September 10, 2019 Coffee 9:00 a.m. Business Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Location: Macomber Room 10:00 Speaker: Penny O’Sullivan " Spatial Design"
Hostesses: Jane Page and Beth Paulson
Penny is an author, designer, and woody plant lover, who turned her suburban property into a mini-arboretum. Her gardening experiences inspired her to write more than 11 books on trees, shrubs, hedges, flowers, herbs, and garden design. During her presentation, Penny will discuss successful landscapes that create positive physical and emotional connections between designed spaces and the people using them. This talk explores how we can manage our garden experiences by appealing to the senses and using the tools of design.
October 1, 2019 Coffee 8:30 a.m. Business Meeting 9:00 a.m.
Location: Macomber Room 9:30 a.m. Speaker: Liz Barbour, “Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers”
Hostesses: Glicka Kaplan and Jane Finn
Liz is owner of Creative Feasts and cookbook author of ‘Beautifully Delicious-Cooking with Herbs and Edible Flowers.’ She will take us on a slide show of her cottage sized edible gardens and demonstrate 2 delicious recipes for everyone to taste.
November 5, 2019 Coffee 9:00 a.m. Business Meeting 9:30 a.m.
Location: Macomber Room 10:00 a.m. Speaker: Bert Ford, “Holiday Decorating”
Hosteeses: Andrea Wilson and Margie Heindel
Bert is the owner/operator of Ford Flower Company and is well known for his beautiful floral designs. He will create decorations for the home using live flowers and plant materials. Organic, traditional and trendy décor will be demonstrated.
As an added bonus, Bert’s creations will be raffled off to members at the end of his presentation.
December 3, 2019 – Holiday Luncheon Reservations Required
January 7, 2020 (Snow Date January 14)
Speaker: Maria Noel Groves "Backyard Medicine-Herbs to grow and Use"
Hostesses: Wendy Tauber and Pat Wilson
Maria is a clinical herbalist and author of two award winning and best selling books: Body into Balance: a Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care and Grow your own Herbal Remedies: How to Create a Customized Herb |Garden. She will present the medicinal benefits of some common and uncommon herbs to include in your garden. She will share her top 10 easy to grow garden herbs and their multi-faceted healing properties.
February 4, 2020 –9:30 AM (Snow Date February 5)
Location: Wentworth Greenhouses – The Art Bonsai for Beginners Workshop
We will meet at the Wentworth Greenhouses at 141 Rollins Rd, Rollingsford NH. Learn the basics of growing bonsai! We will begin with the difference between indoor and outdoor care and focus on the most important general care including pruning, fertilizing and maintenance. Watch a demonstration repotting and pruning and after class you will have the option to select your own bonsai to repot with our guidance. You may bring in a container from home that is appropriate for bonsai culture or purchase one from our selection. Please bring gloves and your own snips if you plan to get crafty with bonsai. There’ll be no food or beverages at this event, but feel free to bring a coffee.
March 3, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. (Snow date March 4)
Location: Macomber Room Speaker: Emma Erler, Knowing and Growing Hydrangeas – Open to the Public
Hostesses: Judy Groppa and Pauline Elkin
Emma is from the UNH Extension program and will discuss a subject that baffles many gardeners, novice and experienced alike—successfully getting hydrangeas to bloom. There are several species of hydrangeas commonly grown in New Hampshire, and all of them have very different growth habits and pruning requirements. Fortunately, hydrangeas are really quite simple to care for; as long as you understand which species you have in your garden.
CANCELLED April 7, 2020 – 9:30AM - CANCELLED!
Location: Rolling Green Nursery – Spring Mixed Container Workshop – Opened to members only-no guests.
This is a member only workshop due to a limit on the number of attendees allowed.
We will meet at the Rolling Green Nursery, 64 Breakfast Hill Rd, Greenland to create beautiful spring containers! After a demo, you’ll pick plants to fill your own containers. All plants are a la cart. You may either bring containers from home or purchase one there.
CANCELLED May 5, 2020 – Spring Lunch Reservations Required
June 2, 2020 – Annual Meeting (Macomber Room) 9:00 Coffee 9:30 Meeting
Hostesses: Marsha Sieve and Julie Thomas