September is our Kick Off Month Each Year

Our club year starts in September and we are thrilled to be back together for our meetings and events.  We continue to meet with a combination of in person and Zoom meetings.  
Examples of our Programming: 
We held a Gardener to Gardener Workshop on the topic of Garden Grooming at a private garden in September. 
We visited Greenfield Berry Farm in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
We held our Fall Plant Exchange In September.
The holiday season brought a very busy and creative opportunity for Hudson Garden Club.
We created beautiful holiday swags for Hudson’s Christkindl Market and then installed the swags on each artisan booth.
We decorated a festive holiday window at First and Main in Downtown Hudson.
We participated in the Cleveland Botanical Garden Glow holiday event with a fabulous mantel.
We decorated a tree at Stan Hywet’s ‘Deck the Halls’.
We held a flower arranging hands-on class and all who participated created a beautiful flower arrangement.
We participated in the City of Hudson Earth Day Vendor Exhibition.
We created and delivered May ‘baskets’ to our schools and key community service organizations.

Kitchen Table Flowers, a Flower Arranging Demonstration

Flower Arranging Committee Chair Barbara Earnhardt and Hudson Garden Club member Sue L’Hommedieu conducted a demonstration of small, simple floral designs.  Using only flowers from their own gardens, they each made several arrangements and offered hints and tips on how to condition, arrange and display the floral designs. Christ Church Episcopal generously provided the venue for this August event.

Our monthly meetings take place from September through May

Just a reminder that we do not hold our monthly General Meetings in June, July or August. We are still an active club during those months, though. We have our annual Tour, field trips, Gardener to Gardener workshops, Herb Group meetings and outings. We keep in touch via our newsletter and Facebook and we take time to enjoy the friendships we have formed through the club.  Happy gardening!

2023 Home and Garden Tour

Check back April 1, 2023 for details and ticketing. 

A Gardener to Gardener Group Challenge

Our Gardener to Gardener Group is a way for our club members to share gardening knowledge with each other. This spring they issued a Flower Forcing Challenge. For many of us gardeners, late February and early March can be nearly unbearable, but forcing early flowering branches in our homes can make the dreary snow and ice a little more tolerable. Forcing branches to bloom inside is not at all hard to do. Witch Hazel and Forsythia bloom quickly indoors, as do many other flowering shrubs and trees. You can also buy branches that are not completely in bloom from florists, grocery stores or online catalogs. Paperwhite narcissus and pre-chilled spring bulbs can be forced, too. We challenge you to try it! If you are successful please send your pictures to info@hudsongardenclub.org. We will post on our facebook page and in an album on our Photos page of this website. 

Read more at Gardening Know How: Forcing Flowering Branches – How To Force Branches To Bloom Indoors
Check our online Calendar or Meeting page of our website to find the link to our free monthly meetings on Zoom. When the weather warms, we hope to hold meetings outdoors. Stay safe, everyone!

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