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3/30/2015 7:30 P.M. The Beth Shalom GC, "How to make your flowers a WOW factor", presented by Michael Theriault
The Needham Garden Club and the Kalmia Garden will join the Beth Shalom Garden Club for the evenings event.
Location: Temple Beth Shalom, 670 Highland Ave, Needham, MA
Contact: Fawn Hurwitz @fhurwitz@aol.com
4/1/2015 GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Espousal Center 554 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA
4/8/2015 6:45 PM 7:00 P.M. (lecture) -
8:15 P.M.
The Evening GC of West Roxbury, "Seasonal Care for Gorgeous Well-Behaved Gardens", presented by Kerry Mendez
"Seasonal Care for Gorgeous, Well-Behaved Gardens" with Kerry Mendez, author and self-proclaimed "passionate perennialist." If "seasonal garden care" sounds boring, you're in for a surprise. If — like most of us — you've been spending too much time caring for your garden beds, this talk is for you. You'll learn "what to do when" and tips that span the seasons, including ways to reduce the time you devote to pruning, deadheading, fertilizing, mulching, cutting back in fall and more. Colorful slides and handouts will reinforce Kerry's simple how-to's. Kerry packs the hall at every speaking engagement - don't miss this event.
Location: Elks Lodge 1 Morrell St. West Roxbury (opposite the W.Roxbury Veterans Hospital)
Cost: $10 at the door (no reservations needed)
Contact: Ann Morgan @ ann.morgan2@verizon.net
4/10/2015 11:30 A.M. Springfield GC, "Invasive Alien Plant Crisis in the Connecticut Valley", presented by Peter Alden
Location: Wilbraham United Church, 500 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA
Contact: springfieldgardenclubma@gmail.com
4/21/2015 10:00 A.M. -
11:30 A.M.
Needham GC, "Jaw-Dropping Container Gardening" presented by Deborah Trickett


Tired of the same old window boxes? Have you ever wanted to create lush container gardens that would be the envy of the neighborhood? Join Master Gardener and owner of "The Captured Garden", Deborah Trickett, who will take your container gardens from “blah” to “aah”. Starting with the basics including containers, soil mixes and plant choices for different site conditions then proceed to new and unusual plant material and uncommon container choices.


Location: Needham Public Library at 1139 Highland Ave., Needham, MA.
Cost: $4.00 donation from non club members
Contact: Bonnie Waters, Program Chair at bonniewaters@comcast.net
4/24/2015 -
4/25/2015
3:00 P.M. (4/24), 8:00 A.M. (4/25) -
6:00 P.M. (4/24), 12 noon (4/25)
Middlesex Conversation District Spring Plant Sale

Featuring tree/shrub seedlings, perennials, fruits, groundcovers and garden supplies. Advance orders accepted through March 31.



Location: 4-H Fairgrounds 51 S. Chelmsford Rd. Westford
Contact: www.middlesexconservation.org or call 978 692 9395
4/24/2015 Landscape Design Council
4/24/2015 -
4/27/2015
Art in Bloom
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma
4/27/2015 Central North and Central South Districts Annual Meeting
4/28/2015 6:45 P.M. Norwood Evening GC, present "Eve did not apply Roundup, organic practices for home gardeners" presented by Trish Wesley Umbrell
Location: First Baptist Church Parish House 71 Bond St., Norwood, MA
Cost: $5 donation - Public is welcome
Contact: Nancy Costa @ 781-248-4038 or visit www.NorwoodEveningGardenClub.org
4/28/2015 Middlesex District Annual Meeting
4/29/2015 Northern District Annual Meeting
4/29/2015 -
5/1/2015
Flower Show School, Course 2
5/1/2015 Judges Council
5/2/2015 9:00 A.M. -
12 noon
Attleboro GC presents, "Annual Plant Sale"
Plants from members' gardens, painted clay pots and slate tiles, framed flower prints of original artwork.
Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, Ma
Contact: Joan Woodbury @ 508-369-2369
5/4/2015 Horticulture Morning
5/6/2015 GCFM Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Espousal Center 554 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA
5/7/2015 Landscape Design Council Annual Meeting
5/8/2015 -
5/10/2015
Waltham GC & Friends of the Waltham Public Library present "Books in Bloom"
May 8 The Waltham Garden Club and the Friends of the Waltham Public Library presents “Books in Bloom” to celebrate the Waltham Public Library’s 150th anniversary. Friday evening reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm includes live music, light refreshments and lots of floral interpretations. The first Books in Bloom was held ten years ago - a wonderful event with rave reviews. Tickets are $30 and include two adult beverages. Contact Lela Chiavaras at 781-894-7295 or kalliadesign@aol.com for further information.

May 10 As part of the Waltham Public Library’s 150th anniversary, Mother’s Day will be highlighted with a complimentary tea and special viewing of “Swan Story.” Locally filmed and produced this video is a unique tribute to the life of one beautiful swan family on the Charles River.

May 8-10 Floral displays will be on view throughout the Waltham Public Library on all three floors for the entire Mother’s Day weekend. Although the Friday reception is a ticketed event, the floral exhibits will be on display for the remainder weekend . . . free of charge.
5/9/2015 8:30 A.M. -
11:00 A.M.
The Marblehead GC presents its "84th Annual Plant Sale"
Location: The Gerry 5 VFA 210 Beacon Street, Marblehead
5/9/2015 8:30 A.M. -
2:30 P.M.
Littleton Country Gardeners, "Plant Sale"

Items include perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables, Mother’s Day Gifts, Fairy Gardens, rock garden plants, moon garden plants, plants native to Massachusetts, cemetery arrangements, Ikebana supplies, attracting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and gift certificates to a local farm stand, Larsen Farms, located on Russell Street in Littleton.

All proceeds from the Plant Sale are used for year round plantings at 13 civic sites in Littleton, garden therapy projects for senior citizens, garden related workshops, annual third grade Arbor Day programs (each third grade student gets their own tree), Littleton High School Scholarships, and more.

Location: Common at the Intersection of Rtes 110 & 119
Contact: Sue Cummings @ sustev@comcast.net
5/9/2015 9:00 A.M. -
1:00 P.M.
Norwood Evening GC, "Annual Plant Sale"
Location: Hawes Pool Park (next to Coakley Middle School) Washington St, S. Norwood, MA
Contact: Nancy Costa @ 781-248-4038 or visit www.NorwoodEveningGardenClub.org
5/11/2015 -
5/18/2015
NGC Convention
Location: Louisville, KY
5/13/2015 Deadline for 2015 GCFM Memory Book
Contact: Pat Artis @ bijou357@aol.com
5/14/2015 1:30 P.M. -
4:00 P.M.
Wareham GC, presents "Fantasia", a small standard flower show
Location: St. Patrick's Church Hall 82 High St. Wareham
Contact: Kathleen Coyle @ kmcoyle2@verizon.net
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