Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Next Meeting: November 8 Fall Design Workshop

Fall Design Workshop:  Fused Glass Pendants
Thunder Willow Community Arts
1615 Maxwell Drive
Hudson, WI

Annual Potluck and Silent Auction

October 11, 2017 was the Trillium Annual Potluck, Silent Auction and Business Meeting. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Edible Landscapes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Program:  Incorporating Edible Plants Into The Landscape
Jeffery Johnson Landscape Gardener, University of Minnesota Arboretum.

Presented a slide show focused on reducing the carbon footprint of transporting produce.  The information shared included ideas to inspire imagination with incorporating edible plant materials into your landscape; trees, shrubs, vines, small fruits, perennial herbs, annuals, etc.  Also discussed ways a landscape can support pollinators and wildlife, maximize water use and utilize sun position for home heating.   Jeffrey Johnson can be contacted at:  johns345@umn.edu

Friday, August 4, 2017

Arcola Trail Flower Farm

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The joint meeting with Daylily was a tour of Arcola Trails Flower farm.  It was very interesting. Those attending were inspired to try growing a few new and different types of cutting flowers.

There are many beautiful pictures to be seen on their Facebook page.  The owner also gave each attendee a bouquet from her gardens.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Nuremberg Gardens

Wednesday, July 12

Tour of Nurenberg Gardens, Orono, MN 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

European Inspiration!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017    
Program:  Exploring London's World-Famous Royal Horticulture Society Chelsea Flower Show
Presented by: Laura Opsahl, Washington County Master Gardener

Our meeting today included a pictorial tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in Europe:  the incredible complexities of gardens and the use of plants, trees and shrubs at the Palace of Versailles was just one.  The color palettes included in the various gardens of Monet were captured in photos that clearly showed where some of the artists inspiration came from.  Finally, pictures taken of the the striking displays at the Chelsea Flower Show provided many ideas and seeds of inspiration for color, creativity and style variation.  

Laura toured these gardens last year as part of a group through Insight Vacations.  


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

May 29, 2017 Blue Star Memorial Marker Dedication

Honoring Those Who have Served Our Country

The Blue Star Memorial Program honors all men and women that serve in the United States Armed Services. This program began with the planting of 8,000 Dogwood trees by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944 as a living memorial to veterans of World War II. In 1945, the National Council of State Garden Clubs adopted this program and began a Blue Star Highway system that covers thousands of miles across the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. A large metal Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker was placed at appropriate locations along the way.What we see today is a program that has expanded to include all men and women who had served, were serving or would serve in the armed services of the United States.  Memorial Markers and By-Way Markers were added to the Highway Markers to be used at locations such as National cemeteries, parks, veterans' facilities and gardens.Perennial Gardens Clubs of Stillwater completed efforts to have a Blue Star By-Way Marker added to the Stillwater Veterans Memorial.   The dedication took place on May 29, 2017.   

Pictured:  Christi Schmidt reading the dedication, Trillium Chapter members in attendance: Jessie Tastad, Christi Schmidt, Barbara Isaacson & Toni Lehman.  Federated Garden Club of MN attendees: Betty Beck     (immediate past president) and Bonnie Schwitzenberg ( State President).