HGC’s Glow Girls decorated a door for Cleveland Botanical Garden’s GLOW2020 event

For many years our club has decorated a tree for the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s holiday show, GLOW.  This year, Affiliate Clubs chose between trees, dining tables, and doors. Our HGC Glow Girls chose to adorn a door.  The Cleveland Botanical Garden event opened on  November 21 and runs through January 3. Make a date to view our club’s creation and all the other wonderful decor on display. See cbgarden.org for more info about timed tickets and other details about the event.

The botanical garden wanted the designs to focus on the world of plants – greens, flowers, fruit, herbs, etc – that are a part of our Holiday traditions. Our club created a beautiful door design for the event, and it incorporated new ideas, reused items, borrowed pieces, the efforts of the Glow Girls, and member donations. Our design name is “YOU’RE BOTANICALLY WELCOMED!” We also included a sign that says “Be Welcomed Through a  Hudson Door at the HUDSON HOME & GARDEN TOUR” as a reminder that the Tour will be back!
 
So how did the Glow Girls make it happen this year? 
 
Mary Gallo wrapped a topiary star frame with fluffy white yarn and white and silver thread to provide the base for an unusual door “wreath”. Patty LaFontaine sprayed an assortment of pinecones and stiff ostrich fern fronds with a copper metallic paint to make them shine and stand out. Barb Earnhardt glycerined eucalyptus and spray painted and glittered Allium and Agapanthus seed heads and harvested milkweed pods then tied them shut with fishing line. Kathy Foley removed dead lights strings from the garland to be used, helped tie on the new lighting, and braided and wrapped the honeysuckle vine around the greens. Betty Kalish donated a critical need – how much harder it would’ve been without those cable ties! Kristina Dahlhausen and Luann Freedman fashioned beaded snowflakes to add a finishing, sparkling touch to our design. Nancy Renner, Lois James, and Nancy Kolodgy were at the ready to help with any last minute crafting or artistic needs. Jan Lindstrom and Jane Thornton assisted Barb and hauled, loaded and unloaded tools, ladders, materials, and were the helping hands always needed the day-of and onsite.
Other Club members helped us too with important donations. Jen Baughman gave us many materials – garland, birch branches, ornaments, pinecones – that became part of our design. April and Charlie Walton donated Sahara dry foam and Oasis floral foam that were used in our mechanics (support structures). Jane Harrison donated curly willow and she and Grace Blower dried Hydrangea used in the design. Alice Caniglia donated Moneyplant seed heads. Friend of HGC Lis Hugh loaned her urn planters which were the right color and size to go with the scene. 
 
About the materials; isn’t it wonderful to reuse, repurpose, share, make something new out of something old? The garland was someone else’s, once. Pinecones were used in the past too. The curly Willow, Money plant, Hydrangea and dried milkweed pods were saved from the Club’s Inspiration in Bloom design at Stan Hywet Hall this year. Eucalyptus and fern fronds destined for the compost pile got another life. The giant silvered dried Allium schubertii have been around many times, including being part of the decor in a past Garden Gathering! The pretty snowflakes will become a memory of this year’s event and are sure to be treasured.
 
Once again, we made a lovely contribution from our Club to our larger community to add beauty and joy to the upcoming Christmas holiday! 

 Check our Calendar Page for upcoming events!

Due to the cold weather, we can longer hold our meetings outdoors. Our November and December meetings will be free Zoom webinars covering practical ways to make your yard more inviting for wildlife and bees.  Check our club Calendar for more details, the dates and the zoom links.

 Make an Evergreen Wreath Workshop at November 19 meeting

Our next meeting will be held on November 19 at Field of Blooms, 10189 Mantua Center Road in Mantua. We will gather in the barn there and each be making a holiday wreath using a variety of greens hand-tied on a 14-inch wire frame. Owner Rose Standish will be demonstrating and directing our group. Register for our Private Event and select either the 1pm or 6:30pm session at this link.

 

 “Ready for Winter” workshop to be held Oct 28

There will be a Gardener-to-Gardener workshop on Wednesday, October 28, in the garden of Sue L’Hommedieu. This will be an opportunity to see a mixed garden of shrubs and perennials that is ready for winter. Come to hear what was done and why, get tips on composting and ask questions about your own garden. RSVP to Daniela Baloi, Gardener-to- Gardener Chair at dbaloi2000@gmail.com for either the 10am or 5pm session.

 

 

 Covid-19 requires meeting adaptations but October meeting is a “go”

 

We have been working hard to adapt our club activities to stay in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Our summer events have been held outdoors with masks and social distancing.  Our members have attended Open Gardens, New Member Gatherings, Gardener-to-Gardener workshops and our monthly meeting in September.  As the weather gets colder, our options are narrowing for outdoor meetings, but we are able to hold one more.

Our October meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020 (rain date Wednesday, October 14, 2020). We will be meeting outside and social distancing on the patio area at Highfield’s Event Center, 1940 Georgetown Road, Hudson. Please bring your own chair. Masks are encouraged. Indoor restrooms will be accessible. Arrival beginning at 6:00pm with the program beginning at 6:30pm.

Our speaker will be Derek Kuryla, landscape architect, who will share with us planning and designing of outdoor areas for four-season interest and will include a walking tour of Highfield’s gardens.  Derek oversees the KGK landscape design studio.  Prior to joining KGK, Derek received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and worked as a design professional for MKSK Studios of Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

September Plant Exchange – A New Format

 

Due to Covid19 restrictions still in place, our usual September Plant Exchange at Veterans Way Park has been cancelled.  However, Hudson Garden Club members can still swap plants by posting plants that they have or want and making individual arrangements with another member to meet for the swap. Send an email to info at hudsongardenclub.org with what you want posted. Be sure to include your name and how you want to be contacted. We will post in the Members Area under the “Plants-Has/Wants” tab.   While this service is only open to HGC members, we welcome anyone interested to join our club.  Visit JOIN on this website for membership details.

September 10th meeting to be held outdoors

 UPDATE:  There was a limit to the number of people allowed at each session and all slots are now taken so we are no longer taking reservations for this program.  Thank you.

Due to Covid restrictions, our September meeting will be a farm tour and presentation held outdoors. Please note the date is Thursday, September 10, 2020.   The outing will be hald at Thaxton Garlic Farm, 2710 Ravenna Road, and will include a tour of the farm followed by a 45-minute presentation about various garlic varieties. Garlic and garlic products will be available for purchase. Plan to bring a chair (6 foot spacing) and if you want, a beverage or snack to enjoy during the presentation. Reservations are required to ensure adequate spacing. Contact Lois James at jameslois19@gmail.com to request one of the TWO SESSIONS:   1:00-3:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm.

Visit our Facebook page to view Open Garden photos.

Photos from this summer’s Open Gardens are posted weekly on our Facebook page.You do not need a Facebook account to view our Facebook page. Follow the link and take a look. We are proud of our members and are inspired by their beautiful gardens!    UPDATE:  The 2020 Open Garden photos are now also posted in an album on our Photos page.. 

Virtual Garden Tour 2020 now showing on our Facebook page

Visit our Facebook page to find a series of videos that comprise our Virtual Garden Tour 2020. Members have contributed photos of their garden flowers and our chair of Tour Publicity, Erika Raeth, has compiled them into a series of short videos.  We hope you enjoy the show. See you in person in the gardens next summer!

Open Gardens planning begins

Plans are underway for a series of members-only Open Gardens during the summer months. Stay tuned as we line up members willing to invite fellow garden clubbers to a casual (social distanced) stroll of their garden. Details to follow in our club newsletter.  

May meeting and Plant Exchange are canceled 

Due to Ohio’s prohibition on group gatherings during the pandemic, our May meeting and the Spring Plant Exchange have been cancelled. We hope to start up our club activities again in September.

2020 Tour canceled due to Covid-19 risk

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, the Hudson Garden Club has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hudson Home and Garden Tour. We greatly appreciate all the homeowners, hosts/hostesses, and volunteers who have spent so much time in planning and preparation for this year’s event.

The good news is that many of this year’s homeowners have already agreed to participate in the 2021 tour. We look forward to it being the best one yet!

April meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the April meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy your garden.

March meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the March meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. 

Memorial books donated

As has been our club’s tradition from its founding, we have donated books to the Hudson Library in memory of two deceased members. Propagating Plants:How to Create New Plants for Free by Alan Toogood in memory of Dick Schultz  and Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley for Katy Considine, the daughter of members Dick and Joanne Satava.

January meeting to be held at The Red Twig

We continue to vary our monthly meeting location. On Thursday, January 16, our meeting will be at The Red Twig, a local floral design studio located at 5202 Darrow Road in Hudson.  The Red Twig is next door to Standing Rock Gallery. Beginning at 6:45pm, we will socialize while enjoying a glass of wine.  The program will begin at 7:00pm. The owner and floral designer Michelle Touve-Holland will present  “Introducing Elements of Spring Into the Home.”  

 Covid-19 requires meeting adaptations but October meeting is a “go”

 

We have been working hard to adapt our club activities to stay in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Our summer events have been held outdoors with masks and social distancing.  Our members have attended Open Gardens, New Member Gatherings, Gardener-to-Gardener workshops and our monthly meeting in September.  As the weather gets colder, our options are narrowing for outdoor meetings, but we are able to hold one more.

Our October meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020 (rain date Wednesday, October 14, 2020). We will be meeting outside and social distancing on the patio area at Highfield’s Event Center, 1940 Georgetown Road, Hudson. Please bring your own chair. Masks are encouraged. Indoor restrooms will be accessible. Arrival beginning at 6:00pm with the program beginning at 6:30pm.

Our speaker will be Derek Kuryla, landscape architect, who will share with us planning and designing of outdoor areas for four-season interest and will include a walking tour of Highfield’s gardens.  Derek oversees the KGK landscape design studio.  Prior to joining KGK, Derek received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and worked as a design professional for MKSK Studios of Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

September Plant Exchange – A New Format

 

Due to Covid19 restrictions still in place, our usual September Plant Exchange at Veterans Way Park has been cancelled.  However, Hudson Garden Club members can still swap plants by posting plants that they have or want and making individual arrangements with another member to meet for the swap. Send an email to info at hudsongardenclub.org with what you want posted. Be sure to include your name and how you want to be contacted. We will post in the Members Area under the “Plants-Has/Wants” tab.   While this service is only open to HGC members, we welcome anyone interested to join our club.  Visit JOIN on this website for membership details.

September 10th meeting to be held outdoors

 UPDATE:  There was a limit to the number of people allowed at each session and all slots are now taken so we are no longer taking reservations for this program.  Thank you.

Due to Covid restrictions, our September meeting will be a farm tour and presentation held outdoors. Please note the date is Thursday, September 10, 2020.   The outing will be hald at Thaxton Garlic Farm, 2710 Ravenna Road, and will include a tour of the farm followed by a 45-minute presentation about various garlic varieties. Garlic and garlic products will be available for purchase. Plan to bring a chair (6 foot spacing) and if you want, a beverage or snack to enjoy during the presentation. Reservations are required to ensure adequate spacing. Contact Lois James at jameslois19@gmail.com to request one of the TWO SESSIONS:   1:00-3:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm.

Visit our Facebook page to view Open Garden photos.

Photos from this summer’s Open Gardens are posted weekly on our Facebook page.You do not need a Facebook account to view our Facebook page. Follow the link and take a look. We are proud of our members and are inspired by their beautiful gardens!    UPDATE:  The 2020 Open Garden photos are now also posted in an album on our Photos page.. 

Virtual Garden Tour 2020 now showing on our Facebook page

Visit our Facebook page to find a series of videos that comprise our Virtual Garden Tour 2020. Members have contributed photos of their garden flowers and our chair of Tour Publicity, Erika Raeth, has compiled them into a series of short videos.  We hope you enjoy the show. See you in person in the gardens next summer!

Open Gardens planning begins

Plans are underway for a series of members-only Open Gardens during the summer months. Stay tuned as we line up members willing to invite fellow garden clubbers to a casual (social distanced) stroll of their garden. Details to follow in our club newsletter.  

May meeting and Plant Exchange are canceled 

Due to Ohio’s prohibition on group gatherings during the pandemic, our May meeting and the Spring Plant Exchange have been cancelled. We hope to start up our club activities again in September.

2020 Tour canceled due to Covid-19 risk

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, the Hudson Garden Club has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hudson Home and Garden Tour. We greatly appreciate all the homeowners, hosts/hostesses, and volunteers who have spent so much time in planning and preparation for this year’s event.

The good news is that many of this year’s homeowners have already agreed to participate in the 2021 tour. We look forward to it being the best one yet!

April meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the April meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy your garden.

March meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the March meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. 

Memorial books donated

As has been our club’s tradition from its founding, we have donated books to the Hudson Library in memory of two deceased members. Propagating Plants:How to Create New Plants for Free by Alan Toogood in memory of Dick Schultz  and Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley for Katy Considine, the daughter of members Dick and Joanne Satava.

January meeting to be held at The Red Twig

We continue to vary our monthly meeting location. On Thursday, January 16, our meeting will be at The Red Twig, a local floral design studio located at 5202 Darrow Road in Hudson.  The Red Twig is next door to Standing Rock Gallery. Beginning at 6:45pm, we will socialize while enjoying a glass of wine.  The program will begin at 7:00pm. The owner and floral designer Michelle Touve-Holland will present  “Introducing Elements of Spring Into the Home.”  

 Covid-19 requires meeting adaptations but October meeting is a “go”

 

We have been working hard to adapt our club activities to stay in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Our summer events have been held outdoors with masks and social distancing.  Our members have attended Open Gardens, New Member Gatherings, Gardener-to-Gardener workshops and our monthly meeting in September.  As the weather gets colder, our options are narrowing for outdoor meetings, but we are able to hold one more.

Our October meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020 (rain date Wednesday, October 14, 2020). We will be meeting outside and social distancing on the patio area at Highfield’s Event Center, 1940 Georgetown Road, Hudson. Please bring your own chair. Masks are encouraged. Indoor restrooms will be accessible. Arrival beginning at 6:00pm with the program beginning at 6:30pm.

Our speaker will be Derek Kuryla, landscape architect, who will share with us planning and designing of outdoor areas for four-season interest and will include a walking tour of Highfield’s gardens.  Derek oversees the KGK landscape design studio.  Prior to joining KGK, Derek received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and worked as a design professional for MKSK Studios of Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

September Plant Exchange – A New Format

 

Due to Covid19 restrictions still in place, our usual September Plant Exchange at Veterans Way Park has been cancelled.  However, Hudson Garden Club members can still swap plants by posting plants that they have or want and making individual arrangements with another member to meet for the swap. Send an email to info at hudsongardenclub.org with what you want posted. Be sure to include your name and how you want to be contacted. We will post in the Members Area under the “Plants-Has/Wants” tab.   While this service is only open to HGC members, we welcome anyone interested to join our club.  Visit JOIN on this website for membership details.

September 10th meeting to be held outdoors

 UPDATE:  There was a limit to the number of people allowed at each session and all slots are now taken so we are no longer taking reservations for this program.  Thank you.

Due to Covid restrictions, our September meeting will be a farm tour and presentation held outdoors. Please note the date is Thursday, September 10, 2020.   The outing will be hald at Thaxton Garlic Farm, 2710 Ravenna Road, and will include a tour of the farm followed by a 45-minute presentation about various garlic varieties. Garlic and garlic products will be available for purchase. Plan to bring a chair (6 foot spacing) and if you want, a beverage or snack to enjoy during the presentation. Reservations are required to ensure adequate spacing. Contact Lois James at jameslois19@gmail.com to request one of the TWO SESSIONS:   1:00-3:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm.

Visit our Facebook page to view Open Garden photos.

Photos from this summer’s Open Gardens are posted weekly on our Facebook page.You do not need a Facebook account to view our Facebook page. Follow the link and take a look. We are proud of our members and are inspired by their beautiful gardens!    UPDATE:  The 2020 Open Garden photos are now also posted in an album on our Photos page.. 

Virtual Garden Tour 2020 now showing on our Facebook page

Visit our Facebook page to find a series of videos that comprise our Virtual Garden Tour 2020. Members have contributed photos of their garden flowers and our chair of Tour Publicity, Erika Raeth, has compiled them into a series of short videos.  We hope you enjoy the show. See you in person in the gardens next summer!

Open Gardens planning begins

Plans are underway for a series of members-only Open Gardens during the summer months. Stay tuned as we line up members willing to invite fellow garden clubbers to a casual (social distanced) stroll of their garden. Details to follow in our club newsletter.  

May meeting and Plant Exchange are canceled 

Due to Ohio’s prohibition on group gatherings during the pandemic, our May meeting and the Spring Plant Exchange have been cancelled. We hope to start up our club activities again in September.

2020 Tour canceled due to Covid-19 risk

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, the Hudson Garden Club has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hudson Home and Garden Tour. We greatly appreciate all the homeowners, hosts/hostesses, and volunteers who have spent so much time in planning and preparation for this year’s event.

The good news is that many of this year’s homeowners have already agreed to participate in the 2021 tour. We look forward to it being the best one yet!

April meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the April meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy your garden.

March meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the March meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. 

Memorial books donated

As has been our club’s tradition from its founding, we have donated books to the Hudson Library in memory of two deceased members. Propagating Plants:How to Create New Plants for Free by Alan Toogood in memory of Dick Schultz  and Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley for Katy Considine, the daughter of members Dick and Joanne Satava.

January meeting to be held at The Red Twig

We continue to vary our monthly meeting location. On Thursday, January 16, our meeting will be at The Red Twig, a local floral design studio located at 5202 Darrow Road in Hudson.  The Red Twig is next door to Standing Rock Gallery. Beginning at 6:45pm, we will socialize while enjoying a glass of wine.  The program will begin at 7:00pm. The owner and floral designer Michelle Touve-Holland will present  “Introducing Elements of Spring Into the Home.”  

 Covid-19 requires meeting adaptations but October meeting is a “go”

 

We have been working hard to adapt our club activities to stay in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions. Our summer events have been held outdoors with masks and social distancing.  Our members have attended Open Gardens, New Member Gatherings, Gardener-to-Gardener workshops and our monthly meeting in September.  As the weather gets colder, our options are narrowing for outdoor meetings, but we are able to hold one more.

Our October meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020 (rain date Wednesday, October 14, 2020). We will be meeting outside and social distancing on the patio area at Highfield’s Event Center, 1940 Georgetown Road, Hudson. Please bring your own chair. Masks are encouraged. Indoor restrooms will be accessible. Arrival beginning at 6:00pm with the program beginning at 6:30pm.

Our speaker will be Derek Kuryla, landscape architect, who will share with us planning and designing of outdoor areas for four-season interest and will include a walking tour of Highfield’s gardens.  Derek oversees the KGK landscape design studio.  Prior to joining KGK, Derek received a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University and worked as a design professional for MKSK Studios of Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

September Plant Exchange – A New Format

 

Due to Covid19 restrictions still in place, our usual September Plant Exchange at Veterans Way Park has been cancelled.  However, Hudson Garden Club members can still swap plants by posting plants that they have or want and making individual arrangements with another member to meet for the swap. Send an email to info at hudsongardenclub.org with what you want posted. Be sure to include your name and how you want to be contacted. We will post in the Members Area under the “Plants-Has/Wants” tab.   While this service is only open to HGC members, we welcome anyone interested to join our club.  Visit JOIN on this website for membership details.

September 10th meeting to be held outdoors

 UPDATE:  There was a limit to the number of people allowed at each session and all slots are now taken so we are no longer taking reservations for this program.  Thank you.

Due to Covid restrictions, our September meeting will be a farm tour and presentation held outdoors. Please note the date is Thursday, September 10, 2020.   The outing will be hald at Thaxton Garlic Farm, 2710 Ravenna Road, and will include a tour of the farm followed by a 45-minute presentation about various garlic varieties. Garlic and garlic products will be available for purchase. Plan to bring a chair (6 foot spacing) and if you want, a beverage or snack to enjoy during the presentation. Reservations are required to ensure adequate spacing. Contact Lois James at jameslois19@gmail.com to request one of the TWO SESSIONS:   1:00-3:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm.

Visit our Facebook page to view Open Garden photos.

Photos from this summer’s Open Gardens are posted weekly on our Facebook page.You do not need a Facebook account to view our Facebook page. Follow the link and take a look. We are proud of our members and are inspired by their beautiful gardens!    UPDATE:  The 2020 Open Garden photos are now also posted in an album on our Photos page.. 

Virtual Garden Tour 2020 now showing on our Facebook page

Visit our Facebook page to find a series of videos that comprise our Virtual Garden Tour 2020. Members have contributed photos of their garden flowers and our chair of Tour Publicity, Erika Raeth, has compiled them into a series of short videos.  We hope you enjoy the show. See you in person in the gardens next summer!

Open Gardens planning begins

Plans are underway for a series of members-only Open Gardens during the summer months. Stay tuned as we line up members willing to invite fellow garden clubbers to a casual (social distanced) stroll of their garden. Details to follow in our club newsletter.  

May meeting and Plant Exchange are canceled 

Due to Ohio’s prohibition on group gatherings during the pandemic, our May meeting and the Spring Plant Exchange have been cancelled. We hope to start up our club activities again in September.

2020 Tour canceled due to Covid-19 risk

With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, the Hudson Garden Club has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hudson Home and Garden Tour. We greatly appreciate all the homeowners, hosts/hostesses, and volunteers who have spent so much time in planning and preparation for this year’s event.

The good news is that many of this year’s homeowners have already agreed to participate in the 2021 tour. We look forward to it being the best one yet!

April meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the April meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy your garden.

March meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the March meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. 

Memorial books donated

As has been our club’s tradition from its founding, we have donated books to the Hudson Library in memory of two deceased members. Propagating Plants:How to Create New Plants for Free by Alan Toogood in memory of Dick Schultz  and Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley for Katy Considine, the daughter of members Dick and Joanne Satava.

January meeting to be held at The Red Twig

We continue to vary our monthly meeting location. On Thursday, January 16, our meeting will be at The Red Twig, a local floral design studio located at 5202 Darrow Road in Hudson.  The Red Twig is next door to Standing Rock Gallery. Beginning at 6:45pm, we will socialize while enjoying a glass of wine.  The program will begin at 7:00pm. The owner and floral designer Michelle Touve-Holland will present  “Introducing Elements of Spring Into the Home.”  

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