Rochester Garden & Flower Club

 

2022 Calendar
Updated 5/1/2022 

 

 

Please add these items to your calendar, but monitor this site and club emails for meeting details. (New items in BOLD.)

Date(s)

Event (Regular monthly meetings are open to the public)

Jan. 8

Annual Budget Meeting - Treasurer and committee chairs

Jan. 10

Board Meeting

Jan. 20

Club Meeting - "Invasive Jumping Worms" - by Cindy Tomashek

Feb 4-24

Arboretum Spring Flower Show ( https://arb.umn.edu/flowershow )

Feb. 15

** Gardening for The Health of It - 1

"Alternative Gardening Ideas" with Robin Fruth-Dugstad, MS, RCTC Hort. Dept.

Feb. 17

Club Meeting - "Introduction to Rock Gardening" - by Rick Rodich

Feb. 22

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 2
"Gardening with Nature: Creating Natural Play Areas" with Jeff Feece, Rochester Parks Dept.

Feb. 24

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 3
"Bees, Beekeeping, and Pollination" with Gary Reuter, University of MN Entomology Bee Lab

Mar. 1

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 4
"Shade Gardening" with Cindy Tomashek, Founder, Shades of Green Hosta Society

Mar. 2-6

Minneapolis Home & Garden Show ( https://homeandgardenshow.com )

Mar. 10

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 6
"Homeowners Guide to Tree and Shrub Care" with Ryan Brick, Maier Tree Service

Mar. 14

Board Meeting

Mar. 15

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 7
"Beneficial Insects" with Shane Bugeja, MS, Ext. Educator and Kathy Hoyer

Mar. 17

Club Meeting - "Take Better Nature Pictures" - by Gina Unverzagt
                      -  Potting protocols for plant sale donations - by Deb Roos

Mar. 17

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 8
"The Healing Power of Gardening" with Robert J. Stroebel MD, Mayo Clinic

Mar. 22

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 9
"Return of the Heirlooms" with Harvey Buchite, Hidden Springs Farm

Mar.24

**  Gardening for The Health of It - 10

"Urban Water and Soil Conservation" with Aaron Gamm, Olmsted County Soil Conservation District

Apr. 14

SMART Garden clean-up 8 AM- Noon; all hands welcome.

Apr. 21

Club Meeting - "Container Gardening" - by Vickie Hennessey

Apr, 22

SMART Garden clean-up 8 AM- Noon; all hands welcome.

Apr. 23

Member Workshop - Succulent Dish Gardens, Joel's Greenhouse

Apr. 28 May 1

"Art in Bloom" - Minneapolis Institute of Art
https://new.artsmia.org/art-in-bloom/art-in-bloom-2022

May 4

Car Pool Tour to Pork & Plants near Altura, lunch in Utica, Utica Corn Crib gift shop.

May 9

Board Meeting

June 2

Car Pool Tour to Donahue's Nursery in Faribault,  lunch at The Depot in Faribault, tour a private garden in Owatonna, and Turtle Creek Nursery in Owatonna

June 8-11

American Hosta Society Nat'l Convention - Minneapolis ( www.hostavision.com )

June 9-10

Annual Plant Sale (resched. from May 17-19)
Set-up - Thurs. & Fri. (see Annual Plant Sale section)

Sale - Fri. 3:00 - 7:00 pm

Clean-up - 7:00 -

June 16

Club Meeting - Herbal Remedies - by Lise Wolff

July 11

Board Meeting

July 16

Annual Garden Tour 10am - 4pm

July 28-29

County Fair Flower Workshop & Show

Aug. 18

Summer Garden Party / Plant Swap (members only)

Aug. 25-Sept 5

Minnesota State Fair

Sept. 12

Board Meeting

Sept. 15

Club Meeting - TBD

Oct. 20

Club Meeting - Houseplants - Neil Imsdahl, Sargents on Second

Nov. 14

Board Meeting

Nov. 17

Club Meeting and annual members' craft fair

Dec. 15

Annual Holiday Party (members only)

Jan 19, 2023

Club Meeting - Gardening and Health - by Vivian Williams

Gardening for The Health of It

**  Gardening for The Health of It programs are sponsored by

  • Rochester Garden & Flower Club,
  • Shades of Green Hosta Society of SE Minn.,
  • U of MN Extension Olmsted County Master Gardeners,
  • Rochester Community & Technical College, and
  • Rochester Community Education

on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, beginning February 15th through March 24th.  Cost per session: $15.00 per presentation via Zoom - Enroll through Community Enducation web site at https://www.rochesterce.org/register or call 507-328-4000