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Our next meeting:

October 12, 2021    10:30 am 

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.


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


November 9, 2021


December 14, 2021   evening meeting





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 meeting

Norman Smith    The Snowy Owl Project
Mass Audubon is working to protect snowy owls, which are the largest owls in North America. Norman Smith  has been studying them since 1981. As part of his research, he attaches bands and transmitters to snowy owls at Boston Logan International Airport, and then tracks their travels.  He also  captures the owls and releases them at Duxbury Beach or other suitable habitats.  

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.

Here is the handout Deborah gave us


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.

Handout:

Propagation.pdf


September  8, 2020

“Natural Selections - Designing Native Gardens” By Michele Fronk Schuckel


 

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