Ann Arbor Garden Club

A certified nonprofit organization
Member:

OBJECTIVES

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Club meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month
March through November at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
unless otherwise noted.

Visitors and guests welcome

Newsletter deadline is the15th of August, November, February and May.

ABOUT US

The Ann Arbor Garden Club was organized in the summer of 1929 by Mrs. James Inglis, Mrs. Harry Earhart and Mr. Aubrey Tealdi, then the Director of the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum. Since the beginning members yearly have sought to bring beauty to the greater Ann Arbor Area

The Club helps maintain the gardens at Cobblestone Farm and Matthaei Perennial Gardens.

Other club activities includey meetings from September through May with guest speakers,workshops, flower shows and plant exchanges. Parties in December and May and garden toursround out the year.

Gardening Information

Gardening for Beginners
Gardening in Michigan

Home Gardening
Home Gardening Tips
Broyage Vegetaux / Garden Shredder
Gardening Tips
Gardening Tips for Kids
Building Your Own Home Garden
Internet Directory for Botany
Seed Germination Database
Pest ID
Composting
Vegetable Gardening
Butterfly Garden
Backyard Gardener
Plant Ideas
Garden Guides

Plant Data

Michigan Native Plants
Michigan Wildflowers
Roots of Botanical Names
Pronunciation of Plant Names
Deer Resistant Plants
Poisonous Plants
Plants Database
Plants National Database
Plant Gallery
Plant Dictionary
Plant Facts

Seed & Plant Catalogs

Seed & Plant Sources
Cyndi’s Catalog of Garden catalogs
Dave’s List of Catagogs
Deer Resistant Landscape Nursery
Bluestone Perennials
Burpee Seeds
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Old House Gardens
Park Seed
Pinetree Garden Seeds
Rare & Unusual Seeds
Tomato Growers Supply Co
Thompson and Morgan
Vermont Bean Seed Company
White Flower Farm

Suppy Catalogs

Tool & Supply Sources
A. M. Leonard
Charley’s Greenhouse & Garden
Lee Valley Garden Tools
Walt Nicke’s Garden Talk
Gardener’s Supply Company
Gardens Alive!
Invisible Deer Fencing

Magazines

Better Homes and Gardens
Fine Gardening Magazine
Garden Design
Garden Gate Magazine
Horticulture

Television Programs

P. Allen Smith
The Victory Garden
Gardening By The Yard

Organizations

American Horticultural Society
Gardening Organizations Directory
Michigan Garden Club
Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc.
Michigan Nut Growers Association
National Garden Clubs

Gardens & Arboreta

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Frederick Meijer Gardens
Garden Finder
Arboreta & Botanical Gardens

Dues
Annual dues (due May 1st) $20.00
If partner is also active $25.00
Partial year (after January lst) $15.00
Patron members $30.00

AAGC - PAST PRESIDENTS

Mrs. James Inglis
Mr. E. C. Godard
Mrs. E. E. Nelson
Mrs. C. C. Meloche
Mrs. J. C. Cristy
Mrs. J. L. Brumm
Mrs. Arnold H. Goss
Mrs. Raleigh Schorling
Mrs. Ralph W. Hammett
Mrs. William F. Giefel
Mrs. J. L. Brumm
Mrs. Harry S. Hawkins
Mrs. R. P. Briggs
Mrs. Otto R. Greschke
Mrs. C. Merle Dixon
Mrs. Walter C. Pomeroy
Mrs. Elugene H. Leslie
Mrs. James R. Hayward
Mrs. Nina Young
Mrs. Ralph Moore Berry
Mrs. James England
Mrs. Boyd Yard
Mrs. Charles R. Stull
Mrs. Nina L. Young
Mrs. John C. Beatty III
Mrs. James R. Hayward
Mrs. Royston Lunn
Mrs. Herbert Perry
Mrs. Dayle McKenzie
Mrs. Milton Rochman
Mrs. D. Lloyd MacDonald
Mrs. J.E. Keith Smith
Mrs. Richard Whitker
Mrs. Richard Patterson
Mr. William Collins
Mrs. Deborah Black
Mrs. Deborah Hildebrandt
Mrs. Bette Lowe
Mrs. Ann Frey
Mrs. Sally MacDonald
Bonnie & Patrick Ion
Nancy Lee Hewens
Kathy Fojtik Stroud
Nancy K. Hart
Bonnie Ion

20 YEAR MEMBERS

Mary Ann Austin
Alfa Colley
Marie Cochrane
George Mendenhall
Ann Frey
Betty Graham
MJane Dye
Margaret Hallas
Nancy Lee Hewens
Eathel Mendenhall
Glenda Perry
Chris Rochman

LIFE MEMBERS

Marie Cochrane
Ann Frey
Jane Dye
Nancy Lee Hewens
Kathy Fojtik Stroud

SPECIAL HONORS FLOWER SHOW JUDGES

Accredited Judges
Alfa Colley
Marie Smith

Master Judges
Jane Dye
Bonnie Ion
Glenda Perry
Chris Rochman

LANDSCAPE DESIGN CRITICS

Bonnie Ion
Chris Rochman
Nancy Wiley

ACCREDITED GARDENING CONSULTANT

Bonnie Ion
Chris Rochman
Nancy Wiley

MASTER GARDENERS

Jeanette Hescheles
Bonnie Ion
Gil McQuarrie
Rose Marie Varga
Nancy Wiley
JChris Rochman
Candie Sorensen
Kathy Fojtik Stroud
Barbara Walters
Joanne Warner-Handelsman

12" concrete stepping stones of the original AAGC logo are available (members $10, non-members $15) by sending your check payable to AAGC to Kathy Fojtik Stroud, 2271 Placid Way, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Diane Erickson created the mold for this project

Information regarding shows sponsored by the Club and photos from the show may be found at the links below:

12 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf)
11 Flower Show schedue for entries (pdf)
09 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf)
08 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf)
07 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf))
06 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf)
05 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf)
04 Flower Show schedule for entries (pdf)
03 Flower Show announcement and schedule for entries (pdf)

AAGC OFFICERS 2018 / 2019

President
Kathy Stroud
761-8281
cookie4860@aol.com

Vice-President
Hsia-Lien Lin
657-4509
hll@umich.edu

Treasurer
Candie Sorensen
997-0277
candie507@gmail.com

Secretary
Mary Fowler
707-3753
mlfowler04@comcast.net

Board Members at large
Robert G. Carter (IT)
761-8619
rgcarter@umich.edu

AAGC - Past Presidents

2016 - 2018
Kathy Stroud

2013 - 2016
Pat McLaughlin

2011 - 2013
Marie Smith / Pat Mclaughlin

2009 - 2011
Nancy K Hart

2006 - 2009
Bonnie Ion

Nancy K Hart

Kathy Stroud

Nancy Lee Hewens

1995 - 1997
Bonnie & Patrick Ion

1993 - 1995
Mrs. Sally MacDonald

1991 - 1993
Mrs. Ann Frey

1988 - 1991
Mrs. Bette Lowe

1987 - 1988
Mrs. Deborah Hildebrandt

1986 - 1987
Mrs. Deborah Black

1985 - 1986
William Collins

1984 - 1985
Mrs. Richard Patterson

1983 - 1984
Mrs. Richard Whitker

1981 - 1983
Mrs. J. E. Keith Smith

1980 - 1981
Mrs. D. Lloyd MacDonald

1978 - 1980
Mrs. Milton rochman

1976 - 1978
Mrs. Dayle McKenzie

1974 - 1976
Mrs. Herbert Perry

1973 - 1974
Mrs. Royston Lunn

1972 - 1973
Mrs. James R. Hayward

1970 - 1972
Mrs. John C. Beautty III

1969 - 1970
Mrs. Nina L. Young

1967 - 1969
Mrs. Charles R. Stull

1965 - 1967
Mrs. Boyd Yard

1964 - 1965
Mrs. James England

1962 - 1964
Mrs. Ralph Moore Berry

1960 - 1962
Mrs. Nina L. Young

1958 - 1960
Mrs. James R. Hayward

1956 - 1958
Mrs. Eugene L. Leslie

1954 - 1956
Mrs. Walter C. Pomeroy

1952 - 1954
Mrs. C. Merle Dixon

1950 - 1952
Mrs. Otto R. Gr eschke

1948 - 1050
Mrs. R. P. Briggs

1946 - 1948
Mrs. Harry S. Hawkins

1944 - 1946
Mrs. J. L. Brumm

1942 -1944
Mrs. William F. Giefel

1941 -1942
Mrs. Ralph W. Hammett

1939 - 1941
Mrs. Raleigh Schorling

1937 - 1939
Mrs. Arnold H. Goss

1935 -1937
Mrs. J. R. Brumm

1934 -1935
Mrs. J. C. Cristy

1933 - 1934
Mrs. C. C. Meloche

1931 - 1933
Mrs. E. E. Nelson

1931
Mr. E. C. Godard

1930 - 1931
Mrs. James Inglis

PROGRAMS AND DATES 2018 – 2019

JUNE

Wed., June 6, 2018 10a.m.
Cobblestone Farm Gardening Day

2781 Packard, Ann Arbor
Bring your own tools.

*JULY

Mon., July 9, 2018 10a.m.
Cobblestone Farm Gardening Day

2781 Packard, Ann Arbor
Bring your own tools.
*Change of date this month due to the
holiday on July 4th.

AUGUST

Wed., Aug. 1, 2018 10a.m.
Cobblestone Farm Gardening Day

2781 Packard, Ann Arbor
Bring your own tools.

SEPTEMBER

Wed., Sept. 5, 2018 7:00p.m.
“Fall & Winter Garden Readiness”
Ypsilanti non-profit “Growing Hope”
faculty will speak on preparing gardens
for the fall & winter.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
(Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. before meeting. Room 125)
Note time change from Yearbook.

OCTOBER

Wed., Oct. 3, 2018 7:00p.m.
“Gardens of Peru”
Master Gardener Bonnie Ion and her husband, Patrick
lead a presentation on the gardens they visited
on a recent trip to Peru.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
(Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. before meeting. Room 125)
Note time change from Yearbook.

NOVEMBER

Wed., Nov. 7, 2018 7:00p.m.
“Gardening & the Community”
Representatives from gardening communities
such as “Ann Arbor Farm & Garden Club” will speak
on philanthropic gardening activities that benefit
Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
(Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. before meeting. Room 125)

DECEMBER

Sat., Dec. 8, 2018 10:00a.m.
“Greens Workshop”
Demonstration by Denise Looker
Cost: $20 *Free to members
RSVP: Nancy Hart, nhartgreen@aol.com
Potluck Brunch during workshop

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse #3
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI

No Meeting January or February

MARCH

Wed., March 6, 2019 7:00p.m.
“Grow & Share, Planting America”
Speaker: Carol Brodbeck, President, Michigan Garden Clubs
Carol will speak on the gardening efforts of the
Michigan and National Garden Clubs including
the project “Michigan Pollinators.”

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
(Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. before meeting. Room 125)
Note time change from Yearbook.

APRIL

Wed., April 5, 2019 7:00p.m.
“Plant Propagation”
Speaker: Don LaFond, Vice President of
The North American Rock Garden Society
Don will speak on propagating plants by seed,
cuttings and dividing.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
(Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. before meeting. Room 125)
Note time change from Yearbook.

MAY

Wed, May 1, 2019 7:00p.m.
“Annual Potluck and End of the Year Celebration”
This evening includes the annual business meeting and
election of officers. Entree and beverage provided.
Bring a dessert or light salad to pass and some clippings
to share from your garden.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Room 125
1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI.

*MEETING ROOM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CHECK MATTHAEI FRONT DESK BEFORE PARKING

COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2018 / 2019

Garden Maintenance

Cobblestone Farm
Candie Sorensen

GreensWorkshop

Nancy Hart

Web Site

Robert G. Carter

Newsletter / Yearbook

Patricia McLaughlin

NATIONAL & STATE OFFICERS

National Garden Clubs, Inc. President: Nancy L. Hargroves
inbleum@me.com

Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. President: Carol Brodbeck
carol.brodbeck@aol.com

District IIA Director:
chriskosal@gmail.com

A few local groups that have plant sales.

pelouse-gazon.com/taille-haie

Caution: verify that the dates announced are for the current year and not last year.

Chelsea Area Garden Club

http://chelseagardenclub.com/what-we-do/

Dexter Garden Club
Kathleen Stevenson 734-424-2580
Held the 3rd Saturday in May 9 to 2 at The Gazebo on Main Stret.
May 20, 2017

Good Thyme Garden Club

Ginny 730-2947 or Nancy 786-1462

(for sales date check the May events section of annarbor.com and/or Ann Arbor Observer)

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

2017 Spring Plant Sales

Michigan State University Horticulture Gardens

http://huntcal.com/cgi/calview.cgi/4hcg/garden

(check May calendar for date of sale)

Project Grow

http://projectgrowgardens.org/marketplace/plant-sale

Saline Stone and Thistle Garden Club

http://salinegardenclub.com/

Washtenaw Conservation District

https://www.washtenawcd.org/2017-native-plant-sale.html