Sunday, September 7, 2014

2014 September Meeting

The next meeting of the SHGC will Saturday, September 13 beginning at 9 am. We will be meeting at the Winchester Center. We will be doing a craft project. It is a coffee can vase. If there is time left, we will also have a Q&A Session.   Items you will need to bring include: coffee can, twigs, and a glue gun. Paper and ribbon will be provided for you. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Monday, July 28, 2014

2014 August Meeting

Our next Spring Hill Garden Club meeting will be on Saturday, 
August 9th, at the Winchester Community Facility. We are pleased to have 
author,Rita Venable as our speaker. She is a writer, photographer, and 
speaker whose much-loved subject is nature, but especially butterflies.  
She will present the lecture"A Home For Butterflies"
At the end of her presentation, you have the option of purchasing her new 
book, Butterflies of Tennessee, Maywood Publishing, 2014. It is $24.95 
online. She will be signing copies!
Here is a description of the book from her website,

If you love butterflies, this is the book for you! Whether you enjoy a hike in the woods or a jaunt to a botanical garden, Butterflies of Tennessee
 will show you which butterflies you are seeing out there! Beyond 
identification, it will teach you about inviting butterflies to the 
places where you live, work, and play. This book is an easy to use 
handbook with full-color photos of eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and 
adult butterflies.
  • Full-color photos and descriptions of all 124 species of Tennessee butterflies
  • Photos of eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalises
  • Color guides for identifying adult butterflies and caterpillars
  • Range maps and flight periods for each species
  • Plants that caterpillars feed on and adults nectar on
  • Butterfly gardening tips specific to Tennessee
  • Fun Facts for each species
  • Habitat descriptions and favorite spots of local butterfly enthusiasts
  • Tips on butterfly-watching

Monday, July 14, 2014

2014 July Meeting

Our next meeting of the SHGC will be Saturday, July 19th at the Winchester Center beginning at 9 a.m. Our speaker will be Jack Shaw, WCMG. He will be discussing growing vegetables. No one signed up for hospitality. Ann is asking if you can bring something to share. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Flower Show Pictures

2014 Bloomin' Green Thumb Flower Show

We had a great showing at last Saturday's first SHGC flower show! Thank you to everyone one who participated. Our winner was Pat D. with a spectacular dinner plate Dahlia!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 June Meeting

Just a friendly reminder that this Saturday, June 14th is our club meeting. We are meeting at the Winchester Center at 9 am. It is our flower show. Don't worry even if you don't have anything to show. Please come to view and enjoy the exhibits, help pick a "Best in Show" and enjoy the fellowship. See y'all there!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 June Meeting

Hello Fellow Gardeners,
A reminder about our upcoming meeting on Saturday, June 14th. We will meet at 9 a.m. at the Winchester Center. It is potluck, so please bring something to share. We are having a "Flower Show". This is a very exciting time to show off your hard work and  those prized specimens. I have included the following information from Rose.
       We will not have a business meeting,
            There will be one award for “Best in Show”.  
           Members will vote by secret ballot for “Best in Show” using the numbers on the cards.
          Judging will be based on 3 “beautiful” things:
·               Color
·               Stem and foliage
·               Condition or grooming of the plant material.
          Around 1030am members will have one last opportunity to view the displays and cast their vote, then winner will be announced.
        “Certificates of Appreciation” will be handed out to everyone who participated.

           All plant materials must be fresh and grown by the club member.
          You can have more than one entry. 
          Species are flowers, miniatures, plants, ferns, and herbs. 
          One flower per vase (must be a clear glass vase).
          All other plant material can be displayed in a container of your choice and you can double pot.
         All exhibits will be labeled with scientific & common name on numbered cards provided by Rose.
        There will be an Educational Exhibit table available if you want to bring rare specimens.

1    If you’re participating.  We want to have enough “Participation Certificates”  to hand out no later than Thursday, June 12th.
2     If you need cards printed no later than noon on Friday, June 13th.  I will have extras cards with me.