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WGC May Events: Blooms Busting Out Everywhere

All those April showers should bring plenty of May flowers, and that's a good thing because May's Windsor Garden Club meetings and events are all about those blossoms.

Come join us and bring a friend! We do ask for RSVPs so we can have enough materials on hand for our workshops -- but all of our events are free.

One note: this month, we're Calling all Cans! We need empty, clean tin cans of all shapes and sizes for our Mother's Day activity for children at Windsor Farmers' Market. Check out the details below. We need tin cans of all sizes! Drop them off at the Town Green Community Garden, or bring them to one of our early May workshops to drop them off.



The 2017 Windsor Community Art and Flower Show is set for June 1-4 at the Huerta Gymnasium. Judging will take place Thursday June 1. The event is coordinated by the Windsor Garden Club. But entry forms for the show are due in to the Town of Windsor on THURSDAY MAY 4.This informal, low-pressure event drew some wonderful entries last year and we're looking for more entries this year. The show is a great way to get involved with floral design and first-time entrants. Last year's winner were Nancy Gray and Mary Robledo.You can get the sign-up form and competition rules on the Windsor Garden Club website.

We hope to see you at one of these May events:

"After the Sale" Plant Sale Thursday, May 4 1 to 3 p.m.

Town Green Community Garden Windsor Road and Joe Rodota Way

The club's annual Spring Plant Sale April 23 brought in more than $2,600 to help fund community garden education projects, community beautification projects (including the Town Green Community Garden), and SRJC and SSU scholarships for local students. Come score on bargain prices for beautiful container gardens designed by local floral and garden professionals as well as veggie and flower starts to get hour summer garden growing.

"Wearable Designs" Workshop - Slow Flower Group Sunday May 7 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Town Green Community Garden Learn how to make wearable floral designs: garlands, crowns, corsages, and more. If you have a wedding, prom, Rennaissance Faire, or (late) May Day party in your future, or you'd just like to learn how to make any of these things, this is the workshop for you. Free, but RSVP to Windsor Garden Club so we can have enough flowers and supplies on hand. If you can, bring a clean empty tin can (any size) as a donation.

Town Green Community Garden Work Morning Saturday May 13 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Town Green Community Garden All plot renters at the Windsor Town Green Community Garden are required to put in 6 hours per year of volunteer service helping to maintain the common areas of the garden: the pathways, potting area, etc. Come weed, rake, sweep and spruce up the garden. Remember to enter your volunteer time in the green notebook by the Book Borrowing kiosk! WGC members and friends always welcome at workdays - there are plenty of weeds and dry leaves to go around. Community Garden Group leader Leslie Jones will be there to answer questions and point you toward garden needs.

Succulent Lover's Group

Saturday May 13 12:30 p.m. Town Green Community Garden Take a tour of WGC's in-ground succulent bed at the Town Green Community Garden and discuss all things succulent. Group members can take home cuttings for their at home gardens! For more information on the group, and to RSVP, Contact Leslie Jones at Mother's Day at the Market Sunday May 14 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stage/Gazebo area near the library, Windsor Town Green Every Mother's Day, the club hosts a FREE "Make a Gift for Mom" table at Farmer's Market. Club members help children build a bouquet or floral arrangement for moms, with flowers and containers provided. May 14 is Mother's Day this year, and we will be repeating our popular "succulents in decorated tin cans" crafting sessions for kids Windsor Garden Club Monthly Meeting & Free Workshop: "Hands-On Floral Design"

Tuesday, May 16 6:30 - 8 p.m., Windsor Senior Center 9231 Foxwood Dr., Windsor WGC meets the third Tuesday of every month and offers a free speaker or presentation on garden, floral, or environmental topics. On May 16, we're offering a "Hands-on Floral Design Workshop" led by professional floral designer Mary Robledo of Flourish Floral Design. Come watch a short presentation by Mary on floral design basics, then head to one of our desig stations and make your own small floral arrangement to take home. It's a BYOC event -- Bring Your Own Can. You'll need a small, clean tin can of any size to make your arrangement. Or bring your own small glass jar, or small glass container (drinking glass-size). Members of WGC's Slow Floral Group will be at each station to help you with your floral arrangements.

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