October 2022
Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

-Ernest Dowson
From The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson
P    R    O    G    R    A   M
Lisa Trulaske, Polly Bade, May Reay, Susan Werner, Chairs
PLEASE NOTE: Because our Bingo Night fund raiser is the following night, there will be no organized GCSL dinner after this month's Program.
For more information on our speaker Nancy Chase
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at the October 18th Program Meeting!
We need members to bring
Autumn-themed arrangements
for Tuesday’s program
who are willing to donate them
to Wednesday's Bingo Night for

Green Grants.

Please bring a floral arrangement in a PUMPKIN,
gourd or fall vase of your choice

The show will also include cut specimens from your garden
of an annual, perennial, vine, shrub
or tree (live or dried) in a clear glass bottle or vase.
Describe your floral arrangement or specimen
on a 5 X 7 index card.
You may bring your arrangements and/or specimens to 
the St. Louis Country Club from 1 PM to 4 PM on
Tuesday, October 18th.
If you have any questions please contact
Floral Design Chairs:

Cary Reed or Liza Thornhill

For tips on how to create a pumpkin arrangement,
see the GCA article here
Help raise funds for our Green Grants
P   H   O   T   O   G   R   A   P   H   Y
Julie Peters and Muffy Brennan, Chairs
Photo by Kerry Holekamp
"Summer Sojourns and Blooms"
Virtual Photography Show
We would like to thank everyone who submitted photos for the latest virtual photography show. For those who missed the recent email, here is a link to view the show. We hope you enjoy it!
SAVE THE DATE: Photography Conference 2023
GCA will be hosting a virtual Photography Conference on Thursday, January 26, 2023. The conference is open to all GCA members and registration will launch in December via email.
If you’d like to view content or sessions from the previous two virtual Photography Conferences, you can find links at the bottom of the Revisiting Conferences page on the GCA website.
V I S I T I N G   G A R D E N S
Ulrike Schlafly, Chair
The GCA's 2022-2023 "On the Road" schedule provides educational opportunities and adventures related to the GCA's purpose in nearly every zone.  Take a solo adventure.  Make it a club field trip.  Or bring a GCA friend. Come for the day or plan an extended stay!

The GCA will take care of all the details concerning the event; once registered you will make your own travel and hotel arrangements.  Each individual must register independently and registration for each On the Road event opens about 3 months before the event date.  All events $75.

For more information CLICK HERE
Diane Wyse Jackson and Liz de Laperouse, Chairs
GCA's National Native Plant Month Initiative
The GCA has launched a nationwide, multidisciplinary, cross-committee collaboration to promote use of native plants by formally establishing a Native Plant Month in all fifty states.

GCA club members across the country will work to formally establish a Native Plant Month within their state by April 2023. The goal is to get all 50 US governors to issue proclamations declaring April “Native Plant Month”.

Read more here
See the Governor's Proclamation Template here
G R E E N   G R A N T S
Suzanne Johnson, Chair
It was a perfectly sunny weekend for 2021 Green Grants Awardee The Cultural Landscape Foundation to host its successful “What's Out There Weekend."

Expert-led tours of more than two dozen sites where organized throughout the region highlighting the diverse cultural landscape of St. Louis. Participants were encouraged to discover little-known design history of places they may pass every day.

Read The CLF article here about the spectacular weekend.
Above: Christian Kochuba of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects along side event organizer Mary Morgan at Citygarden Sculpture Park.
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Green Grant applications are now being accepted for 2023!

Do you know an organization or project that fits with our GCSL mission? The application is on The GCSL website and due date is January 31, 2023.

Contact Suzanne Johnson with questions.
An Opportunity to
Support Our "Sister GCA Club"
No RSVP necessary, just bring your checkbook!
M E M B E R   S P O T L I G H T
Our own Chip Reay will be a featured artist at Bruno David Gallery in Clayton. He created a sculpture from the most celebrated paintings of the Italian Renaissance by Piero della Francesca.

This is Chip's fourth exhibition with the gallery. The sculpture is on view 24/7 at WINDOW ON FORSYTH, 7513 Forsyth Blvd.

Take  Action!
The Restoring America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) was approved in the House of Representatives in June and has been sent to the Senate.
Our Senators have returned to the Capitol from their summer recess. NOW is the time to urge them to vote “yes” on S. 2372.
Contact information and more HERE

The bill's authors in the Senate are Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico). Please thank Sen Blunt.


TUESDAY, October 18
9:00 AM
Board Meeting at SLCC

Program Meeting
5:15 PM at  SLCC
Nancy Chase
Floral Couture
Note: Program only- no organized dinner after

Fall Flower Show at the meeting! Bring your pumpkin arrangements and/or garden specimens.

The pumpkin arrangements will be used at Bingo Night also!
WEDNESDAY, October 19
6:30 at Racquet Club East
Fundraiser for Green Grants
RSVP: Bingo
TUESDAY, November 15
9:00 AM
Board Meeting at SLCC

Program meeting
5:15 at SLCC
Ulrike and Tom Schlafly
Traveling the World
with the GCA

WEDNESDAY, December 14
NO Board Meeting

Holiday Luncheon and 

11:30 AM, Deer Creek Club
Note that this is a Wednesday
Gatherings 2023
Mark your calendars now!

TUESDAY, January 17
9:00 AM
Board meeting at SLCC

Program Meeting
New location!
5:15 PM at The Bogey Club
Speaker: Daria McKelvey
Horticulturist, Master Gardener and and Supervisor at MoBot's Kemper Gardening Center
TUESDAY, February 21
9:00 AM
Board Meeting at SLCC

Program Meeting
Jenny T. Floristy
Floral Designer
TUESDAY, April 18
9:00 AM
Board Meeting at SLCC

Program Meeting
5:15 PM at SLCC
Speaker: Rosetta Elkin
Landscape Designer
"Art, design and ecology"

9:00 AM
Board Meeting at SLCC

Program Meeting
Noah Wilson-Rich
The Best Bee Company

June Annual Meeting TBA
Around Town
Whitney and Anna Harris Conservation Forum
Thursday, October 6 

This year's subject: "The Importance of Unpopular Organisms." Think weeds, spiders and rats!

More information:
HWEC Forum
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Also, save the date Thursday, November 10 for the HWEC Awards gala. These awardees are saving the planet!

More information:
Awards Gala
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Sunday, October 9 at 4 PM
Graham Chapel at Washington University

World-renowned ethologist and activist, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace will give a public lecture entitled “Inspiring Hope Through Action.”

Photo by Vincent Calmel
GCA Top Pick

GCA Scholars Announced

The Garden Club of America has awarded over $354,000 for the 2022-2023 year recognizing 78 scholars to support a variety of academic endeavors ranging from summer environmental study and field work, to graduate level research.

Their unique passions include the healing properties of the Senegalese bitter melon, adult education post natural disaster, and ground-nesting bee communities. 

Read more here from the GCA website: Scholars
 Full Moon
Sunday, October 9
  4:54 PM ET  
The Hunter's Moon
Photo: Gallinago/Shutterstock
The Hunter’s Moon will be below the horizon at its peak time, so we’ll have to wait until sunset to watch it take its place in the sky.

Like September's Harvest Moon, the Hunter’s Moon rises around the same time for several nights in a row, so start looking for it on Saturday, October 8!

As the Moon drifts over the horizon around sunset, it may appear larger and more orange—how perfect for the fall season! 
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The deadline to propose new members is March 1, 2023.
In advance of beginning the process, please review the Application and Procedures pages found on The Garden Club of St. Louis website:
Additionally, folders containing the same application and procedures can be obtained from Meredith Holbrook or Lisa Imbs, Membership Co-Chairs.
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In honor of Mary Carpenter's birthday
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Send any changes to your contact information to:

Corresponding Secretary
Ginny McCook
Missouri Botanical Garden Links
Moving Plants Indoors at Summer's End
Photo provided by Jessica Damiano
Plants will need to undergo a gradual transition back into the home to avoid shock. Read more here 
Questions or comments about 
The Grapevine
can be directed to 
Tricia Schlafly
Kathleen Rogers

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