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Via the Grapevine – Club Activities

The following is a listing of club events that have been or will be published in The Garden Path’s Via the Grapevine Column.

January – March Club Events

Region 1
Friendly Town and Country GC: Jan. 10, “Hostas” by Patsy Vogelsong and “Garden Flowers Made of Glass Plates” by Carole Rives; Feb. 14, “New Spring Flowers” by Cathy Nelson; Mar. 14, “Painting Garden Chairs” by Karen Dauer. Contact Carole Rives at

Region 2
Happy Hours GC: Jan. 5, dinner and fellowship at Casa Lu Al; Feb. 2, “Garden Tools Sharpening and Starting Plants From Seeds” by Jack Loescher and Kolene Bourne; Mar. 2, “Insects” by Curtis Young. Contact Alice M. Winter at sabrinam_45801@yahoo.com.

Region 3
Morning Glory GC: Mar. 20, Make and Bake Auction Fundraiser. Contact Jane Strain at 937-698-4033.

New Neighbors GC: Jan. 17, “Weed Identification and Control” by Pam Bennett, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Extension, Clark County; Feb. 21, Open Meeting: “Breathe Deeply! Houseplants: Nature’s Air Cleaners” by Tim Porter, Buyer/Manager, Delhi Garden Center (contact Jan Vomacka at janvom@woh.rr.com if attending); Mar. 21, Make It-Take It: Succulent Grapevine Wreath by Sheryl Ingram of Meadow View Growers. Contact Cheryl Garrett at 937-275-5360 or gar315@aol.com.

Our Homes GC: Jan 10, Garden planning, Englewood Marion’s Pizza; Feb. 14, “Creating Flowers Out of Burlap” and visit of Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm for Maple Syrup time, visit to Brukner Nature Center in Troy; Mar. 8, homemade baked goods fundraiser auction. Contact Sandy Stefanko at sandystefanko@gmail.com.

Saville Hilltoppers GC: Feb. 7, “Freeze Framed Flowers” by Angie Poland; Mar. 7, student led tour of the Miami Valley School’s Zorniger Environmental Lab/Greenhouse. Contact Carol Evers at ercmevers@aol.com.

Region 5
Alpha GC: Jan. 10, “Year Round Color in Landscaping” by Andy’s Garden; Feb. 14, “Hummingbird Magic” a film, Bring a Friend Night; Mar. 14, Alpha Garden Club Tea Party. Contact Ruth Bowell at rbowell@twc.com.

Blooming Betsys GC: Jan. 12, “Tickled by Feathers” by Steve and Marian Moeckel; Feb. 9, “What Can You Do With An Old Red Shoe?” by Harriet Walters; Mar. 9, “Square Foot Gardening” by Deb Keppel. Contact Anita Brown at garrybrown3@aol.com or 937-339-0926.

Four Seasons GC: Jan. 19, plant exchange; Feb. 18, visit Orchid Show at Cox Arboretum in Dayton; Mar. 23, John Anderson speaks at Andy’s Garden Center in Troy. Contact. Joyce Aston at 937-778-8325.

Region 6
Whispering Meadows GC: Jan., 12, organize club history for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library storage; Feb. 9, Design Study of Triangle and Underwater designs by Becky Lauer/Kim McNeal; Mar. 9, Design Study of Hogarth Curve design by Donna Foss. Contact Donna Foss at 419-334-8452.

Region 7
Apple Valley GC: Jan. 18, “Weed Versus Plant” by Robin Rapp and craft; Feb. 22, “Gardens We Have Visited” by Nancy Pry; Mar. 22, “Zika Virus and Mosquito Control” by Nate Overholt, Environmental Health director and Mary Derr, Director of Nursing Knox Co. Health Department. Contact Nancy Pry at 614-674-4250.

Town and Country GC: Mar. 7, “Creating A Rain Garden” with Brian Ball, Mount Vernon City Engineer. Contact Mona Nacey mnacey@earthlink.net.

Wayside GC: Jan. 19, Design Workshop with Sandra Lanum; Feb. 16, “Holiday Arrangements” by Mary K’s Florist; Mar. 16, “Mason Bee Houses” by Marcia Lawyer. Contact Sue Quigley at quigleysue@yahoo.com.

Region 8
A Special Welcome to the newest OAGC club in Region 8, Granville Garden Club! Granville GC: Jan. 19, “Dawes in Winter: Beauty in the Coldest Season” with Jeff Bowman, Curator of Conifers; Feb. 16, at The College Town House; Mar. 16, preparing for the daffodil show, “A Country Fair.” Contact Carol McGirr at 740-928-4187.

Grow and Show GC: Jan. 25, “Wonderful World of Butterflies” by Marti Reed; Feb. 22, “Birds and Their Habitats” by Marti and Mark Reed; Mar. 22, annual public meeting “The Buzz About Pollinators” by Fran LaMasters. Contact Jocelyn Davis at 740-432-4131 or josd999@gmail.com.

Malconta GC: Jan. 11, program by Ginny’s Flower Shop; Feb. 8, “Thankfully Valentine Cards and Kitchen Towels”; Mar. 8, “Herbs” with Chris Primrose. Contact Midge Huffman at 740-559-2366 or Golden_Rose_47@yahoo.com.

Newark GC: Feb. 10, “Vertical Gardening for Small Spaces” with Lori Swihart; Mar. 10, “Butterflies A to Z” with Kaye Alban. Contact Margie Graft at 740-366-3982 or mgraft@roadrunner.com.

Town and Country GC: Jan. 12, “Creating Romantic Gardens”; Feb. 9, “Photographing Gardens and Flowers” with Lainie Brillhart; Mar. 9, “Designing Outdoor Living Spaces” with Daphne Frand, Knob Hill designer. Contact Karen Andrews at 740-545-7521 or kl.erman@yahoo.com.

Region 9
Darby Valley GC: Feb. 23, Frost and Etch a Clear Glass Container; Mar. 23, “Growing Plants” by Barb Bennett, owner of The Plant People; Jul. 21-22, flower show “Beautiful Ohio.” Contact Shirley Allen at sallenrv@aol.com.

Marabar Heights GC: Feb. 9, “Birds and Bird Watching” by Bob Crist; Mar. 9, “Gardening with the Presidents and First Ladies” by Linda Johnson. Contact Pat Speakman at pats032699@yahoo.com.
Pickerington GC: Feb. 15, “Artists in the Garden; Mar. 15, “Sunflowers” by Farmer Amy. Contact Barbara Kochick 614-837-3951 or Libby Stearns 614-837-4455.

Region 10
Minford GC: Jan. 12, “Small Dried Flower Arrangements” by club members; Feb. 9, “Worms” by Rebecca Dodson; Mar. 9, “How to Plant Saved Seed From Last Fall” by Margaret Ann Reed. Contact Irmalee Gampp at igampp@yahoo.com.

Slocum GC: Feb. 9, candy and cookie exchange, “Butterfly Blitz” video; Mar. 3, Gardeners’ Day Out to Adams County Amish Bird Symposium; Mar. 9, “Our State Bird” by Mary Lou Beaumont and “Suet Sampler” by Diane Reese. OAGC judges Beverly Norman and Diane Reese will teach two designs from 2017 Scioto County Fair Flower Shows schedule at each meeting. Contact Diane Reese at 740-259-4432 or at dianereese3@yahoo.com.

Region 12
Flushing GC: Mar. 30, a Flower Plate workshop by Cheryl Thompson. Contact Barbara Cencula at barbarajcencula@frontier.com.

Four Seasons GC: Feb. 22, “The Biltmore Tour” by Sharon Gump and Louise Harding; Mar. 22, Open Meeting: “First Ladies and Their Flowers” at the Puskarich Library in Cadiz, Ohio. Contact Bernadine at rls70@windstream.net.

Region 16
Clearcreek Gardeners GC: Jan. 17, program on Philadelphia Flower Show; Feb. 21, visit Delhi Garden Center; Mar. 21, “Nine Months of Color” by Bob Iiams. Contact Pat Stidham at 937-885-5155 or pstidham2@woh.rr.com

Open Gate GC: Feb. 1, “Birds of Ohio” by Janet Hannel; Mar. 1, “Darn I Wish I Knew That” by Pam Bennett. Contact Judy Wessel at 317-414-6888 or wessel.3@osu.edu.

Redbud GC: Jan. 18, “Language of Flowers” by Paula Calderone and Rita Doyle; Feb. 15, “Low-Water Landscaping” by Babs Sabick; Mar. 15, “Miniature African Violets” by Vicki Ferguson. Contact Babs Sabick at bsabick@oagc.org

Wilmington GC: Jan. 9, “Forcing Bulbs” demonstration by Joan Hinman and Maggie Vance; Feb. 13, “Valentine Tea” by Diane Christen; Mar. 13, “Front Door Decor” by Joan Hinman; Mar. 22-24, spring tour to Creekwood in Nashville, TN. Contact Jennilou Grotevant at 937-728-2933.

April-June Club Events

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Upcoming Events

  1. OAGC 2017Convention

    July 13 - July 15
  2. Deadline for submissions to The Garden Path (Oct-Nov-Dec) issue

    July 15
  3. 2017 Gardeners’ Day Out

    August 25 @ 12:00 pm - August 26 @ 4:00 pm