April’s birth flowers are the daisy and the sweet pea! By April, spring is in full swing, and these birth month flowers are ready to express its happy plans and intrigues.
NHGC "Message From Our President"
NHGC meetings have been open to the public and held from February through November
We were unable to hold our Fall Meetings in 2020. As of March 2021, The Macedonia City Center is still NOT open to the public and so we are not yet allowed to hold our meetings there until the Center opens to the public. As soon as that happens, we will take a look at starting our meetings up again while maintaining a safe environment.
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
-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
GUEST SPEAKERS for our MONTHLY MEETINGS
2020 FEBRUARY: Our last meeting 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 2020 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!
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 2021.
Gardening Quotes and Thoughts
“Now when the primrose makes a splendid show, And lilies face the March-winds in full blow, And humbler growths as moved with one desire; Put on, to welcome spring, their best attire…” ― William Wordsworth