Garden Club Events & Programs
2021 Monthly Program Schedule
Our 2021 Club meetings will occur via Zoom. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.
When Michigan's pandemic-related restrictions allow for in-person meetings of the full Club membership, the meeting locations will be posted here on the website. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all continue to navigate the pandemic together!
April 27th: Tips for Your Garden
Jeannine Rubert of Pine Hill Nursery & Landscaping always has valuable gardening advice! She will help us understand the “what, when, and how” of fertilizing our gardens, planters, and baskets. Want to combine vegetables and flowers for a new gardening look? She has ideas! You have the questions, she will have the answers.
May 25th: Exploring Dow Gardens
Chuck Martin is the Senior Horticulturist and Grounds Manager for the Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens. He will share his passion for the rain garden system he developed there. Chuck will also present the history and design of the various garden areas (gardens, forest, and orchard) throughout Dow Gardens' campus.
June 22nd: Plant Diagnostics
July 13th: 2021 Elk Rapids Garden Walk
Six lovely gardens will educate and delight visitors as they stroll through the spaces and paths enjoying vibrant native plants and pollinators. More details coming soon!
July 27th: Norman Veliquette Photography
August 24th: Green Infrastructure Project in Elk Rapids
Sarah U’Ren, Program Director at The Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay, will explain the goals of the Green Infrastructure Stormwater Project in Elk Rapids. We will learn the details for protecting the Grand Traverse Bay from pollutants and stormwater runoff from various locations in Elk Rapids.
September 28th: Designing Landscapes with Native Plants
Carolyn Thayer, a certified Shoreline Professional and owner of Designs in Bloom, will share her knowledge in designing landscapes with native plants. The focus will be on the key elements of beneficial landscape including the combination of plants in rain gardens and shoreline buffers to create a habitat for wildlife and pollinators. Discover how these strategies can protect our freshwater supply!
October 26th: Challenges of Farm and Orchard Owners
Sara McGuire, owner of Royal Farms, will share the challenges and rewards of the farm and orchard owners in local markets. This will help us to appreciate and understand the often fragile and demanding businesses in our area.
December: Hanging of the Greens
Greens, swags, and garlands will be prepared and placed on the Swan, Library door, Town Hall, and Pedestrian Bridge. Additional details TBD.
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The Elk Rapids Garden Walk
On July 13th, 2021, six lovely gardens will educate and delight visitors as they stroll through the spaces and paths enjoying vibrant native plants and pollinators. More details coming soon!
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