This is a printable copy of our Centerport Garden Club Hospitality To-Do List.
It is quite an undertaking for our volunteers to provide lunch & clean-up for our monthly meetings with 75-85 members and guests. It is important for every volunteer to understand the process so that we can all work closely as a team.
We thank you for your support!
Hospitality Chair Person
Click here to download the CGC Hospitality Committee To Do List
Protected Native Plant List
Federated Garden Clubs of New York State Policy- March, 2004
Plants named on the New York State list, “Protected Native Plants” cannot be exhibited in competitive classes, except in Special Exhibits Division as an Educational Exhibit. Such plants must have been acquired in a lawful manner, and may be cut specimens and/or container plants.
Commercially developed hybrids or cultivars (not natural varieties) of plants on the NY list are permitted in competitive classes, but only when the distinguishing feature is evident (April, 1992).
||Butterfly Weed, Orange Milkweed
||Harebell, Bluebell of Scotland
|Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa
||Trailing Arbutus, May Flower
|Strawberry Bush, Bursting Heart, Running Strawberry Bush
|Ferns, all native species
(except Hay Scented,
|Maidenhair, Spleenwort, Lady, Ostrich, Christmas, Cinnamon, Interrupted, Royal, Rock, Common Polypody
|Gentiana, all native species
|Ilex, all native species
|Inkberry, American Holly, Winterberry, Black Alder
|Kalmia, all native species
|Lilium, all native species
||Canada Lilly, Wood Lilly, Turk’s Cap Lilly
|Clubmoss, Princess Pine
||American Crab Apple
||Eastern Prickly-pear Cactus
|Orchidaceae, all native
|Ladyslipper, Pogonia, Twayblade, Ladies’ Tresses, Rattlesnake, Plantain Orchids
|Rhodora, Rosebay, Pinskster Azalea, Great Laurel, Swamp Azalea, Clammy Azalea
|Sabatia, all native species
||Marsh-pink, Wild Pink
|Trillium, all native species
Members of the CGC took part in a club sponsored workshop which included many of the foods and products made by thier own members. A very talented group of people indeed!
The members of the Centerport Garden Club were given a humerous and informative talk about butterflies at their monthly meeting in July, 2017 byt the butterfly specialist, Rick Mikula.
The day before the Floral Exhibition is judged the horticulture specimens and floral designs are brought in for placement. Our horticulture teams helps with plant id and with the correct paperwork required for submission. The designers bring in and place their work and some decide to complete their installation in situ. Hospitality gathers and prices all the homemade goodies for sale while creating the platters for light refreshments offered to our visitors. Our talented artists and artisans deliver their work for display and sale. This is a 12 hour day for many of our members.
The set up for our Floral Exhibition at the Harborfields Library in Greenlawn begins 3 days before the opening of the show. The tables are installed, the tablecloths are ironed and pinned so no one trips on the draping. Then the sections and signage are put into place awaiting the delivery of the horticulture and designs. The Art room is installed with display easels and tables. Ways and Means shares the room to display gardening and design items as well as garden inspired decor items for sale. Hospitality is set up to provide light refreshments and homemade bake sale goodies.
One of the benefits of being a member of the CGC is the amount of trips taken together to explore various aspects of gardening and design. This year a trip to see the Chihuly Show at the New York Botanical Gardens was on the agenda and enjoyed by all.
The May monthly meeting of the Centerport Garden Club was held at the Peconic River Herb Farm. After the business meeting the members were given a tour of the Farm and also had ample opportunity to fill up their trunks with goodies purchased at this excellent nursery.