2024 GARDEN MAINTENANCE

AT THE SHALER NORTH HILLS LIBRARY:

The SHNL gardens will be divided into sections:

 Plant America Hillside Garden, Front Entrance, Kier Garden, Right Front Garden.  Book Drop Garden and Brick Planters/Side Beds and Herb Garden.

 Volunteers for each section will establish their own maintenance schedule.



SGC Executive Committee Meeting

Held at the SNH Library at 1:00 pm:

    

               February 6, 2024

               March 12, 2024

               May 7, 2024

               October 8, 2024

              November 12, 2024

  






 





















2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 
  Special Events:

   February 17-19 – Mini Golf Fundraiser benefiting the SNH Library 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

    (Purchase tickets at the SNH Library)

  March 1 -- Floral Hoop Wreath Workshop at SNH Library, 6:00-8:00 PM. Cost: $40.00

    (Open to the public- reservations required- Limit 40 participants!)

  March 8 -- Orchid Growing 101 at SNH Library 1:30 PM (Register at the SNH Library)

  March 19 -- Vintage “Tussie Mussie” Workshop, Hampton Fields Village, 4480 Mt. Royal Blvd.,

  Glenshaw, PA 15116 at 2:00-4:00 PM (Members Only)

  March 27 -- District IX Members Day Out at The Chadwick 10545 Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA

    15090  10:00 AM, Brunch Buffet.  Speaker: Don Orkoskey “Phone Photography.”

   (Reservations required)

  April 7-9 -- Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania Annual Convention, DoubleTree-Resort,

  Lancaster, PA.  (Reservations required)

  April 11 -- Growing Healthy Houseplants Workshop at SNH Library 1:30 PM. Cost: $8.00.

    Nancy Knauss, Master Gardener (Members Only- Maximum of 25 members)

  May 4 -- Shaler Garden Club Plant Sale-Perennials, annuals, herbs, Mother’s Day Baskets,

    Auction Baskets, Tool Sharpening, and Bake Sale, Kiwanis Park from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

  May 15 -- New Member Tea, hosted by Tappy Donegan 125 Lex Lane, Allison Park, PA.15101.  

    Time: 1:00 PM

  June 2-8 -- National Garden Week.  Members will conduct classes in the library gardens.

  June 14 -- Fairy Garden Workshop at Shaler North Hills Library 6:30- 8:00 PM.

  June 17-23-- National Pollinator Week-information will be available from the Pollinator

    Advocacy Committee

 June 20 – Native Perennials for your Pollinator Friendly Garden at SNH Library 6:00 PM.

    Presenter:  Claudia Bernardo, Pollinator Advocacy Committee member. (Free--Register at

    SNH Library)

  July 14 -- Annual Shaler Garden Tour, Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Purchase tickets at SNH

   Library.

  July 23 -- Program TBA. Winners announced for Great Gardens Contest at SNH Library, 6:30

     PM.  (Open to the public)

  September 7 -- District IX Annual Meeting hosted by Moon Township Garden Club

    (Reservations required)

  October 17 – How to Make a Fall Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop at SNH Library

   1:00  PM.  Cost: $10.00. Suzan Vandertie, Edgeworth GC President, Instructor

   (MembersOnly)

 November 14 - “Winter Sowing: How to Start Seeds in Milk Jugs” at SNH Library 6:00 PM.

   Presenter Shelley Nilson, Pollinator Advocacy Committee member. ( Free- Register at the

   SNH Library)

  December 6 -- Holiday Wreath Workshop at SNH Library, 6:30 PM (Reservations Required.

   Cost  and maximum number of participants TBA at a later date)



  Membership Meetings:

  February 27 --Organizational meeting at SNH Library at 1:00 PM.

  March26 -- Organizational meeting and preview of 2024 plant sale & coming events.12:00

   Noon at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA 15116.

  April 23 -- “The Honey Bee as a Pollinator.” Speaker: Steven Roth, Master Beekeeper. 12:00

    Noon at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA 15116.

  May 28 --“Blue Star Marker Program.” Speaker: Karen Faust, GCFP Blue Star Marker Chair.

   12:00  Noon at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA 15116.

  June 25 -- “Annual Solstice Supper and Garden Party.” 6:00 PM at the home of Vivian

     Didomenico 105 Middlecrest Drive, Glenshaw PA 15116. Members, whose names begin

    with A-H,  please  bring an appetizer, side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Consider

    bringing a floral arrangement to dress up Vician's tables. (Members Only)

  July 23 -- “But I Thought I Would Never Need An Ambulance,” Speaker: Brian Schutzman,

    Shaler-Hampton EMS. -Meeting at SNH Library at 6:00 PM. Winners announced for the

    Great Gardens Contest at 6:30 PM followed by the Program at 7:00 PM. (Open to the

    public)

  August 27 --“Creating the Four-Season Garde,’ Speaker: Lynn Purse.  Meeting at SNH Library

    at 6:00 PM.  Program at 6:30 PM. (Open to the public)

  September 24 --“The Story of the 911 Survivor Tree” Speaker: Steve Miller, Bartlet Tree

    Experts.  12:00 Noon at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA 15116

  October 22 -- “Mechanisms of Pollination.” Speaker: Patricia Milliken, Certified PA Master

   Naturalist. 12:00 Noon at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300 Glenn Ave., Glenshaw, PA

     15116.

  December 3 -- "Annual Christmas Party". 12:00 Noon at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, 300

     Glenn Ave. Glenshaw, PA 15116. Members, whose names begin with I-Z, please bring an

     appetizer, covered dish, or dessert of your choosing.(Members Only)

 

 

FIELD TRIPS - 2024
**Pre-registration is required for all field trips. Call Leslie at 412-486-1885 and leave a message.


August 1 -- Tour of the Historic Homewood Cemetery, 1599 So. Dallas Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Carpool leaves Glenshaw Presbyterian Church at 9:30 AM. Walking tour with Jennie Benford as the guide at 10:00 AM. (Rain date is August 8, 2024)

September 10 -- Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve Nature Walk 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Roxanne Swan, Environmental Botanist & Horticulturalist will be the guide.Carpools leave at 10:30 AM from Glenshaw Presbyterian Church. Tour at 11:00 AM. Lunch following at your own expense at Brick and Barrel Cross Keys 599 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Date TBA – Hartwood Mansion Tour 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. This will be a Christmas tour and date to be announced once booking is available. Lunch at your own expense following the tour.