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THE GARDEN CLUB OF VIRGINIA

Journal
VOL LIII, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 2008
The Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate
the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of
nature and to challenge future generations to
build on this heritage.

F ROM T HE E DITOR
The summer tomato harvest in my garden has been wonderful. Certainly the bees
we introduced to our backyard Eden have helped. We have eaten tomatoes every day
and every way. Now I have plenty to can and pickle. When my calendar turns to
September, I like to reflect on the summer and see where the new took me and to bask
in the comfort of the familiar. I love an opportunity to go to the same beach, visit sum-
mer camp and catch up with family and friends. Travel to a new place is always wel-
come and I find I am also renewed. I feel that this issue of the Journal is like my
September reflections. There are articles reporting on familiar activities, up-coming
GCV events, exciting new plants, a well-loved cookbook and a profile of our new
President. Carrying forward the theme 'Tradition in Transition' from our Annual
Meeting, our committees are working hard to bring a new energy to the familiar.
Don't forget to share events and reflections with your Journal. We look forward to
hearing from you.

Journal Editorial Board


2008-2009
Editor and Chairman: Jeanette Cadwallender, The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club

ExOfficio Members
The GCV President, Cabell West, The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton
The GCV Corresponding Secretary, Meg Clement, Three Chopt Garden Club
The GCV Director of Public Relations, Lea Shuba, The Hunting Creek Garden Club
Journal Chair, Aileen Laing, The Warrenton Garden Club
Journal Advertising Chairman, Kay Kelly, The Mill Mountain Garden Club

Members
Mason Beazley, The James River Garden Club, The Garden Club of the Northern Neck
Fleet Davis, The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore
Betty Delk, The Nansemond River Garden Club
Julie Grover, The Blue Ridge Garden Club, The James River Garden Club
Mary Ann Johnson, The Roanoke Valley Garden Club
Sarah Pierson, The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club
Laurie Starke, The Warrenton Garden Club

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ON THE COVER...
The Elizabeth River Garden Club welcomes The
The Garden Club of Virginia Garden Club of Virginia to Portsmouth for the Board
Journal of Governors' meeting next month. Jean Knapp's
sketch of the Lightship Portsmouth symbolizes the
The Garden Club of Virginia Journal beacon of welcome and safe passage for the visitors to
(USPS 574-520, ISSN 0431-0233) is Portsmouth.
published four times a year for members
by The GCV, 12 East Franklin St., IN THIS ISSUE...
Richmond, VA 23219. Periodical
Mountaintop Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
postage paid in Richmond, VA. Single
issue price, $3.00. 45th GCV President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Copy and ad deadlines are: Historic Garden Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6


January 15 for the March issue The New GCV Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
April 15 for the June issue
Developing Beautiful GardensTM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
July 15 for the September issue
October 15 for the December issue William D. Rieley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Email copy to the Editor and advertising deLacy Gray Memorial Medal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
to the Ad Chairman
The Distinguished Achievement Medal . . . . . . . . 13
Journal Editor: Rose Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Jeanette Cadwallender
615 Fauquier Street 70th Annual Rose Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 66th Annual Lily Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Phone: (540) 373-7210
Email: journal@gcvirginia.org GCV Awards . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Lily Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Journal Advertising Chairman: Ex Libris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22


Kay Kelly 112 Serpentine Rd., S.W. Daffodil Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Roanoke, VA 22401
Club Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Phone: (540) 343-9089
Email: KKelly112@aol.com Face of the K-V House Retiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
e-Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
President of The Garden Club of Virginia:
Cabell West Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Journal Committee Chairman:


Aileen Laing
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POSTMASTER send address changes to:


Executive Director
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Richmond, VA 23219

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Mountaintop Removal & Coal-Fired Power:
What Every Virginian Should Know
By Merry A. Outlaw, 2008 GCV Conservation Forum Chairman
The Williamsburg Garden Club

n celebration of the 50th Annual Garden Club of Virginia Conservation Forum

I the Conservation and Beautification Committee has heightened activities this year.
The forum will be held at the new Virginia Museum of Natural History in
Martinsville, Virginia, on November 6-7, 2008. Entitled "Mountaintop Removal &
Coal-Fired Power: What Every Virginian Should Know," the forum will address the
impacts of mountaintop removal and coal-fired power and alternatives and solutions
offered by energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy.
Special activities planned for forum attendees on Thursday, November 6 will include
outdoor field trips and indoor activities at the museum. A Southwestern Virginia-
themed dinner, as well as outstanding exhibits, will be at the museum on Thursday
evening. The evening's highlight will be live blue grass entertainment by Robin and
Linda Williams, whose "voices can melt cheese...," according to Garrison Keillor of
"Prairie Home Companion."

The speakers will include:


◆ Mary Ann Hitt, Executive Director of Appalachian Voices, an environmental
organization that defends natural and cultural resources of Appalachia
◆ Activist Kathy Selvage, Vice President of Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards

◆ Retired miner Pete Ramey

◆ Former coal inspector Larry Bush who will review the impacts of mountaintop
removal and coal-fired power
◆ Filmaker and activist Jeff Barrie, best known for his award-winning "Kilowatt Ours,"
who will present conservation and renewable power alternatives to coal-fired power

The Conservation Forum is open to the public. Consider inviting friends and bring-
ing your husbands to learn more about this important subject. The Elizabeth Cabell
Dugdale Award for Conservation, named for Mrs. Dugdale who initiated the first
Conservation Forum, will be presented at the forum's conclusion. Box lunches will be
available for sale Friday at the end of the forum.
For more information and online registration, visit http://www.gcvirginia.org; or
contact Merry A. Outlaw, at (757)253-2419 or xkv8rs@aol.com. Rooms are being
held at The Jameson Inn, 378 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, for the night of
November 6. Call 276-638-0478 for reservations. Mention The Garden Club of
Virginia for a special rate of $66 before tax.

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What is Mountaintop
Removal?
ountaintop removal is a

M commonplace coal min-

ing practice in Southwest

Virginia. In this procedure, mountains

are systematically blown up, and valleys

are filled in with tons of spoil consisting

of trees, rocks, and soil. This process is

cheaper and easier than underground

mining, however the constant blasting

spews dust and debris into the air, dam-

ages property, causing air and noise pol-

lution for area residents.

By law, the proposed Wise County

power plant must burn only Virginia

coal waste coal, and biomass.

Proponents of the plant say it will create

1,200 jobs and significantly improve the

depressed Southwest Virginia economy.

Opponents say the CO2 emissions (over

5.3 million tons annually), mercury (72

pounds annually) and increased health

problems that this process will create,

as well as the potential expansion of

mountaintop removal, make the eco-

nomic benefits negligible.

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Cabell West Becomes 45th President of
The GCV
By Mason Beazley, Journal Editorial Board
The James River Garden Club

t would be impossible to find a more com-

I mitted volunteer or more able leader than the

recently inaugurated 45th president of The

Garden Club of Virginia, Cabell Goolsby West.

Cabell has made her mark, both in her native

Richmond and beyond, with her dedicated service

to those organizations in which she believes. The

GCV is indeed fortunate to be one of them.

Cabell was educated at St. Catherine's School, where she claims to have fol-

lowed in Sally Guy's tracks literally. Their class was lined up according to height

and Sally Guy was always at the head of the line and Cabell at the end! She did

a year of post graduate studies at The Franklin College in Switzerland before

graduating cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in

business. Her professional career spanned fourteen years with Miller and Rhoads

department store in Richmond. She retired in 1983. Cabell credits her years at

Miller and Rhoads, as well as The Junior League, with her training for leadership.

After all, she says, "Every non-profit is a business." Since her retirement Cabell

has served on numerous boards and received many accolades, including honors

from the YWCA and the Junior League and an award from St. Catherine's School

given in honor of her mother, Adelaide Rawles Flippen. She has received The

Garden Club of America's Medal of Merit for her leadership.

Cabell's roles in The Garden Club of Virginia have been extensive. She has

been on The GCV Board, serving as Investment Committee Chairman, Kent-

Valentine House Chairman, Finance Chairman and First Vice-President. She has

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served as president of The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton for the past

two years. While she was president her club hosted the annual meeting at which

she accepted the gavel of The GCV this May. The theme of the meeting,

"Tradition in Transition," could well be the theme of Cabell's presidency, for

honoring the past while dealing with the realities of the present is one of Cabell's

many strengths.

Cabell says that her goal for her presidency is to work toward closure of the

Strategic Plan, continuing to study and implement it. In acknowledging her debt

to her predecessors, Cabell says "It is all about the team, not me. Without this

team of brilliant women I could not do my job."

Cabell and her husband, John, live in a house overlooking the James River

Canal with their son, John. It is hard to imagine that Cabell has any spare time

but she can often be found doing agility training with her Bouvier, Annie,

antiquing with her sister,

Anne Rawles Huske, gar-

dening or even down by the

canal bottom fishing! She

loves her favorite form of

exercise, spinning, because

it is both exhilarating and

quick. The Garden Club of

Virginia is in for a rare treat

as we try to keep up with

our energetic new

President!

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Historic Garden Week Business Report:
A Stellar 75th Anniversary
By Suzanne Munson
Historic Garden Week Executive Director

istoric Garden Week in Virginia's 75th anniversary season was celebrated in superb style,

H with record-breaking ticket sales, outstanding tours, international publicity and many
thousands of admiring visitors. Our guest lists this year included addresses from Paris to
Pasadena and New Zealand to New England.
The year began with a commendation by the Virginia General Assembly and with The GCV's
excellent 75th anniversary-themed Symposium in Fredericksburg, featuring visits to lovely area
restorations funded by Historic Garden Week tours.
Despite inclement weather for some events, 2008 Garden Week proceeds surged to an all-time
record of $814,100. This remarkable report exceeded last year's income by $115,218 and the previ-
ous record by $65,357. Over the last seven decades, Historic Garden Week ticket sales have totaled
more than $14.5 million.
Early predictors of a successful week included substantial increases in the number of online tickets
purchased via our website (www.VAGardenweek.org). E-ticket income nearly tripled, from $11,470
last year to this year's total of $33,127.
Although our tours have long attracted visitors from throughout the U.S. and abroad, this was the
year that we truly went international, with press coverage in Quebec, France, Germany, the United
Kingdom and Mexico. Historic Garden Week in Virginia was singled out in a British travel advisory
as one of the "Hip and Historic" things to do this year on America's East Coast.
The English Gardener, Southern Living, Preservation, The Washington Post, Country Living and Group
Tours all gave us publicity. Calder Loth, Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of
Historic Resources and an Honorary Member of The GCV, wrote an Op/Ed article published in the
Richmond, Norfolk, Roanoke, Fredericksburg and Newport News newspapers.
Additional publicity was provided via the Garden Week website, with more than 100,000 visits
annually, featuring guidebook tour copy as well as selected images and tour highlights. Look at
www.GCVirginia.org (Historic Garden Week section) for links to several of the fine articles that
appeared last spring.
Clubs are to be congratulated for containing their expenses by having printed materials underwrit-
ten by sponsors and other items donated for the tours. Thanks also go to those loyal volunteers who
served as guidebook advertising chairmen last year, helping to increase revenue by $5,500 over the
previous year. More ad sales for the guidebook will be even more critical in the future, as we
encounter substantially higher costs for printing and shipping.
Plans are well underway for a successful celebration of Historic Garden Week's 76th season next
spring, April 18-25. Congratulations and grateful appreciation to all clubs for your continued support
of this wonderful program that is so important to the preservation of Virginia's beautiful heritage.

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The NEW Garden Club
of Virginia Directory and
Handbook
By Nina Mustard, Online Chairman
The Williamsburg Garden Club

The Register has a new look and a new


name. It is now called The Garden Club of
Virginia Directory and Handbook. It has been
expanded to combine the former Register and
GCV Member Handbook.
Looking for a list of upcoming GCV
events, policies and procedures, updated
Restoration information, Inter Club assign-
ments for the upcoming two years or updat-
ed lists of Flower Shows hosts? Need
Historic Garden Week information?
Interested in a brief history of The Garden
Club of Virginia or information about the
Kent-Valentine House? Want to look up the
address or phone number of any member? If
you answered "yes" to any of these questions,
you will definitely cherish your very own
copy of The GCV Handbook. You will keep
it close at hand.
Pick up a copy at your first club meeting
in September. Otherwise, contact your club
president who will have one set aside for you.

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Developing Beautiful GardensTM
Plants of Distinction
By Linda Pinkham, Horticulture Committee
The Elizabeth River Garden Club

he Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association started the Plant

T Distribution Program to provide members with new plants to grow and


evaluate for their production programs. In the early twenty-first century, a
committee was formed to expand this idea. Fred Duis, a nurseryman from
Bedford, headed the project. I was among those from various agencies called
together to brainstorm on how to evaluate and promote new and/or underused
plants to the gardening public in Virginia. Eleven agencies and groups are partici-
pating partners.
Subsequently, five test sites were set up across the state, representing all of the
winter cold hardiness zones (6a-8a) in Virginia and all but one of the heat zones.
The sites are: Norfolk Botanical Garden; Claytor Nature Study, Bedford; Glade
Springs Agricultural Research Experimental Center (AREC); Paul Edmunds Park,
Halifax and the Urban Horticulture Center, Blacksburg. Plants have been planted
at these sites to see how they perform compared to similar plants already in the
marketplace. All sites have been equipped with weather stations, shade where
needed, uniform growing conditions and irrigation. Evaluation of the plants at the
sites is performed by Virginia Master Gardener groups. The director of the
Beautiful Gardens ™ program is Dr. Rumen Conev, a plant breeder with Virginia
Tech.
The other aspect of the program is selection and promotion of worthy plants. I
have been on the Plant Selection Committee and spring of 2009 will bring the
first group of Beautiful Gardens ™ plants of distinction. All of these plants can be
grown across the state of Virginia and have some characteristic that makes them
stand out in comparison to similar plants on the market. Look for these plants at
your favorite garden center next spring.

Cercis chinensis 'Don Egolf' Chinese Redbud. This redbud


was selected by the National Arboretum and named for Don
Egolf, an internationally known Hybridizer of the USDA. It
is superior in that it does not produce any seeds. It matures at
about 12-15 feet and is such a prolific bloomer that the
branches are covered with flowers in the spring.

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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake' Oakleaf Hydrangea. This undoubtedly is the
queen of the Oakleaf hydrangeas, which are native to the South. The bloom truss-
es are often twice as long as other Oakleaf hydrangeas with the individual flowers
stacked one atop another giving it the appearance of being double. It is truly mag-
nificent in the summer garden. The blooms dry easily. The fall leaf color is a beau-
tiful maroon.

Buxus x 'Green Velvet' Boxwood. This hybrid gives you the shape and look of old
English boxwood without all the trouble.

Musa basjoo Hardy Banana. You can grow this anywhere in Virginia
and it will come back in the spring. Unlike other banana trees, you
don't have to take it indoors. The fruit are not edible. It adds a
wonderful tropical look to the landscape.

Ilex x 'Virginia' Holly. While you can see a twenty year old
specimen at the VA Tech Research Station in Virginia Beach,
this is new to the trade. It was hybridized by Dr. Eisenbach
of the USDA and named by two Virginia nurserymen. It
does not have prickly leaves and is loaded with red berries
for Christmas.

Agapanthus x 'Monmid' Midknight Blue Lily Of The Nile.


®
We all love agapanthus for flower arranging. This is cold
hardy, so it does come back and bloom in our climate.

Stokesia laevis 'Peachie's Pick' Stokes Aster. This is a good blue summer flower for
the perennial garden. It starts blooming a little later than other Stokesias, but
continues to bloom until fall. It's not peach colored, but was found in the SC gar-
den of Peachie .

Thuja x 'Steeplechase' (PP) Arborvitae. A fast growing evergreen hedge plant, but
more dense than 'Green Giant'.

Helleborus x hybridus Pine Knot Strain Lenten Rose. Known by many as the per-
fect perennial, Lenten Rose is truly a joy to have in the garden. This seed strain
from the Tylers in Clarksville, VA, is the result of years of their breeding program.
Many colors, patterns and even doubles included.

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William D. Rieley, Landscape Architect for
The Garden Club of Virginia
Founded in History - Master of Technology
By Mary Hart Darden, Chairman of the Restoration Committee
The Nansemond River Garden Club

he essays you have enjoyed over

T the past year have been brilliant

tributes to those professional

men who have worked for and with The

Garden Club of Virginia. William D.

Rieley, author of those essays, is a writer

Mary Hart Darden and Will Rieley who paints landscapes with words. Our

very own Will is the final entry in the series.

As a 1998 candidate for the position of Landscape Architect for The Garden Club
B.
of Virginia, Will came to the interview with copious commendations from the most

respected in his profession. A member of that selection committee stated, "Mr. Rieley

was an instant fit with the Restoration Committee." His philosophy of design was

honed from his studies of landscape architecture, architecture and history.

While Albemarle County Planning Commissioner, Will worked on regulations to

protect the county's mountain view shed, established the Neighborhood Model pro-

gram and developed rural area guidelines. This understanding of city and county

bureaucracy has smoothed the way for all the publicly owned restoration properties.

He can out wait almost any code variance. Even a city ruling that the same brick wall

was too high, yet not high enough, brought humor to finding a solution.

To prepare himself for each proposed restoration project, Will has become a brilliant

student of the people and events directly involved. The time span in Virginia history

that Will covers stretches from the early 17th century at Historic St. Luke's Church

through the 20th century at the John Handley High School. In each project his

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knowledge of the earliest days gives him depth in his designs for tomorrow. Drawing

on his twenty-one years at the University of Virginia, this natural-born teacher super-

vises, guides and inspires graduate students selected as Favretti and The GCV Fellows.

Will spends his summers visiting their study sites, working beside them in his office

and giving these young people the opportunity of a lifetime in their field.

The impact of technology is obvious in his work. Whether designing drainage sys-

tems through historic churchyards, using digital scans of old photographs to recreate

just the right fence dimensions or creating three-dimensional conceptual drawings,

Will is ever aware of new technology that can aid in the preparation of working draw-

ings. His flexibility in changing plant material that is historically appropriate to more

tolerant cultivars for today's gardens, gives him the distinction of being a realist.

However, he will not accept adjustments if the integrity of the project is compromised.

A mentor once told Will to choose his clients carefully, as it often was a long-term

relationship and the success of any project was almost entirely dependent on the client.

He reports that he is grateful he accepted the offer to serve as our landscape architect,

as it has meant a decade of rewarding

work in the company of extraordinary

people. We of The Garden Club of

Virginia consider ourselves fortunate to

have William D. Rieley as our very own

extraordinary person and professional.

Special thanks to Roxanne Brouse,

Managing Landscape Architect of

Rieley and Associates for help in the

preparation of this article.

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Nominations sought for deLacy Gray
Memorial Medal
By Anne Doyle, GCV Conservation and Beautification Committee Chair
The Garden Club of Norfolk

Nominations for the deLacy Gray Memorial Medal for Conservation are due by
December 1, 2008. This Conservation Medal is a wonderful way to honor a fellow
member or a member club of The Garden Club of Virginia for outstanding effort in
furthering the knowledge of our natural resources and encouraging their wise use.
Member clubs or an individual may propose names to the Chairman of the
Conservation and Beautification Committee. Nominations must be made in writing
with a one-page description of the nominee's accomplishments. Please include the fol-
lowing:

Name and address of proposing club

Name and address of nominee

Examples of how nominee met the required criteria

The award is presented during The Garden Club of Virginia's Annual Meeting in May
of each year. Last year, the award was given posthumously to Eve Fout.

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The Distinguished Achievement Medal
of The GCV
By Mary Bruce H. Glaize
The Garden Club of Virginia Massie Medal Chairman
The Little Garden Club of Winchester

he Massie Medal for Distinguished Achievement, the oldest and most

T prestigious award of The Garden Club of Virginia, is awarded when


merited to a member or member club of The GCV. Recent recipients
Mary Lou Seilheimer, Genie and David Diller, Bessie Carter, Betty Schutte,
Dot Montgomery, Barbara Catlett, Helen and Tayloe Murphy, Marty
Whipple and Katty Mears have brought the Massie Medal into the twenty-
first century. Their devotion, determination and ability to dream are inspira-
tional. The GCV thrives through such inspiration and leadership. Eighty
years ago Susanne Williams Massie awarded the first Distinguished
Achievement Medal of The GCV. Mrs. Massie was a member of the
Albemarle Garden Club. She continued to award the medal until her death
in 1952. Since that time it has been given by The GCV as a memorial to
Mrs. Massie.
Consider the ladies of The GCV today. Consider the member clubs. There
are those worthy of The Massie Medal. The recipient must have served The
Garden Club of Virginia with unusual dedication and distinction and have
been effective in promoting the betterment of The GCV. The recipient must
have demonstrated excellence in horticulture, restoration, preservation or
conservation of the natural resources of our commonwealth.
A member club of The GCV must propose the candidate. The proposal
must be accompanied by the endorsement of two other clubs. A one page
accompanying letter further describing the candidate is appreciated. The pro-
posals and endorsements must be submitted in writing to the chairman of
the committee before December 1st. The guidelines and nomination form
may be found on the GCV website. Click on Members Only, Awards, Massie
Medal. Send nominations to: Mary Bruce H. Glaize, 801 South Washington
Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601. The 2009 Massie Medal will be present-
ed at The GCV Annual Meeting in Virginia
Beach, May 13, 2009.
For eighty years this award has recognized
the work, wealth and wisdom of The GCV.
Find the member or club you admire, focus-
ing on dedication to and distinction in The
Garden Club of Virginia, and encourage your club
to make the proposal. You will inspire other mem-
bers and clubs with this recognition.

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Rose Notes
By Pat Taylor, GCV Rose Chairman
The Boxwood Garden Club

he 70th Annual GCV Rose Show, hosted by The Franklin Garden Club, will be

T held October 1 and 2, 2008, at the Workforce Development Center in Franklin,


Virginia. Co- Chairmen Mary Nelson Thompson and Jane Beale have worked
diligently to assure a delightful experience for all. Please refer to the Rose Show schedule
on the GCV website for details.
Some basic rules applying to cutting and storing roses for entry into the Artistic or
Horticulture Divisions include:

1. Water roses generously the day before cutting them to assure maximum
substance in the blooms.
2. Cut roses in late afternoon or early morning when the stems contain the
most moisture.
3. Pick roses when they are about 1/4 to 1/3 opened, as they will continue
to open.

Roses may be stored in the refrigerator for several days at 37 degrees. Rose growers with
several hundred bushes have the luxury of cutting blooms the day before the show.
However, those of us with smaller gardens must resort to cutting roses up to one week
before the show and storing them in the refrigerator. Remove fruit and vegetables before
storing roses, as the ethylene gas emitted from these foods hastens the demise of the bloom.
When exhibiting roses in horticulture, it is helpful to know what the judges are look-
ing for. Judges evaluate roses on the following 100-point scale: Form- 25; Color- 20;
Substance- 15; Stem and Foliage- 20; Balance and Proportion- 10; Size- 10.
Horticultural entries will be disqualified if roses are misnamed, misclassified, mis-
placed, unlabeled or mislabeled. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to read the show
schedule carefully and fill out entry tags correctly.
Disqualification will also occur if roses are shown
stem-on-stem or are touched-up with any foreign
substance. According to the rules, an exhibitor may
and should, if necessary, "take away" from the rose
(i.e., disbud, trim damaged leaves, etc.), but one
should never "add" anything, as this would consti-
tute a foreign substance.
It is time now to consider which roses you will
plant next spring. Information for the 2009 GCV
Rose Collection can be found on the Rose Page of
the GCV Web site. The member club rose chair-
men will provide necessary information for order-
ing at the September club meetings. Please contin-
ue to care for your roses throughout this month,
then cut your best blooms and join us in Franklin
for a fabulous Rose Show.

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THE GARDEN CLUB OF VIRGINIA
70TH ANNUAL
Rose Show
Sponsored by The Franklin Garden Club
Sanctioned by the American Rose Society
P D. Camp College Workforce Development Center
100 North College Drive, Franklin, Virginia 23851

Show dates: October 1st and 2nd

Entries accepted: Tuesday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and on
Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Show is open to the public Wednesday, October 1, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and
Thursday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

A RT I S T I C C L A S S E S
Inter Club Class
Class 40A St. Luke's Church- Isle of Wight Smithfield - Altar arrangement
Class 40B University of Virginia- Charlottesville - Hogarth Curve
Class 40C Washington and Lee University- Lexington - Early Victorian
Class 40D Montpelier- Orange - Crescent arrangement
Open Classes
Class 41 Burwell- Morgan Mill- Clark County - Oriental manner
Class 42 Maymont- Richmond - Line arrangement
Class 43 Kent Valentine House- Richmond - Contemporary Mass
Class 44 Oatlands- Leesburg - Phoenix Design
Class 45 Woodlawn- Fairfax County - Parallel arrangement
Novice Class
Class 46 Prestwould Plantation- Clarksville - Demi-tasse cup arrangement

For questions concerning the artistic schedule call: Artistic Chair, Becky
Gillette (757) 562-2995. Register on line at: www.gcvirginia.org

Special interest: Tour and Luncheon, Wednesday, October 1st ,10:00 am- 2:00 pm.
Visit the Rochelle-Prince House, the Heritage Village with lunch at St. Luke's Episcopal
Church ($10.00) in Courtland. Reservations required by September 24th. Contact
Mary Nelson Thompson 767-653-2211 or email: marynel47@hotmail.com

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A The 66th Annual

LILY SHOW

“Ex L
Sponsored by The Winche
Photos by Lexi Byers

B
Class 51 Inter Club
A. Poetry
Modern Mass Design
The Boxwood Garden Club
Quad Blue, Best Inter Club Arrangement

B. Science Fiction
Free Form
The Hunting Creek Garden Club

Best Stem in Show


‘Ortega’, Brenda Williams
The Garden Study Club

Best Asiatic Stem


‘Bali Hai’, Rachel Hollis
The Spotswood Garden Club

For a complete list of Lily Show Winners, click on the GCV


Grateful appreciation is extended to Mary Wynn and Charles McDaniel a

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2008 Winners C

Number of Exhibitors: 114


Number of Arrangements: 62
Number of Horticultural Exhibits: 150

Libris”
ester-Clarke Garden Club
Placement and Text by Fleet Davis

C. Drama
Italian Renaissance
Hillside Garden Club

D. Fiction
Mid-Victorian
The Little Garden Club of Winchester

Best Species Stem


Lilium regale, Rachel Hollis
The Spotswood Garden Club

website at www.gcvirginia.org and access the Member Page.


and Hilldrup Transfer & Storage for support of the GCV Flower Shows.

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Three GCV Members to Receive Awards
By Martha S. Wingfield
The Ashland Garden Club

he Virginia Conservation Network is pleased to announce that three

T members of The Garden Club of Virginia will be receiving the net-


work's Blue Ridge Award on September 26, 2008. This award is given
to individuals who exemplify volunteer excellence in pursuit of environmental
goals.
Sallie Sebrell of The Nansemond River Garden Club, Marsha Merrell of The
James River Garden Club and Catharine Gilliam of The Blue Ridge Garden Club,
were instrumental in leading the efforts to preserve Virginia's environmental citi-
zen boards during this past General Assembly Session. These boards were threat-
ened by legislative proposals to silence the voices of ordinary citizens in the
Commonwealth's process of issuing air, water and waste permits.
By working in a tight-knit coalition, affectionately referred to as The Green
Team, that included current and former gubernatorial appointees as well as envi-
ronmental groups, these women helped educate lawmakers and rally Virginians in
defense of the boards. Their victorious efforts protected the integrity of Virginia's
environmental permitting boards, safeguarding democracy in decisions that
impact our shared natural resources.
Members of the team met with the editorial boards of newspapers to explain
the importance of citizen boards as a forum for average Virginians to have their
say in environmental permitting decisions. They also met with legislators and
businesses to build support for modest reforms that would reduce red tape with-
out creating a rubber stamp for polluters.
"These three gifted women were part of a vital 'brain trust' that oversaw every
step of our campaign," said Nathan Lott, executive director of the Virginia
Conservation Network (VCN). "We are pleased to celebrate their contribution,
and the contributions of every GCV volunteer who wrote a letter or made a
phone call, at our September 26 gala."
Recipient Marsha Merrell served as GCV Conservation Chair during the two-
year saga to defend the boards, which had come under fire after controversial

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decisions regarding an aging coal plant in Alexandria and a reservoir in Newport
News. Under her leadership, GCV and VCN held a joint Conservation Lobby
Day with record turnout. Because of turnout that day and subsequent displays of
support for the citizen boards, the General Assembly re-wrote a bill to eliminate
the boards and passed modest streamlining instead.
The Honorable W. Tayloe Murphy, Jr., husband of past GCV President Helen
Murphy, and Honorary member of The GCV, will also be receiving an award that
evening. Having the support of a former legislator and Secretary of Natural
Resources helps lend creditability to the concerns of the environmental communi-
ty. His participation was invaluable to this effort.
The Blue Ridge Award will be presented at The Virginia Conservation
Network's Awards and Auction Gala on Friday, September 26, 2008, in the
Commonwealth Ballroom at Virginia Commonwealth University. For more infor-

The GCV Horticulture Committee


Invites you to a tour
following The GCV Flower Arranging School

Rose Garden and Beyond


at
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 1:15 p.m.
Guided tour of the new Rose Garden and three additional gardens,
including the Conservatory

Registration: $12 per person. Deadline September 15. Limit 100 attendees
Register online
OR
Send registration form and non-refundable check, payable to GCV Rose Garden Tour to:
Julie Patterson
715 Flordon Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Contact: Mary Eades, mteades@gmail.com or 434.979.5829

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Lily Notes
By Mary Nelson Thompson, The GCV Lily Chairman
The Franklin Garden Club

he 66th Annual GCV Lily Show hosted by the Winchester-Clarke

T Garden Club was spectacular. Beautiful lilies, fabulous arrangements,


educational opportunities and gracious hospitality greeted those who
attended the show, co-chaired by Jean Gilpen and Susan Claytor.
In spite of adverse weather, the horticulture section was bountiful. Viewers will
never forget the Best Lily Stem in Show, 'Ortega', grown by Brenda Williams of
The Garden Study Club, Martinsville. The Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club
won The Garden Club of Virginia Lily Chairman's Cup for the Best Inter Club
Test Collection. Rachel Hollis of The Spotswood Garden Club received The
Garden Club of Virginia Cup for the highest number of blue ribbons and Pat
Turner of Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club won for the second highest num-
ber. The Blue Ridge Garden Club Cup for the Best Stem Grown by a Novice was
won by Peggy Heyden of The Garden Club of Warren County.
The schedule, "Ex Libris," was skillfully, creatively and beautifully interpreted in
the artistic section of the show. The Boxwood Garden Club with arranger Missy
Buckingham won the coveted Quad Blue Award and The Past Presidents of The
Garden Club of Virginia Trophy for the Best Inter Club Arrangement. Other Inter
Club section winners included The Hunting Creek Garden Club, Hillside Garden
Club and The Little Garden Club of Winchester. Beverly Morrison of The Garden
Club of Warren County won The Georgia Vance Award for The Best Novice
Arrangement. Once again, Matilda Bradshaw displayed her creative talents to win
The Ann Carter Sommerville Memorial Bowl. Most surprising was my TriColor
Award for The Best Arrangement Other Than Inter Club.
Thank you, GCV members, for the support you give to our flower shows. I am
pleased to announce that we have almost 400 Lily Collections ordered. The club
chairmen will receive them in mid-October. Should you wish to order more, view
the catalog online at www.bdlilies.com. In the fall the GCV Lily Committee will
present a workshop at the Kent-Valentine House for all chairmen. Look for the
details in the Lily section on the website. I hope to see every chairman and any
interested member there to learn about growing, showing and arranging lilies.

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Cabell West flanked by the co-chairmen, Jean Gilpin and
Susan Claytor

The club collections

Genie and David Diller

The envelope, please


The envelope inserted in your Journal is there for you to use to make donations
to The Garden Club of Virginia. The Garden Club of Virginia Endowment, The
Common Wealth Award Fund and The GCV Conservation Fund rely on your
contributions. Making a donation is a wonderful way to honor a friend, speaker
or event in your club's history while at the same time allowing the work of The
GCV to prosper. It is now possible to make contributions online also. Look on the
left of the Members' page for Support Us. You will find the steps to make contri-
butions through the mail, via stock gifts and online with PayPal. Descriptions of
each of the funds can be found there also. Take that envelope out and send it in
with your donation today.

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Ex Libris
The Garden Club of Virginia Cook Book
By Anne Cross
The Ashland Garden Club

ave you ever heard of The Garden Club of Virginia Cook Book? I had not

H until last fall when I was cleaning out my late mother's house and came
across it. It is a spiral-bound book and her copy has many loose pages.
Mother had placed it in a plastic bag and neatly shelved it with her numerous
cookbooks. Its fragile condition made it clear that it had been used and loved over
the years.
The copyright date is 1942 and each recipe in it is reproduced in the handwrit-
ing of its contributor. Every GCV officer and former president was invited to send
one recipe. Each club was asked for three recipes from its members. The recipes
range from old family favorites to exotic foreign dishes. Among the selections are:
"Montebello Plum Pudding" contributed by deLacy Gray of the Dolley Madison
Garden Club; "Berkshire Soup" from Mrs. Clarke Worthington of the Augusta
Garden Club; "Terrapin" from Elisabeth P. Joyner of The Garden Club of the
Eastern Shore; "Old Fashioned Sticky Sponge Cake" from Mrs. Fairfax Harrison of
the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club; and "Potage St. Germain" from Mrs.
Zach Toms of The James River Garden Club. My mother's copy of this book
belonged to my great-aunt, Martha Lane Dovell, of The Williamsburg Garden
Club. She contributed a recipe for "English Chopped Pickle". Her friend, Nora
Hall, also from Williamsburg, sent in her recipe for "Sally Lunn."
The cookbook was published to raise funds for the war effort. Follow the Green
Arrow explains that after the attack on Pearl Harbor in Dec. 1941, the GCV aban-
doned its statewide flower shows. Members turned their attention to raising
money for war efforts. A member named Susa Snider designed Christmas cards.
Their sale raised $4,000 which was "used for patriotic purposes." Mrs. Snider
then suggested publishing a manuscript cookbook. The Garden Club of Virginia
Cook Book raised $812.88 from its first printing, and a second edition of 1,000
was ordered. All profits from the book were used for famine relief. The book
dedication reads as follows: "To the Long-suffering Husbands of all Garden Club
Members this book is remorsefully dedicated." Beneath that is a quote from A.A.
Milne; "Nobody, my darling, could call me a fussy man, but I do like a little bit of
butter to my bread."
This charming little cookbook has become a collector's item. My copy now
resides in the Kent-Valentine House Library so that all members of the GCV can
have access to this wonderful part of our heritage.

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Daffodil Notes
Thanks to Glenna Graves
By Lucy Rhame von Raab, GCV Daffodil Chairman
The Hunting Creek Garden Club

ach year those of us throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region who grow

E and show daffodils look forward excitedly to The GCV Daffodil


Show. We cannot wait to clean, groom and fuss over blooms we have
planned for since the day we planted our bulbs.
At the show teams of ladies help to identify, stage and place flowers on the
bench. But who is the woman behind the show, organizing the horticulture,
advising on space, assisting the hostess club, overseeing the properties,
reviewing the horticulture schedule and coordinating awards with The GCV
and the American Daffodil Society? For the past eight years, Glenna Graves
of The Spotswood Garden Club has graciously and competently chaired The
GCV Daffodil Committee.
Originally from Highland County, Glenna started growing daffodils in
1993 after her club hosted The GCV Daffodil Show. In 1995 she joined The
GCV Daffodil Committee, assuming its leadership in 2001. In this capacity
she created a more active role for the Daffodil Committee, benefiting all
exhibitors. Glenna revised the daffodil horticultural and artistic sections of
The GCV Flower Shows Handbook.
Glenna has pursued her commitment to the education of GCV members in
daffodil horticulture and has encouraged everyone to enter the GCV show. In
addition to compiling over 400 collections distributed throughout the state
each year, Glenna promoted the "Tried and True Collection," a reasonably
priced garden and show worthy collection of blooms that many of us have
enjoyed. Each year Glenna's barn was filled with 7,000 bulbs in crates that
needed cleaning, inspecting and bagging.
Glenna organized workshops in Richmond and toured the state to teach
members the art of showing daffodils. She also ensured that GCV Daffodil
Committee members make themselves available at the shows to assist
exhibitors. Through her efforts, Glenna has made growing and showing daf-
fodils more accessible and fun for many people who might otherwise be
intimidated. As a result The GCV Daffodil Show continues to grow and
prosper. It is regarded as one of the premier shows in the world, as well as
one of the largest.
We all owe Glenna a great debt of appreciation as she steps down from her
years of selfless, tireless and gracious service to The GCV as its Daffodil
Chair and to one of our state's best loved flowers.

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We Proudly Support The Garden Club of Virginia

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ClubNotes
Gabriella: 75 and Going Strong
Gabriella Garden Club

ho in the world was Gabriella? A garden club in Danville was named for

W her 75 years ago and still proudly bears this identity.

Known as Danville's first horticulturist, Gabriella was Mrs. Sydney Rutherford


Dula, a charter member and first president of the Garden Club of Danville in 1918.
The organizational meeting of the Gabriella Garden Club in 1933 was held in her gar-
den and her leadership is honored by the club's annual gift of a book on gardening to
the Danville Public Library.
The Gabriella Garden Club had a nucleus of daughters and daughters-in-law of
members of the Garden Club of Danville as its charter members and became affiliated
with The Garden Club of Virginia in 1938. The club received the Common Wealth
Award in 1994 for the roof garden at Danville Regional Medical Center.
The club's interest is now focused on landscaping Danville's Interchange Garden
Number Nine. The celebration this September of their 75th birthday will include the
gift of a collection of dogwood trees for the garden.

A Rain Garden to Help Purify the Chesapeake Bay


Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club and
Leesburg Garden Club

hen you think of a Rain Garden, what comes to mind? If you envision

W drops falling from large tropical plants, think again. A Rain Garden is also
a filtration system for runoff that can hold contaminants.
Members of the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club were aware of the large num-
ber of cars on the hairpin turns sloping down to the Potomac River north of Leesburg,
waiting to board White's Ferry. Club members realized this was a source of serious
undesirable runoff consisting of motor oil, grease, and chemicals. These pollutants
would flow into the Potomac River, and eventually into the Chesapeake Bay.
Research on the Internet determined the appropriate layers of gravel, sand com-
bined with leaf mulch and soil. Clay which would fill the hole to be dug to catch the
runoff was also included to absorb heavy metals and hydrocarbons,. Native plants were
selected to be planted in the containment area since they thrive without chemical fer-
tilizers and pesticides. The plants will include Red Osier Dogwood, Low Bush
Honeysuckle, Pussy Willow, Ostrich Fern, Virginia Bluebells, Cardinal Flower, with
Switchgrass and other grasses at the runoff entrance point.
The Leesburg Garden Club offered to join in the effort and their assistance was
gratefully accepted. As part of the education effort, they decided to enlist local scout
troops for help with digging and planting. A sign was envisioned to spread awareness
of Rain Gardens to all those motorists waiting for the Ferry. Planting is scheduled for
early September 2008.

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ClubNotes
Paper or Plastic
The James River Garden Club

aper or plastic? The next time you are asked this question at a gro-

P cery store, stop and consider the potential impact of plastic on our

environment. The process of plastic bags breaking down into small-

er pieces can take up to 1,000 years and these small pieces remain non-

biodegradable. As a result, drainage and sewer systems become blocked,

causing potential bacterial and waterborne diseases. Cows, goats, sea birds,

turtles, dolphins, fish and sea mammals can die from ingesting plastic.

Plastic bags can kill plants if they wrap tightly around them.

After becoming aware of these dangers, James River Garden Club

Conservation Chairmen, Chamie Valentine and Aurelia Lewis, were inspired

to create a bag of their own that would deliver an "anti-plastic bag" message.

They met with Sarah Rowland, a local designer, and a bag was created that is

attractive, over- the- shoulder, deep, and made of recyclable materials. A

bright blue card attached with a ribbon explains why plastic bags are bad for

the earth and that proceeds from sales will go towards increasing public

awareness of potential problems. The Conservation committee voted to order

1000 bags for the 2007 Christmas season. These sold and 500 more were

then ordered and sold. Another 500 are

on order. Phase two of this effort is to

continue to educate the public and the

Richmond businesses.

Let's applaud and support the current

battle cry: "Stop using plastic bags!"

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The Face of the K-V House Is Retiring
By Cabell Goolsby West
President of The Garden Club of Virginia
The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton

oberta Hughes, our House Manager of the

R Kent-Valentine House, is retiring at the end


of July after 8 years of service. Roberta
always greeted us at the door with the brightest smile
on her face. Her cheerful attitude started every day
on a positive note. Each meeting and special event
was meticulously presented while she also kept our
headquarters spotlessly clean. One former President
said after learning of Roberta's retirement, "My worst
fear as President was that Roberta would retire."
Another member said, "I could weep, I love that lady,
she was a gracious hostess and a warm, lovely lady." In her retirement she will
have more time for herself and family. Please join me in wishing her good health
and happiness in her retirement. How we will miss her beautiful smile at the
other side of the door.

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The GCV Flower Shows Committee announces
Flower Arranging School
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Richmond, VA
Don't Miss the Program
Back by popular demand, Julia Clevett,Design consultant and the
Accrediting Chairman for the Pacific and South Atlantic Regions
Flower Show Schools, will demonstrate modern styles of arranging.
Her fabulous arrangements will be the door prizes.

Raffle tickets may be purchased for $1.00 each during Check In,
and there is no limit to the number of raffle tickets a participant may purchase.
We will also feature a silent auction for a fabulous container, donated anonymously.

Tuesday, September 23
8:30: Optional Judges’ Exam
Contact Joyce Moorman, moorjoy@verizon.net or 540-586-2231
9:30 – 10:30: Check in, Place Silent Auction Bids, Purchase Raffle Tickets
10:30 – Noon: Flower Arranging School
$35.00 Includes a Box lunch

Registration form may be downloaded from the GCV website and sent to:
Laura Crumbley, Registrar
1045 Presidential Circle, Forest, VA 22669
lbcrumbley@aol.com or 434-525-3480

Stay informed of GCV events with the new e-Journal. This occasional publication is
a combined effort from the Online Committee and the Journal. Updates sent via
email will enhance communication to all members. One click and you can sign up for
most planned programs. Look for the e-Journal in your inbox.

Luncheons meetings cocktail parties


graduation parties wedding receptions
Ease and elegance in entertaining at the Kent-Valentine House.
For availability contact (804) 643-4137or director@gcvirginia.org
K E N T- VA L E N T I N E H O U S E

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CONTRIBUTIONS
Report Period From 3/1/08 Through 6/30/08
Common Wealth Award Fund
Provides monies to individual clubs for local civic beautification efforts.

Donor: In Memory of:


Mary Wynn McDaniel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Walker Austen

Kent-Valentine House
Donor:
Ann Taliaferro Bailey

Kent-Valentine Library
Donor: In Memory of:
Pamella B.F. Binder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judith McLean Hudson

Restoration
Supports GCV Restoration projects across the Commonwealth.
Donor: In Honor of:
The Garden Club of Warren County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ms. Ann Harmon

The Garden Club of Virginia Endowment


Supports the ongoing preservation of the historic Kent-Valentine House, headquarters
of The GCV and Historic Garden Week.

Donor:
The Hunting Creek Garden Club
Mill Mountain Garden Club
Spotswood Garden Club
Margaret W. Talman
Mrs. Hunter H. McGuire, Jr.
Di Cook
Dr. & Mrs. Powell Dillard, Jr.
Pam Hoag
Mary K. Hubard Trust
Donna Lawhon
Mrs. John A. Nolde, Jr.
Emma Read Oppenhimer
Mrs. Charles Larus Reed, Jr.
Kay Van Allen

Donor: In Honor of:


The Ashland Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fran Boninti
The Augusta Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Arthur H. Nash
The Blue Ridge Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Edgar H. MacKinlay
The Garden Club of Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Nelson Thompson
The Garden Club of the Eastern Shore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Lee Snyder
The Garden Club of Fairfax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Paul C. Kincheloe, Jr.
Mrs. John Turner

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The Franklin Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Walker Gillette
The James River Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa R. Harrison
Leesburg Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Mary Bruce Glaize
The Lynchburg Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Madden
The Nansemond River Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nita Bagnell
Mrs. William Carden
Mary Hart Darden
Mary Lawrence Harrell
Judy Perry
The Garden Club of the Northern Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Lou Seilheimer
The Rappahannock Valley Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Ince
The Spotswood Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monica Frackelton
The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Lou Seilheimer
Suzanne W. Bresee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Lou Seilheimer
Deedy Bumgardner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret P. Bemiss
Mary Ann and Jim Johnson
Mrs. Richard H. Catlett, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cabell Goolsby West
Anne Geddy Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Mary Hart Darden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Ann Johnson
George & Bill Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Frances Flowers
Mary Bruce H. Glaize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Beeler
Sally Guy Brown
Candy Carden
Laura Dansby
Karen Jamison
Nancy Lowry
Kim Nash
Betty Power
Betsy Quarles
Catherine Whitham
Elizabeth Huffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Mary Lou Seilheimer
Anne L. King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dianne Spence
Kimbrough K. Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Brown, Jr.
Whitney & Ellen Saunders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison Godwin Saunders
Mrs. Charles H. Seilheimer, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Mary Nelson Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Leland E. Beale, Jr.
Cabell Goolsby West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Mary Bruce Glaize
Members of The Tuckahoe Garden Club
Dootsie Wilbur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Guy Brown
Mary Ann Johnson
Mary Lou Seilheimer

Donor: In Memory of:


The James River Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Bruce Crane Fisher
Mrs. J. McCaw Parrish
Leesburg Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helen Vandevanter
The Lynchburg Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Walker Austen
The Spotswood Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Hoover

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The Garden Club of Warren County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. W. LeRoy Corron
Mrs. William C. Trenary III
Mrs. J. Victor Arthur, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Thom W. Henderson, Jr.
S. Frank Blocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Dale Page Henderson
Judge & Mrs. Rudolph Bumgardner III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Sackett Walker Austen
Mary Hart Darden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Sackett Walker Austen
Melba Trenary
Cabell Goolsby West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Walker Austen
Melba Trenary
Denton Family Charitable Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Hoover
Mrs. Patrick C. Devine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Henderson
Dr. & Mrs. Powell Dillard, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Sackett Walker Austen
Nani & Tuck Finley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale P. Henderson
Louise Lewis Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet Patton Lewis
Helen H. Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle Bryan Hayes
Sally C. Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sallie Labouisse Harrison
Julie MacKinlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Sackett Walker Austen
Dorris Withers McNeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Henderson
Katherine T. Mears . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melba Trenary
Deane Ferguson Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woodward Meredith Sherman, Jr.
Helen Turner Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melba Trenary
Mrs. Parke F. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Robert S. Preston
Mrs. Vincent J. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Page Henderson
Elizabeth F. Willcox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Henderson
Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Worthington III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Walker Austen
Anita Yoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna Kathryn Hoover

The GCV Conservation Fund


2007-2008
Supports GCV clubs in local and statewide conservation projects.
Donor:
Huntington Garden Club
Merry Outlaw

Donor: In Honor of:


007-08 Conservation Committee et al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marsha Merrell
Marsha Merrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Conservation Committee

Donor: In Memory of:


Pamella B.F. Binder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judith McLean Hudson
Anne Crable Hurt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Shackelford
Scottie Thomson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melba Trenary

The SEED Fund


Supports Events, Education, and Development.

Donor: In Honor of:


The Spotswood Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martha Lynch
The Garden Club of Virginia Journal Periodicals
(USPS 574-520) Postage Paid
12 East Franklin Street At Richmond, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia 23219 And Additional Offices

THE GARDEN CLUB OF VIRGINIA


CALENDAR 2008
Sept. 23 GCV Flower Arranging School, Lewis
Ginter Botanical Garden
Sept. 23 Rose Garden and Beyond Tour, Lewis
Ginter Botanical Garden
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Rose Show, Franklin
Oct. 15 Journal Deadline
Oct. 14-16 Annual Board of Governors' Meeting,
Portsmouth
Nov. 6-7 Conservation Forum, Martinsville,
Museum of Natural History
Dec. 1 Deadline for nominations for DeLacy
Gray Award and Massie Medal
Dates and events as posted on the GCV website. See
website for further additions.