Workshops

Basics of Flower Design WorkshopHorticulture Workshop

 

9/11 M

Horticulture Workshop 3:30-4:30
Learn to choose the best specimens as well as grooming and staging tips for all horticulture competitions. Heidi Muschick, one of our Club’s Accredited Master Judges, will lead this workshop which introduces Provisionals to the horticulture requirements and provides  the rest of us with an opportunity to refresh our knowledge. Meet in the Garden Club room from 3:30- 4:30pm. A list of what to bring will be provided before the workshop. RSVP to Mara Harkins by Friday September 8.

 

10/10  T

Garden Talk “Dahlias”  11:00-12:30
Maureen Sprong  will present a talk on dahlias. In her own fab garden and in Avis Campbell Gardens, Maureen grows a bounty of these favorites. She will speak about heat tolerant varieties and her techniques for overwintering the tubers

 

10/15 Su

Provisional Prep Workshop 2:00-4:00
Provisionals will have the opportunity to create their floral designs the day before the 1st Floral Design Competition and leave them for Monday. Workshop leaders, Barbara and Amy South are among the most talented and helpful Club designers. RSVP to Barbara Baletti.

10/23 M

Horticulture Workshop for Club Project 10:30-11:30
How to force a species tulip bulb indoors. Horticulture Committee Chair Jackie Kling will show us how to prepare‘Species Tulip’ bulbs and ‘force’ indoors for the winter.This is the club project of the year. All entries in theMarch 2018 horticulture competition will qualify for the Estelle Leibrecht Horticulture Award. Information will be provided as to where to purchase your bulbs. Meet in the Garden Club room from 10:30 to 11:30 RSVP to Mara Harkins by Friday October 20th.

11/01 W

Floral Design Workshop TBD
This workshop will focus on the upcoming designs for the November Flower Design
Schedule for all classes. The following designs will be discussed:– Traditional Line Design for Provisionals and Novices,–Functional Tray Table for Intermediates,– Cascade Design for the Advanced classes.Come for all or stay for part, a schedule will be available closer to the date. This workshop will be given by Debbie Moran and Florence Leyssene. Meet in the Garden Club Room. Must RSVP to Mara Hawkins by Oct. 25.

11/28 T

Holiday Wreath Workshop 10:00-12:00
Join our own resident wreath expert, Amy South, for mulled cider, holiday treats, and festive music as you decorate beautiful wreaths for your home. Please bring a wreath of your choice, clippers, scissors and a glue gun (if you have one). The cost of $35 covers decorations and bows.Space is limited to 20 with Garden Club members and Provisionals having priority. RSVP by Nov 20th to Amy South (gaamsouth@me.com). Checks should be payableto Garden Club of Montclair.

11/29 W

Crane House Holiday Greens Workshop 9:00-12:00
9-12 at the Crane House, 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ. Get into the holiday spirit making decorations for the CraneHouse. All are welcome! Join us as we construct wreaths and roping in the basement room of the CraneHouse. Decorations will be hung immediately thereafter.Please join us at any time,whether it’s early to make the decorations or later to help hang them. We need many hands to complete the job. Please bring gloves, clippers, glue guns, etc. RSVP to Michele Quinn.

11/4  F

Horticulture Workshop 10:30-12:00
“Thriller, Filler and Spiller:Create Your Own Container Garden!“  Notable Garden Club of New Jersey speaker Peggy Koehler will guide us in a workshop to prepare a container garden.  The title interprets into tall, medium fill and cascading type plants.  Peggy will discuss types of containers and plants to use, proportionality, and color to create a spectacular container garden.  You can participate in two ways: a list of requirements will be provided so that you can build your garden during the workshop; or you can watch Peggy’s demonstration and take the knowledge home to prepare at a later time.  Either way, once you have the knowledge and requirements, and have prepared your garden, you can show it in the March Horticulture Competition.  This is the club project and your container garden will qualify for the Estelle Leibrecht Horticulture Award competition. Meet in the Garden Club room.  $10 fee pp in addition to providing your own materials (please make checks out to Garden Club of Montclair). RSVP to Donna Uher (donna.uher@gmail.com) by Wednesday November 2nd.

11/29  T

Holiday Wreath Workshop 10:00-12:00
Join our own resident wreath expert, Amy South for mulled cider, holiday treats and festive music as you decorate beautiful wreaths for your home. Bring a wreath of your choice, clippers, scissors and a glue gun if you have one. Space limited to 20 with priority to members and provisionals. The cost of $35 covers all decorations and bows but you provide your own wreath. Checks payable to ‘Garden Club of Montclair’.  RSVP  to Amy South: gaamsouth@me.com (973-744-7028) by Nov. 20. Hope to see you there.

11/30 W

Crane House Holiday Greens Workshop 9:00-12:00
Get into the holiday spirit making decorations for the Crane House.All are welcome!Donna Uher will organize us to construct wreaths and roping in the basement room of the Crane House at 108 Orange Road in Montclair.Decorations will be hung immediately thereafter. Please join us at any time, whether it’s early to make the decorations or later to help hang them. We need many hands to complete the job.Please bring gloves, clippers, glue guns, etc. RSVP  to Donna Uher (donna.uher@gmail.com) by Monday November 28.

1/24 W

Website Workshop 10:30-12:00
Meet in the Garden Club Room 10:30 to 12:00. Members can follow along on their laptops as our webmaster Claire Stapleton conducts a walkthrough of the website. Different sections of the website will be navigatedIncluding Programs, Workshops, Calendar, Gallery, and the “Members Only” section where forms, Potpourri and other protected information can be found. Time permitting,Claire will demonstrate how she does simple website updates. Also, Communications VP, Amy South, will discuss Face Book and Instagram. If possible, please bring a laptop, tablet, or iPad. RSVP to Mara Harkins by January 17.

2/7  W

Floral Design Workshop  tbd
This workshop will focus on the
upcoming designs on the February, March and April FlowerDesign Schedule. The following designs will be discussed:– Traditional Triangle Design and Traditional Angle Design for Provisionals and Novices in February and March;– Hogarth Curve for Intermediates in March;– Traditional Horizontal Design for Provisionals and Novices in April. Come for all or stay for part; a schedule will be available closer to date. Workshop will be given by Debbie Moran and Florence Leyssène who are both state Judges. Meet in the Garden Club Room. RSVP a must by January 31 to Mara Hawkins.

4/3  T

Horticulture Workshop  10:00-11:30
‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ is back by popular demand. Barbara Meyer, former president of the Garden Club and winner of numerous Club awards, will teach us how to care for and grow beautiful roses. Lecture and demonstration followed by a “pruning party’ in the Avis Campbell gardens, the perfect backdrop for this workshop! Meet in the Garden Club room 10-11:30. RSVP to Mara Harkins by March 28.

5/2  T

Horticulture Workshop  10:30-12:00
Container Gardening. Come join us for an interesting session on how to create your own attractive container garden this spring. Meet in the Garden Club Room from 10:30 to 12:00 with Peggy Koehler, a notable’ Garden Club of New Jersey speaker who will guide us in a workshop to discuss types of containers and plants to use proportionally and compatible color combinations. You can participate in two ways: a list of requirements will be provided so that you can build your garden during the workshop (10” Container is recommended for multiple plantings); or watch Peggy’s demonstration and take the knowledge home to prepare at a later date. A $10.00 fee in addition to providing your own materials. Checks payable to Garden Club of Montclair. RSVP to Mara Harkins by April 25.

5/8  T

Horticulture Workshop  10:00-11:00
The Presby Memorial Iris Gardenwill be celebrating its 91st birthday!!! Join Dennis Hillerud and Suzanne Broullon, resident experts at the Presby Gardens,for a discussion and presentation about the history of the gardens, how irises are named, and how to prepare the iris rhizome for planting. Learn also that in the last century,it was the Garden Club of Montclair members who maintained this significant community jewel. Presby is now known as the world’s best iris garden! Meet at the Walther House, 474 Upper Mountain Avenue from 10:00 to 11:00am. Feel free to take a self-guided tour of the gardens after the presentation. Don’t forget to visit the Bloom Room!!! RSVP to Donna Uher by May 7, 2018.

6/6  T

Beginner’s Workshop: Basics of Floral Design and Horticulture  10:00-12:00
A “Hands’On” Workshop for thenew Provisional class (2018-19) to create their firstfloral arrangements and to learn about Horticultural prep and requirements. Some of our kind and helpful Club experts will be on hand to help and guide. RSVP to Mara Harkins.

 

Workshops are offered to Garden Club of Montclair members.