Each color variation of the larkspur has a different meaning:
Pink means fickleness
White conveys a happy nature
Purple normally represents a first love
Blue signifies grace
Generally, larkspur indicates strong bonds of love.
THE WATER LILY
The other July birth flower is the water lily, which symbolizes purity and majesty.
Aside from being lovely in their own right, water lilies are often used in ponds to deter the growth of algae and to shade and cool the water for resident fish and frogs.
A Message from our President
NHGC meetings are open to the public
and held from February through November
Our first Meeting of the year took place on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30 PM
We met at Sagamore Hills Park, the Rosemary Snell Pavilion. We had an “outside” Nordonia Hills Garden Club General Meeting in June.
Our speaker was Rick Strebler, President of the Garden Club of Kent and Master Gardener with a special interest and expert knowledge of ROSES! He gave us the scoop of what we are doing right or wrong – and helped any of us overcome any fear of failure with roses! He also addressed any other questions on gardening – he has heard them all before!
We are the process of securing speakers for our fall meetings--- and will share when finalized. Here are the scheduled meetings – being held at 6:30 at the Macedonia Town Center, so mark your calendars!
Wednesday September 15
Wednesday October 20
Wednesday November 17
Macedonia City Center, lower level. Community Room, City Hall.
ADDITIONAL MEETING INFORMATION is ANNOUNCED IN THE LINK BELOW
-Monthly Meetings held from February through November with garden related guest speakers
- Monthly Newsletter providing garden hints and information on special gardening events
-Monthly Luncheons arranged to be held at local restaurants and followed by tours of interest
-Annual Plant Sale
-Annual Christmas Party
-Annual Garden Tour
Blue Star Memorial Dedication
NHGC Blue Star Memorial Dedication
is scheduled for August 15, 2021 at 2pm. The address is 8479 S. Bedford Rd. Macedonia, OH 44056.
Blue Star Memorial Highways are highways in the United States that are marked to pay tribute to the U.S. armed forces. The National Council of State Garden Clubs, now known as National Garden Clubs, Inc., started the program in 1945 after World War II.
The blue star was used on service flags to denote a service member fighting in the war. The program has since been expanded to include Memorial Markers and Memorial By-ways (since 1994). These markers are used in National Cemeteries, parks, veterans facilities, and gardens.
2021 JUNE: Our speaker was Rick Strebler, President of the Garden Club of Kent and Master Gardener with a special interest and expert knowledge of ROSES.
2020 FEBRUARY: Our last meeting in 2020 was February 19thand our speaker was Janice Loreta, an herbalist/healer who discussed flu season tips and how to fend off illness naturally
2020 MARCH: Ourguest speaker 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.
2020 APRIL: Our 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.
2020 SEPTEMBER: Our guest speaker was to inform us about birds.
2020 OCTOBER: We had planned to have a speaker that would provide a program regarding the Summit County Metro Parks.
NHCG 2021 Scholarship Winner
The Nordonia Hills Garden Club awarded a scholarship to a graduating Nordonia Hills high school senior.
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
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.
The Garden Club was recognizedby the Newsleader in the latest article about Longwood Manor. The article mentions the Garden Club purchased plants and had many plants donated to help revitalize the exterior Gardens of Longwood Manor.
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!
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 GCO AWARD WINNERS!
FIRST PLACE for WEBSITE DESIGN
Nordonia Hills Garden Club - Akron District
Nordonia Hills Garden Club
1st place Award
from the Garden Club of Ohio for
The award was for the Longwood Manor Project. We received a certificate and a check. A special thank you to all the members who had a chance to either work out there and/or donate plants. It looks so nice and all the work has made a huge improvement. Stop by sometime and see all the plants and flowers as it is really is beautiful.
was a success and the money raised from the sale of decorated wine bottles (bottles and creativity by our members) was donated to The Emergency Assistance Center. Thank you all who attended and supported our fundraiser.
NHGC is a member of the following organizations
Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.
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 2022
Gardening Quotes and Thoughts
In English language poetry, peonies do not have the same symbolism that they do in for east Asian writers. In traditional Chinese and Japanese art, peonies broadly represent both female beauty, as well as wealth and status. Western poets use peony blossoms to evoke spring, ephemeral beauty and fleeting infatuation.