Monday, June 8, 2015

Annual Plant Sale a Huge Success!

Our 5th annual plant sale fundraiser was a huge success!  The event was held at the Dracut Historical Society on Saturday, June 6th.  Eager customers were scoping out plants before we even finished setting up!  We had a wide selection of perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, herbs, vegetables and unique floral arrangements.  Gardening containers of all types, fertilizer, and handmade garden flags were also available for purchase this year.  We raffled off a beautiful, locally-made adirondack chair, and container gardens artfully designed by our members.  Thanks to all who donated and purchased plants to support our non-profit club.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

More Recognition for our Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker

At the GCFM Annual meeting, The Dracut Garden Club was honored with 2 more awards for last summer's Civic Development Project -- the site restoration, establishment, and placement of a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker at a Dracut intersection.  The Air Force Sgt. Daniel Robert Turner Square was re-dedicated in July 2014.  We are proud to have this project recognized by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts and the National Garden Club.
President's Tray for restoration of a neglected site at an intersection;
Blue Star Marker at Hildreth St. & New Boston Rd.
June 2015

Mary F. Brewer Roadside Beautification Award for our Blue Star Marker
June 2015

Certificate of Merit for an outstanding Civic Development Project;
The establishment & placement of a Blue Star By-Way Marker at
Air Force Sgt. Daniel Robert Turner Square, June 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


There's a word to make us groan, but it's important to get rid of weeds because they compete with your flowers for valuable resources such as soil nutrients and water. You should pull out weeds by the roots.  This is easier to do when the ground is damp after a rain or after you've watered. 

If you're trying to get rid of weeds in the cracks of your walkway, patio or driveway, fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and zap them with a strong blast. After a few days, try again if a few have survived. Vinegar won't harm children or pets, and is kinder to our environment than most commercial sprays.