Sunday, June 12, 2016

Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses-- July's Meeting

Do you love ornamental grasses, but unsure of which type to plant?  Do you wonder how fast they'll grow or when you'll need to divide them?  These questions and more will be answered at our monthly meeting in July featuring ornamental grass expert, Bill Holt of WillowMist Grasses.  Bill will tell us what to look for and how to design with ornamental grasses, which varieties are best suited to New England gardens, and provide us with valuable tips for growing and maintaining them.

Please join us on Wednesday, July 6th at 7:00 PM at Harmony Hall.  

Don't miss this informative and inspiring presentation!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Another successful plant sale!

Thanks to all who stopped by our annual Plant Sale today!  We had a great selection of perennials, annuals, vegetables & herbs, and even a few shrubs, house plants, and creative containers ready to be enjoyed.  We thank you for supporting our club's mission and hope you got a great deal on some great plants!

Perennials, annuals, and edibles... oh my!

Fresh cut flower arrangements

Several beautiful succulent dish gardens were created by one of our members

We had more varieties of tomatoes than ever before!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June's Meeting: Jaw-Dropping Containers!

Last week we made Jaw-Dropping Containers at our monthly meeting.  We learned how to take a container from “blah” to “aaah” with interesting and uncommon plants.  Members brought their own containers and the club provided the plants and soil.  Everyone left with a beautiful creation!

Our State Representative Colleen Garry even stopped by to say hello and check out the containers

Team work!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Nature Happenings - June 2016

June 3
Newly metamorphosed from tadpoles, multitudes of tiny toadlets may appear in your garden or wooded yard if you live near a small pond or wetland.

June 5
On a midday walk you could happen upon a garter snake—the state reptile of Massachusetts—basking in a sunny forest clearing or grassy meadow.

June 14
Garden butterflies are about. Watch for favorites including swallowtails, painted ladies, fritillaries, and sulphurs.

June 20
Summer solstice, ushered in by the Full Rose Moon (Colonial American). Longest day of the year.

June 26
Field wildflowers such as Joe-Pye weed, black-eyed Susan, and milkweed bloom.

June 28
Tiny gray treefrogs, often heard yet seldom seen, are camouflaged against tree trunks to which they cling with their sticky toe pads as they sound their birdlike trill.

Excerpt taken from Mass Audubon's Outdoor Almanac.