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    February 27, 2019 Meeting    

Lynn Title and Elizabeth Ogden:
“Members Speak”

Please join us for the Beltsville Garden Club’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 pm at the James Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, Md. We welcome long-time members and talented gardeners, Lynn Title and Elizabeth Ogden, who will share some of their gardening journey and knowledge. Lynn Title will present “Garden Vignettes”. As an avid plant collector, she designs with many different treasured plants, seldom even five of the same variety. Therefore, she sets up small vignettes of plant groupings that are complementary or contrasting in color and texture. These “vignettes” are intended to be seen close up when walking past and to repeat as echoes rather than copies. The groups change with the seasons and often involve foliage more than flowers. Lynn will show some of her favorite combinations in multiple seasons. Lynn says she gets her green thumb from her father, who grew figs and gesneriads in Rochester NY despite the long hard winters. She is a retired Navy officer who still works for Naval History & Heritage Command as a civilian. She gardens in a densely planted, mostly shade, ? of an acre where she built her own dry stone walls.

Elizabeth Ogden will speak of “From Mission to (Market) Madness”; her path from volunteering at an Appalachian mission to the inspiration to start a greenhouse/ market operation to support that mission project. Elizabeth has a degree in horticulture from the University of Maryland, and an ongoing career at the USDA-Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville. She also has a small greenhouse operation, Jack Creek Plants, that supports sales at three local farmers markets. Elizabeth says she began her life-long love of plants gardening with her parents. Lynn and Elizabeth are valued member vendors at the Beltsville Garden Club Spring Plant Sales at High Point High School. Look for them there in April and May!

The public is welcome, admission is free. Contributions of a plant or plant-related item for the door prize table, and a refreshment to share are appreciated.

If Prince George’s County Public Schools are closed on this date for weather-related conditions, the meeting will be canceled.

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