BURR OAK PROPAGATION
The Garden Club of Nashville has chosen the Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) as the tree to propagate for the Garden Club of America’s 100th-anniversary project. We were taught how to choose viable acorns, planted them in pots and learned the technique for successful propagation. Click here to learn more about Burr Oak Propagation
BURR OAK IS THE GCA 2015 FREEDOM MEDAL WINNER!
2015 Freeman Medal Winner: Quercus macrocarpa—Bur Oak Nominated by Nancy Linz, Garden Club of Cincinnati, Zone X
HORTICULTURE MISSION OF THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA
Rooted within the very core of the Garden Club of America’s mission, the Horticulture Committee stimulates knowledge and a love of gardening by sponsoring lectures, demonstrations, meetings, and projects, and by disseminating horticultural information to GCA clubs and the general public.
Among their many endeavors, the Horticulture Committee publishes GCA’s The Real Dirt, an online newsletter for club members. The Horticulture Committee hosts the annual Shirley Meneice Horticulture Conference, which takes place at important botanical institutions and includes all clubs. In honor of the Garden Club of America’s Centennial, the Horticultural Committee announced the 2013 Centennial Tree Project to recognize the importance of trees in our past, present and future: they are basic to our survival, to the beauty of our landscapes, and to our history.
SEED YOUR FUTURE
Horticulture is the art, technology and science of growing plants. It is the food we eat, the landscapes we live and play in, the environments we thrive in. It is the business of managing and using what we grow while maintaining the health of our soil, air, and water, and the well-being of our children, our communities, and our world. In short – it’s all about plants! Seed Your Future
BORDER BEDS AND ISLAND BEDS| VOLUNTEER GARDENER
Sheri Gramer, host of NPR’s Volunteer Gardner, tours the garden of a GCNashville member. Her garden holds many examples of solid garden design principles and the garden has a special love for pre-historic looking plants.
NATIVE TENNESSEAN, DR. CARY FOWLER, A BIODIVERSITY WARRIOR, SAVES THE WORLD FROM AGRICULTURAL COLLAPSE, ONE SEED AT A TIME.
FLOWER ARRANGING ON THE TAILGATE OF A GATOR
Just For Fun…
TIPS FOR GROWING DAFFODILS FROM OUR ZONE IX SISTERS IN HOUSTON
GCN hosted a flower show at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere on October 4-5, 2016.
Our club has chosen the Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) as the tree to propagate for the GCA 100th anniversary project.
GCN members ventured out on a chilly November morning to celebrate GCN’s participation in GCA’s Centennial Tree Project by planting our Bur Oak sapling in Centennial Park.
In December of 2009, The Garden Club of Nashville in conjunction with Cheekwood began propagating the Torreya Taxifolia Tree located in the Howe Garden.
In 1977, Holtkamp Greenhouses was founded in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Optimara brand name was introduced to the American consumer.