The Dogwood Circle of the Lock Haven Garden Club was established in 1960, and maintains the gardens at the Triangle across from the Post Office and  at the Civil War Monument in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. The club meets monthly at members' homes to learn more about gardening, plants and flower arranging, and occasionally embarks on gardening related excursions.  We schedule planting and clean up days throughout the growing season and every one has assigned weeks for  weeding and maintenance.

 We welcome new members! Email us below!

 

We thank the Clinton County Foundation for funding the care and maintenance of these City gardens.

 

The Triangle on Main Street

 

The Civil War Monument at the “5-way lights”
 

 

Mail: jo_annb@verizon.net

2017 Program

“Going Native”

Highlighting a Native Plant each Month

All programs start at 6:30 pm unless noted

Please start pressing flowers for our November Program

 

March 1: “Native Plants: What & Why” presented by JoAnn Bowes, at JoAnn’s house. Native Plant: Trillium

 

April 5: “Celery Rose Painting: Creative T-shirt stamping.” At the Poorman Gallery, 352 E. Water St., next to the Heisey Museum. Native Plant: Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Pam is hostess.

 

May 3: “Special Event Place Settings” at Marion’s house. Please bring flowers and materials to set up a place setting. Native Plant: Polygonatum Biflorum (Solomon’s Seal)

 

June 7: “Little Arrangement-Big Fun” at Hazel’s house. Please bring one or more miniature arrangements. Native Plant: Baptisia Australis (Blue Wild Indigo)

 

July 5; 5:30  Time change! Tour the Wayne Township Nature Park.  Meet at the Park at 5:30. Retire to Mary’s house for refreshments and meeting. Native Plant: Aquilegia Canadensis (Columbine).

 

August 2: 5:00 Time change! “Migration Patterns of the Monarch Butterfly: Tour butterfly gardens of Jessica Hosley.  Retire to Judy’s house for meeting and refreshments. Native Plant: Asclepias Tuberosa (Butterfy Weed)

 

September 6: “Kokedama: the Art of Japanese Hanging Gardens” at Sherry’s Mill Hall house. Native Plant: Phlox Paniculata (Summer Phlox)

 

October 4: 3:30 Time change!  Tour of the Penn State Arboretum. Please meet at 3:30 for carpooling.  Dinner at a nearby restaurant.  Native Plant: Rudbeckia Fulgida (Black-eyed Susan).  Svitlana is hostess.

 

November 1: “Pressed flowers décor workshop” at Zonda’s house. Native Plant: Monarda (Bee Balm)

 

December 6:  Bring a holiday arrangement for a “Yankee Swap.”  Pam’s house. Native Plant: Dicentra Eximia (Wild Bleeding Heart)

Garden of the Month

The recipients of the July award are Bill and Gail Hunter, 35 Church Street in Dunnstown.  The meticulous and well-designed (by Gail) landscape is full of maintenance-free perennials backed by a variety of evergreen trees and shrubs. Bill himself built the stone retaining walls that give the garden islands a crisp neat look.  Hosta, coral bells, purple coneflower, lilies and roses are in bloom now.  Garden art, in the form of a unique bicycle planter and “wheelbarrow” planter, lighten up the shady spots. .  

Nominations for the September award may be made by emailing  us below or calling Bonnie at 570-660-4002 or Dot 570-726-4374

 

Gardens are judged on color, design, neatness, pleasing curb-side appeal, use of natural elements and visibility from the street or alley.

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July Meeting

We met at the Wayne Township Nature Park at 5:30

After touring the park we convened at Mary’s house for refreshments and business.

 

Gail and Bill Hunter

Gail designed the house and landscaping and Bill enjoys digging in the dirt and trying new plant varieties for color and interest. The appearance from the street is crisp, neat and well maintained.  Garden island, ringed with Bill’s stone retaining walls add a formality, set with evergreens and highlighted with colorful perennials.

Above and left: views of the Hunters’ landscape, and below, a street-side colorful planter.

A rustic old-fashioned wheel barrow is filled with colorful annuals

In the same theme, a “tricycle” planter accents a side garden.

Above: a colorful dahlia is tucked away along the path.

 

A stone path, lined with pots of annuals, colorful perennials and a variety of evergreens leads to the gardens in their rear yard. More garden accent pieces, a variegated beech, periennials and lilies give them a private relaxing hideaway.

Program Change

August 2: Meet at Judy’s at 6:30 as usual

We will not be touring the butterfly gardens.