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 Rogers, Arkansas, is now 78 members strong and is made up of men and women of all ages and gardening experience levels, from complete novices to master gardeners

As you visit our website, you’ll find our GCR projects and committees are the heart and soul of the organization.  They are the place the club’s objectives are met, life-long friends are made, and gardeners are grown. Members pick and choose where they would like to serve.  Some of us engage in civic beautification projects, others teach children about nature, and some dig and pot plants for our highly anticipated annual plant sale. 

We meet monthly (except January, July & August) for our general meetings.  Our meetings include great programs and speakers, catered lunches, horticulture reports, and plant and magazine pass-alongs.  Between meetings we enjoy inspiring garden tours,  attend workshops, and participate in projects, to attain our goals of educating and beautifying our city.

In November 2019 the Garden Club of Rogers celebrated its 90th birthday. It is with great pride and satisfaction we join this long line of gardeners who have made our community 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.

Come join the fun!
Marge Leonard
President 2017-2021
Garden Club of Rogers

 
Calendar of Events 2019-2020
(For more details and to save the date, click the calendar link above)
 

SEPTEMBER 3

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

First Presbyterian Church Hall

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

Program: “ARDot’s Wildflower Programs”

Speaker: Kayti Ewing (G) Botanist/Arkansas Department of Transportation,

Kayti has a B.S. in Botany and a M.A. in Geography 
 
Kayti will showcase ARDot’s various wildflower programs: Operation Wildflower, Wildflower Routes and our Native Wildflower Area Signage, and the Milkweed Enhancement Plan. She will explain how these programs
help our pollinators!
 

Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month

Pass Along Plants & Magazines

Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required

SEPTEMER 18-20

 
National Garden Clubs Fall Board Meeting
 

St. Louis, MO

SEPTEMBER 21

NWA Emergency Preparedness Fair
 
LDS Church
1101 McCullum Drive, Bentonville, AR, 72712
 
Show and tell: “The Benefits of Pollinators To Our Vegetable Gardens and To Our Overall Health”
 
OCTOBER 1
 
AFGC Northwest Arkansas District Meeting
 
NWACC Shewmaker Center
 
1000 SE Eagle Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
 

OCTOBER 2

Garden Club of Rogers Plant Swap Party

Event starts at 10 a.m.

Member Sherrie Eoff’s Barn
15211 Markey Lane
Garfield, AR 72732
 
Carpool from Dollar General
Meet at the intersection of Highways 62 & 94, Departing at 9:45 a.m.
 
Rules are simple; bring 1 plant, take 1 plant, bring 2, take 2, etc.,with a limit of 5. No plants to share? No problem! Bring a dish and come for fun! Please have plants tagged with pertinent planting informationand YOUR NAME.  Plants should preferably be a 6” pot or larger.  Bring a dish for lunch,
drinks are provided.

 (Note: Not the first Tuesday!)

OCTOBER 8

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting
 
First Presbyterian Church Hall
1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR  72758
 
Program:  “Plan Your Landscape Design, Start to Finish”
 
Speaker:  Dawn Denton, Owner of Gardens by You and Me,
and My Little Lavender Farm
 
www.nwarkansasgardendesign.com
 
Dawn will share her ABC’s and 123’s of designing, creating and 
maintaining a new garden space.
 
  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month
  • Pass Along Plants & Magazines
  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required.

OCTOBER 29

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
 
10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce
317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR  72756
 
OCTOBER  22 & 23,  8:15-10:30 
 
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
 
Rogers Pre-K Center
2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
 
Let’s Make Chia People!”
 
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and lead the studentsin making chia people using grass seed, panty hose and soil.
 
NOVEMBER 5
 
Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting
and Festival of Tables
 
First Presbyterian Church Hall1
901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

Program:  “Ninety Years as a Garden Club; Happy Birthday GCR!”

Speaker:  Sherrie Eoff,  20+ Year Member of GCR

 Sherrie will explore GCR’s 90-year history by way of her PowerPoint presentation, some special guests and… shhhh… a few surprises.

  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month

  • Pass Along Plants & Magazines
  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required.

NOVEMBER 26

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting
 
10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce
317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR  72756
 
NOVEMBER 12 &13, 8:15-10:30 
 
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
 
Rogers Pre-K Center
2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
“Let’s Feed the Birds!”
 
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and lead
a hands-on project to make bird feeders.
 
(Note: Not at regular location!)
DECEMBER 3
 
GCR Christmas Social and Silent Auction
 
Location: First United Methodist Church
307 West Elm St., Rogers, AR 72756
 
Silent auction starts at 10 a.m.
 
Invite your friends and family to join us for this fun event.  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:  “Sensory Gardens – a Feast For All the Senses”
 
Speaker:  Janet Carson
 
  • No Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month
  • No Pass Along Plants & Magazines
  • Lunch will be catered, reservations required.

DECEMBER 10 & 11, 8:15-10:30 

Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project

Rogers Pre-K Center

2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
 
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  DECEMBER GCR BOARD MEETING

NO JANUARY GCR GENERAL MEETING

JANUARY 28

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce

317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR 72756
 
JANUARY 14 & 15, 8:15-10:30 
 
Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project
 
Rogers Pre-K Center
2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
 
What Are Mason Bees?”
 
Members will go to the Pre-K Center and teach the studentsabout Mason Bees and help them build a Mason Bee house.
 
JANUARY
 

Workshop:  “KOKEDAMA”

Location:  Eoff’s Barn

15211 Markey Lane, Garfield, AR 72732

Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants
in a moss-covered ball of soil, wrapped with string or
mono-filament fishing line.  The art is then displayed on a
decorative surface or hung by string in a window.

Date and Time TBA

FEBRUARY 4

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

First Presbyterian Church Hall

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 
Program:  “Roses DO Grow in Northwest Arkansas”
 
Speaker:  Gail Pianalto
 

Gail will focus on choosing the right roses for your site, eliminating chemicals, proper pruning, soil prep and feeding. She will also tell us where to get those hard-to-find roses.

  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month

  • Pass Along Plants & Magazines

  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required

FEBRUARY 25

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce

317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR  72756
 
FEBRUARY 11 & 12, 8:15-10:30 
 

Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project

Rogers Pre-K Center

2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
 

“What Is A Seed?”

Members will go to the Pre-K Center and teach students

how to plant seeds in a hands-on project.
 

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

& AFGC Standard Flower Show

State Fairgrounds
2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, AR 72206
 
MARCH 3
 

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

First Presbyterian Church Hall

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 
Program:  “Bring Life to Your Garden with Native Bees”
 

Speaker:  Dan Chiles, owner, Bee Foster Native Bee Nursery

www.beefoster.com

Dan will teach us how to raise native bees in the garden,

including information on bee housing, and how to protect bees against
disease and predation.
 
  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month
  • Pass Along Plants & Magazines
  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required

MARCH 31

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce

317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR  72756
 

MARCH 10 & 11, 8:15-10:30 

Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project

Rogers Pre-K Center

2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
 
What’s a Pollinator”
 
Members will go to the Rogers Pre-K Center and teach students about pollinators.  The students will then plant a container for
each classroom with plants that pollinators love.
 

APRIL 7

CANCELED

In an effort to be socially responsible and for the health and well-being of our members and guests, we have made the decision to cancel April’s general meeting.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon.

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

First Presbyterian Church Hall

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

Program:   “Climate Changes Affecting Arkansas Birds”

Speaker:  Terri Waterman, 1st Vice President, AFGC

Terri will highlight specific changes within bird species

Arkansas gardeners can expect to see in their gardens
over the next 20 years, and how to prepare for these changes.
 
  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month 
  • No Pass Along Plants this month
  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required.

APRIL 20-21 

AFGC Convention

Crowne Plaza

201 S Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR  72211
 
APRIL 22-23
 

SCR Convention

Crowne Plaza

201 S Shackleford Road, Little Rock, AR  72211
 
APRIL 28
 

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce

317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR  72756
 

APRIL

Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project

“Trees, Trees, Trees”

Members will attend the Rogers Pre-K Literacy Fair, and

hand out trees to those who attend.
 
Smokey the Bear will make an appearance!
 

Date and time TBA

MAY 5

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting

First Presbyterian Church Hall

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

Program:  “Irises Through the Years”

Speaker:  TBA

The speaker will teach us about Irises through the years andthe individuals who “specialize” in historic Irises.

 
  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month
  • Pass Along Plants & Magazines
  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required.

MAY 1

 
GARDEN CLUB OF ROGERS PLANT SALE SET UP
 

9 a.m. until finished

First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

MAY 2

GARDEN CLUB OF ROGERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE

8 a.m. to noon

First Presbyterian Church Parking Lot

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

MAY 26

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce

317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR 72756
 

MAY 12 & 13, 8:15-10:30 

Garden Club of Rogers Youth Garden Club Project

Rogers Pre-K Center

2710 N Woods Lane, Rogers AR 72756
 

“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.
 

MAY 11-14

National Garden Club Convention

Milwaukee, WI

JUNE 2

Garden Club of Rogers General Meeting 

First Presbyterian Church Hall

1901 South 26th Street, Rogers, AR 72758
 

Program:  “Carnivorous Plants”

Speaker:  Juan Moscoso

Juan will present an introductory look at carnivorous plants, their evolution, trapping mechanisms, species and cultivation basics.

www.facebook.com/fayettevilleflytraps

  • Horticulture Report and Drawing for Plant of the Month
  • Pass Along Plants & Magazines
  • Lunch Catered by Susan’s Catering, reservations required.

JUNE 7 – 13

National Garden Week

Fun activities planned all week to celebrate gardening.

Dates, times and activities TBA.

JULY/AUGUST,  NO GENERAL MEETINGS

AUGUST

Workshop:  “How to enter your flowers in the County Fair.”

Date and Time TBA

AUGUST 3 – 4

AFGC Mid-Year Board Meeting, Hot Springs, AR

AUGUST 4 – 8

Benton County Fair

Entries will be accepted on August 4, but must be

pre-registered on-line.
 

www.bentoncountyfairar.gov

AUGUST 25

Garden Club of Rogers Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.  Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce

317 West Walnut, Rogers, AR  72756