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*Saturday, March 7 – MSUE Smart Gardening Conference at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids 9 – 4 PM. Registration and payment deadlines are February 28. Register at www.events.anr.msu.edu
*Saturday, March 14 – March Garden Day event at the Grand Haven Community Center. 8 am to 3 pm. Registration is required and seating is limited. Online registration: http://www.wmnla.com. Educational presentations from regional experts on native plants, dwarf conifers, bulbs, water quality and lessons from great gardeners. Delicious lunch is included in $50 registration fee.
Monday, March 23 – General business meeting to update everyone on what’s new for 2020 and potluck (bring a dish to pass, your table setting and beverage.) at Muskegon’s Hackley Public Library Lower Level meeting room. Guests are $5, members free.
Monday, April 27 – Meeting at Muskegon’s Hackley Public Library with speaker Carol DeVries on “Discovering Daylilies” with info on selecting, raising and propagating any sun loving plant. Potluck starts at 6 pm. Bring a dish to pass, your table setting and beverage. Or come for the presentation at 6:30 pm. Guests are $5, members free.
Monday, May 18 – 4-7pm (come when you can!) Monet Garden Work Bee to plant the annuals in the garden and pruning where needed. This is a potluck meeting so bring an easy dish or item to pass that does not require heating or refrigeration, your table setting and a beverage. Also bring gardening tools for planting/pruning.
June 22 - Meeting at Muskegon’s Hackley Public Library with Cathie Krol presenting a class on Succulent Wreaths and you will take your creation home! Potluck begins at 6 PM, bring a dish to pass, your table setting and beverage or come for the presentation at 6:30 PM. Guests are $5, members free.
Thursday, July 23 – 11-2 pm Monet Garden Re-Dedication event to celebrate the gardens’ 20th Anniversary and to thank all of our wonderful donors, supporters, contractors and much more! Light refreshments, music and Muskegon dignitaries will be present.
*July 27 – August 7 is the Michigan Plant Tour which includes Walters Gardens. (Walters Gardens, Inc. 1992 96th Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464). This is an optional event for any interested gardeners to gather and plan a wonderful day tour! Go to www.canr.msu.edu/planttour/ to register. The site has not yet updated their 2020 info as of this writing, so keep an eye on this site for current info.
Monday, August 24 Meeting at Muskegon’s Hackley Public Library for a presentation “Art-Paint Like Flowers” or “Making Tea from Herbs” with Jan Meeuwsen, Master Gardener and WHTC Radio host on the Garden Show. Potluck begins at 6 PM so bring a dish to pass, your table setting and beverage. Or come for the presentation at 6:30 PM. Guests are $5, members free.
Monday, September 28 -Meeting at Muskegon’s Hackley Public Library for a presentation by Jean Baker on “What’s New in Gardening? Tools, Tips and Techniques” 6 PM Potluck so bring a dish to pass, your table setting and beverage or come at 6:30 PM for the presentation.
*September (date TBD) trip to Leila Arboretum in Battle Creek. This is about 1.5 hours from Muskegon and we suggest carpooling. Bring a lunch or purchase at the Arboretum. Leila Arboretum features 2,500 marked trees and plants, dozens of gardens and walkways, dramatic pieces of public art, horticultural training center, Fragrant Hill Pavilion on the overlook, Fantasy Forest and Peace Labyrinth. Go to www.lasgarden.org for details of this beautiful site.
Monday, October 26 – Our final meeting of the year features Election of Officers, Highlights from Monet Garden, Awards, New Members. Potluck at 6 PM so bring a dish to pass, your table setting and beverage. This is an important meeting so don’t miss it!!
Asterisk (*) Italics items are optional fun things to do for any number of members to arrange and attend.