Announcements

(updated 9/19/16)

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September 8-30 – Fall Mum Sale/Club Fundraiser

Chairman:  Kristie Richards

Our Fall fundraiser will begin at the September general meeting; order forms for mums will be available at the program.  For your convenience, orders will be accepted at the program or by mail or drop-off.  See Meetings page for details. Order deadline is September 30.  Checks to WGC.  Mum pick-up will be at the close of our October 13th meeting.

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OCTOBER 2016:

October 6 – WGC Board Meeting @ 9:30 – Barbara Tennant

October 7 – Richmond Council of Garden Clubs Program

“Alternatives for Oasis and Kensans in Creating Flower Arrangements”

Speaker:  Annette Ernst

October 10 – Piedmont District Fall Meeting

October 13Pick-up of mum orders after the WGC meeting

October 13 – WGC Regular Meeting @ 9:30

Program: “Garden Foliage and Florist Flowers…A Great Combo”
Speaker:  David Pippin of David Pippin, Inc.
Hostesses:  Janis Saylor and Pam Parris

Please bring a water-tight container of your choice (not too large), conditioned greens, clippers, and we’ll be creative with the leadership of David Pippin.  David will do a demonstration and give pointers on how to use the different types of containers with each member taking home a beautiful arrangement.  Workshop fee:  $10.
RSVP by October 3rd to Terri Crawford @ 837-7043 or tbc1955@gmail.com

October Exhibits:

Design (Florist flowers permitted)

  1. Autumn Beauty
  2. Trick or Treat
  3. Pumpkin Pumpkin
  4. What I  Like

Horticulture (From member’s garden)

  1. Poet’s Laurel
  2. Rose (a) specimen (b) collection
  3. Chrysanthemum (one bloom or spray)
  4. Coleus/Begonia
  5. From My Garden (Three Allowed)

October 20-23  Fine Arts & Flowers, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Fine Arts & Flowers returns to the VMFA with spectacular floral interpretations of works from the museum’s permanent collection.  The four day event is sponsored by The Council of the VMFA and floral designs are contributed by members of The Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia.

WGC member Carol Cruickshanks will join more than 80 floral designers who will design, construct and display an arrangement representing a work of art.  Admission to view floral designs and galleries is free.  Tickets to a gala, lunches, lectures, classes and other special events are available for purchase at VMFA  804-340-1405.

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