District I Tours Fallingwater

Photo by David Healy

Bear Run, Southwestern Pennsylvania, May 17, 2014:   Members and guests of District I day tripped to Fallingwater, the weekend home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the owners of Kaufman's Department Store of Pittsburgh, PA.  Fallingwater was one of three projects that re-energized the career of the then 67-year-old architect Wright.  Fallingwater is perhaps his best known work.

Michael Giese, David Healy, Danielle Giese, Maya Regu.

Trillium erectum

Maya Regu, Michael Giese, Bill Dean, David Healy
Photo by Danielle Giese.

Bear Run upstream from falls.

Downstream toward the falls.
Entrance to the house.

[No photograph permitted inside the house!]

--photos by Bill Dean.

"Oldies But Goodies" by the Gardeners of the Junior League of Washington

To celebrate their Diamond Jubilee, the Gardeners of the Junior League of Washington presented a small standard flower show entitled "Oldies but Goodies."  Estelle Noone's arrangement for "Light My Fire" won Best in Show for design and also the Harlin G. Turner Award of Innovation.  Elisse Gilette took best in show for horticulture.

--photos by David Healy


Riverdale, MD, June 2, 2013:  District I assembled at Riversdale House Museum (1807) for its annual Presidents' Meeting.  
Riversdale Director Edward Day (standing right) welcomed members to the House Museum.
District I Director Danielle Brabazon welcomed club presidents and alternates to the annual meeting to prepare for the next club year.  She provided a calendar of upcoming events and other information to help the clubs prepare for the coming year.

National Capital Area Garden Club president, and former District I Director, David Healy (standing left) reported on the recent National Garden Club convention in Seattle and outlined the National President's project "Choices Matter," the Central Atlantic Region project "Rally Our Region," and his National Capital Area project "LOTS TO SHOUT ABOUT."
National Capital Area Second Vice President Karen O'Meara spoke about awards and particularly the summer deadline for the C.A.R. Perennial Bloom Award.  For information on awards go here.  For information on the Perennial Bloom Award go here.

Central Atlantic Region Conference Chairman Bette Lewis urged members to participate in the conference which National Capital Area is hosting October 25-27, 2013 in Northern Bethesda.  Go here for conference information and registration.

Following refreshments, many participants took docent-led tours of the house, which was built by aristocratic Antwerp refugees of the French Revolution.  Their daughter married George Calvert whose father was the illegitimate son of the 5th Baron Baltimore and Calvert inherited the house upon her death.  The son Charles Benedict Calvert succeeded his father at Riversdale.  He founded the Maryland Agricultural College (now University of Maryland) and as a U.S. Congressman sponsored legislation to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

--photos by Bill Dean.

Garden of Remembrance Dedication

Upper Marlboro, MD, April 27, 2013:  Members of Cheverly, Woodberry and Capitol Hill garden clubs and the District I Board attended the dedication of the Garden of Remembrance at the Prince George's County Justice Center.  District I and several clubs donated bricks to support this garden honoring crime victims.

--photos by Bill Dean.

Trip to Mount Cuba Center and New Castle, Delaware

Members of District I and District II spent a beautiful spring day touring the native gardens at Mount Cuba Center and the colonial gardens in historic New Castle, Delaware.

Here are Oliver Smith's photos of Mt. Cuba Center:

District I's Fundraiser at Franklyn's

Hyattsville, MD, November 13, 2012:  District I sponsored it's annual fundraiser at Franklyn's Restaurant, Brewery and General Store.  District I receives a percentage of each purchase when the purchaser mentions District I on that day!
Bill Dean, Ann & Bud Gardenhour enjoy lunch.
The Day-After-Thanksgiving entree.

Judy Greene and Dee Droter lunched nearby.