PGC Programs Schedule 2016-2017
September 14, 2016
Our annual “Plant Swap”. Bring a labeled perennial or house plant.
October 12, 2016
“Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, Get-Your-Neighbors-Talking Containers”. Deborah Trickett, award winning designer, will demonstrate how to put together unique fall containers.
November 9, 2016
Surprise workshop for the holiday. Bring scissors, clippers, gloves and a happy holiday smile.
December 14, 2016
Holiday Dinner Social, details will be announced @ our November meeting
January 11, 2017
President Terry Geddes will introduce you to her antique vintage button collection depicting bees, buttons, flowers and pollinators. Learn the symbolism behind some of the designs on these tiny works of art.
February 8, 2017
“Show-and-Tell”. Bring books or photos to share. Brainstorm with fellow members to help solve your garden problems.
March 8, 2017
“Willow Mist Grasses as seen on The Victory Garden. Bill and Theresa Holt will present a slide show on ornamental grasses for your garden
April 12, 2017
“Yoga for Gardeners”. Helen Yetman-Bellows will demonstrate and lead us in a yoga for gardener movements. Standing and sitting positions only. No yoga mat or special clothing required.
May 10, 2017
Business meeting, re: plant sale. Co-Chairpersons: Linda Bisbo and Dianne Kazanjian
June 14, 2017 June social-TBA
PGC Programs Schedule 2017-2018
October 11 2017, Jean Anderson, M.ED “Garden Sense Lecture” Jean will focus on closing the garden in the fall.
November 8, 2017, Lou Greenstein “Learn to Design and Create Edible Centerpieces”. Lou was the chef on Boston’s Good Day Show. The centerpieces will be raffled off at the end of the evening.
December (TBA), 2017, Lisa Moran will lead the annual Holiday Wreath workshop from 8-11 AM at the Pepperell Community Center. The Club will create holiday wreaths for various locations in Pepperell, including the Post Office, Highway Dept., Fire Dept., Town Hall, Community Center, Police Dept., Senior Center and the covered bridge. Members can help make the town wreaths or purchase supplies for a minimal fee to make their own wreath. More information will be distributed as the event draws nearer.
December 13, 2017, The annual Holiday Dinner Social is a fun filled evening when members gather to celebrate the holidays, enjoy a meal and exchange gardening presents.
January 10, 2018, Christine Brooks “Essential Oil Workshop”. Christine will lead and instruct us on making lavender oil.
February 14, 2018, Joanna Reagan and Dianne Kazanjian “Gardens of Connecticut ”. They have prepared a slide show of both public and private gardens
March 14, 2018, Dianne Kazanjian “Tools of The Trade. She will take us through the right tool for your garden project. Her tool collection should be interesting.
April 11, 2018, Weston Nurseries John Connolly, or a qualified staff member will lecture on “Preparing, Dividing Planting, and Soil Improvement.” This lecture will help us with a great spring start.
May 10, 2018, Plant Sale Planning – preparation for our plant sale. This meeting is a planning session for our only fundraiser.
PGC Programs Schedule 2018-2019
Sept 12, 2018
Members’ Plant Swap
October 10, 2018
“Glorious Garlic and her Bodacious Cousins, the Alliums” by Betsy Williams
November 14, 2018
“Tips for the Ultimate Green Home, Health and Lawn Workshop” by Jackson Madnick
Mr. Madnick will discuss the advantages of an organic lawn.
January 9, 2019
“Cooking and Gardening with Herbs”
A cooking demonstration of creative feasts by Liz Barbour
February 13, 2019 Meeting cancelled
March 13, 2019
“Vegetable Gardening for Everyone” by Susan Hammond, Lifetime Master Gardener
For novice to experienced – Growing techniques, garden types and layouts, variety of choices.
April 17, 2019
“Tulips of Holland and Cacti of Arizona” by Diane Murphy
September 11, 2019 – “Confessions of a Seed Snatcher” by MariePatrice Masse
MariePatrice Masse is an enthusiastic gardener and nature lover who has collected seeds for many years. Her presentation is a humorous and insightful journey into the world of seed saving. Attendees will learn how to save seeds from their own gardens and enjoy entertaining stories of finding seeds in unusual places. Following the slideshow and lecture, there will be an optional hands-on seed gathering from a large collection of flower heads, seed stalks and pods. Beautiful photographs and entertaining storytelling promise to make this presentation a must-see.
October 9, 2019 – annual plant exchange – bring a perennial or houseplant to swap for something new! Please label or write down the characteristics of the plants you bring. Enjoy chatting with new and returning members.
November 13, 2019 – “Let Us Give Thanks” – presented by Dixie Pickard, former PGC president. Dixie has been in business for 30 years. Her husband, John, is her partner in business, together they own “The Bronze Bell”. Dixie will be creating three different Thanksgiving floral arrangements using seasonal flowers. The arrangements will be raffled off at the end of her presentation.
At the November meeting will be having a bulb/seed share. Bring in any labeled extras you’d like to share.
December 11, 2019 – Annual Holiday Dinner Social – details to follow
PGC Programs Schedule 2020
January 8, 2020 – “Composing Your Best Garden Photos” presented by member and photography enthusiast, Theresa LeBlanc
Discussion and photo examples of how the basic laws of composition and color theory can be applied to your photos of flowers, plants and general garden creations. Become aware of how subtle changes to your composition can make an average photo into a frame-worthy work of art.
At the January meeting, we will have a houseplant swap. Bring in any extras you’d like to swap or share.
February 12, 2020 – “Companion Planting and Design” presented by Kate Donovan from Blackstone Valley Vegetable Gardens. Location, location, location….some plants naturally grow better next to others, and well, some don’t. Here’s where you can learn what keeps the peace in your garden.
At the February meeting, we will have a vegetable seed share and seed catalog swap. Bring along any extra vegetable seeds and catalogs you’d like to share.