President, Karen McCuen (586) 786-0816
First Vice President, Suzanne Souva
Second Vice President, Linda Wojtowicz
Secretary, Linda Latsko
Treasurer, Christine Jump
Membership Chairperson,Jan Kennedy (586) 781-2821
The purpose of the Shelby Gardeners Club shall be:
GARDENERS CLUB MEETINGS are on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center (4101 River Bends Drive, off Ryan Road, south of 22 Mile Road). A general business meeting begins at 10:00 am, and usually we are joined by a guest speaker at 1:00 pm to address the group on a variety of topics. This part of the program is open to the public and anyone interested in the speaker is encouraged to join us. The program for the month is typically listed in the local newspaper and on the website. You may also phone the President for this information.
The Garden Club’s most important ongoing project is Heritage Gardens which is located on the Municipal Grounds, east of the Municipal Building. The Garden Club purchases the plants, and tends to and weeds the gardens throughout the summer. The Club is also involved in community projects such as making corsages for the Senior Center Birthday Party Luncheon, gifts for residents of the Regency Park Nursing Home, and assistance with the Annual Shelby Township Clean-up Day. We are also pleased to present speakers on many different topics for public enlightenment.
The SGC is currently led by Karen McCuen, President; Susie Souva, 1st Vice President; Linda Wojtowicz, 2nd Vice President; Linda Latsko, Secretary; and Chris Jump, Treasurer. Jan Kennedy heads up the Membership Committee, and welcomes all garden lovers. The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings, held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Shadbush Nature Center. For further information, please contact Ivy, Publicity, at 586.781.6742
Dianne by the Teaching Gardens
Shelby Gardeners Club Springs Into Action
The 30 woman strong membership eagerly greets the spring season with an exciting lineup of speakers. The lectures are free to the public, with the exception of the well renowned presenter for June, Janet Macunovich. Please refer below for more information.
Speakers’ Programs 2013
The below will be held at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center located at 4101 River Bends Drive (off Ryan Road, between 22 Mile and Auburn Roads), Shelby Township, MI 48317.
March 14 – “Great Flowering Shrubs and Trees – Under Used”
Speaker: Joel Miller, Manager of Goldner Walsh Nursery
April 11 - “Techniques on Using Garden Flowers in an Arrangement”
Speaker: Jan Kennedy, Professional Flower Arranger, Flower Arrangement Judge and founder of Shelby Gardeners Club
May 9 - “Exciting New Annuals and Perennials of 2013”
Speaker: George Papadelis, Owner of Telly’s Greenhouse
June 13 - "Design and planting perennials: What works, what's lasted, what pays off"
Speaker: Janet Macunovich, author, educator and garden designer. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For reservations send donation of $5 per person and make checks payable to: Shelby Gardeners Club, P.O. Box 183324, Shelby Twp., MI 48318. The dead line is May 30th, and reservations will be accepted as received. No admission on the day of event without prior reservations. For additional information call 586-781-4693
Program: Shelby Gardeners Club Flower Show
Arrangements on display July 11, 12 & 13 at Shelby Township Library
Program: Shelby Gardeners Club installation of 2013-2014 officers.
Bi-Annual Garden Walk
In addition to providing the public with monthly garden talks, the club has been responsible since 1998 for the bi-annual Shelby Garden Walk. This spring and summer members will search of outstanding gardens to include in next year’s walk. Please contact Ivy Schwartz at 586-781-6742 if you would like to nominate someone, or if you would like to volunteer your garden for the mid-July 2014 tour.
The public is invited to view an exciting summer flower show at the Shelby Public Library on July 11, 12, and 13. Please stop by during the daytime hours to delight in the memberships’ creative arrangements.
Displays and Community Service Projects
The SGC, active throughout the year, is responsible for the seasonal displays at Heritage Gardens. The Gardens were graced by a beautiful array of perennials and annuals this past summer; whimsical, humorous scarecrows entertained visitors this past fall; winter brought festive evergreen displays in overhead baskets and outdoor pots lining the entrance to the Gardens.
Community service projects include the crafting of corsages for the Township’s Daddy-Daughter Dance, and hand-made projects throughout the year for Regency Manor, an area assisted living facility. The Club also makes corsages for monthly birthdays at the Shelby Senior Center, participates in the annual township cleanup, and contributes monetarily to area non-profit groups.
The SGC invites you to join by contacting Jan Kennedy, Membership, at 586-781-2821.