September 14, 2017
“Height in the garden: the dramatic dimension” by Sally McGuire Muspratt
Learn how a mundane garden can be transformed by employing strong verticals: enclosing hedges and fences, architectural elements like arches and pergolas, and dramatically tall accent trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals.
Thrall Bowl Competition
October 19, 2017
“The magic of a winter garden” by Joan Butler and Jana Milbrocker
This richly illustrated lecture provides inspiration and tips on designing a magical winter garden: choosing the best trees, shrubs and perennials, and grouping them to create arresting vignettes.
November 16, 2017
“The art of floral design” by Tony Todesco
This widely known floral designer, Master Flower Show Judge, and Design Consultant to the National Garden Club, will enthrall and entertain us as he creates seven designs in both the traditional and creative styles of arranging.
Sweet Tray Competition
December 7, 2017
Greens Day 9 AM
January 18, 2018
“A seasonal overview of caring for our trees” by Joseph Camilliere
As a practicing and consulting arborist who has worked locally for many years, Joe will provide us with invaluable insight into what we can do ourselves and what is best left to the professionals when it comes to caring for our trees.
February 15, 2018
“Creative sustainability on the Rose Kennedy Greenway” by Darrah Cole
Join senior horticulturist and designer, Darrah Cole, on a visual tour of the evolution of the Greenway parks and features, as seen through the lens of its organic horticulture program.
Thrall Bowl Competition
March 15, 2018
“Sequence of bloom” by Laura Bibler
Knowing when plants are at their best enables the gardener to create majestic gardens of delight. A handout of blooming sequence and pleasing combinations of perennials, shrubs and ornamental trees accompanies this presentation.
April 12, 2018
Joint Meeting of the Weston Garden Clubs
“Why grow that when you can grow this: Extraordinary alternatives to everyday problem plants” by Andrew Keys
Frustrated by failures of seemingly fool-proof flowers? Author and lifelong gardener, Andrew Keys, offers pithy profiles of creative alternatives to plants that have become all-too-common elements of landscape design.
Annual Meeting 11:00 AM
May 3, 2018
“Learn a little Latin” by Cheryl Monroe
This presentation takes on a slightly serious, slightly irreverent look at the form of Latin used in botanical nomenclature, and will bring out our latent Linnaeus!
Sweet Tray Competition – In place by 9:15 am
Thrall Bowl Competition – In place by 9:30 am