Trollius Chinensis 'Golden Queen'
1102 N. 9th St
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Founded in 1927
Federated in 1930
Garden Club Federation of PA
Central Atlantic Region
District ll/llll of the GCFPA
Monroe County Environmental
Monroe County Conservation Camp
Stroud Mansion Garden
AWSOM Shelter Garden
To stimulate the knowledge of
gardening, aid in the preservation
of native plants and birds, and to
encourage interest in
We hope you will join us at the Eastern Monroe County Library on the 2nd Wednesday of September, October, November, March and April. Meetings begin at 11:30am. In May we have our annual Club Luncheon, in June the Ice Cream Social, and in August our picnic. In addition we have several special activities throughout the year. This year we will be having a formal garden tea in May, a bus excursion to Grounds for Sculpture in June and a candlelight garden evening in September – very special events not to be missed!
In addition, our members enjoy monthly programs at each meeting on topics such as flower arranging, floral design, environment and conservation issues, houseplants, gardening, wildlife and much more. As a member you will receive a copy of the Monroe County Garden Club Yearbook and a subscription to the Keystone Gardener (a State publication).
We encourage guests if you would like to see what we are
Annual dues are $20. Please contact Robin Teets (email@example.com or 570 350-8069) for a membership application
or for more information.
Malus 'Profusion' (Crabapple)
Pulsatilla Vulgaris 'Red'
Our trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ couldn't have been better if we had scripted it - even though our bus did blow out a tire. It didn't keep our driver from getting us there in time for our tour, lunch and the rest of a breezy, sunny, 84 degree day full of exploration and wonder of the amazing sculptures at every turn. Pictures can't begin to capture the beauty and whimsy of these 42 acres, but here are a few.
luckily we had 5 more to drive on.....
We started with a tour. 42 Acres filled with amazing sculptures.
Barb in front of a sculpture
Joan and Linda
as colorful as her shirt........
If there's a party Sophia and Teresa are going to find it!
Kathleen is outsmiling the Mona
Kathleen, Arlene, and Carol
Tricia "Get a Room!"
"I think I lost my ring in here"
try to make friends.
Getting all our possessions sorted out.
A big thank you to Bryan.....
Such a fun day!!!!
The Monroe County Garden Club is planning its Garden Tour for June 2017. Do you love your garden? Would you like to show it off? We need gardens to show for our tour next year. We will come and view your garden in the next couple of weeks.
This tour is very popular and the proceeds from it will allow us to send children to Ketttle Creek Conservation Camp each year and award a scholarship to a college bound student.
If you would consider being a part of this very popular tour, please contact Barb Daskel 610 381-6188 or 917 435-4106 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Caryl Martino at 201 213-1830 (email@example.com)
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It’s time to think about next year…
I hope the alliums that were purchased last year are giving you lots of beauty in your garden. It’s now time to think about adding to your collection of this versatile and easy showstopper. We will be again offering most of the same varieties we had last year, so if you didn’t buy enough (and they are MUCH better in larger quantities) here is your chance to make a statement!
This year we will also add one variety of daffodil to the order. Each year we will have one signature variety that will be offered that year only. This year it is ‘Pheasant Eyes’ and it is unlike anything you probably have in your garden now. This is a fragrant April/May bloomer that will be sure to charm everyone who sees it. Be sure to order lots of them because they will not be available from us next year.
Here are the available varieties and prices:
This year's daffodil selection is 'Pheasant Eyes'
10/$9 Bloom time April/May
$1 each Bloom time May
$3 each Bloom time early June
3/$1 Bloom time mid-June
3/$1 Bloom time early July
$1.25 each Bloom time July
$1.25 each Bloom time late July/August
Please write your selections and quantity on a sheet of paper and pay by check. You can give it to Robin Teets in person or mail it. Orders will close on August 15.
Please note that each variety blooms at a different time so you can have blooms all summer. Alliums are one of the most rodent and deer resistant plants out there. They can tolerate some shade but do need a fair amount of sun. I have found the Schubertii to be somewhat like tulips in that they only last a couple of years before they need to be replaced (but they are SO worth it!) All the others are very resilient and long lived. All are worthy of a place in your garden.
On May 27 the members of the garden club were treated to High Tea at the home of Carmen Costolas. We put on our finest and were treated like royalty in our first ever event of this kind. The table was filled with all sorts of delicacies including the traditional cucumber sandwiches, and beautiful teapots and real linen napkins adorned every table. Each attendee received a handmade teabag holder to take as a remembrance of the day. Carmen gave us a tour (and a lesson) of her lovely garden and particularly her iris collection. We were very privileged to see the stunning and remarkable flowers that Carmen has collected over the years. Our first High Tea was a stunning success and I hope it will be an annual event on our calendar.......
Brad putting on the initial fertilizer
The soaker hose in place.. You can see my assistants, whose job it is to keep the deer and groundhogs away.
I put the bed inside their enclosure.
We decided to put up a trellis just in case we want some climbing vegetables.
We planted our straw garden on May 2 even though that is early by
The forecast for the next ten days predicted no frosts so we took a chance knowing
that we could cover it if need be. We put plants in the straw and seeds and onion
and potato sets in the middle. We also planted herbs on the side.
According to the article I read it is a good sign that the straw is decomposing if you have mushrooms. We have lots of those!
One of the projects that we have taken on as a club is the garden at AWSOM - the animal rescue of Monroe County.
The garden was pretty sad and neglected when we got it but it's on it's way back due to a lot of hard work and a couple truckloads of compost! Here is the garden in the middle of May, 2016. It will be a couple of years before the perennials planted there look great, but a few annuals help bridge the gap.
The Garden Club had one of its most anticipated
events of the year on May 11 with the annual Spring Luncheon.
It was a celebration of Peacocks and from the decorations down to our clothes we were inspired by the beauty and
elegance of these magnificant creatures. The lunch committee of Linda Miller, Lisa Gierlich, and Monica Gallagher
astonished us with their attention to detail and creativity. The hospitality of the Great Bear Golf Resort was amazing
as was the signature drink they make for the occasion. Almost 70 people enjoyed the food, our guest speaker,
Lori Jacobs, a live auction, and an astonishing tricky tray selection. It was a really fun day!!
Lisa Gierlich, Linda Miller, Carol Akam and Monica Gallagher
Please note. Right now we have reached the maximum number of people we can accommodate for this event.