Six individual gardens featured in the 2019 MTGC Tour show the power of what the outdoors, planting and gardens do for the gardeners and their guests. This year brought a view of passion, dedication and creativity. Favorite were the various sitting areas. Some secluded some open and airy but all welcoming. Water features and fish swimming were enjoyed by the 150 garden tour guests.
Many thanks to the home owners for opening their gardens and to the guests for supporting the outreach efforts of the Moon Township Garden Club. Funds raised from this event, and all paid events, go to a scholarship fund as philanthropic efforts in gardening and environmental projects.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. gave children first through fifth grade the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Smokey the Bear Poster Contest. The Youth Committee of the Moon Township Garden Club invited the local Boy and Girl Scouts to draw posters demonstrating their understanding of wildfire prevention. All posters had to feature Smokey the Bear and include Smokey’s wildfire prevention message, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!”
The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania awarded a 1st Place Prize to James Joyce, Second Grade scout from Boy Scout Pack 198. His winning poster was sent in for the national judging.
Mr Jeff Marshall, a retired biology teacher, gave a delightful presentation. Informative, humorous tales of what a garden pond will bring to your back yard. Expect sounds of toads and frogs. Not only humans enjoy the soft sound of a water fall. You also get helpful bug eating birds, toads and frogs….turtles too. They all come with the attraction of a pond. The club members gained valuable information and shared Jeff’s love of nature and gardening.
Welcome to the the Moon Township Garden Club informational site. Answers to your questions can be found on these pages.
Yes indeed, Spring is here. Plants are sprouting, trees are budding while bees and other wildlife know it! MTGC members are clearing flower beds, picking up sticks and mulching, trimming and generally happy with the results. If any of that is something that interests you, please check out this site and see if you can visit during a meeting. More information can be found at the tabs across the top of the page.
You may contact President Denise Kross via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternately Vice President Carol Howe also by email email@example.com
.Hope to see you at a meeting or one of our events.
Happy Gardening and learning.
The members of the Moon Township Garden Club are excited for this weekend’s big event held at Robin Hill Park, 949 Thorn Run Road in Moon Twp.
There have been many weeks of gathering raw materials and organizing the raw materials. A work in progress since October….well actually since February…but that is another story. We are all delighted to offer the community the creations of so many very talented floral artists! Whether you are looking for artificial arrangements for your door, table or dining centerpiece you are sure to find a treasure here. Doors open at 9 am. Payment is by check, cash or credit card. Thanks for supporting our efforts for our Fleur de Lune Garden, student scholarships, and community involvement.
Here are several members making the magic happen…..
The after weeks of “magical” workshops and good times creating beautiful arrangements here are the results. Bringing in the season with artificial as well as cut greens in one of a kind arrangement containers. Hand made and individually painted….truly one of a kind. Reasonably priced and created in Moon Township. Wreaths, kissing balls, garlands, mantle swags or door swags, mailbox decorations, centerpieces and cemetery cones are all available for purchase. Cookies galore in cookie jars or on plates…Scones and mini loaves of bread too. All this awaits you at the Main House in Robin Hill Park.
This one day event runs 9am to 3 pm. Cash, check or Credit Card are acceptable forms of payment. Help us ring in December with a visit to Robin Hill see our Greens Sale in the main house. Add your financial help to our labors, take home a creation for your self or as a gift. You make our scholarship fund possible. Thank you.
Partner organizations with activities at Robin Hill Park (12/1/18) include Moon Historical Society, Peace and Quilt Club, and West Hills Art League. Look for these organizations in the Log Cabin and the Carriage House near the parking lot. Don’t miss any of these exciting seasonal township traditions. As always we thank Moon Township for their continued support including the Moon Township Police department directing traffic and Park and Recreation for all their help.
Members of the MTGC spent an enjoyable and educational morning touring the Fern Hollow Nature Center. Photos below give an idea of the grounds adjacent to the buildings. There are trails and creeks to explore as well. The large leaf magnolia tree was an unusual find for at least this writer. The tree dwarfs 3 members standing in front of the impressive tree.
In the Education center we learned about bees that do not have hives and do not make honey! Each of us made a colorful “bee hotel”. Early next Spring these go outdoors to foster growth and care of these pollinators to help our gardens. Another great day with those interested in crafts, the environment and community.
With the end of the calendar year approaching this is an exciting time for the Garden Club. The Greens Sale is scheduled for December 1. The workshops are a combination of creativity, friends, wire twisting, hot glue guns, ribbon making and…. so much more. We look forward to the workshops and the great sale event at Robin Hill.
Here are more photos of the Fern Hollow Nature Center meeting:
In April these Girl Scouts completed Step 4 – Experiment with Seeds. On ther way to their Gardening Badge. Here they are planting flower seeds in egg cartons. This simple and handy while recycling those egg cartons! It is a win-win for gardening and the environment!
Step 5 and final step will be planting their garden in May. Keep up the good work Scouts!
Garden club President Denise Kross, members Ellen Northy, Merrianne Cacali, Rose Varsanik, Elaine Poliziani, Karen Milanese represented the MTGC at the 88th Annual Convention of The Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, April 15-17, 2018,
at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh-Meadowlands, in Washington, PA