Due to inaccurate information supplied to The Sun, an...


April 26, 1992|By Jill L. Kubatko

Due to inaccurate information supplied to The Sun, an artist' name was omitted from an item in Sunday's On the Home Front. Watercolor artist Roberta Lang of Lutherville also contributed art for the game, "Garden Plots: A Floral Card Game."

* The Sun regrets the error.

A game for gardeners

Jill Ann Williams initially compiled the stack of gardening reference cards to help her with her volunteer duties at the Cylburn Arboretum, but others also found her comprehensive notes so useful that she decided to make them part of an educational card game.

Her round-about creation, "Garden Plots: A Floral Card Game," helps others learn about the blooms through the use of colorful playing cards.


The floral game, similar to gin rummy, may be played by two to four players age 10 and up. Players, or "gardeners," build a garden by collecting Garden Requirement Cards, such as water and plant food, and Flower Matching Cards to score points. Once this game is mastered, three bonus garden quiz games can be played.

The game, ($20 plus $1 tax for Maryland residents) featuring watercolor paintings by Connie Humphreys of Westminster, is available at the Cylburn Arboretum gift shop or by mail order from Sudden Elegance, 3724 Cedar Drive, Baltimore 21207, or call (410) 944-5547.

@ Historic plants and a well-known landscape designer will highlight the Evergreen House Annual Garden Sale this week at the Carriage House at Evergreen, 4545 N. Charles St. A special preview party will open the event at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The event runs through May 2.

Wolfgang Oehme, noted for his landscape designs in the Columbia park system and the Village of Cross Keys, will give a lecture on his theories of landscape design; Charles Thomas of Lilypons will give demonstrations on how to create a water garden and how to attract butterflies and birds to a garden. Several events have been especially planned for children.

Attendees can buy historic plants, such as roses, pelargoniumand herbs, with lineages dating back to the 1800s. Modern plants like snapdragons, geraniums and various ivies also will be on sale.

Visitors also may buy books and clay pots and stroll the 26 acres behind the historic home. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen home and Homewood properties. Call (410) 516-0341.

J.L.K. The elegant, the beautiful and the expensive will be on view next month, when Creative Specialties on Reisterstown Road holds a trunk show of Anichini's fine imported linens May 11-13.

Representatives from the Vermont company will have on hand about 25 to 30 different patterns of sheets, towels, coverlets and table linens. Prices range from $28 for a guest towel to $10,000 for a pure-silk sheet set.

Highlights of the trunk show include the Italian Renaissanccollection, which reproduces 16th century designs in tablecloths and matching napkins, and a colorful wool-blend reproduction of a Baroque 17th century Dutch floral print that's available by the yard.

J.L.K. "A real punch in the eye," is how quilter Laura W. Boehl of Monkton describes the innovative quilts that her group, "Quilter by Design," creates. The designs run the gamut from intricate styles in subtle colors to bold patterns in bright primary hues.

Close to 100 of these quilts will be on display at "A Decade of Growth and Design," a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center, 5505 Hopkins Circle. The benefit runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2.

Led by quilter-teacher-author Pat Long-Gardner of Butler, the 30-some quilters in this group have been together for an average of five years. Their ages range from the 30s to the 60s.

One quilt at the show, a color-wash quilt made by Ms. Gardneruses traditional squares as its basic component but with a modern twist -- colors arranged for an artistic effect. The group also uses printed fabrics in its designs, straying from traditional muslin and combinations of tiny prints.

Admission is $2. Information: (410) 343-1205 or (410) 771-4634.


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