Monthly Programs

Each month the Club meets for a light lunch, short program and a business meeting.  Most meetings are held at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE with the exception of the December meeting which will be held off-site.  Guests are always welcome to join the meeting (see Calendar for more details).

Schedule:

Gathering 12-12:30pm

Lunch 12:30-1:00pm

Program 1:00-2:00pm

Business Meeting 2:00-3:00pm

September 10, 2021 - "The Art of Bonsai"

LocationOcean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter Jim DeBastiani, Member of the Brandywine Bonsai Society, Self-Taught in the Art of Bonsai

Program DetailsBonsai is the art of growing certain trees and shrubs, of many varieties, in small, shallow containers.  It is through careful, precise training and pruning that the plant is slowly shaped and manipulated to give the appearance of an older, mature tree.  Jim will focus on the basics of bonsai; tools; finding a tree; trimming and styling, and soil.

 

September 18, 2021 - Book Signing Party

Location -  Home of Kathy and David Green (38854 Bayberry Court, Ocean View, DE 19970)

Presenter - Authors Ruth Clausen and Gregg Tepper will sign copies of their book:  Deer Resistant Native Plants for the Northeast

Program Details - See information on the Events page or click on the green button above

October 8, 2021 - "African Violets and Their Gesneriad Cousins"

       Location - Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - Barbara Borleske – Barbara is a longtime member of the African Violet Society of America and the Gesneriad Society

 

Program DetailsBarbara will be talking about all kinds of beautiful plants that are easy to grow in your home.  She will have many photos on her laptop, including pictures from the virtual conventions of the African Violet Society of America and the Gesneriad Society. Members are encouraged to ask questions about growing these wonderful plants, so our discussion of soil, fertilizer, light, potting, etc., will be driven by the members’ interest.

November 12, 2021 - "Select Gardens of Western Europe"

Location - Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenters -  Master Gardeners Maureen Ryan and Gaye Mara

Program Details -Tour four unique gardens in Europe. Travel through a Portuguese winery garden, Monet's garden in Giverny, an English garden with an interesting history and a seasonal explosion of color in The Netherlands.

This PowerPoint tour will delight you.

December 10, 2021 - "Annual Holiday Luncheon"

    Location - Victoria's Restaurant, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel,

    2 Olive Ave. at the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

    12:00-2:30 pm - Lunch & Business Meeting

   Program Details - Come celebrate the holidays with your GBTS friends.

     Members will pre-order from a special menu.  Cost:  $TBD per person.

January 14, 2022 - "De-Stressing after the Holidays – Yoga and Meditation" 

Location - Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - Pat Wood, a longtime GBTS member, and a dedicated yogi

Program DetailsPat will lead GBTS members in some gentle exercises which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation.  Dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat and/or blanket.  You can also remain seated in your chair.

February 11, 2022- "Paper Roses Program"

       Location - Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - GBTS Founder Lisa Arni

 

Program DetailsThis hands-on program will show you how to make roses from paper.  Please bring some non-toxic glue such as Elmer's school glue or Tacky glue and scissors, very important.  All other supplies will be available for your use.  Roses may be used for home decorations or for a pretty package decoration.

March 11, 2022 - "Horticulture Flower Show Guidance"

Location -  Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - Dottie Howatt, NGC Accredited Master Flower Show Judge

Program Details -The National Garden Club’s (NGC) Standard Flower Show's purposes are to educate Club members and the viewing public; stimulate interest in horticulture; and floral design.  Dottie will provide specific information regarding NGC standards of presenting horticulture specimens, containers, etc., at a flower show.    

April 8, 2022- "Orchids and Installation of New Officers"

Location - Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - GBTS Founder Lisa Arni

 

Program DetailsHow to keep Orchids blooming and happy.  Several types of orchids will be discussed and optimal care instructions.  Good information for both the beginner and experienced grower.

May 13, 2022- "How to Make Floral Ice Bowls and Edible Apricot Roses"

Location -  Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - GBTS member Ria Carraro

Program DetailsRia will demonstrate how to make floral ice bowls and edible apricot roses that will certainly prove to add beauty to any table setting.

June 13, 2022  - Review of Horticulture Flower Show, Plant Sale,

and Member Appreciation Pizza Luncheon 

Location - Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Ave, Ocean View

Presenter - GBTS member Lee Blackwood

Program DetailsQ&As regarding the Horticulture Flower Show and Plant Sale.  Pick up Entry cards, bring specimens or photos to identify your horticulture. Fellowship Hall is also reserved for any last-minute measurements and/or staging requirements prior to the Plant Sale.