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2021 GCFP Awards

An amazing year for our garden club! We could not do it without our amazing members. Thank you!

Libby Espey, GCFP Horticulture Excellence Award for her Rose, Daffodil, Pollinator, Cutting Gardens
Myrtie Musetti, District I Exceptional Horticulturist, announced at the September 2021 District Luncheon
1st Place – Newsletter also NGC COA
1st Place – Club Program: Two or More Members

Nancy Cuttic and Ellen McGarrigle – Tulip Arranging Program
1st Place – Continuing Project Beautification: Decoration of Historic BuildingChristmas at Old Roberts Schoolhouse

2nd Place – Club Yearbook
2nd Place – Website also NGC COA
2nd Place – Floral Design Program: Cigar Box Workshop
2nd Place – Club Program: Flower Arranging

Nancy Cuttic and Ellen McGarrigle – Fall Tablescapes Program

2020 NGC and GCFP Awards

WOW! What a year for our garden club! WWGC received awards from National Garden Clubs (NGC) the Garden Club Federation of PA (GCFP). We could not do it without our amazing members. Thank you!

National Garden Clubs 2020 Awards

May Duff Walters Achievement Award for Preservation of Beauty
1st Place Old Roberts School Restoration

Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania 2020 Awards

1st Place – Club Yearbook
1st Place – Newsletter – NGC CoA
1st Place – Blue Star Marker – NGC CoA
1st Place – Floral Design Program: Fall Planters Three Ways – NGC CoA
1st Place – Historic Preservation: Old Roberts School – NGC 1st Place
1st Place – GCFP Club Program – Fall Planters Three Ways Nancy Cuttic and Ellen McGarrigle

1st Place – Beautification of Community Areas:
McKaig Seasonal Barrels – NGC CoA

Garden Club Federation of PA 2019 Awards

WOW! What a year for our garden club! WWGC received 6 awards from the Garden Club Federation of PA (GCFP).

History Award
1st Place, History of WWGC including the Old Roberts Schoolhouse

Holiday Project
1st Place, “Christmas with the First Ladies” District I Lunch, chaired by Ellen McGarrigle

Newsletter Publication
1st Place, created by Nancy Cuttic and Marilyn Small

Garden Tour
2nd Place, Rose and Butterfly Garden Tour, hosted by Libby Espey

Media / Website
1st Place, developed by Colleen Gasssert

Youth Education
1st Place, “The Saved Seed” Project, led by Nancy Cuttic

Congratulations to all of the winners!
A full list of award recipients is listed in the June edition of the Keystone Gardener.

For more information about the awards and / or winners go to the Garden Club Federation of PA’s website.

Roadway Beautification – New Location


In conjunction with the NGC’s “Plant America” theme, members will plant and maintain seasonal flowers and plants in the containers at the entrance to McKaig Nature Center located at 889 Croton Road Wayne, Pennsylvania.

Winter Update:

The barrels at McKaig are decked out with greens, thanks to Myrtie. Fortunately, the weather was warm enough for her to insert the greens from the WWGC Greens Sale into the barrels.

Spring Update:

We are having a problem with the deer chomping on the one barrel and not the other.  The first picture below is one barrel taken last week.  The other pictures are from the clean up about a month ago. Thank you to our clean up volunteers!

Blue Star Marker Restoration

Restoration complete! After a long year, we have finally restored our Blue Star Marker to a beautiful and manageable garden for all to enjoy on busy Rte. 202. Thank you to our Horticulture / Community Gardening Committee led by Laura Furman and Myrtie Musetti for their efforts in providing a proper memorial to our armed forces.
What a fabulous transformation!

Roadway Beautification


In conjunction with the NGC’s “Plant America” theme, members will plant and maintain seasonal flowers and plants in the containers located at the off ramp of Rt. 422 and Swedesford Road in Wayne, Pennsylvania.


The pots have been filled with colorful summer annuals and perennials at the off-ramp intersection of Rt. 422 and Swedesford Road. Drive by and take a look!

The Saved Seed Project

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Overview: Teacher Grant – President’s Project

Wayne Woods Garedn Club will award an annual grant to an elementary teacher in Upper Merion Area School District, and collaborate to supplement the curriculum with a special project by utilizing the NGC book The Saved Seed. Possibilities include applied science through plant life cycles, applied math skills through measurements, and applied writing skills through journaling.

Update: October 2018

The President’s Project is in full swing with Roberts Elementary School second grade. A member purchased and delivered 18 pumpkins of various varieties. Two members read the book, The Saved Seed, to the students. After Halloween, they will open their pumpkins and prepare the seeds to save until they can plant them in the pumpkin patch in the Spring.

Update: May 2018

The second grade students at Roberts Elementary School have planted their pumpkin seeds in peat pots and are waiting for them to germinate. Once the plants are a few inches tall, they will plant them in the pumpkin patch that is being prepared by the Upper Merion School District grounds crew. The students will be assisted by 3 Wayne Woods Garden Club members.

Update: June 2018

The Saved Seed pumpkin project entered the planting phase in May. After utilizing the six varieties of pumpkins and the seeds for lessons in math, writing and science, the second grade students at Roberts Elementary sowed their ‘Saved Seeds’ in peat pots and later planted their seedlings, along with the help of the Upper Merion Area School District grounds crew, in 20 five-gallon buckets. This project was a collaborative effort involving WWGC, administrators, second grade teachers, facilities manager, grounds crew and students. In the Fall, the pumpkins will be harvested, completing the cycle. The new cycle will then begin again with the new second graders.

Update: October 2019

Roberts second grade teachers are gearing up for the second year of the President’s Project, The Saved Seed. A donation of 15 pumpkins has been provided from a farm in Chambersburg, PA. The teachers will once again use the pumpkins and the book to teach lessons across the curriculum. The book will be read to the three classes by WWGC members and a member’s daughter who is a Roberts alumnus and a member of the high school garden club.

Update: November 2019

In October, Gwen and Morgan Puglisi read the book to the 2nd grade classes at Roberts Elementary. In November, the children cut open their pumpkins and scooped out the seeds to save. They counted the seeds, and used the pumpkins for various activities across the curriculum. They even made a bird feeder to hang outside their classrooms. The children wrote thank you letters to send to Farmer Brent to show their gratitude to him for donating the pumpkins!

Happy 64th Birthday!

It all started with 2 neighbors, Treva Scherrer and Mrs. J. Leonard Starkey, with a love of gardening & friendship.

One afternoon over refreshments, they decided to start a garden club. With Treva’s arranging and gardening abilities and Mrs. Starkey’s organizational talents, Wayne Woods Garden Club was originated in March 1955.

Happy 64 Years Wayne Woods Garden Club!

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