Beaver Brook in Hollis will continue its traditional Wednesday Wildflower walks leading you through the trails of Beaver Brook in search of each week’s blooming wildflowers. Join the knowledgeable Beaver Brook Association instructor, Rivka Schwartz, on these walks, meeting at various locations throughout the property. Walks take place at 10:00 AM each Wednesday starting 4/19 to June 21st. (Note: Rivka will also be presenting a program on harvesting and drying herbs for the Amherst Garden Club’s April Perennials+ meeting).
A special program featuring the Art in Bloom Road Show from Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will be sponsored by the Bedford Garden Club at its Monday March 20th meeting. The program will begin at 7:00 PM at the Bedford Town Hall, 70 Bedford Center Road, Bedford, NH. Art in Bloom is the MFA’s spring festival that pairs the Museum’s fine art with floral designs created by garden clubs and professional designers from across New England. Visitors and guests are welcome to attend the Art in Bloom Road Show.
On March 20th, a behind-the-scenes slide show will feature some of the history of Art in Bloom as well as some of last year’s floral interpretations inspired by artwork at MFA. Following the slide show, a floral arranger will demonstrate the process of creating a floral arrangement that reflects the theme of an artwork. This newly created floral piece will be raffled as a fundraiser for the Bedford Garden Club.
The Art in Bloom Road Show will be presented by Meade Fasciano and Beth Paisner. Slide show presenter Meade Fasciano has been affiliated with the MFA since 1998 as an Associate and Senior Associate. Meade has served on the Road Show committee over 9 plus years. She is a member of the Lexington Garden Club. Floral demonstrator Beth Paisner joined the MFA Associates in 2010 as a Flower Arranger. She contributes to doing Special Event and Patron Flowers at the Museum and belongs to two garden clubs, Noanett and Powisett.
A Bedford Garden Club monthly meeting will begin at 6:30pm. To learn more about the club, its programs and civic projects, please visit: http://www.bedfordgardenclubnh.org. Questions may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nissitissit River is well known for its cold, clean waters and native trout, but that is not all it has to offer. From Spring till Fall wildflowers rise up along the river’s edge, providing food and shelter to wildlife, and delighting us with their captivating designs and colors. Explore the Nissitissit’s remarkable wildflowers with Pepperell, MA resident and nature photographer Ken Hartlage. All proceeds benefit Nashoba Conservation Trust. Exhibit runs through March 10, 2017. (Contributed by AGC and Pepperell Garden Club member Jeanne Nevard.)
NOFA-NH (Northeast Organic Farmers Association of NH) offers a spring bulk order program that offers savings on soil amendments, pest control, cover crop seed, livestock needs, tools & supplies, and more! This is an annual fund raiser for NOFA-NH and helps to finance its work throughout the year. Now you can place an order at these great price, as they have extended this offer to NH Garden Clubs.
NOFA-NH Bulk Order – Spring 201 Deadline March 1st
Pick-ups on March 18th in Andover, and March 19th in Weare & Rochester; Seed potato pick-up on April 15th in Weare. Custom orders are an option, so if you’re interested in products from our suppliers that are not listed in our order catalog, please ask us!
NOFA membership is not required to participate in the Bulk Order, but non-NOFA members add 10% to their order. We are also partnering with the Concord Food Coop, and Coop members receive the same discount as NOFA members on our Bulk Order.
This program will save you money on quality organic products and will support NOFA-NH at the same time.
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NH (NOFA-NH)
Office Hours: Mon/Tues/Wed 9am-12pm, Fri 10am-5pm
Scientist, activist and watchdog, Rachel Carson, sounded out the warning cry against toxic chemicals affecting the environment, especially pesticides that killed birds, insects and disrupted the eco-system. Her landmark book “Silent Spring” begat the early, global environmental movement. PBS will air a film on her life on “American Experience” on 1/25, 1/26, 1/27 and 1/28. Check your local listings.
The Nashua Public Library is offering several free upcoming programs of potential interest to ACG members and the local community. Details can be found at the links below:
- Successes of Loons in NH – Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 pm in the Nashua Public Library Theater (presented by Harry Vogel of the Loon Center in Moultonborough)
- Wipe Out Weeds and Swap Some Seeds – Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7 pm in the Nashua Public Library Theater (presented by Roger Swain, former host of The Victory Garden)
The plants have been dug, divided, potted, and nurtured by relatively warm weather and wonderful rain showers. This year we have a very wide selection of appealing plants. Tomorrow, May 7, from 8:30-1 at Wilkins School in Amherst, NH, they are available for you to take home and lovingly plant into your own garden. If you’d like a glimpse at what will be available, download and peruse this year’s inventory list, now available on our Plant Sale web page. And remember; we’ll be accepting credit cards this year for your convenience as well!
One of the added attractions at the upcoming Amherst Garden Club Plant Sale on May 7 is the Boutique Table, at which club members display and sell their craftwork. Below is a peak at this year’s offerings, so you can plan your shopping! Be sure to stop by the Boutique Table to check out these great items, many of which are perfect for Mother’s Day. (See our Plant Sale page for more details.)
Handmade Cards – (Dawn Burke)
Creative handmade cards for life’s events: birthdays, weddings, graduation, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more. A hand crafted card is a unique and special way to mark an occasion and show you care.
Handmade scarves, hats, headbands and accessories (Michelle deLongchamp)
Knitted and woven scarves make a wonderful gift for your Mom for Mother’s Day, birthdays or any occasion, or how about “Liberty of England” floral prints used in scarves, headbands, hats and accessories. They are one-of-a-kind handmade items in beautiful yarns and floral cotton patterns!
Jewelry (Diane Merrithew)
Sun Catchers (Pam Newhouse)
Capture the gift of light! Create a unique work of art. Design your own : using real glass pieces.
Unique handcrafted items (Joan Poltack)
Unique handcrafted items with floral or garden themes make wonderful gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or for yourself. You’ll find delightful fairy houses and gardens, tiny quilled garden gnomes and other figures, tatted bracelets, and more.\
Floral Photo Cards (Marti Warren)
These lovely floral photos have all been taken in local gardens and presented in a blank 5X7 notecard, to send a message to a gardener or special friend. Fine quality paper and exceptional photos make these a very desirable item.
Jewelry (Barbara Beck)
One of kind fused and dichroic glass pendants and accessories made in a kiln. These make beautiful and unique gifts for Mother’s Day, hostess gifts or just to treat yourself! Dichroic glass reflects light so the items can change color/tone in different lighting conditions and seem to sparkle.
Painting (Mary Salmon)
On display and for sale will be one of Mary’s paintings.
Jewelry (Crystal Chen)
Crystal has been designing detailed crafts for over 40 years. She takes great pride in paying careful attention to designing unique jewelry pieces that are versatile. These pieces are great for work, play, and travel.
The following vendors will be showcasing their wares at the upcoming AGC Plant Sale, to be held on May 7. For details see the Plant Sale page on our web site.
Amherst Garden Center – Amherst, NH – Large Hanging baskets, specialty annuals, shrubs, fruit trees
Mason Hollow – Mason, NH – Hostas, Special Perennials
A Touch of Glass – Lyndeborough, NH – Vintage glass garden sculptures
Stone Gate Farm & Flowers – Greenfield, NH – Perennials, trees, shrubs, exotic conifers
Fox Den Farm – New Boston, NH – Seedlings/starter plants- heirloom tomatoes, hanging baskets
Trembly Gardens LLC – Milford NH – Annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, hanging baskets
King Street Vineyards – Milford, NH – Fruit producing plants
Borostyan Originals – Milford, NH – Wind chimes, garden tool boxes, wine bottle holders, desk sets, copper water fountains
Enchanted Harvest- Greenfield, NH – Herbs