District II

Kathy Kennedy-Crownover
Director 2017-2019
"Sprouting Across Middle Tennessee"
District II Elected Officers

                                             Vice-Director – Pam Braun

     Recording Secretary – Bette Ann Fields

       Corresponding Secretary – Yvonne Hiett

 Treasurer – Sandi Eichenberger

New Designs/New Ideas 

New Designs/New Ideas, a District II Fundraising Event, was held at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens on July 31, 2017.


Demonstrations of the new designs and container-grown miniature gardens, from the Handbook for Flower Shows Revised 2017, were presented to an audience of over 160 attendees.


Designs were demonstrated by Kay Flynn (Oak Hill), Featured Plant Material; Jean Richardson (Country Homes), Cascade; Fran Givens (Oak Hill), Grouped Mass and Kathy Kennedy-Crownover (Rachel Jackson), Low-Profile.


Carolyn Kirchner (All Four Seasons) entertained the audience with her presentation of Fairy Gardens. These container-grown miniature gardens can be exhibited in the Horticulture Section of the Botanical Arts Division of a Flower Show.


Many exhibits were displayed for viewing around Massey Hall.


Artistic Craft Exhibits included a Necklace and Bracelet by Tove Rawlings (Country Homes), Decorated Package and several Bookmarks by J. Porter Share (Rachel Jackson), Decorated Hat and Pin by Sherri Darnell (Rachel Jackson), Decorated Mask by Ann Pugh (Rachel Jackson), Trees by Elaine Rohrig (New Neighbors) and Ann Harvey (New Neighbors).


Lynna Jackman (Rachel Jackson GC) provided several Arboreal Exhibits longer than 30 inches which can be entered in the Horticulture Section of the Botanical Arts Division.


Additional Design Exhibits were provided by Carole Ann McCormick (Oak Hill), Kay Flynn (Oak Hill), Gayle Jaggers (Bellevue), Beth Harlow (Harpeth Bend), Peggy Andrews (Rachel Jackson), Lynna Jackman (Rachel Jackson), Pat Malone (Rachel Jackson) and Kathy Rychen (Rachel Jackson).


Many thanks to the Demonstrators, Exhibitors and the District II Board for the refreshments they provided, and to District II Ways and Means Chairmen Carolyn Kirchner and Cynda Ferguson for their time and effort to coordinate this event.


Kathy Kennedy-Crownover

TFGC District II Director

District II
Fall Board Meeting

October 16, 2017
10:00 AM

Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
Massey Hall
District II
Fall Membership Meeting

October 30, 2017
10:00 AM

The Grove at Williamson Place
3250 Wilkinson Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

The fall membership meeting will be held at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro. It is located on 243 acres, between fields of berries and production agriculture, across from The Avenue shopping center. Take Exit 76, Medical Center Parkway from Interstate 24.


“Winter Interest in the Garden” will be presented by Scott Drucker, owner of Dream Gardens Landscape Design & Installation Company in Chattanooga.


Each club is being asked to bring a decorated pumpkin in honor of The Saved Seed, National Garden Club's second early reader book written to educate elementary children about the life cycle of seed plants.

It follows the journey of a smiling pumpkin seed from Halloween pumpkin through the year becoming a seedling, a vine and then a new pumpkin!

The real pumpkin can be painted, carved, planted, bedazzled, a fairy garden, etc. I am challenging each club to let their imagination run wild and show off their creativity.

A slideshow of the clubs’ Cucurbita creations will appear on the District II webpage at www.tfgconline.org after the meeting.

Kathy Kennedy-Crownover,
Sep 13, 2017, 4:07 PM
Kathy Kennedy-Crownover,
Aug 20, 2017, 8:45 AM
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May 21, 2017, 4:10 PM