Co-Presidents: JoAnne Krulikowski & Pat Mercurio
Vice-President: Elaine Slocum
Secretary & Newsletter Editor: Kathy Mazzacco
Treasurer: Nannette Tereo
Advisor: Marie Dahrouge
We are a diverse group of about 30 members who enjoy gardens and gardening. Each year we plan educational speakers, community reach out projects, a big bus trip and a number of carpool trips to more local New Jersey Gardens. A wreath sale is our only fund raiser. It includes teaching the pruning and construction of the wreaths, bows, etc. to our members. Membership dues of $30 also cover membership in the Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Garden Club.
This year's goal is "Fostering Community Connections Through Gardening". We meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (6:45 for refreshments & socializing). Most meetings take place at the Oakhurst Recreation Center off Larkin Place (behind the Oakhurst Fire Department) unless indicated otherwise.
For more information contact Pat Mercurio at 732-493-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 OCEAN TOWNSHIP GARDEN CLUB MEETING DATES
April 9 – " Can’t We Just Get Along? Deer-Resistant Plant Selection for Better Gardening Results." Anna Haines - nursery owner and formerly from Rare Plants Nursery in Princeton has prepared an informative slide show of planting with deer in mind. Anna is an experienced horticulturist who currently gardens at an estate in Princeton. A hand-out of shrubs and plants will be available for reference.
April 21 – Earth Fest at Library 10-3pm “Love Bugs” kid crafts
May 14 -– “Ferns of New Jersey.” Pete Bacinski is an enthusiastic speaker who loves to share his passions for native plants and wildlife. Three years ago he came to our club to lecture on identifying birds in the garden, and now he will be revealing all the varied and beautiful varieties of ferns growing in New Jersey. Come bring your questions about shady gardens and the amazing variety of ferns available. Bonus: deer dislike ferns.
May 27 – Memorial Day Parade rain date May 29
June 26 Bus Trip to Bucks County, PA
Pearl S Buck estate – garden and mansion guided tours + Chinese buffet lunch followed by Bowman’s Hill Wild Flower Preserve tour
July 9 – Local garden tours, Food Bank garden, etc. – car pool
August 13 – Progressive Social
September 10 – Rutgers Garden School presentations
October 8 – Make & Take Succulent arrangement - provider
Alicia Vacchiano of Plant Design Events
October 13 – Fall Festival distribution of daffodils
Nov. 12 – West Park Meeting Room - wreath sale prep, speaker TBA
Nov 24 and 26 – pruning tips
Nov 26, 27, 28 and 29 –wreath assembly
December 1 and 2 – Wreath Sale
December 10 – Holiday Party
Reminder, check any milkweed plants you buy especially
at the big box stores for systemic treatment with NEONICOTINOIDS. It will
KILL the Monarch Butterfly caterpillars.