The Garden Club of Princeton

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MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

2018-2019 MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS
Meeting and RSVP procedure:
• All Active, Sustaining and Provisional members RSVP regrets to the lead hostess designated by an asterisk (*).
• Affiliate members RSVP acceptances to the hostess.
• If not staying for lunch, please inform hostess.
• All RSVPs should arrive by the Friday before the meeting. The meeting or workshop location is at the home of the lead hostess unless otherwise indicated.
PLEASE TRY TO CARPOOL TO ALL MEETINGS AS PARKING IS OFTEN LIMITED.


                                            Species of the Year: Dahlia


                                                      FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Horticulture Committee                   10:00 a.m. – noon                                        Jane Murphy
Workshop: Prepping for a Show 101
Louisa Clayton and Jane Murphy will lead a workshop covering all aspects of exhibiting in horticulture shows including choosing, identifying, conditioning and entering your plant material. Anna Horner will provide grooming kits for the provisionals. Show entry card completion will be reviewed. Entry cards and green Perrier bottles for the September Show will be available. This workshop is required for provisionals, and attendance is expected of their proposers and all members of the Horticulture Committee. All members welcome.
RSVP to Jane Murphy at jane@karney.com.


                                                     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Garden History and Design                  Noon                                                         Jane Murphy
Walk and Talk
Jane Murphy, a Master Gardener, will discuss the design and cultivation of her garden over the last 30 years. Her plantings have distinctive colors and textures providing contrast all year round. A noteworthy compost area has been devised to facilitate the amendment of the soil periodically. Jane has a wealth of knowledge and skill that she is willing to share with all members. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Millena Coffey at millena6272@yahoo.com


                                                     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
Photography Committee                  10:00 a.m. - noon                                             Watershed
Walk in the Woods for Parents and Children
Nature Photographer and Master Gardener Linda Park will give the basics of how to take a good photograph followed by a guided walk in the Watershed Reserve. Meet at the Watershed Center with your cameras of any kind. Juniors are invited to exhibit in our February Show for the first time!
Cost: $20 per child, adults free. Minimum of 10 children, maximum of 15.
RSVP to Leigh Bartlett at leighconstable@yahoo.com


                                                    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
Opening Meeting and Tea                1:00 p.m.                                                   *Tommye Schiro
                                                                                                                                         Cecilia Mathews
                                                                                                                                         Veronica Bryant
Horticulture Show: “Summer’s End”
Captains: Kathy Enquist and Jane Murphy
Show entries will only be accepted on the morning of the show from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. If you have a job responsibility at this show, you must bring your entries at 8:00 a.m.

Passer 
Kathleen Biggins

Mary Funsch
Ruth Wilson

Betsy Griffith


Clerk

Polly Edelmann


Clerk-in-Training
Amy Decker


Runner 
Julia Garry

Jennifer DelVecchio

Placer

Mary Bryson
Sophie Glovier


*If you cannot perform your job, please find a replacement and inform one of the captains. Please consult the GCP website for a detailed description of the duties of a Captain, Passer, Clerk, Runner and Placer.


Class A: Edibles from your Garden
1. Fruits. A collection of three or more fruits shown on your own terracotta saucer
2. Vegetables. A collection of three or more vegetables shown on your own terracotta saucer


Class B: Herbs from your Garden
A collection of five different herbs, one stem of each, artistically arranged in a clear glass container supplied by the exhibitor. Can include medicinal, culinary and ornamental herbs. Key card required. To be judged 60% on horticultural merit and 40% on artistic merit.


Class C: Species of the Year – Dahlia 

One single flower

1. Dinnerplate

2. Cactus
3. Pompom
4. Single
5. Other


Class D: Cut Specimens – Best blooms from your garden
One single flowering stem or branch
1. Annual
2. Perennial
3. Roses
4. Vines
5. Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes (other than Dahlia)
6. Shrub – branch height not to exceed 24” from lip of bottle to tip of specimen


Class E: Foliage
One stem or branch per exhibit, unless otherwise noted, of a plant grown primarily for foliage. All flowers and buds to be removed.
1. Fern
2. Hosta
3. Other
4. A collection of three different foliage stems or branches. These can be woody, herbaceous, annual or geophyte. Cut specimen collection artistically arranged in a clear glass container supplied by the exhibitor. Key card required. To be judged 60% on horticultural merit and 40% on artistic merit.


Class F: A Bloom from the Garden of a Provisional
A single flowering stem from the garden of a provisional, entered by that provisional with the assistance of her proposer.


Class G: Par (See Rules)


Class H: Educational Merit (See Rules)


                                                   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Horticulture Committee                   10:00 a.m. - noon                                        Mary Funsch
Plant Exchange
This is your chance to share your favorite plants with others. Bring a plant, take home a plant! Please do put your plants in pots for this event.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
Floral Design Committee 9:00 a.m. Polly Edelmann
Workshop: Flower Arranging 101
Jennifer Fenton and Polly Edelmann will conduct a hands-on flower arranging workshop. The Elements of Design (color, form, line, space, texture) and Principles of Design (balance, contrast, dominance, proportion, rhythm, scale) will be discussed and demonstrated. We will give instructions on how to enter a Flower Show. This workshop is required for provisionals and provided at no cost to them. Participants will make their own arrangement to take home. Bring clippers and/or scissors.
Cost: $25 per person. Limited to 15.
RSVP to Polly Edelmann at pollyedelmann@me.com


                                                    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
Opening Cocktail Party                  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                     Lisa Stockman
Join us as we celebrate the start of a new year. All members, husbands and significant others are welcome!
Cost per guest TBD.
RSVP to Wendy Mager at wendyonphibbs@gmail.com


                                                     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018
Floral Design Committee               8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.                                    Philadelphia, PA
Jenny Love Workshop
LOVE n’ FRESH FLOWERS
Learn to make an overflowing “earthy elegant” centerpiece in the renowned Love n’ Fresh style. Owner and Creative Director Jennie Love is a professional horticulturist, floral designer and experienced life-long farmer. She has led numerous workshops over the years, including regularly sold-out Master Classes at her farm as well as for The Longwood Gardens' Floral Design Certificate Program. She has been featured in the New York Times for her farm-to-centerpiece efforts. Martha Stewart Weddings named her one of the top wedding florists in the nation. Members will be given a beautiful container to fill with abundant seasonal blooms. Members will be able to walk the fields, cut what flowers are at their peak (Dahlias!) and take them to Jennie’s design studio to create a magnificent piece. We will carpool there. The workshop will take place from 10:00-12:30. Bag lunches will be provided.
Cost: $185 per person. Limited to 20.
RSVP to Jennifer Fenton at jennfenton@hotmail.com


                                                         FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
Photography Committee                       10:00 a.m.                                                   Leigh Bartlett
Informational Coffee
Come learn about the activities and educational opportunities offered by the Photography Committee. All members welcome.
RSVP to Leigh Bartlett at leighconstable@yahoo.com


                                                        FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
Photography Committee                           8:15 a.m.                                Farm View Playing Fields
Canoe trip in the Pinelands
Meet at the Farm View Playing Fields parking lot on the Great Road to car pool to the Pinelands. Canoe/kayak on the Batsto River with a guide, making stops along the way to photograph the fall color in beautiful and interesting places that you probably have not seen before. Bring your camera in a zip lock bag, and your lunch. We hope to create images that will be accepted in a juried show cosponsored by the Pineland Preservation Alliance (PPA) and the Princeton Photography Club that will create a compelling call to action to preserve the Pinelands. We will be the guests of the PPA, but we are asking that each person contribute $35, which will go into our Photography Workshop Fund.This will be an all-day event. We plan to return by 5:30 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 26. Limited to 12. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Fina Raccuia-Behling by Oct. 5 will reserve your place.


                                                        TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
Meeting and luncheon                                 10:30 a.m.                                                *Leigh Bartlett
D&R Greenway                                                                                                     Fina Raccuia-Behling
Photography Program:
Larry Zink, avid photographer and Group Vice President of Creative Services for Macy’s, will show a selection of his amazing landscape photographs and describe how to set up a successful image.


                                                         FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
Photography Committee                            9:30 a.m.                                                 Mountain Lakes
Fall Photography Walk: Capturing the Colors of Nature
Landscape Photographer and Master Gardner Linda Park will lead us on a walking tour of Mountain Lakes Preserve as we explore natural light photography and the secrets for capturing the beauty of nature in the fall, including how to use natural light, frame a photograph and find the right vantage point at optimal times of the day and year.
Cost: $20 per person. Minimum 10 people, maximum 16. A check made out to The Garden Club Princeton and received by Leigh Bartlett by Oct. 12 will reserve your place.


                                                         TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018
Horticulture Committee                            10:00 a.m.                                                    Anna Horner
Workshop: Bulb Forcing
Our in-club bulb forcing experts will guide us through potting bulbs for forcing for the Philadelphia Flower Show or ^ your own enjoyment and the preparation of entry cards for the show. This workshop is required for provisionals and provided at no cost to them. Provisional proposers are expected to attend. We encourage all our members to participate.
Cost: $25 per pot. Let’s make this year’s pots WINNERS!
RSVP to Anna Horner at annahorner@gmail.com


                                                         MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2018
Floral Design Committee                            10:00 a.m.                                                              YMCA
Workshop: Pressed Flowers
Pressed Flower Artist, Doris Cunniff, will discuss ways to turn flowers, leaves and other plant material into beautiful art. You will learn various methods of pressing flowers and making a pressed floral card. This will be a class in the January Floral Show, so come learn from a Master and get a head start on your entry. Lunch will follow at Tracy Sipprelle’s house.
Cost: $25 per person. Limited to 20.
RSVP to Veronica Bryant at verobryant@gmail.com for workshop and lunch.


                                                    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018
NJ Committee: Fall Luncheon                                                              Canoe Brook Country Club
Speaker: John Phibbs Summit, NJ
                                                           11: 30 a.m. Luncheon Begins
This luncheon features John Phibbs, the Principal of Debois Landscape Survey Group in Great Britain. John spoke last year at the Palm Beach Garden Club and has been advising on historic gardens since 1978. John has a ”long track record of designing and planning for the conservation of historic landscapes and is regarded as the leading authority on the work of the greatest English landscape gardener, Capability Brown.” He has written two books on Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and worked on overseeing over 600 gardens and estates.
Tickets will go on sale in September. You must purchase your own ticket directly. Contact Betsy Hoover with questions. We will carpool.


                                                   THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018
Conservation Committee                      10:00 a.m.                                                Helena Bienstock
Talk
Adrian Hyde, the Executive Director of the New Jersey Organic Farming Association, will speak to the Committee on organic gardening, water conservation and the emerging science around soil sequestration of carbon. Adrian manages Dunwald Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm in Hopewell, and is also a Master Gardener. All members welcome.
RSVP to Helena Bienstock at hbienst@verizon.net


                                                     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018
Photography Committee                  10:00 a.m. - noon                                                    Watershed
First of a two-part series with Avery Brighton
Participants will submit 3 images on a thumb drive (committee help provided) for an evaluation of what is good about each photograph and what could be improved to make a more successful image. Elements of a good photograph will be discussed as well as tips on making a macro image. An assignment for the second workshop will be given.
Cost for the two-part series is $75, even if you only can make one meeting. Your submitted homework for the missed workshop will be critiqued, and you will receive notes of that critique. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Penny Thomas by Nov. 10 will reserve your place.


                                                  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
Meeting and Luncheon                        10:30 a.m.                                                *Helena Bienstock
Watershed                                                                                                                           Margaret Sieck
Garden History and Design Program:
George Shackelford, Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, will speak on “Impressionist Gardens.” George is the author of books and catalogues on the art of Degas, Van Gogh, Gaugin and Monet, among others, and is currently at work on an exhibition of the late paintings of Claude Monet – all of them devoted to the magnificent garden he created at his home in Giverny. George will trace the Impressionists’ fascination with gardens from their beginnings in the 1860s to their blossoming in the great Water Lilies decorations that were Monet’s last works.


                                                    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
Photography Committee                10:00 a.m. - noon                                                        Watershed
Lecture
John Barclay, well known photographer, lecturer and leader of workshops all over the world will treat us to an inspirational and uplifting talk for all photographers, no matter where they are in their journey, skill or camera choice. Don’t miss this!
Cost: $35 per person. Minimum of 10 people. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Penny Thomas by Nov. 15 will reserve your place.


                                                    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
Photography Committee               10:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm                                                   Watershed
Workshop
The kind of paper that you print your photos on makes a difference. Learn the qualities of 5 to 10 fine arts papers and the labs that use them. Even if you print your own photos, you will observe the difference the choice of paper makes. Andrew Darlow, professional photographer and workshop leader, will take an image from each participant and prepare it for printing in Lightroom so that you can see how it is done. You will receive an 8” x 11” print from one of the labs he suggests - a possible entry in the PPA juried show!
Cost: $50 per person. Limited to 8. A check made out to The Garden Club of Princeton and received by Leigh Bartlett by Nov. 20 will reserve your place. If spaces remain, the Committee would like time to offer them to Stony Brook and Trenton.


                                                  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018
Meeting and                                              9:30 a.m.                                                             *Pam Mount
Christmas Workshop                                                                                            The Provisional Class
Terhune Orchards
At our annual Christmas Workshop, we will make miniature Christmas arrangements in small tin cans using greenery and berries from member gardens, as well as other embellishments. The arrangements will be given to Meals on Wheels to provide holiday cheer for their clients.


Floral Design Committee
Workshop: Table Wreath Centerpieces
Immediately following the Christmas Workshop
During this hands-on workshop, Jennifer DelVecchio will teach us how to make table wreath centerpieces. These can be Advent wreaths, centerpieces or great seasonal gifts for the holidays. All materials will be provided.
Cost: $25 per person. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Jennifer DelVecchio at reading_jennifer@hotmail.com


                                                   TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
Meeting and Luncheon                        10:30 a.m.                                                     *Cynthia Larsen
D&R Greenway                                                                                                                 Millena Coffey
Floral Design Program:
Demystifying Floral Judging – Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Frustrated by 3rd place and wonder HOW? WHY? WHAT!!! Our expert panel of 3 GCA Judges will tell us the why’s and how’s to judging Floral Design, what judges are looking for and what to avoid while making your arrangement. A mock show class will be critiqued in front of the club by the panel of 3 Judges. Q and A to follow.


Floral Design Show: “It’s the Little Things”
Show Consultants: Jennifer Fenton, Polly Edelmann and Veronica Bryant
Show Entries will only be accepted on the morning of the show from 8:30–9:45 a.m. If you have a job responsibility at this show, you must bring your entries at 8:00 a.m.


Passers

Katie Cutler

Avril Moore

Betsy Griffith


Stagers
Stephanie Wedeking
Gigi Goldman
Clerk

Veronica Bryant

Clerk-in-training

 Victoria Holly
*If you cannot perform your job, please find a replacement and inform one of the show consultants.


Class I: Little Darlings
A floral cuff displayed on a bracelet stand. Design staged on a grey 42” high pedestal with a 14” top. Brass cuff and stand will be provided by the committee. Viewed on all sides.
Limited to 6 entries.


Class II: A Little Work
A challenge class where all materials will be provided the day of the show. You will have up to 1 ½ hours to complete your floral design, 8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. It will be staged on a 42” high table covered with a taupe cloth. Design may not exceed 16” in width or depth. Viewed from 3 sides.
Limited to 6 entries.


Class III: Little Woman
Dried floral material made to be an impression of a woman. Pressed flower design to be on 5” x 8” cardstock. Viewed from the front and staged on a 42” high table covered with a taupe cloth.
Limited to 6 entries.


                                                   TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019
Conservation Committee                   6:30 p.m.                                                           Margaret Sieck
Movie Night
A screening of a top-notch environmental film accompanied by great snacks and camaraderie. All members welcome!
RSVP to Margaret Sieck at mseekwin@gmail.com


                                                  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019
French Market Committee               10:00 a.m.                                                                 Erin Forrey
Planning Meeting
The French Market committee will discuss plans and ideas to make this year’s markets fun and successful. All members welcome.
RSVP to Erin Forrey at mrsforrey@gmail.com


                                                THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019
Horticulture Committee                       10:30 a.m.                                                         Anna Horner
Philadelphia Flower Show Entry Preparation
The countdown to entering the Philadelphia Flower Show begins with a discussion of the steps for bringing bulbs into bloom and tips for grooming and transporting them. This workshop is required for provisionals. All members welcome. The Philadelphia Flower Show is only five weeks away!


Photography Show-Information to Come

Clerks: Clerk-in-training:

Susan Broeker Gillian Reeder
Leigh Bartlett
Meg Michael
Penny Thomas
Class I: Still Life
A photograph of an arrangement of elements, natural and/or man-made. For more on Still Life Photography, refer to the Glossary at the end of the Yellow Book, aka The Flower Show and Judging Guide, on the GCA website.
An image that contains things related to the kitchen:
a. Color
b. Black and white

Class II: Mini Macro Photographs (plant material required) – Color
4” x 4” macro (no landscapes) photographs, flush mounted on black foam core:
a. one image
b. a group of four clearly related images, to be hung as you direct (include a diagram with your entry). Counts as one entry.
Class III: One Landscape Photograph printed twice (counts as one entry) – Color
Two identical prints with each print on a different kind of paper:
This is an experiment to see what using different kinds of photographic paper can do for identical prints. Judges will judge the photograph and comment on the impact of different papers.
a. photographed in the Watershed Reserve
b. photographed in the Pine Barrens
c. photographed in another location to be named
Class IV: Species of the Year, the Dahlia – Color
a. a single bloom
b. more than one bloom
c. any part or parts of a dahlia
Class V: Motion
An image depicting motion:
a. Color
b. Black and white
Class VI: Junior Photography Show: open to children of or relatives of members – Color
Your favorite nature photograph:
Maximum size of print - 60” perimeter; no minimum size. Prints must be flush mounted on black foam core.
a. 11 years old and under
b. 12 to 18 years old


                                                SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019
Cocktail Party                                       5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.                                               Watershed
Join us for the opening of the Photography Show, “Return of the Roving Eye,” and celebrate our many talented photographers in The Garden Club of Princeton Gallery. All members and friends welcome. There will be a separate Children’s Party for entrants 11 years old and under. Details will follow. Cost per guest TBD.
RSVP to Wendy Mager at wendyonphipps@gmail.com


                                                 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Horticulture Committee                       10:00 a.m.                                                Terhune Orchards
Workshop: Starting from Seed
Anna Horner will show us how to get started growing flowers and vegetables from seed. This workshop is required for provisonals and provided at no cost to them. Seeds and kits will be available for $15.
RSVP to Anna Horner at annahorner@gmail.com by Thursday, February 1, 2019 so kits can be ordered.


                                                    TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019
Philadelphia Flower Show                   8:00 a.m.                                                           *Mary Funsch
Meeting and Box Lunch                                                                                              Linda Sedgewick
                                                                                                                                            Maureen Stellato
                                                                                                                                       Katherine Dresdner
A bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show.
Do not miss one of the most important horticulture and flower arranging shows in the world! Join us for a brief business meeting on the bus and a tour of this prestigious, world-class show. The bus will depart promptly at 8:30 a.m. from the Farm View Fields Parking Lot on the Great Road and will drop us at the front door of the Convention Center. We will be picked up at the same drop-off location for the journey home at 1:30 p.m. Please note that it is important to arrive earlier than 8:30 a.m. if we are to depart on time. Tickets will be available for purchase from Susan Broeker beginning in the late fall. Please reserve your spot ahead of time at susan_broeker@yahoo.com. Box lunches will be provided. Attendance at the business meeting is excused for those who do not attend. Meeting credit is given for those who choose to come on the bus trip. Guests are welcome.
Cost: $50 per person.


                                                     THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
Horticulture Committee                         10:00 a.m.                                                        Mary Funsch
Planning Meeting
The Horticulture Committee will discuss plans and activities for 2019-2020 and choose the Species of the Year for 2019- 2020 as well.
RSVP to Mary Funsch at funschs@aol.com

                                                       THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019
Conservation Committee                          9:30 a.m.                                                     Wendy Mager
Planning Meeting
The Conservation Committee will discuss plans and activities for 2019–2020. A light breakfast will be provided.
RSVP to Wendy Mager at wendyonphipps@gmail.com


                                                        MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019
Floral Design Committee                         Noon                                                           Jennifer Fenton
Planning Meeting
This is a chance for all Floral Design Committee members to share their hopes for 2019-2020. Tell us your floral aspirations or Pinterest finds, share your ideas about planning for next year, let us know about new products you have discovered or ask questions about floral design. All members welcome. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Jennifer Fenton at jennfenton@hotmail.com


                                                     WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
Horticulture Committee                        10:00 a.m.                                                         Anna Horner
Passing Workshop with Emphasis on Daffodils
We will review the fine points of the art of “passing” in preparation for our April and May Shows including a review of the American Daffodil Society’s classification system. Anyone scheduled to pass at the April or May Horticulture Show must attend. The entire club is encouraged to attend, especially members of the Horticulture Committee in order to prepare for being passers in the future. This workshop is required for provisionals.


                                                          FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019
Photography Committee                           11:00 a.m.                                                   Penny Thomas
Planning meeting
The Photography Committee will discuss ideas, plans and activities for 2019–2020. Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to Penny Thomas at mbtedt@gmail.com


                                                       TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019
Meeting and Luncheon                          10:30 a.m.                                                       *Betsy Griffith
D&R Greenway                                                                                                                 Barbara Gallup
Horticulture Program:
Roger Davis, Senior Gardener at Longwood Gardens, will present all you ever wanted to know about our species of the year, the Dahlia.


Horticulture Show: Daffs and Friends
Captains: Mary Funsch and Deborah Jordan
Show entries will only be accepted on the morning of the show from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Due to the pressure of time, no entries will be accepted after the entry deadline. If you have a job responsibility at this show, you must bring your entries at 8:00 a.m. Entries are limited to 5 per member in each of the 13 classifications of daffodils by the American Daffodil Society.


The Daffodil Identifier will help identify only one daffodil bloom per exhibitor, but only if the entry is submitted before 8:30 a.m. All other daffodil blooms must be identified prior to arrival at the show. Daffseek Daffodil Database sponsored by the American Daffodil Society is an excellent source. Website: www.daffseek.org


Passers: Helena Bienstock, Barbie Bromley,Trudy Healy, Penny Thomas

Clerk: Molly Finnell

Daffodil Identifier: Dorothy Shepard
Clerk-in-Training: Reuwai Hanewald
Runner : Emily Firmenich, Maureen Stellato

Placer:Anna Horner, Martha Sword


*If you cannot perform your job, please find a replacement and inform one of the captains. Please consult the GCP website for a detailed description of the duties of a Captain, Passer, Clerk, Runner and Placer.


Class A: Daffodil (Narcissus)
1. One stem of a variety. Classes will be divided according to the American Daffodil Society’s Classifications I-XIII.


Class B: Multiple Daffodils
1. Three stems of the same variety in one bottle.
2. Three stems of three different varieties of daffodils in one bottle. Key card required.


Class C: Spring Bulbs (other than Daffodils)
1. Tulips (Tulipa) displayed with a minimum of two attached leaves.
2. Others such as: Crocus (Crocus), Snowdrops (Galanthus), Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), etc.


Class D: Flowering Branches – not to exceed 24” in height measured from the lip of bottle to the tip of specimen.
1. Shrubs
2. Trees


Class E: Flowering Perennial Stems
1. Hellebores (Helleborus)
2. Others


Class F. Cut Specimen Collection
A collection of three different stems or branches (these can be woody, herbaceous, annual or geophytes) with at least one in flower artistically arranged in a clear glass container supplied by the exhibitor. Key card required. To be judged 60% on horticultural merit and 40% on artistic merit.


Class G: Par (See Rules)


Class H: Educational Merit (See Rules)


                                                     THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019
Photography Committee                              6:30 p.m.                                                          Watershed
Lecture
Rick Wright, a Philadelphia-area photographer specializing in architecture and fine art, presents “Life of the Architectural Photographer” including photographs of the Watershed. Rick brings his background in painting and design to every structure he shoots. He likes to locate a narrative in every shot and then push that idea with lighting, precise vantage points, subtle styling and welcome “accidents.” Additional details will be forthcoming.


                                                     WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019
Conservation Committee                       11:00 a.m.                                                   Mountain Lakes
Walk and Talk
Mark Brownlee and his colleague Cameron McIntosh, of the ecological restoration firm ArcheWild and its sister native plant nursery, will speak to the Committee about local projects including the Friends of Princeton Open Space (FOPOS) forest restoration at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Preserve. They will discuss how we can use our own gardens to contribute to the native plant seed bank and increase biological diversity. Bring a bag lunch to eat on the terrace. We will walk around the lake to the FOPOS project area (a ten-minute walk each way) if the weather cooperates. All members welcome.
RSVP to Wendy Mager at wendyonphipps@gmail.com


                                                        THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019
Mother’s Day French Market                9:00 a.m.                                                     Polly Edelmann
We will create special arrangements for Mother’s Day to be sold at the 11:00 a.m. French Market on Friday. This workshop is required for provisionals.


                                                       WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
Garden History and Design                    11:00 a.m.                                                   Millena Coffey
Walk and Talk
Millena Coffey will explain how the various garden spaces evolved around her Bucks County home, its folly and small cottage. She will share the many lessons she has learned over the years and explore how her ideas could be adapted to your garden. All members ^ welcome. Lunch will be provided. Carpooling is suggested; parking is limited.
RSVP to Millena Coffey at millena6272@yahoo.com


                                                       TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2019
Annual Meeting and Tea                       1:00 p.m.                                                  *Emily Firmenich
Horticulture Show: Flowers that Bloom in the Spring                                              Tracy Siprelle
Captains: Anna Horner and Mary Bryson                                                                   Susan Broeker
Show entries will only be accepted on the morning of the show from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. If you have a job responsibility at this show you must bring your entries at 8:00 a.m.


Passers:  Kathy Enquist, Mary Funsch, Tommye Schiro, Cecilia Mathews

Clerks: Fina Raccuia-Behling

Clerks-in-Training:,  Noelle RidingsKatharine O’Grady

Runners: Beth Beers, Jeannette Ching

Placers: Millena Coffey, Wendy Mager


*If you cannot perform your job, please find a replacement and inform one of the captains. Please consult the GCP website for a detailed description of the duties of a Captain, Passer, Clerk, Runner and Placer.


Class A. Cut Specimen – Best Blooms from Your Garden
One single flowering stem or branch
1. Peony
   a. Herbaceous
   b. Tree
   c. Itoh


2. Perennials (other than Peony)
3. Shrubs (other than Peony) – branch height not to exceed 24”
4. Trees – branch height not to exceed 24”
5. Vines
6. Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes (aka Geophytes)


Class B. Foliage Stems
Three stems of the same species or cultivar
1. Fern
2. Hosta
3. Other


Class C. Cut Specimen Collection
A collection of three different flowering stems or branches (these can be woody, herbaceous, annual or geophyte) artistically arranged in a clear glass container supplied by the exhibitor. Key card required. To be judged 60% horticultural merit, 40% artistic merit.


Class D. Seedlings
One rooted plant grown from seed and planted no earlier than February 28, 2019. To be displayed in a plastic propagation pot provided by the Horticulture Committee. Propagation card required.


Class E: Houseplants
One plant per container. Container not to exceed 10” in diameter.
1. Fern
2. Begonia
3. Orchid
4. Succulent


Class F: Par (See Rules)


Class G: Educational Merit (See Rules)


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                                                     THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2019
Horticulture Committee                    10 a.m. - noon                                                       Lambertville
Trip to Lambertville Iris Patch