February Garden Club Meeting

The Luray Garden Club was happy to welcome our two newest members, Nancy Boyer and Del Price. Amy Chan and Loree Fisher served as hostesses for the February 11 meeting. Gretchen Mulligan narrated a slide show of photographs she has taken during 2019 of the designs at the Shenandoah Designers Guild’s monthly meetings, pointing out elements, principles and styles of design and where in the Flower Show Handbook more information could be found.

Gretchen Mulligan teaching elements of design.

The design for the month was Dear Valentine. Three standard size designs and one petite were submitted for judging.

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State Award

The Luray Garden Club was awarded second place from Virginia Federated Garden Clubs for the Seed Saved Education Project conducted with the schools.

Saved Seed Award

The Saved Seed Project

The Saved Seed Project

Copies of “The Saved Seed,” by Brenda Moore were purchased by the Luray Garden Club and given to all Page County elementary schools and public libraries last fall.

In the spring of 2018, former elementary teacher and counselor, Linda Dudley and her granddaughter, Courtney who is studying to be a teacher, shared the book and hands-on seed activities with two 4th and two 5th grade classes at Springfield Elementary School and one kindergarten class at Luray Elementary reaching approximately 125 students and 9 adults.

Susan King also did a class at the Luray Library

The Saved Seed Project

May 2018 Meeting

Sari Carp from Sustainability Agriculture presented a program on Companion planting.

Here is a pdf of her presentation

Companion Planting

Enjoy some photos from the meeting.

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Shenandoah District Spring Meeting

Attending Spring District Meeting

Five members of Luray Garden club attended,left to right, Susan Zorn, President Loree Fisher, Gretchen Mulligan and VP Rose Ann Smythe

Fran Gregory not pictured, also attended.

Loree shows off our Blue Ribbon Scrapbook

Designs from the new 2017 Handbook for Flower Shows-2 on left, featured foliage designs, group mass design and a cascade design

Close up of Mass Design

You never know who you will meet. Loree finds her Art Teacher at the District Meeting