Our next meeting:
January 11, 2022 9:00 am
This month's meeting will be a zoom meeting so all of our members who travel south or can't get out in the winter can participate
Deb Alvarez will make a presentation called "Forgotten Gems" about historic gardens that are not talked about much but have fascinating back stories
This year's calendar:
September 14, 2021 10:30 am under the tent at DBMS
We're back! Note the new time
This month we are welcoming Bonnie Frost, a very talented local businesswoman. Bonnie owns Frost and Found in Duxbury, some of us were lucky enough to tour her private garden this summer. She will be showing us how she creates fall arrangements.
October 12, 2021
Our guest speaker this month will be Cris Luttazi of the Duxbury Beach Reservation. She will tell us about the diverse ecosystems at our beach and the multitude of different vegetative species.
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021 evening meeting 6-8 pm in the Merry Room of the Library
Sarah Beatty from Consider the Lilies will show us some holiday designs
January 11, 2022 zoom meeting at 9 amDeb Alvarez will make a presentation called "Forgotten Gems" about historic gardens that are not talked about much but have fascinating back stories
February - no meeting
March 8, 2022
Our own members, Heather Sapia and Tammy Kirk will give us a look into designing for the Art in Bloom at the MFA
April 12 (evening meeting)
Our own members, Camille Neville and Joan Collins, also in the Duxbury Camera Club, will help us with "Flora Photography"
Tami Duggan of Lulu's Buckets will give a floral arrangement presentation
May 11, 2021 9 am zoom meeting
Suzanne Mahler - The Pollinator Garden
Suzanne Mahler has been sharing her passion for gardening for more than 30 years, having spoken at the Boston, Rhode Island, and New England Spring Flower Shows, Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Environmental Protection Agency, and garden clubs and organizations throughout the New England area.
She is past President of the New England Daylily Society, an Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and works part-time at a local garden center.
We are excited to welcome her back to speak with us.
April 13, 2021 9 am zoom meeting
Patterson Webster - Design Ideas from British Gardens
Gardens in Britain are often called the best in the world. But why? Pat Webster shares her insights in Design Ideas from British Gardens, one of her most popular talks. Based on years of visiting gardens in England, Scotland and Wales – and with outstanding photographs to illustrate her points – she identifies some key lessons that we can apply in our own gardens, regardless of size.
Pat Webster is passionate about the land. An artist, writer, popular speaker and experienced gardener, she explores the connections between landscape and history throughout her work. Glen Villa Gardens, Pat’s 750-acre private property situated in the Quebec Eastern Townships, provides a canvas for Pat’s love of horticulture and her artistic reflections on the deep history of the land.
March 9, 2021 9 am zoom meeting
Museum of Fine Arts - Art in Bloom
Join us for a slide show of previous Art in Bloom events and a preview of the upcoming virtual event
January 12, 2021 9 am zoom meetingNorman Smith The Snowy Owl Project
December 8, 2020 9 am zoom meeting
Deborah Trickett Winter Wow: Beautiful Containers for the Colder Months
Winter approaches but this doesn’t mean your window boxes or containers need
to spend the next four months filled with the skeletons of long-dead plants.
Instead, you can compost those spent annuals and fill the void with a variety of
options from classic to contemporary. Deborah Trickett, whose business The
Captured Garden is all about keeping container gardens appealing in all seasons,
will share creative ideas to carry you through the holidays to spring.
November 10, 2020 9 am zoom
Saved by the Garden: Tales and Tastes of a Gardener’s Journey Debra Dellanina-Alvarez, a former architectural/history guide at Boston by Foot and teacher naturalist at the Massachusetts Audubon’s Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary, will present Saved by the Garden: Tales and Tastes of a Gardener’s Journey. Inspired by personal life-changing events, Debra’s keystone program whisks participants off on a remarkable virtual journey of gardens throughout the United States. Participants will discover breathtaking grounds and explore their history, special features, surprising exhibits, unexpected tales, and therapeutic and restorative benefits with the goal of promoting health and wellness. Horticultural adventurers, joy seekers and explorers welcome!
October 13, 2020 7 pm zoom
Gretel Anspach, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, will speak to us about propagation. This presentation provides an overview of the methods of sexual and asexual plant propagation. It includes a discussion of seed collection, plant breeding, and nomenclature and a description of several methods of asexual propagation, such as division, cuttings, layering, grafting, and cell culture. Gretel's primary interest and focus is always in the science behind horticulture.
September 8, 2020
“Natural Selections - Designing Native Gardens” By Michele Fronk Schuckel