Can you believe it's already mid June? After the long winter we had I'm glad it's finally warming up.
April 16th 14 members in attendance
Sandy O'Neil did a power point presentation on Perennial Garden Design . We learned about site selection, bed preparation, how to select the right plants, garden style and maintenance. Sandy handed out a print out of books to look into, and websites for garden planning. It also included a list of perennials, annuals and shrubs that attract native pollinators. Very informative meeting. Thank you Sandy
April 26th was our spring cleanup at the town garden at the intersection of Rte9 and Rte125. Did a great job, it looks wonderful. thanks to all that attended. the garden maintenance schedule has been posted
May 10 8 members in attendance
We had a perennial swap at JoAnn Pearson's. We had a nice mix to select from. Coleen brought a mixture to make Moss covered pots. Everyone that brought a porous pot painted the mixture and wrapped the pots in plastic to grow for a week to 10 days. Thank you to Joann and Coleen for doing this. Beautiful tour of JoAnn's gardens after the class.
We did not receive any nominations for a sculpture this year so last year's winner's sculpture will remain in the garden for this summer. talk to your creative friends and family to get something to enter for next years sculpture contest . If they win the selection they could get $200 and have their art displayed for the season in the town garden.
Met at Coleens to make Hypertufa's pots. Had 8 people mixing up the solution and creating hypertufa pots into various containers. Lots of fun and get a great natural looking pot for plants. Thanks Coleen for having us!
Set up a table at the Friends of the Library plant sale at the Rec center. Was a very busy day and a very successful day. Thanks to JoAnn, Lynn, Coleen, Heather, Maureen & Cindi for setting up, clean up and selling raffle tickets. We had 3 items up for raffle. 1st pick was a beautiful hanging floral plant/stand donated from WentworthGreenhouse, 2nd was a natural wreath of Impatients made by Coleen, and 3rd was a Garden theme basket of goodies. The winners were #1Laura Palmer, #2 Mary Michalchuk, and 3rd was Fran Ditursi. The garden club made $113 from the sale of raffle tickets.
Our next meeting will be a class for making Twig Arbors with Kathleen Kimball, date and place to be determined.
Our trip to the Isles of Shoals August 8th has only 9 spaces left. only have 14 that paid and sent their waiver, so as it gets closer to July It is those that have paid that will be confirmed, so if you want to be sure to get in on it send your check to Cindi Harrington along with the signed waiver.
Happy Gardening Everyone