12.20.2018

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
oldworldgardening.com
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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8.28.2018

Bloomers meeting notes

May sculpture for town garden installed. Meghan Samson is the featured sculptor this year. Titled : The Land That Shaped Me" Thanks to Meghan
May 26 Encaustic Workshop with Nancy Kanner at her studio in Portsmouth. 4 members attended. 
June 2 Library plant sale and Bloomers raffle. We had 3 items to raffle this year. Made $92 in raffle ticket sales. Lydia Cupp won the Big yellow chair with plant, Phyllis Lapointe won the Small chair fairy garden, and Kaethe Houst won the hanging plant from Wentworth greenhouse.
June 23 Field trip to Canterbury Shaker Village
July 8 The Blooming Farm, day lilies in Barrington on Stagecoach Rd.
Coming up
Sept 19 Annual Meeting will be held at the library.$10 dues required to be a member. We will have a speaker  before our meeting for choosing Officers for the coming year and planning our field trips and speakers.
Sam Boduch will speak about the Barrington Library Foundation. Hope you all can make it and help us plan out next years events. 
Oct we will meet at the library with a speaker from UNH co-op. subject TBD
November we will be meeting to make wreaths or kissing balls
December is our annual Christmas gathering and Yankee Swap. Always a lot of fun!
Cindi  

Barrington Meeting Notes August 28, 2018

Hi all. sorry this has been so late coming, had a personal tragedy in my family and am trying to get back to somewhat normal. 
February 21, 2018  Roz Mason master gardener did a talk on Composting. we had 7 members in attendance.
March 21, Margo Martin did a training class on seed starting, 5 members attended
April 14 spring library garden maintenance, 5 members took 2 hours
April 18 met at library to make arrangements for the "Books in Blooms"
April 21 Had the "Books N Blooms" at the library. Had 11 entries for voting best display of floral and book. Wizard of Oz from "The Christmas Dove Florists was the winner. thank you also to Sweet Meadows Florist for the beautiful entries, and Friends of the Library and the Bloomers for their creative entries. Nice Job everyone. Great job Lydia Cupp putting this together.
April 28 Town garden maintenance, 4 members in attendance. Mulch was donated from Great View Landscaping
Cindi