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The Takoma Horticultural Club presents
Presented by Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher, Washington Gardener Magazine
Grow Your Own Cutting Garden - Plus a Flower Show!
Wednesday, July 20, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912
Why pay high florist prices? Kathy Jentz, Editor/Publisher, Washington Gardener Magazine will tell you how to grow your own flowers for cutting and enjoying in bouquets! We’ll cover the best plants for local gardeners to have available for arranging in each Mid-Atlantic
season and yes, we’ll cover those that can grow in part-shade.
To be followed by an Old-Fashioned Flower Show.
Enter the best blooms in your garden in this mini-revival of Takoma Hort Club’s flower shows of yesteryear as part of our on-going Centennial Celebrations.
- best annual flower (Bring your flower entries in a bud vase.*Single bloom only)
- best perennial flower (Bring your flower entries in a bud vase.*Single bloom only)
- best shrub/tree flower (Bring your flower entries in a bud vase.*Single branch only)
- best shade foliage (Bring your foliage entries in a bud vase.*Single leaf/branch only)
- best flowering houseplant
- best flower arrangement in a mason jar (jar decoration encouraged).
You may enter up to 3 times in each category. Judges include landscape designer Carolyn Mullet.
*Vases can be clear or green glass. Small glass water or soda bottles with all labels removed also may be used.
Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7:30, Flower Show prizes awarded at 8:30.
Let’s Celebrate Our Centennial!
Takoma Horticultural Club was founded in 1916 and is one of the oldest continuously operating
garden clubs in the United States. In this 100th anniversary year of the club, we will celebrate
its many contributions to the community with a variety of commemorative activities. The 100th
Anniversary Committee has been working diligently to plan many activities to mark this important
occasion. To do all of this, we need to raise additional funds. We have just secured a small grant
from the Takoma Foundation for a new corner park planting, and combined with member contributions
so far, we are one-third of the way to our stated goal, but we still need your help to reach our
To make your donation, please bring your check to the next club meeting or mail your check to
the Club treasurer, Taffy Turner. Make checks out to THC.
100th Anniversary Program Activities Suggested Donor Levels:
$ 25 Sedum
$ 50 Aster
Save the Date: Takoma Horticultural Club's Centennial Celebration
Mark your calendars -- our Centennial Celebration will be on Saturday August 27 from 3-6pm.
Please be sure to take a look at the wonderful window the club has put together at Historic
Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave. It is full of 100 years of Takoma Horticultural Club history! The
hand-crafted banners hanging in the window were used to adorn the club’s frequent flower shows.
THC Receives Grant for Centennial Garden
THC is pleased to announce that the Takoma Foundation has awarded the Club a grant for the
"Centennial Garden" on northwest corner of Piney Branch Road and Philadelphia Avenue. We will
work with the City Gardener to create a new garden that will reflect the 100-year relationship
of the Club to the City of Takoma. The garden will feature native plants and provide a welcoming
portal to the City as well as an educational site. For more information, see the April newsletter.
The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park
and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s
County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests
and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our
THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners,
an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips.
Although many of our events are open to the public, more than
half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and
increase your gardening pleasure!
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