2019 Gateway Horticultural Scholarship Recipients - Three of our Four Recipients were present at the Foundation dinner & Scholarship presentation.
October 2018 - Puppy Plants with Belinda Abendschein - "Golden Trowel" Award
- Belinda Abendshein returned to speak with us about "Puppy Plants" - which is her name for plants that make good companions for your main plant. Size consideration is of the utmost importance. She says, "Like their small-breed dog counterparts, these plants maintain their desireable look without getting too big for their homes."
- Sharon Tilton was awarded the VIP Golden Trowel Award! Her daughter, Carrie, was able to join us to celebrate.
- A delicious fall luncheon & beautiful table was prepared by Julia Leonard, Molly Mathew, and Chris Hoffman
September 2018 Meeting - Member Plant Sale and Garbage is Good (Composting) with Susan Obry
August 2018 - Bus Trip to EPIC , Old Feed Mill & Wollersheim Winery
July 2018 Meeting - Cooking with Herbs with Melody Orban
April 2018 Meeting - Racine County History & Wild Flowers at OAK CLEARING in Union Grove
with Gerald Karwowski
The April meeting was a short field trip to Oak Clearing Farm in Union Grove. It was supposed to include lots of Wild Flowers but Mother Nature wasn't ready to let Spring spring so we were out of luck. The Farm is 150+ years old and has been "picked" and featured on the Show "American Pickers". The Blacksmith made leaves for us at the Forge.
May 2018 - Shop Hop Bus Trip
Our trip started by meeting the Badger Bus at Christ Church United Methodist parking lot at 8:00 A.M. to board the bus for our Shop Hop! There were treats and water from our hostesses.
We traveled first to Yerkes Frog Alley Greenhouses, which is a centennial farm near Mukwonago. It is home to 1000 varieties of Annual Flowers and traditional Spring Bedding Plants. As we boarded, our bus driver informed us that we had almost filled the storage area with plants and would need to put any future plants in the bus for the trip home.
From there we traveled to Maxim’s Old Train Depot in Oconomowoc for lunch. Baking is one of their many specialties. All of their menu items are made from scratch to give them that distinct homemade taste and it was delicious.
Our third stop was Eberts Greenhouses in Xonia. Over 150,000 square feet of growing space in 38 greenhouses filled with stunning annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables, and perennials. With plants in tow and tired from shopping, we headed home
Thank you to Bonnie, Mary Ellen, Donna and Sharon F for being hostesses for this event. Also thank you to Sharon T for all of the planning that went into this enjoyable outing!
February 2018 - Annual Valentine Tea Extravaganza
This year we "required" hats for the attendance at the Tea. There were some good ones, too! We had a brief meeting and then lots of visiting, eating and celebrating gardening and friendship.
Darlene made special hat cookies some with beautiful lacework frosting.
Impromptu Hat Contest with applause winners
Our December Holiday Party was held at Infusino's. We had a delicious meal, fantastic entertainment from the Union Grove High School Chorale, a very successful silent auction and lots of fun & friendship. Here's to 2018!