President Karen Blackmore's theme : "Plant America-Make Missouri Bloom"

Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc., is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) whose national headquarters is located in St. Louis, MO. There are 100 affiliated garden clubs with 2180 members in Missouri. FGCM was officially organized on March 30, 1933, in St. Louis, by representatives of nine clubs from various sections of Missouri. The state is divided into 10 geographic districts. FGCM joined NGC in 1937.........

What a wonderful time of the year for celebration and reflection. So many wonderful things have happened. After a late winter and heavy rains, we had a hot and dry summer. Missouri gardeners made the best of it and did amazing things all over this state. Landscape School and Flower Show symposium were great successes in Springfield as was Environmental school in St Louis. The schools will take place again in 2019 and we add Flower Show Schools I and II in Columbia.

Several clubs are working with the youth in their area and we brought home poetry and Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl awards from the National convention as well as the Central Region convention.

Plant sales and flower shows took place all over the state despite the challenges with the weather. Horticulture exhibits were down but sales were good, and the shows were beautiful. Flexibility remains a necessity for Missouri gardeners!

Our state convention in Blue springs was so much fun. West Central District did a great job. They did an outstanding job with their budget and used some of the money left over to place a Blue Star Memorial Marker at the Higginsville Veteran’s Home in Higginsville Missouri. Thank you, West Central District.

It was a real treat to travel to the ten-district meeting and see all the great things our Missouri gardeners are doing all over our great state. Since we are now having one of the earliest winters, we are resting and thinking of spring. Everyone is invited to attend our schools, have a flower show, plan a plant sale and enter the State Fair. Last I heard we had 20 reservations for the Bloomin Bus Tour to the Hudson Valley and NYC. We will have a great 2019 and to make it even better invite everyone you see to join a garden club!  

Karen Blackmore

FGCM President

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  • 2019 Flower Show School The Central Missouri Council of Flower Show Judges is sponsoring the 1st Flower Show School in Missouri to be held using the new handbook.  Open the links below for more information.
    Posted Dec 17, 2018, 11:02 AM by chuck clark
  • Recommendations and Additions to Garden Club Manual The recommendations and additions to be voted on at the 2019 convention can be found in the attached document.Thank you so much,Beverly Wattenbarger
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:45 PM by chuck clark
  • Bloomin Bus Tour May 28 - June 4, 2019 Hi everyone. Chairman Carolyn Oates announced today that our 2019 Bloomin Bus Tour will be to “Empire State Gardens” featuring New York City and the picturesque Hudson Valley. This is a longer trip than we usually take, May 28 thru June 4th but there is a lot to see. I hope you all will be able to join us. Karen BlackmoreFGCM President
    Posted Oct 11, 2018, 2:52 PM by chuck clark
  • National Garden Clubs, Inc. Landscape Design School Course 2, Series X The Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs in cooperation with the National Garden Clubs, Inc., the  Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc. and the Missouri landscape Design Council is sponsoring Landscape Design Course 2, series x.This course will be held at the Springfield Botanical Center located at 2400 S. Scenic Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65807.  The Landscape Design School's purpose is to educate interested people in learning good landscape design practices, and to develop a set of values to guide them in judging individual gardens, as well as, community gardens.Please see the attached file for more information................
    Posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:22 PM by chuck clark
  • FGCM’S BETTY JONES MEMORIAL GAZEBO The Betty Jones Memorial Gazebo on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia was built in 1993 for $5,400.00 from the donations from the 243 Missouri Federated Garden Clubs and its members. President June Kummer spear-headed this project with the assistance from many other dedicated garden club members. The octagon-shaped Gazebo was dedicated in memory of longtime garden club member Betty Jones for her love and support of gardening and Flower Shows in the West Central District and her kindness to others. Visitors to the State Fair enjoy the Gazebo as a place of rest, and occasionally, musical entertainment during the two-week Fair. Over the years, garden clubs have made Club Contributions on the Club President ...
    Posted Aug 27, 2018, 2:32 PM by chuck clark
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