Our monthly meetings generally include a speaker and a brief “Horticulture Hint” presentation, many with great handouts, which are available by clicking on the topic in the list below.
Horticulture Hint Handouts
- Companion Planting for Our Gardens and Good Companion Planting for Vegetables and Herbs (Mary Salmon, Mar. 2017)
- Perennial Pairings A trio of complementary fall plants (Jeanne Nevard, Oct. 2016)
- Deadheading Roses (Joan O’Brien, Sept. 2016)
- Fall Gardening Tasks – Root-pruning and renewing shrubs; creating new garden beds (Joan O’Brien, Sept. 2015)
- Controlling Japanese Beetles (Joan O’Brien, Sept. 2014)
- Avoiding Ticks (Anne Krantz, May 2014)
- Growing Tomatoes (Christy Belvin, Apr. 2014)
- Seed Starting Basics (Sheila Steele, Mar. 2014)
- Fertilizing Houseplants (Joan O’Brien, Feb. 2014)
- Tidbits from 2014 Master Gardener Welcome Spring Symposium (Christy Belvin, Apr. 2013)
- Growing Hellebores (Susan Keirstead, 2013)
Program Handouts, etc.
- Book recommendations from Pam Hunt of NH Audubon (Oct. 2018): The Nature of New Hampshire by Dan Sperduto and Ben Kimball and Bogs & Fens by Ronald B. Davis
- Perennial Division, Sharpening Pruners, Stretching for Gardeners, Yoga for Gardeners, and Reclaim Your Sanity Through List Making (articles recommended by Ann McEntee, Sept. 2018)
- Clematis: Tips for Success by (Cheryl Monroe, Apr. 2018)
- Buddy Planting (courtesy of Norma Weinberg)
- Dahlias and Other Flowering Bulbs (courtesy of Karen Woodbury; presented at Perennials+)
- Horticulture Hint-Perennial Pairings (courtesy of Jeanne Nevard; prepared for the Pepperell Garden Club) – two shade, ground cover plants that display nice fall foliage together. One has a thick, velvety, aromatic leaf, the other an airy, delicate habit.
- Terrarium Plants List and Care Sheet (courtesy of Art Scarpa)
- Grasses Hints and Tips (courtesy of Bill Holt, Willow Mist)
- Pumpkin Succulent Assembly and Care Instructions (Courtesy of Sue Alger and Deb Ferrelli)
- Water Garden Instructions (Provided courtesy of Peter Sevier, who notes that although these instructions call for use of a low voltage pump because it was required at his wife’s nursing home where his water garden was installed, generally a standard voltage pump would be used.)