Dorchester Garden Club meeting: ‘A Bird Friendly Garden’

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The Eastern Shore Hospital Center’s English Hall welcomed the Dorchester Garden Club members for their Sept. 11 meeting. Hostesses Kathy Miller and Dee Terry greeted members as they arrived with their horticulture and design entries for the mini flower show.
Dorchester Garden Club President, Julia Berman, called the meeting to order and members recited the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a period of silence in solemn memory of Sept. 11, 2001. Guest attendees Sandy Lucas, Bev Waggoner, Sue Jones and Terry Neuwer were introduced and Cookie Brohawn welcomed recently installed Evelyn Renkwitz to her first meeting as an official member of the club.
Ms. Berman delivered the President’s report and also announced that club member Linda Rossi had accepted the position of 1st Vice President for the remainder of the club’s 2015-2016 term. Club Chairmen were then invited to share their reports followed by other announcements of interest to the club. Members were treated to a gourmet luncheon buffet prepared and served by the Eastern Shore Hospital Center’s talented catering staff.
The September program “A Bird Friendly Garden” featured Dr. Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology at Washingon College in Chestertown. Dr. Carr is a researcher in avian behavior. Her presentation discussed ways that gardeners are able to meet the needs of birds and the three critical components of Food, Water and Shelter. Dr. Carr stressed the importance of feeding birds during the upcoming winter months which can mean the difference between life and death for our feathered visitors – and shared tips on having a wide variety of food, feeders, water and shelter sources to support the diverse needs of both year-round and migrating bird populations.
Results of the Horticulture and Design Awards for the day were:
Division I – Horticulture
Class 1 Rosa (Roses)
1a. Miniature single: 1st Jane Parks
1c. Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora: 1st Mary Jo Papin, HM Jane Parks
1d. Floribunda, Polyantha, Carpet, Climber: 2nd Lynne Davis, 3rd Helen Saum
1e. Shrub, Old Garden Rose: 1st Annilly Jones, 2nd Fran Collins, 3rd Pat Beck
Class 2 Conifers-One branch
2a. With Cones or Berries:  1st Celi Dragich, 2nd Beverly Shelly
2b. Without Cones or Berries: 1st Cookie Brohawn
Class 3 Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub-one branch
3b. Foliage: 1st Beverly Shelly, 2nd Celi Dragich, 3rd Judy Slaughter, HM Cookie Brohawn, Clara Mae Stephens
3c. Fruited: 1st Cookie Brohawn, 2nd Beverly Shelly
Class 4 Deciduous Tree or Shrub-one branch
4a. Flowering: 1st Ellen Rindfuss, 2nd Susie Middleton
4b Foliage: 1st Susie Middleton
4c. Fruited: 1st Dee Terry, 2nd Susie Middleton, 3rd Donna Harms
Class 5 Ilex (Holly)-one branch
5a. Foliage: 1st Beverly Shelly, 2nd Susie Middleton
5b. Fruited: 1st Cookie Brohawn, 2nd Beverly Shelly
Class 6 Container Grown Plants
6a. Flowering: 1st Helen Saum, 2nd Cookie Brohawn, 3rd Kathy Miller
6b. Foliage: 1st Susie Middleton, 2nd Helen Davies, 3rd Beverly Shelly
Class 7 Open Class
7a Annual: 1st Gloria Warner, 2nd Mary Jo Papin, 3rd Wanda Ciekot, HM Nancy Hastings, Helen Saum, Pat Beck
7b Perennial: 1st Susie Middleton, 2nd Mary Jo Papin, 3rd Annilly Jones, HM Fran Collins, Deana Kozak, Beverly Shelly, Gloria Warner, Donna Harms
7d. Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber: 1st Beverly Shelly, 2nd Mary Jo Papin, 3rd Cookie Brohawn
7e. Vines: 1st Susie Middleton, 2nd Ellen Higgins, 3rd Cookie Brohawn, HM Fran Collins
Class 8 Herbs
8a Same Cultivar: 1st Cookie Brohawn, 2nd Mary Jo Papin, HM Susie Middleton, HM Beverly Shelly
8b. Different cultivars: 1st Kathy Miller, 2nd Cookie Brohawn, 3rd Pat Beck
Class 9 Dahlias
9a. Single: 1st Susie Middleton, 2nd Clara Mae Stephens, 3rd Pat Beck
Class 10 Five fruits or vegetables on a tray (same or different)
1st Cookie Brohawn, 2nd Ellen Rindfuss
Division II-Design
Design Class 1 “Potted” A Pot-et-Fleur Design
1st Patti Hopkins, 2nd Jeanne Bernard
Design Class 2: “It’s the Little Things that Count” A Miniature Design
1st Patti Hopkins, 2nd Shirley Chatham, 3rd Susie Middleton, HM Kay Karminski, Judy Slaughter

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