Our meetings are open to the public and held from February through November
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING OUR NHGC MEETINGS
We have been unable to hold our April and May meetings due to world health issues. There are no further meetings scheduled and we will promptly advise when meetings are resumed.
Ourguest speaker for March was to be Sandy Barbic from the Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District. She was going to discuss soil and water quality using native plants.Our recent meeting was February 19thand our speaker was Janice Loreta, an herbalist/healer who discussed flu season tips and how to fend off illness naturally. Our April speaker was to be Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener, discussing everything you wanted to know (and maybe not know!) about annuals – timing is good as we prepare to color our decks and gardens with lots of them. We hope to reschedule our speakers for future meetings.
Hopefully, in September our speaker will be all about birds….and October will be all about the Summit County Metro Parks – so lots to look forward to.
When our next meeting is announced we hope to see you at the Macedonia City Center, lower level. Community Room, City Hall.
ADDITIONAL MEETING INFORMATION is ANNOUNCED IN THE LINK BELOW
Promote and sponsor programs that contribute to the beautification of Nordonia Hills
Encourage the love and knowledge of gardening and the appreciation for local flora and fauna
Teach the theory and practice of horticulture, environmental awareness, and conservation
Award scholarships to worthy graduating Nordonia Hills high school seniors
May is still an excellent month to plant perennial flowers in addition to prime time for planting annual flowers and summer vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and beans.
Look for healthy plants at purchase
Signs of setbacks include: wilted foliage from lack of water
Yellow or limp foliage from insufficient light or fertilizer
Holes or a stippling of the leaves from insects
Blotches or gray coating on the leaves or stems from possible fungal disease;
Thin, lanky stems from lack of light
Roots emerging from pot drainage holes
Weeds in the container from lack of attention by the seller.
Maximize your first-year enjoyment by picking perennials that have a lot of buds just about to open as opposed to plants already in full bloom.
Perennials aren’t just for in the ground either
Coralbells, hosta, brunnera, Japanese forest grass, and others with colorful foliage are excellent additions to flower pots
Mix them with color-coordinated annuals
Create entire pots using long-blooming and/or colorful-leafed perennials.
NHGC Awards and Donations
Nordonia Hills Garden Club is organised and operated exclusively for charitable purposes.
We annually award a scholarship to a Nordonia Hills high school senior. As well as, having an annual beautification award to a local business to recognise their landscaping. This year we will have involvement with the Blue Star Memorial installation for the city of Nordonia Hills.
At our monthly meetings, members donate to The Emergency Assistance Center. It is a food pantry in Northfield, Ohio which serves 12 surrounding communities. They provide food, clothing, personal hygiene items, and seasonal support to our Northeast Ohio neighbors in need on a monthly basis. They are a network partner of the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank.
Recently, our club received a first place award from the Garden Club of Ohio for our website. The website award application will now be automatically submitted to the National Garden Club!
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The Garden Club of Ohio, Inc., a federated garden club, is a 501c3 non-proﬁt volunteer organization. It is open to anyone in the state of Ohio who is a member of a local garden club. GCO currently has 4,348 individuals in 148 clubs across the state of Ohio. The Garden Club of Ohio, Inc., is a member of the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
GCO supports endeavors in every aspect of gardening through educational programs, horticulture and floriculture. Our goal is to be the source for gardeners and members for everything related to horticulture, landscaping, floral design, and environmental news and issues through local club meetings, district events, and annual state conferences.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. is composed of 50 State Garden Clubs and the National Capital Area, 198,595 members in 6,218 member garden clubs. National Garden Clubs, Inc. is proud to recognize 447 International Afﬁliates…from Canada to Mexico and South America…from Bermuda to South Africa, Australia and Japan, as well as 149 National Afﬁliates within the United States.
National Garden Clubs is the largest organized group of gardeners in the world. The mission of National Garden Clubs is to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, ﬂoral design, civic and environmental responsibility.
Unfortunately, our May Annual Plant Sale will not be held this year. We hope to continue holding this event in 2021.
"April showers brought us May flowers"
Now’s the time to move some plants: Now is really the best time to move certain perennials. Many of them are just emerging, so rearranging them now in the garden puts very little stress on the plants. Summer or fall-flowering perennials should do well, like bee balm, sedum, or hyssop.
Divide big perennials: If you’ve got a healthy mound of a perennial that needs a little more room, spring is a good time to divide the plant and give it more space.:
Prune early blooming shrubs: Recommended is spring pruning of shrubs that flower on current season’s “wood.” Examples include panicle hydrangea, hydrangea paniculata; smooth hydrangea, hydrangea arborescens; and blue spirea, Caryopteris x clandonensis. Shrubs with colorful winter stems can be cut back now too, like the red- and yellow-stemmed dogwoods, cornus sericea, cornus alba, and cornus sanguinea.
Weed!The mild winter gave weeds a head start. Quarantine is good time to get into your flower beds and get ahead of the coming onslaught. You need to do it now before the weeds start to seed themselves.
Gardening Quotes and Thoughts
How do you know you are a Gardener? There is a decorative compost container on your kitchen counter. You would rather go to a nursery to shop than a clothing store. You prefer gardening to watching television. You plan vacation trips to arboretums and public parks. Dirt under your fingernails and calloused palms are matters of pride.