This past week, Karen Colini, Nancy Zambie and I had a chance to visit The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). Last year, we voted to give CIA a Charitable Project grant to fund a student competition.Read More
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Tuesday, May 28
9:30 Coffee, 10:00 meeting followed by speaker
Recipe for a Perennial GardenRead More
Fellow Gardeners: Along with planting gardens, it’s time to provide the funds for the wonderful SGLC activities and programs planned for the 2019/20 year.
Active dues are $175
Sustainer dues are $200
Provisional dues are $100
The beautiful photos are all in and it’s time to vote. Check out the photos, scroll through and enlarge pictures in each category. Then click here to vote. You may have difficulty making a decision! Votes must be in by May 15, and results will be posted in the next newsletter.Read More
Wolcott Lilac Garden
450 W. Main Street
Friday May 10, 2019 at 11:00Read More
It is almost time for the Shaker Lakes Nature Center's Annual Plant Sale! The Nature Center is looking for volunteers to help with both our Catalog Pick-Day on Wednesday, May 8, and/or on our on-site Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11.
There are a number of positions and shifts available for both days. If you are interested and able to volunteer, go to their online form to sign up or contact Kristina Arthur directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-321-5935 *237.
There will be a lot of interesting new plants this year, many returning favorites and, as always, a focus on native perennials or cultivars of our natives. It is a great way to get a burst of early spring.
Holden Arboretum Plant Sale
The annual plant sale is Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 10am – 4pm (Members’ Preview: Friday, May 17, Noon – 6pm), featuring nearly two dozen species of Holden’s nursery propagated and grown wildflowers, most from seeds collected at Holden. In addition, dozens of selected area nurseries and gardens are invited to offer a wide selection of perennials, annuals, herbs, woody plants (shrubs/trees), and garden accessories, as well as on-site garden tool and knife sharpening. Access to a variety of plant and soil experts makes this one-stop shopping opportunity informative and well worth your time. A portion of each sale supports Holden Forests & Gardens.
The sale is free for members, with admission for nonmembers. There is a separate fee for tickets to the Canopy Walk/Emergent Tower — $4/adults, $2/children.
Here is a round-up of very simple changes – many of which you’ve likely already made – to choose among when preparing for summer in your yard! For specific details on how to create or install new features, ask around the club as many members have already done these things, or check out local workshops at sources like the Botanic Garden or Nature Center.Read More
Excellent, thought-provoking presentations were again the highlights of the 2019 NAL conference in Washington DC. Several speakers presented irrefutable evidence that climate change is real and that we are the cause of it.Read More
Willott Iris Garden
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:30
RSVP to Sally RomanRead More
One of the plants at the top of my favorite perennial list is Baptisia australis, False Indigo. Native to many of the states in the Midwest, it is reliably hardy and tolerant of most soils.Read More
The SLGC membership has voted to award its 2019 major grant to Stonebrook Montessori School, a tuition-free public charter Montessori school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, located on Wade Park Boulevard in the Glenville neighborhood.Read More
Many thanks to the Shaker Lakes Garden Club members who designated the Grosscup Scholarship in their SLGC Charitable Projects giving. You make it possible to continue the important work that we do, supporting young scholars from our region in their pursuit of an education in horticulture and its related fields.Read More
For a special garden project for this year, we will be helping University Hospitals create a healing space on the main campus - UH Cleveland Medical Center.Read More
What's the news? What did you hear over the garden gate? Has your contact information changed since the new Directory was published? Who heard what? Who has learned something to share with us? Who has a great new idea? Who loves to share the miracles of nature? It's all here!Read More
Spring is in the air, and it will feel great to putter about in the garden once again. Recently, ten of our members had an early taste of spring. They traveled to Philadelphia to enjoy the Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme was Flower Power.Read More