Friday, May 24, 2013

Our latest civic development project...

The Dracut Garden Club was asked to beautify the grounds of our Central Fire Station before the Memorial Day Parade, so we got right to it!  A group of members planted flowers along the front walkway, accented the monument, and filled planters that were placed between each set of engine access doors.  This will be another annual Civic Development project for our club.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Plants! Get Your Plants Here!

Next up... our 4th annual Plant Sale!  We hope you can stop by the lawn of the Dracut Historical Society on Saturday, June 1st.  We'll be there from 9 AM - 12 PM selling a variety of annuals, perennials, and other garden goodies...

Rain date:  Sat. 6/8

Also, Dracut's Household Hazardous Waste Day has been rescheduled to Sat. 6/1 from 8 AM -12 PM at the Dillon Center Public Works Yard.  You can green up your home and support your town by cleaning out your hazardous materials, then buying some new plants for your garden : )

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Art in Bloom at Museum of Fine Arts

As always, it's a challenge when we are assigned an Asian piece of art.  This year we had a framed set of five Japanese woodblock prints.  They were very colorful visions of ladies of the pleasure quarter parading down the main street in their new finery on New Year's Day.  Laurel and I made a container by gluing red bamboo onto a plastic window box since we had a large pedestal that would hold the arrangement.  We chose yellow spider mums to represent their headpieces and added red glads and red spider orchids to mirror the reds in the prints.  We added pine, bamboo, and flowering quince as symbols of the New Year in Japan.  

The arrangement was well-received by both museum people and the general public.  If you did not get to see it at the MFA, I hope you had a chance to view it at the Dracut Public Library.  It was there for a week or so, but sadly looked a little droopy by the end.  As we all know, fresh flowers don't last forever.

--Mary Jo 

DGC members at the 37th annual Art in Bloom

Monday, May 6, 2013

Yard Sale!

On Saturday, May 18th stop by to peruse the Dracut Garden Club's yard sale. There'll be some great finds for your home and garden. We'll be there from 9 - 3, but come early for the best stuff!

Rain date: Sunday, 5/19