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Happy 2020 everyone! Our next meeting is Feb 19th at the library at 6:30pm. Our speaker Julie Coleman will do a talk about "Caring for your garden tools" Hope to see lots of bloomers there.
On the 4th of February the officers of the bloomers met at the First Seacoast Bank to change over treasurer from Coleen Smead to Margery Shepard. Coleen has been treasurer for the entire time the Bloomers has existed, so for 13 years. Thank you so very much Coleen for all you do for the bloomers. Margery Shepard will take over the position, and we welcome you as an officer of the bloomers. JoAnn Pearson is President, Lydia Culpp is vice president, Cindi Harrington - secretary.
Past meetings
Dec 4th- Xmas gathering at Cindi's. had 8 members attend. Yankee swap was very polite, no exchanges. Thanks everyone for your contribution to the meal, everything was great. Thank you to Kim for bringing the donation items to the food pantry for us.
Jan 15- Julie Coleman did a presentation of "Insects and Diseases in the garden". Great job Julie, very informative. we had 5 members attend at the library. Julie will be back this month for care of garden tools.
Coming up in March is the annual " Books n Blooms" event, co-sponsored by Friends of the Library and the bloomers. We will be making arrangements that reflect a book, and both items will be auctioned off in a silent auction. Making arrangements date is March 18th, will be on display through the 21st. Local florists will also contribute, always beautiful displays.  On the 21st the actual event, there will be voting for best arrangement/book and the bids on them. Come join the fun at the library. Light refreshments will be served.
Cindi Harrington



Hi all
We have a few things coming up so check it out and hope you can join us.
November 6- Card and tag making at Margery Shepards house on Birch Lane, at 6pm
November 23- wreath making at JoAnns house. the address is 279 Stagecoach Rd, Barrington. please bring boughs, berries, pinecones, etc..for decorating. Will also need a wreath wire frame, wire, wire cutters and gloves. Time will be 10am. we always have a great time.
December 4- Our annual Christmas Gathering. This year it will be at Cindi Harringtons house at 124 Lakeside Oaks Dr, Barrington. time will be 6pm, and I will supply a cooked ham. Bring a dish to share and a yankee swap gift, value around $10. We also collect health and beauty items to donate to the food pantry here in Barrington, so if you could also bring things like toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc... that would be great. Contact Cindi at or call 664-9588 so we will have a head count of how many will be attending.
January 15- Julie Coleman from Wentworth Greenhouse will be speaking at the library about Pests and Invasives. time 6:30pm
February 20- Julie Coleman will speak about garden tool care at 6:30 pm at the library.
Our last meeting in October was at the libray with Nancy Kanner doing decorated pumpkins. We had 10 members and had some beautiful results. thanks Nancy.
Hope to see some new faces at some of these events. Happy Holidays to everyone
Cindi Harrington
secretary Barrington Bloomers
Hi All
Barrington Bloomers has an upcoming annual meeting at the library on Sept 18th at 6:30. We get together to come up with ideas for meetings, field trips, and other events. Hope you all can join us and bring new ideas of things you want to see and do with the bloomers. Dues are also paid at this meeting and with your dues you receive a new membership card which will give you a discount at some of the local green houses. Dues are only $10 a year. Please help us keep the garden going with your partipation.
Karolina will also be doing a leaf printing demonstration for us to learn. If you have blank card stock or paper bring it along and make your own stationary. This is at the Sept meeting
October 16 at the library we will having a Kokedama demonstration with Nancy Kanner
October 19 is fall town garden cleanup. We really need your help with this. It makes quick work of it with more hands. We will split teams to do the library garden also. Rain date is 20th.
November we have an annual wreath making at Joanns home. We all bring different greens and berries, etc.. Always a fun time. Date TBA
December is our annual Holiday dinner and yankee swap, date and place TBA
We will discuss our plans for 2020 at the September meeting, hope you can join us
Cindi Harrington