2017 Calendar of Events
January 7th – Sue Pezzolla will
speak about the 2012 Floriade
Colonie Town Library – 10 a.m.
February 19th – Sunday –
Winter Doldrums Party –
Kathy Purdy will present a program
on “Combat Cabin Fever With
March 25th – meeting will be held
at the Capital District Flower and
April 15th – TBD
May 13th – Members’ Auction
June 17th –
Babysitter Distribution –
July 15th – Picnic
August 19th – Annual Sale
September 16th – TBD
October 21st – TBD
The Albany Co. Cooperative Ext.
is located at 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY. 12186
Meetings begin at 10 am unless otherwise noted.
The William K Sanford Town
Library is located at 629 Albany
Shaker Rd, Loudonville,
NY 12211. Meetings begin at
10am unless otherwise noted.
Daylily in the heading is
Impulse of Innocence by
P. Owens, 2009
Join us on January 7th at 10 am at the Colonie Town Libarary for a tour of the Floriade 2012. The program will begin with a business meeting which will include the presentation and vote on our 2017 budget. Our intrepid tour guide for the Floriade will be Sue Pezzolla who, along with a group of Master Gardeners, attended the Floriade in 2012.
The Floriade 2012 was a Dutch horticultural exposition held in Venlo, Netherlands. It is an international festival only held every 10 years – the next one will be in 2022. The grounds of the Floriade Park included 22 hectares of forest, two and a half acres of buildings and four acres of water. The design was created between 2007 and 2010 and the first tree planting was in 2008. Among the plants included 1,700 trees, 20,000 shrubs, 200,000 perennials, 65,000 water plants, one and a half million bulbs and 95,000 annuals (whew!). The park consisted of five themed areas, separated by woodland. Each theme area had its own decor, programs and activities.
Villa Flora was one of the biggest crowd pullers at the Floriade The fully energy-neutral building is a symbol of sustainability, innovation and the green economy.
Sue Pezzolla has been a Cornell Cooperative Extension Community Horticulture Educator in Albany County since 2003. Helping local gardeners to be more successful has been the mission and teaching and writing about horticulture has been the vehicle. Sue teams up with ninety plus Master Gardener