TFGC CLUB PROGRAM COLLECTION SPRING 2014
For more information and to donate or request a “Program” from the collection contact: Cecilia Cordeiro, TFGC Club
Program Chair at: PO Box 381705 Germantown TN 38183-1705 Home (901)748-3409 Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN I IRRITATE YOU?-YOU BET! I Am Poison Ivy!-by Kathy Rychen. A “Biography” of Poison Ivy –
TISSUE TIME – “Aaaachew” - by Kathy Rychen. What, where, why and how to avoid seasonal
allergies-Includes lists of plants to cultivate and plants to avoid– Narrative/Script
ARTS AND CRAFTS
LEAF POUNDING–A TECHNIQUE FOR FABRIC PRINTING-by Barbara Jones. Printing fabrics
using flowers and other botanicals between layers of natural fiber fabrics and a hammer.
Written directions and photos
BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND SPIDERS
BIRDS IN OUR BACKYARDS -by Helene Gardner. Power Point Presentation with illustrations and legends
POLLINATORS OF A DIFFERENT KIND - HUMMINGBIRDS - by Kathy Rychen. Narrative/Script
BUTTERFLIES AND BLOSSOMS–by Georgia Elizer and the late Louise Pearson. Originally a slide show,
this program consists of a script of 64 statements about butterflies and samples of the beautiful photos taken
by the program authors. Original slides are no longer available; users must provide their own illustrations of
the specimens listed on the script.
SPIDERS -SPENDING AN AFTERNOON WITH SADIE – A beautiful Argiope Spider I Called Sadie –by
Kathy Rychen. A loving science lesson about spiders –Personal narrative/script
SUPER SAVER - “CORRECT” DECISIONS FOR CONSERVATION –by Cindy Hintz -We Know All
We Tell All. Script for Humorous Skit
THE CHALLENGE OF POISONED WATERS-by Lila Lusk- An abbreviated and updated version of the
Original PBS Broadcast –A Power Point presentation of the state and the problems of water pollution (NEW)
TO BE OR NOT TO BE GREEN-Steps to a Greener Home and Community–A Personal Narrative by
GARDEN CLUB WAYS – Garden Clubs’ Roles, Rules and Ceremonies
FROM THE “VEGETABLE GARDEN” -A SPECIAL INSTALLATION CEREMONY-by Taye Morphis-Linking
certain vegetables and their characteristics with the offices and officers of a garden club (NEW)
KNOW YOUR BY-WAYS AND BY-LAWS- The Road A Garden Club Follows-by Lila Lusk -Power Point
Presentation followed by a workshop. Groups work in teams on a “challenge” featuring topics of
garden club procedures and bylaws and report their “ findings” to the other groups. (NEW)
MEMBERSHIP-LET’S GET GROWING – CULTIVATING MEMBERSHIP – “Relating Planting and Growing
to Recruiting and Growing Membership “-by Joyce Merritt. Script for a casual presentation by a “gardener”
in full regalia such as garden hat, gloves, hand tools, seed catalog, and a bucket. -
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES -GARDEN CLUB MANAGEMENT -by Phyllis Wood, former NGC
President. -Four CDs of lighthearted/humorous presentations on the topics of parliamentary procedures,
by-laws and protocol, with the following titles: “Let Me Tell You About Our Meeting”, “They Call Me the
Bylaw Lady-A Term of Endearment”, “Guess Who Is President Now” and “But Who Will Bring the Protocol?”-
Each Segment may be used separately on its own. A gift to the collection from Ann McCormick
BAMBOO by Cynthia Humes –Originally presented in a backyard where bamboo “reigned”–Types of bamboo
growth patterns and uses. Presentation culminated with a session for children on making a fishing pole.
pole”- Narrative and photos -Program may be adapted for indoor settings...
IT’S A DAYLILY WORLD -Daylilies are for Everyone -by Darlene Glisson. Power Point presentation -Color
photos, legends and charts outlining the functions of daylily parts and featuring many varieties of
FLOWERS OF HAWAII - by Linda Davis. A DVD with 23 color slides of Hawaii’s Flowering Plants
taken by the author with accompanying script describing each slide
FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE GARDEN –by Martha Woods-How so many items from our kitchen shelves
are also useful in the garden Script/Narrative (NEW)
GRASSES - True Grass and its Relatives –by Kathy Rychen. Sedges, Bamboos, Cat-Tails and
More…Script with lists and illustrations
HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT-A Home Garden Tour by Mary Beth Sheppard. Includes
“Rules for the Hunt”- Twenty four photos of garden plants and lists of clues and answers.
HERBS – a Planting and Growing Herbs Project-March march to August 2012 by Margenia McKissic. Plants were purchased in spring, nourished through summer and ready for a fall “Herb Show and Presentation” that included a display board and ofsamples of oils, sprays, soaps, spices and shampoos. Description and photos.
HERBS AT PIONEER CABIN –How to Grow and Enjoy Herbs by Diane Rohtert. A program presented
at the speaker/club member’s farm. It includes herbs used for cooking, teas, cosmetics and cleaning solutions’.
The program included a tour of the farm, harvesting seeds and lunch. Narrative and photos
HERBS - DIGGING THE DIRT ON HERBS –by Julia Shiflett. The history, growing and uses of the author’s
favorite herbs: Rosemary, Basil and Lemon Verbena. Narrative/Script
HERBS- THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT HERBS- by Sue Ann Walker. How to grow, harvest,
store and use herbs. The program included a recipe exchange and a display of a large rosemary and yarrow
floral design. Narrative and Photos.
NO DIRT NEEDED-Cultivating Tillandsias Kathy Kennedy Crownover -How to grow Tillandsias a.k.a.
airplants –A lecture and hands on workshop (NEW)
SMOKING SMOKEY TREE: “This is One time When Smoking is Accepted” by Kathy Rychen.
Biography of an American Native Tree - From a Nursery to a Flower Show Award- Narrative/Script
TERRARIUMS – How to Build and Maintain Terrariums-Barbara Dandridge –Crestwood Garden Club (NEW)
THEY CALL ME BLACKIE-(The Potty Manufacturer of a Product also known as Blak Kow- Composted Cow
Manure) by Kathy Rychen-Biography of a cow and her “other” contributions to agriculture-Script with “props”
WILLIAM BARTRAM- An Unlikely Explorer- A 4 Part Saga of Pug Puggy The Flower Hunter A 25 minutes
DVD. The story of Bartram’s 18th Century travels and botanical finds commissioned for the 75th Anniversary
of the Smoky Mountains National Park. . First shown at TFGC’s 2010 Conservation Camp and donated to
TFGC by Ann McCormick.
JUDGING A FLOWER SHOW
ALL ABOUT JUDGING – How Judges Judge- Easing Your Minds –by Jacqueline Westfield. Presented by
a student judge, The presentation includes the assembly and discussion of a design, a discussion about
judging responsibilities, etiquette, ethics and procedures and the opportunity for participants to judge and
score three designs. Narrative, program outline and photos
ARE YOU A GOOD JUDGE WITH GOOD JUDGING PRACTICES?-The “DOS” and Some DONTS” by
Kathy Rychen. Humorous and/or improper comments by (fictitious?) judges.
ETHICS OF JUDGING -by Cindy Hintz. A humorous play with a cast of three characters – a “ young student
judge”, “a knowledgeable, informed kind judge” and a “know-it-all judge”
NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB, INC
A VISIT TO NATIONAL GARDEN CLUB HEADQUARTERS in Saint Louis, MO - by Helene Gardner.-A Tour
of the Building and Gardens, adjacent to the St. Louis Botanical Garden Power Point Presentation
IN THE BEGINNING – THE STORY OF GARDEN CLUBS – By Jo Lawrence. An orientation for new members and a “refresher” for others. From 1891 when the first garden club in the US was organized to the present, the story of the growth of garden clubs, as well as an overview of its local state and regional structure. Narrative/Script
Revised and Updated on March 30, 2014