Helping Hale Farm

Our club was one of several that helped decorate Hale Farm and Village for holidays. Member Barb Earnhardt created this all natural and period-appropriate wreath to adorn the door of Jagger House. The wreath is formed from artemesia grown in Sherry Beam’s garden and decorated with holly leaves and berries from the garden of Joan Brandon. Collected osage orange fruit, staghorn sumac fruit and dried pomegranates complete the wreath.

Need a holiday stocking stuffer or hostess gift?

This holiday season we are offering pre-sale tickets for the June 12-13, 2014 Hudson Home and Garden Tour. Tour tickets are a gift that gives twice! Proceeds from the Tour are used by the Garden Club for our community projects–gardens, grants, scholarships and more. Purchase the tickets at The Learned Owl, 204 N. Main St.; Vignettes, 140 N. Main St.; or Keller Williams Realty, 148 N. Main St. during each merchant’s regular business hours. This special opportunity will only be available until December 24. Tour ticket sales will begin again in May (by mail via SASE) and in June (at Acme and Learned Owl). Presale tickets are $20, a discount of $5 off the regular price.

Harvest Fair 2013 a grand success

The Green Thumb Club, one of our club’s community projects for Hudson youth, encourages 2nd grade students to grow a garden over the summer. We present a program showing the how-to’s and sell seed packets to get them off to a good start. When they return to school as 3rd graders, the club holds a Harvest Fair so they can display what they grew and earn a ribbon for their effort. It’s a great way to get kids growing!

500 Daffodils planted at the Community Garden

Eight high school students from the Hudson High AP Environmental Science class joined garden club members Sherry Beam and Bronwyn Pierson to plant 500 daffodil bulbs and do the fall cleanup at the community garden. The garden, located on Main Street at Ravenna Road, is maintained during the summer by the garden club’s BUGs. Many thanks to all of you! Your hard work helps make Hudson the beautiful city it is.

Daniela Baloi shares tips at Gardener to Gardener event

One of our club’s missions is to spread the love and knowledge of gardening. Our Gardener to Gardener programs do just that! In July, 2013, member Daniela Baloi gave a presentation detailing her gardening tips. The group then toured her garden to see the fabulous results of her techniques. The Baloi garden was featured on the 2013 Hudson Home and Garden Tour and was picture perfect! Thank you, Daniela, for so generously sharing your knowledge with the club.

The Gardener to Gardener committee regularly holds instructional events and workshops for HGC members. The programs are announced in the newsletter and via email blasts to members. Gardener to Gardener events are free or charge a small fee to cover supplies.

General meetings to start earlier

Beginning in September 2013, our general meetings will be starting earlier. There will be a social time starting at 6:45 and the meeting will begin at 7pm. Look for reminders in the newsletter and the Hub announcements.

A very fairy affair

Garden Club member Jane Bender welcomed members, their children and grandchildren to a fairy-themed event at her home and garden. Guests heard stories about fairies, toured Jane’s fairy gardens, painted a fairy garden door to take home and enjoyed special food and drinks. Thank you, Jane, for a great event!

Save $5!

Buy your tickets for the 2014 Hudson Home and Garden Tour (June 12 and 13) NOW and save $5 per ticket. Starting June 1, The Learned Owl and Acme are selling the actual tour program which serves as your ticket. By purchasing before the tour, you will save money and also be easily able to start your touring day at the stop of your choice—8 to choose from! Tickets are no longer for sale at the Tour stops. Your ticket is good throughout the 2-day tour, 10am-8pm on Thursday, June 12 and 10am-5pm on Friday, June 13, 2014. Regular price tickets ($24) are sold at the Ticket Booth on the Green and at the Middle School during the Tour.

Members create and plant faux troughs

During a May workshop at the home of Carla Mauer, HGC members created faux hypertufa troughs and filled them with plants. The troughs are created by repurposing discarded styrofoam containers. They will be sold at the Garden Shop during the Home and Garden Tour June 13 and 14. Planting them a month early ensures the plantings will be settled in and growing by the time of the sale. The troughs are only one of many items available at the Garden Shop. Stop by during the Tour. You don’t need to purchase a Tour ticket to shop!

Presale Tour tickets at Acme and Learned Owl Bookshop starting May 28

Starting May 28, Hudson’s Acme and The Learned Owl Bookshop will be selling tickets to the 2013 Hudson Home and Garden Tour for the presale price of $20. This is a savings of $5 per ticket. You will receive the Tour Program which you will present at each Tour stop as your entrance ticket. A map of the Tour route and a brief description of each stop is also included in the program. During Tour days, tickets will ONLY be sold on the Green and at the Garden Shop in the Hudson Middle School. Tickets will no longer be sold at each Tour stop. The ticket price during the Tour is $25. Our of town guests may purchase presale tickets by mailing a request to Hudson Garden Club Ticket Chairman, 205 S. Main Street, Hudson, OH 44236. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope and a check for $20 per ticket payable to Hudson Garden Club.

Hudson Hub Times reports on club’s donations

Our local newspaper, The Hudson Hub Times, recently ran an article on our club’s donations to the community. In 2012, Hudson Garden Club donated $3,000 to Hudson Parks and $7,500 for care and planting of city trees. Public plantings on the Greens, library books, grants and scholarships are also part of the club’s annual outreach. The donations are made possible by the funds raised via the annual Hudson Home and Garden Tour every June. Read the complete article here.

We’re on Facebook!

Social networking is the way to spread the word about anything…so it makes good sense for the Hudson Home and Garden Tour to have its own Facebook page. Search Facebook for “The Hudson Garden Club Home and Garden Tour” and support the club’s publicity efforts by liking our page. Enjoy the photos of homes, gardens and flower arrangements from past Tours that are posted there. A big thank you goes out to Ted Olson for setting up the page for our club.