THE OCEAN TOWNSHIP GARDEN CLUB

Our Current Board Members

Left to Right: John Lubisco (Secretary), JoAnne Krulikowski (Co-President), Nannette Tereo (Treasurer), Elaine Slocum (Vice President) and Pat Mercurio (Co-President)

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. New members are always welcome to join.

2019 Year in Review:

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.  Also included is our monthly newsletter.

February - made Valentine Day Favors for different OT organizations. 

MARCH – had a presentation on how to prepare and clean up your yard for spring planting.

APRIL – had our plant swap and had fun painting rocks and shells for the garden. Also had seed starting kits and sign making for the gardens.

May – had a slide presentation of perennial succulent followed by questions and answers

JUNE – had a watercolors work shop, the colors were flowing

JULY – traveled to the Lavender Farm in Marlboro. After making bouquets we went to the Soul Kitchen in Red Bank for dinner.

AUGUST – had our summer dinner social visiting 3 member’s gardens.  The 1st stop was for appetizers, 2nd stop was for the main course and the 3rd stop was for dessert. 

SEPTEMBER – had a presentation on perennial borders and fall planting and clean up.

OCTOBER - We had a presentation on Floral Arrangements.  The group then made their own flower arrangements. We also had a table at the OT Fall Fest.  We gave out free daffodil bulbs.

NOVEMBER – had a presentation on leaf printing.  Afterwards it was hands on for everyone to print.  Members brought in food for the OT Food Drive.

DECEMBER – We assemble wreaths, swags and grave blankets for our year end fund raiser.  In December we have our Holiday Party.

For more information contact John Lubisco 732-918-1258 or bisco15@optimum.net