PRESIDENT’S WELCOME

 

Greetings from the Garden Club of Rogers,

Welcome to our website.  We are thrilled to have you drop by for a visit to see all the great things our organization is doing.  Our group here in Northwest Arkansas is now 64 members strong and we are a busy club!

Each member chooses the project with which he or she would like to participate.  Some of us engage in civic gardening projects, others teach children about nature, and some prepare for our annual plant sale that is highly anticipated by the entire community.

We also have great gardening programs and speakers throughout the year, we go on some inspiring garden tours, and visit some very interesting nurseries in our efforts to continue the club’s gardening legacy.

The Garden Club of Rogers has been around since 1929. We are from a long line of gardeners who strive to make our surroundings more beautiful, conservation methods more common, and protecting our native plants and trees more desirable.

I encourage you to “thumb” through our website and check out our schedule of events below to learn more about our club. We hope you enjoy your time with us so much that you will want to join in as we continue growing in Northwest Arkansas.

Garden Club of Rogers
Schedule of Events 2018/2019

Program codes: (M) Club members, (C) Club or committee, (G) Guests

AUGUST 6 & 7
AFGC Mid-Year Meeting
Conway, AR

AUGUST 7-11
Benton County Fair
Entries in Floral Design or Horticulture Divisions will be accepted Aug 7th. bentoncountyfairar.gov

AUGUST 28
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR
Club of Rogers General Meeting

SEPTEMBER 4
Program: “Elusive Northern Saw-Whet Owls in Arkansas”Speaker:
Mitchell Pruitt, ( G )
Environmental, Soil & Water Science B.S., working on a Masters in BiologyMitchell-Pruitt.squarespace.com/arkansassawwhet

Using a PowerPoint presentation and props, Mitchell will take us into the saw-whet’s world and explain why this owl is special. We’ll learn about his
research and see some outstanding photographs of this interesting creature, which has not been previously known for occurring in Arkansas.
Check out his website, above, it’s very interesting!

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) Pass Along Plants & Magazines ( M )

Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

SEPTEMBER 12
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“What About Those Caterpillars and Butterflies?

Members will go to the Pre-K Center and talk to the students about caterpillars and butterflies in general and more specifically, Monarch butterflies.

SEPTEMBER 25
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

SEPTEMBER 25-30
National Garden Clubs’ Fall Board Meeting Orlando, FL

SEPTEMBER 26
Garden Club of Rogers Plant Swap Party
10:00 AM 15211 Markey Ln. Member Sherrie Eoff’s Barn, Garfield, AR
Carpool from Dollar General, Jct. Hwy 62 & 94, Departing at 9:45 AM

Rules are simple; bring 1 plant, take 1 plant, bring 2, take 2, etc., with a limit of 5. No plants to share? Bring a dish and come for fun! Please have plants tagged with pertinent information and YOUR NAME. Plants should be of nice size, preferably in a 6” pot or larger. Bring a Dish lunch, drinks provided.

SEPTEMBER 29
Preparedness Fair
1101 McCullum Drive, Morman Church, Bentonville, AR
We’ll demonstrate container gardening and discuss benefits of pure indoor air.

OCTOBER 2
AFGC’s Northwest District Meeting Clinton, AR

OCTOBER 9 (Note: This is not 1st Tuesday)
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting
Program: “What’s In The Woods?”
Speaker: Denis Dean, Arkansas Master Naturalist
Location: The Pavilion at Prairie Creek State Park,
9300 North Park Road, Rogers, AR

Denis is an Arkansas and Florida Master Naturalist with over 16
years experience educating people of all ages on a variety of nature subjects.
In 2014, he was named Volunteer of the Year by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. In 2010 and 2011 he was named Volunteer of the Year at Hobbs State Park in Rogers.

This program is geared to making everybody more familiar with their
surroundings so they can enjoy the outdoors better.  Denis will bring a number of nature’s items you usually see during a walk around your house,
neighborhood or in the woods, such as tree leaves, tree seeds, tree pods, galls, burls, snake skin, decomposers, tree rings, and lots more…

Some items we will be able to ID, but others will stump us.

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) No pass-alongs this month.

Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

OCTOBER 16 & 17
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“Let’s Make Chia People!”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and lead a hands-on project to make Chia People.

OCTOBER 30
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce, 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

NOVEMBER 6
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting Program:

“What IS IT About Those Orchids?”

Speakers: Steve & Cathy Marak, Orchid Aficionados (G)

Both Cathy and Steve have held offices in the Orchid Society of the Ozarks. Steve is the current President. They are co-chairs for the annual “Orchids in the Garden” orchid show co-sponsored with the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks the first weekend in March each year.

Cathy and Steve have over 700 tropical plants, most of them orchids. They collect species and miniatures. He has a special fascination with odd, bizarre, and unusual plants, clearly the reason he was
so attracted to orchids, the largest plant family on earth.

The Maraks will delight us with a PowerPoint showcasing this bizarre world.

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) Pass Along Plants & Magazines ( M )

Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

NOVEMBER 27
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

NOVEMBER 27 & 28
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“Let’s Feed the Birds!”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and lead a hands-on project to make bird feeders.

DECEMBER 4
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting
Location: First United Methodist Church 307 West Elm St., Rogers, AR

GCR Christmas Social and Silent Auction:
Invite your friends and family to join us for this fun day.
We will also invite our gardening friends from
other clubs to come for the fun. Plan to shop from the Silent Auction for your Christmas gift list.

Program:
“Miss Beecher’s Tips For Holiday Entertaining”

Speaker: Susan Young, Outreach Coordinator, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History (G)   www.shilohmuseum.org

Susan is a lifelong resident of Fayetteville and a fifth generation Ozarker. She currently serves on the boards of the Arkansas Historical Association
and the Ozark Folk Cultural Center Commission.

Susan will present us with ideas on how to entertain our holiday guests according to Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book,
first published in 1850.

Lunch will be catered. Reservations required.

There will be no Horticulture Report or Pass Alongs this month.

DECEMBER 11 & 12
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“It’s All About Recycling, Cards, That Is!”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and lead the kids in a hands-on Christmas card recycling project.

NO GCR BOARD MEETING IN DECEMBER

NO GCR GENERAL MEETING IN JANUARY

JANUARY 29
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

JANUARY 15 & 16
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“What Is Composting?”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and teach the students about composting.

JANUARY
WORKSHOP: Let’s Make A Fairy Garden!Details TBA

FEBRUARY 5
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

Program: “Natural Resources”
Speaker: Mark Clippinger, Park Superintendent, Hobbs State Park (G)

Mark, well certified in search & rescue, emergency medicine, critical incidents, water & rope rescue and wild land firefighting, will speak with us about our precious resources here in NWA and will bring literature for us to read further.

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) Pass Along Plants & Magazines ( M )

Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

FEBRUARY 26
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

FEBRUARY 26 & 27
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“What Is A Seed?”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and teach
students how to plant seeds in a hands-on project.

MARCH 1-3
Arkansas Flower & Garden Show
State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, AR
Fairground Admission: $10
Parking is free! Shuttles from parking lots to building!
If entering horticulture or floral designs, drive directly up to your building for unloading at closest point to designated areas!

Join us for an Advanced Standard Flower Show, sponsored by Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Staging and set-up on Wed. Mar. 1st, entries and judging Mar. 2nd, opening to the public 10 AM Fri. the 3rd. Runs through Sun. Mar. 3. Plan to visit this inspiring show!

Flower show entry schedules available at 2018 NW District meeting.

MARCH 5
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting
Program: “The Ins and Outs of Having A Water Feature
Speaker: Mary Grissom, Owner, Inside Out Designs, Joplin, MO
Master Certified Contractor (G)

Mary’s family based business began installing water features in 1999. Her goal is to teach us how to install eco-friendly water features, whether they install or you install. She’ll cover proper filtration, water flow, placement and how to figure out how much water you have in your water feature. There will be a         Q & A and catalogs.

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) Pass Along Plants & Magazines ( M )

Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

MARCH 26
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

MARCH 12 & 13
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“Planting Succulents”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and teach
students how to plant and care for succulents in a hands-on project.

APRIL 1-2
Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs’ Spring Convention

Crown Plaza Hotel, Little Rock, AR
Join us! This is the event at which we receive our state awards!

APRIL 9 (Note: This is not 1st Tuesday)
Garden Club of Rogers General MeetingProgram: “All About Forestry”
Speaker: George Stowe-Rains, County Ranger, AR Forestry Commission ( G )

George has been with the state for 25 years, working at Devil’s Den State Park and Hobbs State Park before taking the position of Benton County Ranger.
George will have a PowerPoint presentation and we’ll celebrate Arbor day!

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) No Pass Alongs this month.
Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

APRIL 12-13
South Central Region Garden Clubs Convention Oklahoma City, OK

APRIL 26
GARDEN CLUB OF ROGERS PLANT SALE SET UP ( M )
9:00 A.M.-? 1901 S. 26th St., Rogers, 1st Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

APRIL 27
GARDEN CLUB OF ROGERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE ( M )
8:00 A.M.-Noon 1901 S. 26th St., Rogers, 1st Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

APRIL 30
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 AM Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

APRIL 29-MAY 2
NGC Convention Biloxi, MS

APRIL
GCR Arbor Day Tree Planting & Dedication
Details TBA

GCR Youth Garden Club Arbor Day Tree Giveaway

Members will go to the Pre-K hand out trees and a planting guide
to families at their Literacy Fair.Details TBA

MAY 7
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

Location: Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks
4703 N. Crossover Rd., Fayetteville, AR
Carpool from Southgate Shopping Center, 1606 S. 8th St., Rogers, AR Departing at 9:30 AM

Garden Tour: Tour of Botanical Gardens Grounds Speaker: BGO Employee ( G )

We’ll have a one-hour guided tour of the growing gardens.
It’s been two or three years since we’ve been there, a lot has happened!

After the tour we’ll travel a short distance to Golden Corral for a buffet lunch.

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) No Pass Alongs this month. (M)

MAY 28
Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00 AM       Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce 317 W. Walnut, Rogers, AR

MAY 14 & 15
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
“Let’s Learn To Plant!”
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and teach the students to plant an annual they may take home.

JUNE 2-8
National Garden Week
We celebrate this week and promote NGC objectives of beautification, environmental education, gardening and community involvement. GCR enjoys lifting peoples spirits and putting smiles on their faces; we call it Random Acts of Kindness!

We’ll kick the week off with a
WORKSHOP to make floral arrangements and deliver to places such as:
Adult Wellness Center, Chamber of Commerce, Mayor’s office, Mercy Hospital, Highlands Oncology, Ronald McDonald House and the Rogers Library.

Details TBA.

We will also TOUR a garden or two this week. Bring a friend or loved one. Details TBA

JUNE 4
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting Program:
“Keep It Fun, Keep It Simple”
Speaker: Janice Kennedy, Floralia Arrangers’ Guild, (G)

Janice is a whiz with flower arranging! She’s taken floral design classes in Lee’s Summit, MO and has worked at three different florists. She is a member of Floralia, a floral design group here in NWA, won many ribbons in standard flower shows and mentored many designers. As if that’s not enough, she grows a lot of her own material; she’s a member of the Bella Vista Garden Club and is a Master Gardener. Always with a smile and a quick laugh.

Her philosophy is to have fun and keep it simple,
every floral design is a perfect creation and a unique expression of the designer.

Janice will present a design program for us, hold your hats on girls! The design will be given as a door prize!

Installation of Officers: A special guest will set our new slate of officers off on the right path and lead us in appreciation of our outgoing officers.

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month ( C ) Pass Along Plants & Magazines ( M )

Lunch catered by Susan’s Catering. Reservations required.

Come join the fun!
Marge Leonard
President 2017-2019
Garden Club of Rogers