Wednesday
Jun302010

Events

October 13, 2017
The Great Pumpkin,
NO the Teeny Pumpkin

Friday, 12:30
Business Meeting

Kalamazoo Garden Council House
5333 North Westnedge, Kalamazoo
344.3710

Program
Jan and the Horticulture Committee (Becky, Linda, Jerre) will demonstrate how to make the cutest, tiny planter using a pumpkin. Then we will all get to make our own to take home. This could be messy, you may want to wear your gardening smock!

Directions
Take Park Street north, which becomes US-131 BL. At the edge of town it curves to the left. On that curve, turn right onto Westnedge. Drive 1.5 miles. The two-story white council house is on your left. Parking is in the Markin Nature Center parking lot on the left just before the council house. If you get to the Nature Center you have gone two miles too far.

 

August 11, 2017

The Artist's Gardens

Friday, 12:30 pm

Field Trip

Garden of Arleigh Smyrnois

1209 E. Crooked Lake Drive

3758267 3299379

Program

Today we are youring the garden of Arleigh Smyrnios, educator, artist and serious gardener. The garden is full of wonderful plants, found objects, and art displayed with an artist's eye and a green attitude. Arleigh is also known for her expertise in recycling. Wear confortable shoes.

Directions

Go south on US-131 to exit 31 (Centre Ave) where you go west 3+ miles to 7th St. Turn right onto E Crrooked Creek Dr. Our destination is on the left. The house number is on the side of the garage. Car pooling is recommended.

 

July 14, 2017
Flowers with a Smile
 
Friday, 12:30pm
Business Meeting

Home of Pat Ira
4019 Old Field Trail, Kalamazoo

Program
Our Artistic Design Committee (Phyllis, Sharon, Barb E. Lynn and Pat) will show us how to make both vertical and mass designs for small containers suitable for small spaces, particularly bedside tables. Members will then make arrangements in provided containers that the committee will deliver to nursing homes. Our creations are designed to brighten the day for those in nursing homes.

You are asked to bring flowers and greens that have been conditioned. To condition, just pick the flora the night before, immerse in water up to the blossoms and leave soaking over night. Don't forget to think ivy and ground covers as they work well in these small arrangements.

Directions
Pat's home is in Parkview Hills. From the corner of Oakland and Parkview, go west (out of town) to stoplight at the top of the hill and turn south (left) into Parkview Hills. Take 2nd right onto Greenleaf Circle. Stay straight to go onto Old Field Trail. Your destination is on the corner of Katydid and Old Field Trail.

 

August 11, 2017
The Artist's Gardens

Friday, 12:30pm
Field Trip

Garden of Arleigh Smyrnios
1209 E. Crooked Lake Drive
375.8267 329.9379

Program
Today we are touring the garden of Arleigh Smyrnios, educator, artist, and serious gardener. The garden is full of wonderful, plants, found objects, and art. Arleigh is also known for her expertise in recycling. Wear comfortable shoes!

Directions
Go south on US-131 to Exit 31 Centre Ave and go west 3 miles to 7th St. Turn right onto 7th and then take the first right onto E. Crooked Creek Dr. Our destination is on the left, the house number is on the side of the garage. Car pooling is recommended.