Bridgewater Garden Club
2020-2021 Programs

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

9/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

To Resume in January 2021

9/8    BOARD MEETING - 10:30 AM

                Joyce Debellis

                147 Candlewick Lane

                Bridgewater, NJ 08807

9/22   GENERAL MEETING – 11:00 AM

Apple Grove Pavilion

Duke Island Park

191 Old York Road

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

 

      “COUNTRY MARKET FUNDRAISER”

         Members are encouraged to participate by bringing items to sell and buy – e.g. cakes, pies, vegetables,                   perennials, house plants, garden books, bundles of     gardening magazines, floral design items.  Items                    should be priced by each donor. Cash or checks to be made out to Bridgewater Garden Club, Inc.

 

Hostesses:

Board/Trustees

 

Thought for the Day:  Marie Sereno

 

OCTOBER 2020

 

10/1   LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

                    To Resume in January 2021

 

10/6     BOARD MEETING - 10:00 A.M  

                    Margaret Esposito

                    16 Running Brook Road

                    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

 

10/21   “DAY TRIPPERS” – Leonard J. Buck Garden, Far Hills, NJ

        10/27   GENERAL MEETING - 11:00 AM

          Martinsville Community Center, 1961 Washington Valley Road

          Martinsville, NJ 08836

“Zoom Video Meeting Basics”

Sandra Rhue, VP of Programs, will give a tutorial to Club Members on using their phones, computer and Ipads to access Zoom Video Meeting Application and other virtual tools to keep us connected during the pandemic and afterwards.  After the tutorial, we will use Zoom to have a virtual program on a gardening topic of interest.  Bring your questions and digital device and/or laptop to get connected.

 

Hostesses:  Margaret Esposito

Barbara Lane / Kathleen Heaphy / Marie Sereno

 

Thought for the Day: Ellen Bogusky

 

November 2020

 

11/1    LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

                         To Resume in January 2021

 

11/10  BOARD MEETING – 10:00 AM

                Marie Sereno

                604 Porter Way West

                Bridgewater, NJ 08807

 

11/24  GENERAL MEETING – TBD

 

“Design Pointers for the Holiday”

            Our own award-winning designer, Patti Cerrato will be  giving advice on how to do a standard red rose                    arrangement like the pros do.  Next, she will show techniques of creating a hand tied bouquet.  Lastly,                   she will make   traditional Thanksgiving arrangement in a carved out live pumpkin.  All will be raffled off               at  the end of the meeting.  Bring your pen and paper to take notes.

 

Hostesses: Joyce Debellis

Christine Chapman/Jessica Wu/Karen Oldenburg

 

Thought for the Day:  Pat Schofield

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

TBD

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

1/2     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Jan 2-15      Marjorie Miller

         Jan 16-31      Pat Schofield

 

1/5     BOARD MEETING – 6:00 PM

         Zoom Video Meeting (link to be sent prior to meeting

& Conference Call Phone Number: 425-436-6330;

Access Code: 125125; Host Code: 1520

                          

1/26   GENERAL MEETING – TBD

 

“Suburban Wildlife”

At our first meeting of the new year, January 26, 2021, Naturalist Marc Gussen, Director of the Closter Nature Center, will introduce our members to suburban wildlife.  Through his fun, dynamic and educational lecture on the topic, Marc will explore the ecology of suburban wildlife, share his knowledge on the challenges of wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and overabundance.  With wildlife in suburbia, their control, removal, and management is not only a tremendous management challenge, but also an educational opportunity to help people understand the natural world and their place in it.  Please bring your questions!

 

Hostesses: Marie Sereno

Sharon Wilkinson/Carol Murphy/Gail Smith

 

Thought for the Day:  Patti Cerrato

 

FEBRUARY 2021

 

2/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Feb 1-14      Arlene Dolegiewitz

         Feb 15-28     Paula Chung

 

2/2    BOARD MEETING – 6:00 PM

         Zoom Video Meeting (link to be sent prior to meeting

& Conference Call Phone Number: 425-436-6330;

Access Code: 125125; Host Code: 1520

 

2/23   GENERAL MEETING – TBD

 

“Botanic Jewelry / Botanical Arts…where we are free to roam and our imagination soars”

      At our February 23, 2021 meeting, Linda Williams, former Director of District IV, will peak your interest in

      Botanical Arts through making Botanical Jewelry.  Linda will share her knowledge on how to gather, dry, prep,

      paint and assemble materials to create jewelry – “Botanical Jewelry”.

Hostesses: Trudy Powelson

Rosemary Girone/Dorothy Stevens/Arlene Dolegiewitz

 

Thought for the Day:  Arlene Dolegiewitz

 

MARCH 2021

3/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Mar 1-15      Sarah Schwarz

         Mar 16-31     Patti Cerrato

              Courtyard Care Team B

 

3/2    BOARD MEETING – 10:00 a.m.

Sandra Rhue, 373 Pond Road, Bridgewater, NJ

 

3/24   “DAY TRIPPERS” – Reeves Reed Arboretum, Summit, NJ

         and Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ

         3/23    GENERAL MEETING - 9:30 AM Bridgewater Library

         1 Vogt Drive, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

“Organic Vegetable Garden”

Virginia Lamb will share her knowledge on organic vegetable gardens.  Home vegetable gardens born out of necessity during the food shortages of World Wars I and II, are making a resurgence.  Whether you want to reduce your trips to the grocery store, productivity fill your additional at-home time, minimize your carbon footprint, savor nutritious organic foods, or simply enjoy the wonders of nature, growing your own vegetables is extremely rewarding.  Virginia Lamb of Groundwork Education and Consulting is an Environmental Educator with over 25 years of experience in recycling, composting, soil health, and organic gardening.  She has a BA in Environmental Studies and an MS in Soil Science.

 

Hostesses:  Linda Reid

Sue Murphy/Patti Cerrato/Pat Schofield

Thought for the Day:  Cynthia Bartlett

 

APRIL 2021

 

4/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Apr 1-15      Dorothy Stevens

         Apr 16-30     Lydia Oshva

         Courtyard Care Team B

 

4/6    BOARD MEETING – 10:00 a.m.

                Linda Reid

                12 Tiffin Place

                Bridgewater, NJ

 

4/21   “DAY TRIPPERS” – Holland Greenhouses, Monroe Township, NJ

     

 

4/27   GENERAL MEETING – TBD

“Curb Appeal: Tips for the Front Yard”

Bruce Crawford, State Program Leader for Home and Public Horticulture, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, will share his landscape knowledge on “Curb Appeal: Tips for the Front Yard.”  Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors, curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of landscape design you can focus on.  These tips could help improve your front yard landscaping and draw friends and family to your front door.

Hostesses:  Marjorie Miller

Phyllis Miller/Claire Waldron/Marianne Morrone

 

Thought for the Day:  Gail Smith

 

MAY 2021

5/1     MAY DAY BASKETS – Members deliver May Day baskets.

 

5/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         May 1-15      Marianne Morrone

         May 16-30     Barbara Lane

         Courtyard Care Team C

 

5/4    BOARD MEETING – 10:00 a.m.

                Marjorie Miller

                113 Hagerman Court

                Bridgewater, NJ

 

5/12   “DAY TRIPPERS”

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

      5/25   GENERAL MEETING – TBD

"Good Bugs – Bad Bugs! Who’s Who?”

         Figuring out who the beneficial insects are and who the pests are in your garden can be confusing.  Randi               Eckel, PhD, from Toadshade Wildflower Farm, will help to sort it out and discuss some management                       strategies that may help you strike the right balance in your garden between good bugs and bad bugs.                    Please bring your questions!

Hostesses:  Beth Spinelli

Cynthia Bartlett/Carole Iuso/Marie Sereno

 

Thought for the Day:  Arti Dunn

 

Hostesses:  Marjorie Miller

Phyllis Miller/Claire Waldron/Marianne Morrone

 

Thought for the Day:  Gail Smith

                              

 

JUNE 2021

6/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Jun1-15       Sandra Rhue

         Jun 16-30     Carole Iuso

         Courtyard Care Team D

 

6/1     BOARD MEETING – 10:00 a.m.

                Sarah Schwarz

                193 Riverview Road

                Bridgewater, NJ

 

         JUNE LUNCHEON – TBD

 

 

JULY 2021

7/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Jul 1-15       Carol Weber

         Jul 16-31      Jessica Wu

         Courtyard Care Team E

 

 

AUGUST 2021

 

8/1     LIBRARY FLORAL/HORTICULTURAL DISPLAY

         Aug 1-15      Marie Sereno

         Aug 16-31     Phyllis Miller

         Courtyard Care Team F