We begin our meeting at 6:30pm and our location is The Macedonia City Center (Lower Lever) Community Room. City Hall in the Community Room.
The Macedonia Community Center will be closed on February 16, 2022 and our previously scheduled meeting has been cancelled
As soon as we can hold a meeting at the Center we will have Matt Valencic from the Audubon Society as our guest speaker teaching us about Northeast Ohio bird varieties. So, get ready to buy bird feeders, bird seed, and binoculars!
Hope to see you all there!
"OUR NHGC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS"
-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
( This is the Veterans Memorial Park) Parking is in the back off Bedford Rd.
- Mayor Nick Molnar
- GCO President Marlene Hatton
- Blue Star and Honors Parks North Sara Moomaw (history of the Blue Star Memorial)
- Chaplain Ed Fast PhD (Invocation and Benediction)
- Commander Dave Pristash
- Rick Devine (ending the ceremony with Taps)
It is such an honor for our club to present this memorial to our veterans
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.
PRIOR GUEST SPEAKERS for our MONTHLY MEETINGS
2021 November: Lee Paulson, a Summit County Master Gardener, who entertained us with stories about Christmas cactus, Christmas “pickle”, and various international Christmas traditions.
2021 October: We featured Betsy Kollman from Kollman’s Nursery helping many of us make the transition from our yards filled with annuals to perennials. What works and what doesn’t!
2021 September: Do you know what a succulent is? We heard Lillian Coluccio, a Garden Club member, talk on how to grow and take care of them.
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
CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION in 2021
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 beautiful.
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.