February Calendar for Crofton Village Garden Club

February will be a fun month for Crofton Village Garden Club, beginning with our monthly meeting on February 1st at Prince of Peace Fellowship Hall.

Floral designer extraordinaire Barbara Emden will present the program, “A Teacup Full of Flowers.”  Members should bring their own teacup and a paring knife for trimming the oasis.  Flowers and greens will be provided so everyone can create their own unique design.

District II Horticulture Day will be held on Saturday, February 11, at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Severna Park, from 10-1.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by two wonderful speakers:  Alan Summers, Radio Talk Host, WCBM 680 AM in Westminster, who will present a slideshow on gorgeous perennials, and Hans Bleinberger, Designer with McHale Landscape Design, who will discuss container gardening and how to landscape gardens and yards for easy maintenance.  More information and registration

By the way, Mr. Bleinberger will the speaker at the Crofton Village Garden Club meeting on April 1.

Homestead Gardens in nearby Davidsonville will offer a busy schedule of workshops in February, beginning this weekend with orchids, lawns, and gardening in miniature:

Saturday, February 4

The Ins and Outs of Orchids Part 1 – 11:00 a.m.($30)
Orchid expert, Dr. Clark Riley, will introduce you to various types of orchids as well as give insight into their care. This is a great class for beginners. Price includes a Phalaenopsis.

The Ins and Outs of Orchids Part 2 – 2 p.m. ($30)
For those who want to go beyond the basics and delve deeper into the world of orchids with Dr. Clark Riley. Price includes a Oncidium.

Sunday, February 5th

Gardening Done Right: Loving Your Lawn – 11 a.m. ($5)
Seeding, fertilizing, thatching, mowing, raking…a healthy lawn can be a tricky aspiration. But as Homestead Gardens’ Gene Sumi explains, it’s actually the timing of all of these tasks that is the key to a lush lawn.

Terrariums: Gardening in Miniature – 2 p.m. ($30)
Create a stunning and lush terrarium garden as an elegant accent to any room. A fascinating project that is great for folks of all ages. All supplies and plants are included.

Other workshops in February at Homestead Gardens:

  • Wooly Pockets® Container Gardening
  • A Guide to Winter Birding in Maryland
  • Gardening Done Right: Proper Planting Techniques
  • Hellebores: The Lenten Rose
  • Reptiles and Amphibians of Southern Maryland
  • Black Gold: The Art of Composting
  • Creating Fairy Gardens
  • Bonsai Basics
  • A Rose is a Rose is a Rose
  • Diving into Water Gardening
  • A Cutting Flower Garden
  • Cool Weather Vegetable Gardening
  • Building a Hypertufa Planter

Click on Homestead Gardens Workshops for more information.


If you would like to join Crofton Village Garden Club, please click on Contact.

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