March 12 Avian Architecture Beth Grosso (Master Gardener) and Larry Grosso will demonstrate how different birds look for special features in their birdhouses. Learn how to provide a “spring fling” for your favorite species.
April 9 Fair Acre Magic! Richard Kaweske, owner of Fair Acre Farms (Route 23, Wantage NJ) will highlight what is new, interesting and exciting in this year’s collection of flora and fauna, as well as tools and fertilizers.
May 14 Backyard Magic for our Birds Sheila Salmon, Master Gardener of Pike County, will present the “tricks of the trade” to attract and keep birds returning to your backyard throughout the seasons.
June 11 (This meeting will be open to the public. Members are free: non-members are charged $10.00) Frederick Law Olmsted….the Original Landscape Architect Marta McDowell will take a look at the life and legacy of the individual who coined the term "landscape architect." While most famous for his public parks (Central Park/Boston Commons), Olmsted's commissions included the Biltmore Estate, the World's Columbian Exposition, and campuses ranging from Stanford to Amherst. For a century, Olmsted and his sons dominated the profession and left a lasting mark on the landscape and psyche of America.
July 9 Dying to Dye? Megan Gibbons is an accomplished cloth maker and weaver. She is an avid fan of using natural materials found in your backyard or along the roadside to create a myriad of colors from muted yellow to crimson red. She will explain the natural chemistry of dying and show examples of her work.
August 13 Historical Trends in Gardening Jane Krause is a member of the South Schuylkill Garden Club. Her presentation examines changing trends in gardening as reflected by gardens at the White House. It looks at gardening styles that change with architectural trends, environmental concerns and social events. It is based on the book All the Presidents' Gardens by Marta McDowell.
September 3 And the Winner is? Academy Award Winning Scarecrows Jeannie Heinke established and has coordinated the Scarecrow Contest in Branchville, NJ for the past three years. Learn how she inspired businesses and individuals to join in this traditional Halloween project. The pictures are worth a thousand words!
October 8 Driftwood, shells, pine cones, grapevines, leaves and flowers are just a few examples of gifts from nature that can be transformed into wreaths, notecards, wall hangings and more. You will learn how items found in nature can inspire your creativity. Lorie Lolita and Patty Martell Master Gardeners from Cornell extension will demonstrate how to take ordinary natural material and magically turn it into art.
November 12 Centerpiece Competition Learn how to make a fabulous Thanksgiving Centerpiece! Members will be asked to bring a small container. Dried flowers will be provided (at a cost of $5.00 per person). Members will be available for guidance.
December 10 – Special Meeting Start Time 12noon Holiday Luncheon – The Milford Garden Club's Christmas Party and Installation of Officers. Members Only.