Pumpkin Carving – Come Join the Fun
Sunday Oct 28th, 2 PM until all the pumpkins are carved
Schoolhouse at the Lewes Historical Society Grounds at Ship Carpenters Square
The pumpkins will be displayed in Zwaanendale Park on Halloween. This is a fundraiser for LIB. The community is invited to participate. Please bring a pumpkin carving knife and your imagination!
LIB Annual Wreath Sale – October 15th thru November 9th
Don’t miss out on a Lewes tradition: decorated live wreaths perfect for decking your residential and business doors. This year the wreaths will be from Maine! You can enjoy your holidays with the beauty and fresh aroma of a long lasting, balsam fir wreath throughout the season.
Wreaths can be purchased in person through Lewes in Bloom volunteers or on this website starting October 15th. The wreaths come in 3 sizes: 20″, 24″ and 32″ and cost $35, $45 or $55. Delivery dates are November 28-November 29.
Purchasing a wreath makes it possible for Lewes in Bloom to continue its mission to enhance the attractiveness of Lewes through the beautification and maintenance of the Historic Lewes gardens. You will be helping to continue efforts such as landscaping, historical preservation, urban forestry, environmental awareness, and the children’s garden– all for the enjoyment of our community at large!
Wreath sales are a prelude to the December 1st Christmas Market hosted by Lewes in Bloom at St. Peter’s Church in the courtyard. Unique, hand-made holiday centerpieces and other long-lasting greens will be sold.
Be a part of the tradition and add holiday welcome to your entrance with this beautiful handmade wreath!
LIB Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens – tickets are going fast
Our trip to Longwood Gardens is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4. At the conclusion of the September Lewes in Bloom meeting, we had taken 31 reservations, which means there are 25 seats still to be filled. The sign-up sheet will again be available at the October meeting; however, if you would like to reserve a space before then, you can email Dianne Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list and then pay at the meeting. The cost of the trip is $60 and includes charter bus transportation, lunch at Abbott’s Grill in Milford, and admission to the gardens. Lunch choices include a vegetable panini, a smoked chicken cobb wrap, or a roast beef sandwich. All choices come with potato salad, chips and salsa, a brownie, and unlimited nonalcoholic beverages. For those not able to attend the meeting in October, checks and orders can be mailed to Ann Marie Rooney at 3 Pintail Court, Lewes, DE 19958. Make checks payable to Lewes in Bloom.
Click on this LINK to read the 2018 Lewes Community Profile created for the International Communities in Bloom Competition. This profile is great reading and loaded with information and links to a myriad of Lewes Community Organizations. Enjoy
Letter from our Scholarship Recipient for the Coming Year
Several of us have had the pleasure of meeting and working with our scholarship candidate, Blaise Hohl. He worked at several of our gardens over the summer and plans to assist with the tulip planting. He recently sent an email to be shared with the Lewes in Bloom membership.
He as well as the Horticulture teacher, Dr. Peter Olson, from Cape Henlopen High School will be our guest speakers at the September meeting. As a way of introduction, we are including Blaise’s email. Please put September 11 on your calendar and come hear more about the program at Cape and about this delightful young man.
Hello my name is Blaise Hohl, and I am the first student that is doing the Lewes in Bloom Scholarship. I am in my senior year at Cape Henlopen High School and have been in the horticultural program for three years now, I am really interested in the subject. On June 28th 2018, I got to visit my first garden. First, I was at the flower boxes on the corner of Dogfish and Graves, where I dead headed and trimmed back the various flowers. Then, I went to The Fisher-Martin Herb Garden next to the frontier house. There I got to meet Diana O’Hagan, she taught me how to trim back various different plants and then ended the day by giving me an amazing shovel that is very useful. I have also been to the Mary Vessels Garden where I got to plant marigolds and pick up leaves. Dennis and Sue Crawford have been very helpful and informative during this time it has been great fun talking to them. I look forward to planting a bunch of tulip bulbs in the fall and getting to meet everyone that I haven’t yet.