Thursday, April 26, 2012

Getting Ready for a Flower Show:
Flower Arranging

Close-up of Andrea's flower arrangement at the 2011 Flower Show.
At our May 1 meeting we will be having a flower arranging demonstration given by Sherry Cossey and Georgia Zahar.

Sherry and Georgia are both active in planning the annual Flower Show for the Willamette District Garden Club. So, they will also be providing tips for successfully entering a Flower Show.

This will be a demonstration and workshop. To participate please bring:
  • a smallish container
  • a few flowers that look nice with the container
  • some foliage to go with that
  • something tall for height; it could be a branch, a leaf, or man-made item.

Our meeting will begin at 6:00, light refreshments and socializing at 6:45, with the demonstration starting at 7:00.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Upcoming Garden/Plant Festivals

Because sometimes we like to get out and see what the rest of Oregon has to offer, here's a list of upcoming 2012 Festivals. If there are some we've missed, please leave a comment below.

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm  Woodburn, OR

APRIL 21 - 22
Hood River Blossom Festival
Hood River OR

MAY 5 - JUNE 3
Open Gardens
Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Salem OR

MAY 18 - 20
Rhododendroon Festival: "Nothing Short of Wild"
Florence OR

MAY 20
Mount Pisgah Wildflower Festival
Eugene OR

Lavender Drying

JULY 14 - 15
Oregon Lavender Festival
Throughout NW Oregon

AUG. 25 - 27 & SEPT 1-3
Dahlia Festival
Swan Island Dahlias
Canby OR

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April at the Garden Club

Here are some of the events happening with the Cottage Grove Garden Club this month, plus a few additional community events we thought you'd be interested in.

Tuesday, April 3: Garden Club meeting. Program: Irrigation for the Home Gardener with Marty Gascoyne. 6pm business meeting, 7pm presentation. First Presbyterian Church, 216 South 3rd Street.

Tuesday, April 10: Field trip to Doak Creek Nursery in Lorane, 1pm. Plus optional lunch at Heidi Tunnell Catering Company in Creswell, 11:30 am. Contact Beth for more information.

Friday, April 13: Willamette District Garden Clubs Meeting in Oakridge. Starts at 10am (rescheduled because of weather). Contact Colette for more information.

Saturday, April 14: Cash Mob at Shady Oaks (11am-1pm)
Sunday, April 15: Work Party at the All America City Square, noon-3:00pm
Tuesday, April 17: Board meeting at the Community Center, 6:30-8:00 pm.

Friday, April 20: Day of Caring at Bohemia Park, 9am-1pm

Saturday, April 21: All Species Parade and Earth Day celebration, 2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 1: Garden Club, "Getting Ready for a Flower Show: Flower Arranging” workshop led by Sherry Cossey and Georgia Zahar