Soon to Bloom Calendar

Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month-September to June-at 7 pm, at First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Tpke (corner of Route 30 and Center Road) in Vernon CT, 06066.  

Our meetings usually begin with a speaker, then refreshments, followed by a business meeting.  Guests are always welcome!  Please, join us……………..find the “membership chairman’s table” and sign in as a guest!


September 16, 2019  7 pm  “Gifts From the Garden”  Members will bring for auction something each has created from our garden bounty this summer.  Items may include flavored vinegars, seeds, plants, fresh or dried herbs,  flowers, vegetables, or baked goods.  A lively auction presents a chance to renew friendships and begin a new VGC calendar year.  Fun!

October 21, 2019  7 pm  “Get the Biggest bang for your Floral Dollar”  Bob Muska of Broad Brook Gardens will discuss floral designs that will stretch your dollars and create wows while demonstrating for us how to create floral designs like a pro.  Try to remember for November…….

November 18, 2019 7 pm “Create a Holiday Centerpiece”  VGC members will lead a workshop on centerpiece design.  Participants will take home his/er own centerpiece worthy of a holiday table.  Please bring your own container (small hollowed-out pumpkin size) and snips.   Plant material and base will be provided.  There is a $5 fee for members and $10 fee for non-members.

December 9*, 2019  6 pm  “Holiday Pot-Luck Supper”  Bring an appetizer, main dish, salad or dessert (with the recipe) and enjoy our holiday social.  Please also bring a non-perishable item to donate.  There will also be a grab bag gift exchange (optional) if you choose, bring a garden themed gift, not to exceed $7.  Fun!

January 20, 2020  7 pm “The Flora and Fauna of the Azores”  Members Brina, Ron and Celinda will do a power-point presentation about their recent trip to the Azores, don’t miss it!


Fieldtrips will be added to the calendar in a timely manner when dates and times have been established…….stay tuned!

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Cindy and Emily, our 2019 Scholarship recipient