Tri-Cities Garden Club annual Garden Crawl, a tour of members’ gardens, was enjoyed by about 30 club members. The tour included 6 members’ gardens and concluded with a socially distanced picnic lunch at the historic Weaver House at Pine Bend Park.
MGC Life Membership Achievement Award
Club member Judy Lindemulder was honored at the July club meeting for her many contributions and achievements. The club presented her with the MGC Life Membership Achievement Award. Congratulations Judy, and thank you!
The club’s hard work has paid off and the Weaver House gardens at Pine Bend County Park are looking beautiful this July! Thanks to Pam for the pictures.
In response to the COVI-19 virus, our members’ and school participants health and safety is our first concern and most important consideration.
ALL Michigan Garden Club Schools and District meetings scheduled for April and May 2020 have been cancelled. Therefore, we will cancel Course III of the Landscape Design School scheduled for April 20 & 21, 2020 in Grand Haven, MI. Course III will be postponed to the fall dates of October 5 & 6, 2020. Course IV will be scheduled in the Spring of 2021, with dates to be determined.
You have the option to have your registration fee refunded or you may simply carry it over to the Fall session. That decision will be yours. Please let Lynn Smith, the Landscape School registrar, know your decision regarding your registration. Lynn Smith’s contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: If you have made hotel reservations for the April class, please remember to cancel them.
Thanks for your understanding. Stay healthy!
Events for 2019
Its 2019 and already many activities are planned. You may want to mark your calendar now!
March Garden Day – March 16 at Grand Haven Community Center, get more information here: https://www.mnla.org/event/wmnlas_march_garden_day_0
Ottawa Conservation District Tree Sale – Orders due by April 5th, get more information here: http://www.ottawacd.org
District IV Leadership Meeting – Thursday April 11, in Rockford, ask your club president for details.
Landscape Design School Series XII Course 1 April 22-23in Grand Haven, get more information here: https://michigangardenclubs.org/education/landscape/
MGC State Convention June 5,6, and 7 in Traverse City, get more information here:https://michigangardenclubs.org/event/2019-mgc-state-convention/
Thank you 2018 Garden Walk Sponsors!
The Tri-Cities Garden Club, Inc., would like to THANK the following individuals/businesses for their support of our 24th Annual Garden Walk “Country Stroll,” which will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Fruitport, MI. Tickets to this event will be available at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum in June or at any of the homes on walk on the day of the event.
Homeowners: Art and Peggy Iversen
Sandy and Steve Sokolowski
Pam Averill, five star* Real Estate Leaders
Bella Mia Bed & Breakfast
Shannen Drent, Huntington Mortgage Group
Spring Lake Floral
Ebby’s Pet Bakery & Boutique
This N That Variety & Consignment
Doug Heins, State Farm
Warehouse One Antiques & Collectibles
Systema Funeral & Cremation Services
Weiss Chiropractic Wellness Center
Warehouse TWO Antiques & Collectibles
Mike Rose Landscape & Irrigation
Deborah Rewitzer, Fur Crazy Pet Salon
Jack’s Waterfront Bistro & Bar
Cindy Sabo, Sabo Skin Care & Massage
Lynell Hanley, Beyond Skin Deep
Ladybug Hair Salon
On the Path Yoga
Village Pharmacy of Fruitport
Barry County Antique Show
Smart Gardening Conference
The MSU Extension Smart Gardening Conference in Grand Rapids will be Saturday March 3, 2018. See the flyer below for details.
2018 Flower Show
2018 Flower Show Schedule
The schedule for the Tri-Cities Garden Club 2018 standard flower show “Vintage Treasures” is now complete. Download your copy here!
2018 Draft Flower Show Schedule
2018 Flower Show is Scheduled!
“Vintage Treasures” the 61st annual standard flower show will be held July 12, 13, and 14, 2018 at the Spring Lake District Library. Featuring design sections including duo-designs, tricolor, petites, and artistic crafts this promises to be another exciting show!
Club members enjoyed gathering at historic Weaver House in Pine Bend County Park for the annual Members’ Tea luncheon. This year’s honorees were all of the committe chairpersons who help to keep the club vibrant and active. Special recognition was given to Pat Bazany for her leadership in maintaining the community herb garden in Grand Haven for the last ten years. Prizes were given for the best hats, and winners were Roger Mckay for best contemporary hat, Ginny Ryan for most flamboyant hat and Jackie Wilson for best vintage hat. It was a beautiful day, the luncheon was delicious, and a lovely time was had by all. See the photo gallery for more pictures of the fun!
Club Plant Exchange
Club members enjoyed a gorgeous day at William Ferry Park for the September meeting and plant exchange.
2017 Fall Bulb Event
The MSU Extension Grand Ideas Garden is having a fundraiser which will be held on Oct. 21st at the MSU Extension Office in Grand Rapids. This event includes an educational program and bulb sale.
Class registration and Bulb Order Payments: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2017bulbevent/
“FLOWER POWER – THE 60’S”
Congratulations to Carol Petrowski , the winner of the Award of Design Excellence and the Tricolor Award for her beautiful entry in the design class “The Twilight Zone”
“By the Bayou”
The 2017 Garden Walk proved to be a wonderful success. Congratulations to our Chairperson Andrea Anderson and her committee! Visit our Garden Walk page to view photographs of some of the gardens.