Past PGC Programs

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 LectureJean 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 Planningpreparation 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, 2019Confessions of a  Seed Snatcherby 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, 2019Let 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 youd like to share.


December 11, 2019 – Annual Holiday Dinner Social – details to follow

PGC Programs Schedule 2020

January 8, 2020Composing Your Best Garden Photospresented 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 youd like to swap or share.


February 12, 2020Companion Planting and Designpresented by Kate Donovan from Blackstone Valley Vegetable Gardens.   Location, location, location.some plants naturally grow better next to others, and well, some dont.  Heres 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 youd like to share.