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AGC’s Early Bloom Photography Contest

Dana challenged us to share a photo of our spring flowers (email to Debbie Melvin by April 1).  All who submit a photo will be eligible for a drawing at the March meeting.  Crown Jewelers will supply the prize! Please see the photos submitted so far in the slideshow below. [metaslider id=3023]...
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Challenges Have Been Made!

Dear Ladies of the Augusta Garden Club, We had a wonderful meeting today!  "Challenges" end up being the theme of the meeting. - The speaker, Tim Beatley, challenged us to use the word "biophilic" more often.  If you don't know this term please look it up on BiophilicCities.org. - I challenged you to email a photo of spring...
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Capture the Moment – Zone VII Online Photography Contest

Dear Zone VII Club Presidents, Please help us spread the word about this new photography contest in your club newsletters and in emails to your members! Your Zone Chairman, Candy Crosby, asked us to release this directly to you. We hope you will have fun with this first-ever Zone VII (only) 'Online' Photography Contest titled 'Capture the Moment!' Get...
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Natural Ways to Get Rid of Weeds

An article written by Rebecca Cuttler (Feb. 5, 2017) and shared by Deneen Brannock. From: https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/66154413?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u4652&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery22&newsletterId=4652 In spring, gardens burst into life. Weeds do too, and they can be the bane of a gardener’s existence. Rather than waging an all-out war, our efforts to manage weeds can be more effective when we understand the roles they play...
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Missing Memorials Needed for Archives

Dear Ladies, At our last meeting, Beth Scripps organized the memorials we have in the archives for deceased members.  In some cases, we have obituaries, but not the personal tributes that were read at club meetings and that are so rich with shared memories for the membership.  The following club tributes are missing: Margaret Sproul   2013 Kay Steffee  ...
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GCA Names Magnolia ashei as 2017 Plant of the Year

NATIVE ASHE MAGNOLIA NAMED 2017 PLANT OF THE YEAR BY THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA
Magnolia ashei has been named 2017 Plant of the Year by The Garden Club of America (GCA).  Annually since 1995, the GCA has identified a stellar North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of the...
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Linda Holden Nominated for GCA Vice President!

In the December 2016 GCA Bulletin, the GCA announced its 2017-2018 slate of officers, which will be voted on by the member clubs at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Among the Vice Presidents on the slate is our very own Linda Holden! Congratulations, Linda! We are honored to have your representing our club...
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Guide to Navigating GCA Website

This is a great step-by-step pictorial on how to use the GCA website that was created by the ladies of the Lexington GC to help new members or those new to using the website. It can be used to access any committee, not just the Visiting Gardens Committee (but I hope everyone does go to this...
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Nominations for GCA Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award Due Feb. 1

Below is information on the GCA Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award to recognize "an individual who, through working with children under 16 years of age in horticulture and the environment, has inspired their appreciation of the beauty and fragility of our planet."  All members should feel free to nominate a deserving individual.  On the GCA website after...
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Project Dogwood Update

The December GCA Bulletin included an announcement that AGC’s Project Dogwood is one of the finalists for the GCA 2017 Founders Fund! Each fall, the Founders Fund Committee selects three finalists from civic projects proposed by clubs across the country. We are the only club in the East to be selected as a finalist. The...
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Request to Write Congressmen Regarding Land, Water Conservation Fund

To:  Members of AGC From:   Conservation/Beautification Committee Subject:   Letter to our congressmen Date:   1/18/2017 This memo is to inform you of a bill that will be going before congress this winter.  It relates to the LWCF which is Land, Water Conservation Fund.  This fund has been in existence since 1965.   It has been extremely helpful in preserving our clean...
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Middleburg Horticultural Symposium on Feb. 25

Middleburg Horticultural Symposium The Glorious Garden Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Hill School 130 South Madison Street Middleburg, Virginia 20117 Sponsored by the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club The Glorious Garden featuring Dan Hinkley, Page Dickey and Ellen Ecker Ogden. A PDF of the Symposium Brochure is attached here: flsymposium-2017brochure. Find out more about the Symposium and...
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GCV Daffodil School on April 4

GCV will be holding a Daffodil School in Hampton, VA on April 4, 2017, just prior to the GCV Daffodil Show. This is School II in the cycle of American Daffodil Society horticulture judging schools. School I was presented last year. This is the school to attend if you would like to become a daffodil...
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Home Energy Assessment Opportunity

The GCV Conservation Forum was held at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, November 3. The topic was Wind and Solar Energy, and featured 5 fascinating and knowledgeable speakers, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. At the forum was a non-profit group called LEAP: which stands for Local Energy Alliance Program. They...
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GCA Seeking Nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award

GCA is seeking nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award. Nominations are being taken until Dec. 1.  Please contact Joie Tankard with any questions. This is the 21st Anniversary of the Freeman Horticulture Medal. The Medal honors Montine McDaniel Freeman, a member of New Orleans Town Gardeners. It was given in her honor by her son...
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Invitation to Home Gardener Day – January 16

You are invited to the Home Gardener Day on January 16, 2017 at the Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach. Please see http://www.homegardenerday.org for details and registration information. Agenda is below: 7:30 am Registration 8:00 am Silent Auction Opens 8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:45 am – Foodscape Revolution Brie Arthur, Garden Industry Communicator Brie has fine-tuned her signature...
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