We're at it again! Decorating The National Center for Children and Families
Early December 2019, just as they have for many years, members of Garden Club of Chevy Chase decorated the public rooms and entrance of the The National Center for Children and Families on Greentree Rd., Bethesda. Members of the garden club also hosted a party for the children of families living at the Center, where the children enjoyed crafts, including decorating mini trees for their rooms and wreaths for their doors. The highlight was a visit from Santa, who distributed gift-filled stockings to each child, and a gift of bedding to each parent. GCCC is proud to support this wonderful neighborhood...
Decking the Hall!
Santa’s Garden Club Elves arrived last week to decorate the Village Hall.
Stop the noise!
Holiday Conservation Tips
‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all over town, Trash trucks overloaded, in junk we might drown! So here are some ways to lessen the load, And make our earth healthy … a happy abode! Use paper gift wrap (preferably recycled), and natural fiber ribbon. Buy re-usable cloth gift bags in lieu of gift wrap. Avoid mylar, tinsel, plastic ribbon, foil gift wrap. Avoid plastic cups, cutlery, plates, paper hand towels, when entertaining. Decorate naturally, using fruit, pine cones, greens; then compost. Donate, don’t toss, gently used ornaments & tree lights. Return clean glass floral vases to local florist for...
Help Groundfeeding Birds By Delaying Fall Cleanup
Some gardeners like to do their garden cleanup at the end of fall, while others prefer to put it off until spring. Both approaches have advantages, but delaying cleanup until spring is more beneficial to wild birds. Standing seed heads are a natural source of food for birds in winter, while stems make good perches. Garden debris and spent plants provide cover for wintering insects. Some birds will be able to find these and eat them during the winter months; surviving insects will be a ready food source in spring. Early in that season, birds will also use twigs, dead...