Monday, December 9, 2013

Ayr Hill Christmas Tea

Vienna, VA, December 9, 2013:  Members of the Ayr Hill Garden Club gathered at the home of Anne Stuntz and Brad Swanson for their annual Christmas tea.  There was ice in the trees, geese on the snow covered lawn, savories, sweets, good cheer and carols in the parlor.

For more photos go here.

--Photos by David Healy

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Deck the Halls Workshop on Capitol Hill

December 4, 2013:  Capitol Hill Garden Club holds its traditional holiday floral design event in the evening. The club was among the first to hold evening meetings to accommodate participation by younger, employed persons.

--photos by Bill Dean

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wreath Making at Tanta-Cove

Ft. Washington, MD, December 4, 2013:  Tanta-Cove Garden Club invited National Capital Area President David Healy to join them for their annual wreath making workshop at St. John's Church.

David's Wreath in situ

--photos by David Healy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Design Demonstration Sponsored by Hayfield Garden Club

Hayfield Elementary School, Alexandria, VA, November 20, 2013:  Hayfield Garden Club presented a floral design demonstration by Christopher Polychronis of Michael's Flowers of Lake Ridge.  The club hosted the event as a community service project for the Hayfield Citizen's Association.  

Club President Jack Pitzer

Floral Designer Christopher Polychronis

The lantern was retrieved from a dumpster.

The Door Prize

--photos by Bill Dean.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Standing Room Only for Morning of Design

Bethesda, MD, November 8, 2013:  An overflow crowd watched floral design demonstrations by Arlene Stewart, Leigh Kitcher and Jane Oliver Smith.  District IV hosted this Morning of Design sponsored by the Council of Accredited Flower Show Judges.  District IV Director Robin Hammer welcomed attendees before dashing out to procure additional refreshments.

Designs by Arlene Stewart:
Her invitational for the C.A.R. Conference.

She tamed the bright red Target container.

The bigger tubes were anchored by cans of food.

Designs by Leigh Kitcher:
Flexible irrigation tubing formed the container.

A mass design in a seasonal container.
A seasonal construction.

Designs by Jane Oliver Smith:
Another container tamed.

A study in balance.


--Photos by Barbara McClendon.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bethesda Community Garden Club Celebrates 90 Years

Chevy Chase, MD, November 6, 2013:  Members of Bethesda Community Garden Club celebrated the club's 90th anniversary with a tea "hats and gloves suggested."  National Capital Area president David Healy presented a presidential citation "for outstanding garden club achievement . . . on their 90th anniversary of cultivating friends and the community."
Group photo by Robin Hammer.
--Photo by David Healy
--Photos by Vickie Baily.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

2013 C.A.R. Floral Tributes and State Invitationals

Bethesda, MD, October 25-26, 2013:
Floral Tribute to National Garden Club President Linda Nelson
by designer Joyce Overholtzer.
Floral Tribute to Central Atlantic Region Director Mary Warshauer
by designer Mary Ellen Alden.
Floral Tribute to National Capital Area President David Healy
by designer Muriel Turner.
C.A.R. Director Mary Warshauer, NCA President David Healy and NGC President Linda Nelson.

David Healy and Muriel Turner with her design.
Pow-Wow by designer Lisa Arni of Delaware.

Alice Ruch McKeon Tree Planting Project by designer Sylvia Deck of Maryland.

National Capital 4th of July by designer Arlene Stewart of National Capital Area.

Jersey Strong by Jan Warshauer of New Jersey.

Niagra, Feel the Roar by designers Marcia Beckker
and Dianne Sippel of New York.

Space, the New Frontier by designer Lynn Fronk of Ohio.

Penn's Woods - Highways and Byways by Mary Jane Martucci of Pennsylvania.

Restored Garden Hat Contest

Bethesda MD, October 26, 2013:  Restore and/or refurbish an old garden hat; decorate it with the C.A.R. pin, wear it to the cocktail hour and dinner and . . . you may be a winner!

Bill Schaffer WOWS C.A.R. Design Luncheon

Bethesda, MD, October 26, 2013:  Bill Schaffer of Schaffer Designs, a frequent "best in show" exhibitor at the Philadelphia Flower Show, presented a design program TAKING THE FLOWER SHOW HOME.  Schaffer reviewed award-winning designs from past flower shows, taking the audience from concept to completion.

--photos by Bill Dean

NGC and CAR Life Members Recognized during 2013 Conference

Bethesda MD, October 26, 2013:  Life memberships honor garden club members for their participation in garden club activities and raise funds for scholarships.

National Garden Club President Linda Nelson (center) and C.A.R. Director Mary Warshauer presented a National Garden Club life membership to National Capital Area President David Healy.  The membership was a present from National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.
Mary Cottrell was the 2012 Award of Honor winner for the National Capital Area and the Central Atlantic Region.  She was honored along with the seven other regional winners at the 2012 National Garden Club convention in Seattle last May.   During the 2012 C.A.R. Conference - A MONUMENTAL EVENT -Cottrell  surprised to receive a C.A.R. life membership from C.A.R. Director Warshauer and C.A.R. Life Membership chairman Babs McClendon (right).

Other new recipients of C.A.R. Life Memberships were also recognized during the conference.