PROGRAM OPEN TO GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS AND GUESTS
Friday, February 14, 2020
NGC Goals & Objectives: Education, Horticulture & Landscape Design

Program:“Improving our Landscape for our Avian Friends”
This presentation introduces participants to gardening practices using native plants designed to attract birds and beneficial insects to our home landscape-- whether on twenty acres or on an apartment deck. Based on Audubon’s unique success stories of local wildlife gardens and creative spaces in all shapes and sizes, together we will learn how to create bird-friendly gardens worthy of Audubon recognition!  

Location:Immanuel United Church of Christ
501 Whitehall Road, Cambridge, MD, 410-228-4640

Agenda:  9:30 am – 10:30 amEntries Accepted
10:30 am – 11:00 amJudging/Social Time
11:00 am – 11:45 amBusiness Meeting
11:45 am – 12:30 pmLunch/View Exhibits
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmProgram
Speakers: Susie Creamer is director of Patterson Park Audubon Center in Baltimore City, where she and her staff create bird habitat in the urban context and instruct nature-based education programs for all ages in a multicultural community. Before Audubon, Susie managed education programs at Irvine Nature Center, taught science at St. Paul’s, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. Susie has a BS in biology from Washington and Lee University and an MS in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University. She speaks regularly to garden clubs and at conferences, including the keynote presentation at a national teachers’ conference in Panama City, Panama! In 2018, Susie was named by Baltimore magazine as one of 30 Visionaries of Baltimore, change-makers shaping the future of our city.
screamer@audubon.org

Program Chair:  Kathy Slaughter
Hosts:  Nancy Hastings & Maura Manley

Judges
Horticulture: Susie Middleton & Mari Stanley
Design: Bobbie Tamplin & Gloria Warner
Consultant: Clara Mae Stephens
Clerk: Barbara Hubbard

MONTHLY MINI-FLOWER SHOW

Division I – Horticulture

Class 1.Forced Branches – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.Forsythia 
b.Pussy Willow
c.Any other
 
Class 2.African Violets
a.Pot diameter 3” or less
b.Pot diameter more than 3”

Class 3.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones or berries
b.Without cones or berries

Class 4.Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)
a.Flowering 
b.Foliage
c.Fruited

Class 5.Ilex (Holly) – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 18”) 
a.Foliage
b.Fruited

Class 6.Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)
a.Flowering
b.Foliage

Class 7.Open Class
a.Annual
b.Perennial
c.Biennial
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber
e.Vines

Class 8.Forced Bulbs
a.Amaryllis
b.Narcissus
c.Any other

Division II– Design
Class 1. “I ♥ You” – An Armature Design using a heart shape made with recycled tree branches, HB pg. 77.
Class 2. “It’s for the Birds” – An Artistic Design of a bird’s nest crafted from 
found items, HB pg. 95.