quilt belongs to the library and each square was done by a different community member. Pamela has specific information about each square.

 

 

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Plant Sale

 

The plant sale is coming up on May 14. We always need plants. Along with that, we could use empty boxes for our customers to use to carry their plants. Linda is getting our signs corrected. We have several lawn signs and a large sign that goes up at the library a few weeks before the sale. I placed an article in South hills record and in Next-door. The event is also on Facebook. Suggestions for other places we could advertise are welcome.

 

 

•Don’t forget to start labeling your plants… I have the plastic plant markers.. Here are a couple of my markers. I wanted to show what these were, so printed a pic of the flower

 

•Start potting plants!!

 

 

Remember

Flower show in 2022

Save the Date- August 13, 2022!

 

Repeating this section

 

We are having a flower show in 2022.

 

We are looking for empty clear glass or green glass bottles, or bud vases to display the horticulture specimens at the flower show in August.

 

Many of the green (preferred) bottles are either Rolling Rock beer, Perrier, and Pellegrino bottles, but we will take any bottles or bud vases similar in size.

 

Start saving the bottles and remove the labels and bring them to each meeting as you collect them, and we can store them in the basement.

 

To order a Flower Show Handbook, which costs $25, you can place your order here:

 

https://www.gardenclub.org/store/handbook-flower-shows-2017-edition

 

 

Writing the Entry Tag

 

1.The Entry tag is used to properly identify the exhibit and is the best method to educate the public

 

2.Exhibitors should provide as much of the botanical binomial or current scientific designation as possible. Common names, enclosed in parentheses, can be included below the scientific designation.

 

3.Start thinking about which horticulture you want to submit for the show and begin researching the scientific name now.

 

 

DISTRICT X

 

The upcoming District X meetings from the TENdril. The TENdril can be found on the PA Garden Club Web site under District X.     https://www.pagardenclubs.org/districts.html

 

The dates that Kay gave us for 2022 and 2023

 

2022 IMPORTANT DATES

 

Apr 26 Wildflower Walk, 9:00 AM Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington, PA $25.

 

Apr 28-May 1 Flower Show School Course l, DoubleTree, Plymouth Meeting, PA

 

May 17-20 NGC Convention, Orlando FL

 

May 23 District X Board Meeting, Mon Valley Y La Carte Room (Inside Main Entrance) 10:00 AM

 

June 6-7 GCFP Board Meeting Wyndham Garden State College, Boalsburg, PA

 

June 5-11National Garden Week

 

June 15 June Fundraiser, Valley Brook Country Club, Martha Washington Host.

 

Aug 13 Pleasant Hills Flower Show

 

Aug 22 District X Board Meeting at Angie’s home

 

Sept 6 District Annual Meeting, Valley Brook Country Club, Installation of new Officers and Program

 

Oct 10-11 GCFP Board Meeting, Wyndham Garden State College, Boalsburg, PA

 

Oct 19 District X Board meeting, Mon Valley Y, 10:00 AM. LaCarte Room (Inside Main Entrance)

 

Nov 1-3 CAR-SGC Conference, Seven Springs, PA

 

 

 

 

PHGC December 2021 Newsletter

Next meeting information:

Our December meeting is Monday December 13, 2021

A Christmas Celebration, Covered Dish Pot Luck

Community Room, Municipal Building

410 E. Bruceton Rd., 1 PM

 

Garden of the Month winners will be our honored guests

 

Club providing Chicken, Coffee, Hot Tea, Ice Tea, and Desserts. Hostesses are Kim, Patty and Greta.

 

Flower show in 2022!

We are having a flower show in 2022. 

 

We are looking for empty clear glass or green glass bottles, or bud vases to display the horticulture specimens at the flower show in August.  See sample of the bottles in the attached photos. Many of the green bottles (preferred) are either Rolling Rock beer, Perrier, and Pellegrino bottles, but we will take any bottles or bud vases similar in size to those in the photos.  However, we cannot use opaque bottles (like milk glass, etc.) as the judges need to be able to see the stem of the specimens through the glass. Start saving the bottles and remove the labels and bring them to each meeting as you collect them, and we can store them in the basement.

 

To order a Flower Show Handbook, which costs $25, you can place your order here:

https://www.gardenclub.org/store/handbook-flower-shows-2017-edition

 

Writing the Entry Tag

The Entry tag is used to properly identify the exhibit and is the best method to educate the public

 

Exhibitors should provide as much of the botanical binomial or current scientific designation as possible.  Common names, enclosed in parentheses, can be included below the scientific designation.

 

Start thinking about which horticulture you want to submit for the show and begin researching the scientific name now.

 

GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION TO SPONSER SCHOLARSHIPS

 

The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania is offering thirteen Scholarships to students who plan to further their education in Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Botany, Biology (excluding Medical), Conservation, Environmental Concerns (Management: Environmental Engineering, Conservation, etc.), Forestry, Plant Pathology, City (Rural/Urban) Planning, Wildlife Science, Land Management, and/or allied subjects. Each Scholarship Award is a minimum of $1,000.00.

GCFP scholarship information and application are found on our website at www.pagardenclubs.org. (Forms Library}. These scholarships are available to high school seniors, college or graduate students who are residents of Pennsylvania. All applications must be signed by a sponsoring federated garden club in your area which is listed below:

 

Pleasant Hills Garden Club:  District X

Contact: pleasanthillsgc@gmail.com

 

The deadline for all Applications is due by the 1st of February to the GCFP State Scholarship Chairman in Pennsylvania listed on the www.pagardenclubs.org website.

 

Publicity put in South Hills Village Record

 

This was sent out by the state for us to use for advertisement It will be in the South Hills record, December and January. 

Let Helen know if we should send elsewhere.

 

New Members

 

Irv Latterman

510 Parkview Drive

Pleasant Hills, PA  15236

 

Yearbook

 

We need some volunteers for a couple of committees.  One is the nominating committee and the other is awards.  Let Louise know if you could help out with one of those. 

 

Thanks

 

Garden of Distinction -- All done for this year. Linda is inviting these folks to be our guest at the Christmas celebration.

 

DISTRICT X

 

The upcoming District X meetings from the TENdril. The TENdril can be found on the PA Garden Club Web site under District X

https://www.pagardenclubs.org/districts.html

 

The dates that Kay gave us for 2022 and 2023

 

2021 IMPORTANT DATES

 

Dec 8                      GCFP Sponsored Zoom Education Meeting.  Grinning in Greenery

 

2022 IMPORTANT DATES

 

Jan 12                     GCFP Sponsored Zoom Program, District V, You Tube presentation

Feb 9                      GCFP Sponsored Zoom Program, District IV, Vanilla Orchid Presentation,

Feb 16                    Wed., District X Board Meeting, Mon Valley Y LaCarte Room (Inside Main Entrance),

Mar 16                    Wed., Spring Tea, Mon Valley Y Activity Room, Giant Oaks Host

Apr 3-5                   GCFP Convention, “Celebrating Natures Masterpieces,” Desmond Hotel, Malvern.

Apr 18-29                GCFP Tour – The Floriade, Holland and Belgium River Cruise.

Apr 26                    Wildflower Walk, 9:00 AM Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington, PA $25.

Apr 28-May 1          Flower Show School Course l, DoubleTree, Plymouth Meeting, PA

May 17-20              NGC Convention, Orlando FL

May 23                   District X Board Meeting, Mon Valley Y La Carte Room (Inside Main Entrance) 10:00 AM

June 6-7                GCFP Board Meeting Wyndham Garden State College, Boalsburg, PA

June 5-11              National Garden Week

June 15                 June Fundraiser, Valley Brook Country Club, Martha Washington Host.          

Aug 22                   District X Board Meeting at Angie’s home

Sept 6                    District Annual Meeting, Valley Brook Country Club, Installation of new Officers and Program

Oct 10-11              GCFP Board Meeting, Wyndham Garden State College, Boalsburg, PA

Oct 19                   District X Board meeting, Mon Valley Y, 10:00 AM. LaCarte Room (Inside Main Entrance)

Nov 1-3                 CAR-SGC Conference, Seven Springs, PA

PHGC October 2021 Newsletter
PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB


Next meeting information.

It is always changed from the normal second Monday in October due to Columbus Day. South Park Rangers will present "Bugs and Insects". Park in the lot by the Oliver Miller Homestead. The meeting will be at the Forbes Shelter at 1:00. Bring your questions, they are very knowledgeable.

Monday, October 4, 2021
1st Monday due to Columbus Day
South Park
1:00 PM
Program: Bugs and Insects
Speaker: South Park Rangers

Dues are due for 2022 in October. Still the same great price.

Arboretum News

Sally Bowker has donated 3 Norway Spruce for the Arboretum. These are trees from Arbor Day Foundation, which arrive. as small whips. Sally nursed them through last year and this, making them sturdy enough to be planted out. Kim has donated a Washington Hawthorn and a crabapple which she received this spring. The trees will be planted in October. The Arboretum is planting evergreens along the fence lines to enclose the property and enhance the feeling of being in nature, so the spruce trees will go along the border. There is currently only one hawthorn in the Arboretum, so that will be an especially valued addition. There are several crabapples which are showing their age and will need replacing. Much work continues to be done in the Arboretum to remove the invasive honeysuckle (Lonicera). Volunteers are welcome.

Library News

There is opportunity to show your weeding talents! If you are like me and like company while I weed, contact Linda to find out when she will be there. Or just go if you are comfortable with weeds. LOL


Flower show in 2022!

We are having a flower show in 2022. They are fun and extremely informative. If you have never seen one, it might be fun to attend one of the upcoming ones in the area. There is no admission. There is a 2017 version of the Flower Show Handbook that explains in detail everything related to holding flower shows. One of the things to note is that the Martha Washington Garden Club is having a “Small Standard” flower show. The GC of Forest Hills is having a “Standard” flower show. The difference is the size and number of displays (among a bunch of other things) We can car pool to see these shows, which will make doing ours easier if you know what goes on at a Flower Show. Ours will most likely be in September but a date has not been set. We would love the entire club to participate.


MARTHA WASHINGTON GARDEN CLUB
Small Standard Flower Show - “Bee Positive”
Date - Friday & Saturday, October 8-9, 2021
Location: Washington Crown Center Mall
1500 West Chestnut Street
Washington, PA 15301
Open/free to the Public - Friday, 2:00-7:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

The GARDEN CLUB of FOREST HILLS
Standard Flower Show- “Hide & Eek”
Date - Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: Forest Hills Community Pool
400 Braddock Road, Forest Hills, PA 15221

Open/free to the public – Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00-7:00 PM

 


                                                    Garden of Distinction 643 Arbor Lane.

 

 

 
PHGC 2021 Board meeting list.

 

NOVEMBER 18 (Thursday) at 11:00 a.m.

Possible location: Coffee Tree Roasters in Bill Green's

(Note earlier starting time)
 

 

Committees!! We went thru all the committee duties. 
Now is the time to see where you can help out.

 

 
DISTRICT X

 

The upcoming District X meetings from the TENdril. The TENdril can be found on the PA Garden Club Web site under District X
https://www.pagardenclubs.org/districts.html

 

2021 DISTRICT X BOARD MEETINGS

 

All Board meetings begin at 10 a.m.

 

The following are the TENTATIVE dates for 2021.
October - Monday, Oct. 25
It will be announced closer to the date of the meeting if it will be an actual meeting,
or a ZOOM meeting.
 

 

National Garden Club Schools.

 

The National Garden Club offers a variety of education.  Because we belong to the federated garden club, it is possible to get tuition paid for to attend these schools. I just attended an environmental school because it was zoom.  Normally these classes are meant to attend personally, but since covid, it is much cheaper to attend the zoom classes.   To find out more, check out the following link.
https://gardenclub.org/our-schools
You may need to contact several people to see if scholarships are available.

PHGC September 2021 Newsletter

PLEASANT HILLS GARDEN CLUB
Hi all,

 

I have released about 8 Monarch butterflies so far this summer. I have approximately 5 chrysalis in a cage and am still finding eggs on my milkweed. The right picture is of the pot at the borough building. The sweet potato vine is REALLY BIG. 
Next meeting information.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Mowry Park
1:00 PM
 
 **** PROGRAM CANCELLED ***

 

Sorry to report that our September workshop, “Cement Leaves” was cancelled by the presenter, citing logistic problems.

 

Instead, we will have an extended Horticulture session.
 
Pre-COVID, our meetings have included a Horticulture session. We will try to make up for lost time this month. Members should bring in a minimum of 4 specimens from their garden to show with the club. This could be a flower, interesting foliage, a weed you feel strongly about (positive or negative), or something you want help identifying. We will pool our wisdom and try to give advice on care. Nothing in your yard? Houseplants or a roadside bouquet of wildflowers will be nice. Remember not to pick from restricted places. Please label your specimens if possible.
Flower show competition

 

Marie Mueller won first place in the Pittsburgh Area and Laurel Highlands Judges Councils' Flower show that was held this month.  Congratulations Marie
Garden of Distinction 298 Nantucket Drive
Garden of distinction- 206 Lynn Drive

Pleasant Hills Garden Club

410 East Bruceton Road

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236
Email: pleasanthillsgc@gmail.com

Organized 1940; Federated 1955; Currently 27 members

The Garden Club is welcoming new members. 

We meet the second Monday of each month unless otherwise specified, with desserts and coffee at 12:30 and the

Program beginning at 1:00 in the

Pleasant Hills Municipal Community Room,

410 E. Bruceton Road, Pleasant Hills.

Guests are welcome at all meetings unless otherwise stated.

Affiliated with
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
Central Atlantic Region
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, District X
Updated 7/25/2021