September is Our Kick Off Month
Our club year kicks off in September and we are thrilled to be back together for our meetings and events.
We meet year round with a combination of in-person meetings, field trips and pop-up garden visits.
(Note: No General Meetings will take place in January or February.)
Examples of our Programming:
Gardener to Gardener Workshops on a range of gardening topics at private gardens
Pop-up open garden visits
Field trips to area venues
Visited Greenfield Berry Farm in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Plant Exchanges In May and September.
Flower arranging hands-on classes and all who participate create a beautiful flower arrangement
Participated in the City of Hudson Earth Day Vendor Exhibition.
Create and deliver May ‘baskets’ to our schools and key community service organizations.
The holiday season brings a very busy and creative opportunity for Hudson Garden Club.
We create beautiful holiday swags for Hudson’s Christkindl Market and then install the swags on each artisan booth.
We participate annually in the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Holiday Show
We have decorated a tree at Stan Hywet’s Deck the Hall, trees at Case Barlow Farm’s Santa in the Barn and Winter Wonderland, and a festive holiday window at First and Main in Downtown Hudson.
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 Meetings Take Place Throughout the Year
Just a reminder that we do not hold our monthly General Meetings in January or February. The summer months bring many opportunities for our members. 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
Save the dates for our 75th Home and Garden Tour
Friday, June 16, 2023
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Check back in early 2023 for additional information.
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 email@example.com. 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!