Mixed Border to Close Its Doors June 12

The Mixed Border at 363 Pine Hill Road in Hollis has recently announced that this season will be a short one, and regrettably, the nursery’s last after over 20 years. The good news for you is that they will be discounting the remaining trees, shrubs, perennials, and vines in stock: 30% off if purchased with a credit card, 35% off if paid by cash. NH local delivery may be arranged for an additional charge.  Opening day is projected to be Friday, April 15, but it may be sooner.  Spring hours are Friday through Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm. They will be open on Memorial Day. All sales will be final.

Register Now for “Gardening is Murder” on April 12

On Tuesday, April 12, the Amherst Garden Club and the Amherst Town Library are co-sponsoring “Gardening is Murder”.  Neal Sanders, local mystery writer, popular public speaker and blogger of The Principal Undergardener, will share his unique and humorous observations on gardening and gardeners in his talk.

Neal, who lives and gardens in Medfield with his master gardener wife, Betty, is the author of several books which combine intrigue, gardening themes, and settings that might sound vaguely familiar to local audiences.  His books include Murder Imperfect, The Garden Club Gang, A Murder in the Garden Club, Murder for a Worthy Cause, Deal Killer, The Accidental Spy, and the recently published Cecelia’s Friends. 

There is no fee, but registration is required and spots are going fast.  Register now on the library website or by clicking here.

Pictures of Interest

Today, I have several great pictures to share with you.  First, look at the beautiful paper flowers that our crafters have made to furnish to New Horizons Soup Kitchen this month.  And they had loads of fun doing it! These are certain to brighten up many days at the Soup Kitchen.

Next, a few pictures of the plant sale kickoff at the daytime meeting this month.  Is this an enthusiastic fundraising team, or what?  If you haven’t already signed up to join in some of the fun, be sure to do so at the April meeting, or contact the right person as indicated in last month’s newsletter.


Finally, a few pictures of AGC member Deb Ferrelli, who recently moved to Florida, at her new home with Marti Warren who was able to visit recently.  Marti said Deb wanted her to say hello to everyone. Hi, Deb!



Deb's Garden

AGC Evening Program – March 3

seedgrowthThe seed catalogs start coming out right after the new year. It seems as though there are more companies selling seeds each year. If you are buying seeds at your local store or through a catalog, it is important to read about the characteristics of the particular seed you are planting. Some take a long time to mature while others don’t. Some take more room and really spread out; others grow more like a bush. Some seeds grow plants that are resistant to disease, which can be very important. Come and hear more about growing your vegetables and flowers from seeds, with a speaker from the UNH Extension. This is the first in our Spring Series of Evening Meetings for the garden club. The meetings are held at Parkhurst Place (11 Veterans Road in Amherst NH) from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, the first Thursday in March, April and May.

March AGC Program: Gardening Tricks for Efficiency

AprilIt may look and feel like winter, but soon we will be in our gardens.  Our daytime program for March brings Susan Kierstead back to show us some gardening shortcuts.  Not everything you read in gardening magazines works.  Susan will show us what works in her over two acres of blooming perennial gardens.  There will be a door prize.  

Thursday, March 3, 9:00-11:30 am Messiah Lutheran Church (Rte. 101) in Amherst, New Hampshire.  The public is welcome.

Miniature Garden Workshop

Miniature Garden Workshop

Bedford Fields is offering a miniature garden workshop which will provide you with motivation, ideas and materials needed to create a magical garden.

Held on Saturday January 30th from 10 am to 1 pm at Bedford Fields, 331 Route 101 in Bedford. Class instruction is FREE. Materials needed will be on hand and charged at regular prices. A $25.00 deposit (applicable to any purchases) to hold your space is required. Call 472-8880 to sign up, or visit www.bedfordfields.com events page.