Hi Bloomers, hope you have been able to enjoy your gardens in between the rains.
June 15th planning a field trip to The Butterfly Place in Westford MA. It's about an hour and a half to get there and it's open 10 am to 4 pm. We will carpool and meet at the library/rec center parking lot at 9:30 am. admission is adults $13, seniors $11. There is a group rate but we have to have a minimum of 15 to qualify. There is no place to eat inside but they offer picnic tables for bringing your own lunch. There are places nearby to purchase food but not on the premises.
July 24th we are planning a field trip to Berrybogg Blueberry Farm in Strafford, NH. We did this a few years ago and had a great time so it was requested we do it again. The cost is $15 per person for a beautiful meal cooked and served in the orchard. There will be a tour of the farm and if you want to purchase and pick blueberries there will be time for that also. We will need a definate head count for this one so Julie can have enough food to serve. Please call me, Cindi 664-9588 if you plan on attending this event. The time will be 5:30 pm, so if you want to car pool meet us at the library/rec parking by 5pm.
August, date TBD will be making Hypertofas at JoAnn's in Barrington. There will be a slight charge for materials.
Lets get involved with these wonderful trips and events this summer!
thank you
Cindi Harrington
Barrington Bloomers Garden Club


Meeting Notes

Hi Bloomers
Hope your starting to enjoy spring bulbs and a little bit warmer weather.
January- Encaustics class at Nancy Kanner's studio in Portsmouth. Had 3 members in attendance. Nancy's talents always assures a great class.
February- The Bloomers and the Friends of the Library met to discuss "books and Blooms" event. Five members helped with the planning. Lydia Cupp was heading up the event.
March 20th- 11 members/friends were in attendance. We purchased flowers from Laurie Barker Burdwood to put together arrangements for the Books and Blooms. Donated vases, containers and other flowers and branches from those in attendance. We ended up with 10 arrangemnts to display in the library for 3 days. There were also seven florists that donated 8 arrangements. On the 23rd of March we had voting and a silent auction on the arrangements. The winner of the best arrangement was from the Florist at Barrington Village/ Christmas Dove with an Alice in Wonderland bouquet. Second was from Laurie Barker burdwood with Were the Wild things Are, and third place went to The Flower Room with Black Beauty. All the arrangements were beautiful and it was hard to choose. For the silent auction we made $564, split between the bloomers and the friends. Thank you Lydia for another successful event, and toall that madearrangements and donated time and supplies. Thank you also to the florists that donated; The Florist at Barrington Village, Laurie Barker Burdwood and her daughter, The Flower Room, Ericas Garden, Wentworth Greenhouse, Greenleaf Farms, and Sweet Meadows Flower Shop.
April 17th- Seed/ seedling swap at the library. Bring seeds from last years garden, or extra seeds and seedlings you've started this spring. Great way to diversify!
We are looking into a field trip to a butterfly garden, if anyone has info let us know.
Hypertofas class to make smaller pots this time. Anyone interested in hosting this class?
July- setting up a dinner/ pick your own blueberries at Berry Bogg Farm. It was a great time last time we did this. If interested let us know as we will need a headcount to reserve spot/date.
Happy Spring everyone


Bloomers Meeting Notes
Sept,19- Annual  member sigh up for $10. we had 10 members in attendance. Put to vote for officers- will remain the same for this coming year. Discussed ideas for 2019. Agreed to the $200 for the garden sculpture, will be looking for new one in the spring. If anyone knows of sculptors interested please let us know.
October 17- Putting the garden to bed, speaker was Sandy O'Neal. 11 members in attendance. Great talk about preparing the garden for winter.
Sandy made suggestions for follow-up, and handed out a list of plants to cut back and those to leave alone.
gardeninginnewengland.com- blog with other gardeners
November 17- Wreath making at Joann Pearson's. 4 members in attendance. Had a wonderful time making wreaths. Everyone brought different greens and berries to share. Thank you JoAnn for hosting
December 6- Annual Christmas party held at Kim Langevin. Had a wonderful meal with Kim cooking the ham and others contributing with sides, and desserts. 10 members in attendance. We had a great Yankee Swap and members brought supplies for donation to the Food Pantry. Thanks to Kim and Jeff; who made sure we all got in and out to our cars safely, for hosting.
Coming up for 2019
January- maybe Encaustics with Nancy Kanner at her studio in Portsmouth
February- speaker at the library, TBD.
There will be a meeting for putting together floral arrangements for "The Books and Blooms" in March
April- Bee Hotels class with Maureen Sawicki--and Barb Feldman
Butterfly Gardens, Hypertofas-smaller sizes, Another Berry Bog dinner.....
These are ideas that were given at the Sept meeting. If anyone has suggestions or ideas for future meetings please let us know.
Happy Holidays
Cindi Harrington

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