WESTON GARDEN CLUB

PROGRAM 2020 - 2021

Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of the month.  Zoom meetings will begin at 9:30 with the program portion to follow at 10. We plan to revert to our normal time frame in 2021 with coffee served at 9:15 and the business meeting beginning promptly at 9:45.  The program begins at 10:00 AM. Club meetings are open to the Provisionals, waiting list, guests and the public unless noted. The Annual Meeting begins at11:00 AM at the Weston Golf Club.

September 17, 2020

Program:            Backyard Entomology: Who’s Who in Your Garden’s Ecosystem by Pam Gilpin

                           Ms. Gilpin is a Rhode Island certified horticulturalist and has served as an estate gardener over the past 29 years. She will present an informative photo essay and discussion about the insects that can be seen in our gardens and their importance to the ecosystem. She will share how to provide the right habitat to help sustain the pollinators, predators and recyclers in our gardens.

                           Thrall Bowl: Due to the nature of the pandemic and number of entries we will not be having a competition.

Location:            Zoom

October 15, 2020

Program:            Dividing and Transplanting Perennials by Suzanne Mahler

                           Ms. Mahler is a past President of the New England Daylily Society, an Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Horticultural Chair for the Garden Club Federation. Nearly all perennials benefit from periodic division. Ms. Mahler will discuss the indicators for division, which plants require regular separation, and the best times to split and transplant. Tools of the trade and methods of division will be covered with live demonstrations.

Location:            Zoom

October 22, 2020  Design Workshop/Demonstration

10:00 A.M.          Please join Cynthia Chapra and Carolyn Ellis in preparation for the first ever non-judged Sweet Tray exhibition, “I Did It My Way.” In this workshop, you will learn how to make an arrangement in an urn shaped container that looks like our beloved Watering Trough. We will cover basic design principles, usage of new materials in place of Oasis, and how to stage your arrangement for photo taking. You will be supplied with a handout, a container, a plastic grid and floral materials. Pick up materials from Cynthia’s front porch on October 21st.

Location:             Zoom

October 23, 2020      Design Workshop Feedback Session

10:00 A.M.         Participants of the Design Workshop will have the opportunity to get feedback on their designs and ask questions about November Sweet Tray exhibition.

Location:             Zoom

November 5, 2020 Workshop: "Woodland Garden”

10:00 A.M.          Molly Varnau will lead a workshop on how to make your own mini garden on a wooden base. This workshop will help you develop ideas and make plans for your entry in February Thrall bowl competition.

Location:            Zoom

November 19, 2020

Program:            Art in Bloom Road Show

                           An Associate floral designer from the Museum of Fine Arts will highlight floral displays from the last four years of Art in Bloom. There will be time for questions about any of the floral arrangements in the presentation as well as floral arranging at the Museum in general.

                           Sweet Tray Exhibition

Location:             Zoom

December 3, 2020

Program:            Greens Day starts at 9 AM          

Location:            St. Peter’s Church

Hostess:              Mary Ann Riordan

Co-hostesses       Elizabeth Eaton                Lisa Greenberg    

                           Adrian Proll                      Robin Reisman                                        

                           Kathleen Rousseau           Joan Wilson

                           Chay Veeder

January 21, 2021

Program:            Floral Inspirations of the Impressionists

                           by Martha Chiarchiaro

                           Martha Chiarchiaro is an art historian with a masters’ degree in the History of Art from Williams College. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Chiarchiaro currently teaches art history courses at the Worcester Art Museum among other cultural organizations. This presentation will demonstrate how the Impressionists were inspired by floral displays — as illustrated in their impressionistic still-life paintings.

Location:             First Parish Church

Hostess:              Heather Mahoney

Co-hostesses:      Deidre Gollop                   Linda Harding

                           Jean Lippincott                 Chris Martin    

                           Jean Noonan                     Annette Somers

                           Lynn Taff                         Ginia Ziobro

February 25, 2021

Program:            Your Body in the Garden: Healthy Tips and                     Strategies for Long Lasting Gardeners

                           by Susan Guest

                           Susan Guest is a Conscious Movement Educator and passionate gardener. Her interactive talk and live demonstration will have you rethinking your garden practices. Her talk will focus on developing an ergonomic approach to gardening by using the right tools and will also highlight current research on aging gracefully.

                           Thrall Bowl Competition

Location:             First Parish Church

Hostess:              Cheryll-Anne Lane

Co-hostesses       Sue Iodice                         Cathy Konover

                           Holly Kulow                     Pam Fox

                           Tilda Mitsakos                  Kitty Smith

March 18, 2021

Program:            Success with Hydrangeas by Mal Condon the Hydrangea Guy

                           A lifelong gardener, Mr. Condon has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. His Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket was a well-known specialty nursery featuring one of the largest hydrangea collections in the Northeast. In 2014, he moved to Cape Cod where he is the Curator of Hydrangeas at the Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. His talk will cover a broad range of best practices for growing hydrangea successfully in your garden including planting & replanting, fertilizing, bloom color control and recent new introductions suitable for our region

Location:            First Parish Church

Hostess:              Dee Freiberg

Co-hostesses:      Cynthia Chapra                 Michelle Deng

                           Joyce Frank                      Lisa Howe    

                           Yuko Kojima                    Helen Kondi

                           Marsha Tucker

April 1, 2021      Design Workshop/Demonstration

10:00 A.M.      Please join Ann Billings and Trish Scozzafava to prepare for the May Sweet Tray Competition, “Hats in Bloom.” You will learn how to create a fresh floral design on a hat. Think Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Queen’s Garden Party. Participants should bring a hat of their choice to decorate.

Location:             To be announced

April 22, 2021

Program:            Joint Meeting of the Weston Garden Clubs

                           Residential Landscaping by Lombardi landscapers

                           Award winning Lombardi landscapers will discuss residential landscaping plans, ideas and know how coordinated by the Country Garden Club

Location:            First Parish Church

Hostess:              Jessica Pohl                       Karen Morris

                           Mary Ann Pappanikou

May 6, 2021       Annual Meeting     11:00 AM

Program:            Mrs. Thrift’s Portable Herb Garden

                           by Betsy Williams

                           Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about herbs and flowers. Trained as a florist in Boston and England, Betsy currently teaches container gardening, flower arranging and cooking with herbs at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Ms. Williams will demonstrate how to plant a portable herb garden in a 14′′ container that will thrive almost anywhere. Classic culinary herbs will be discussed, as will growing from plants or seeds, how and when to water and feed, and how to harvest and use. Tastings of herb butter, nuts and vinegars are included along with recipe sheets.

                           Sweet Tray Exhibition or Competition

                           Thrall Bowl Competition - in place by 9:30

Location:            Weston Golf Club



THE THRALL BOWL

The Thrall Bowl was presented in 1973, in memory of Helen G. Thrall, to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening among the members. The bowl will be awarded each year to the member receiving the highest number of points for the year’s horticultural competition. Any member who has won the Thrall Bowl three times, retires from competition (R), but may exhibit at any time.



THE THRALL BOWL COMPETITION 2020–2021

              Directions for Thrall Bowl competitions are as follows:

   Unless specified otherwise, all plant material including container-grown plants entered in any class must have been grown by the exhibitor for at least three (3) months. For fall and spring competitions, plants must have been grown outside.

   Exhibitors may submit only one entry in any class or subclass.

   Exhibitors may exhibit a total of SEVEN (7) entries in the competition.

   Unless specified otherwise, exhibitors provide three (3) look-alike blooms of the same variety for small flowers (less than 1 inch) and minor bulbs; one (1) bloom for large flowers and major bulbs.

   All specimens are to be clearly labeled and exhibited in a clear glass container in scale with the stems and provided by the exhibitor. Water must be clean.

   All leaves are to be removed from below the rim of the glass container.

   Wedging with plastic wrap is permitted.

   Unobtrusive staking is permitted.

   Fruits and vegetables are to be displayed on a paper plate to be provided by the Horticulture Committee.

   Collections should be specimens that are different and a variety of sizes, forms and color are encouraged. Collections will be judged, in part, on artistic merit.

   If several stems of one variety or genus are exhibited there should be uniformity of size, stem length, color, maturity and form.

   Points shall be awarded as follows: 1st-Blue, 6 pts; 2nd-Red, 4 pts; 3rd-Green, 3 pts; Honorable Mention-Yellow, 2 pts; Every entry receives 1 pt; Best in Show receives 1 additional point.

  • Note: points from Sept 2019 and Feb 2020 will be added to the competitions of 2021

Members should read the orange Horticultural Handbook for additional information on entering competitions or call members of the Horticulture Committee for further help. Plant material may be entered in The Thrall Bowl Competition for display only if the owner does not want his/her entry to be judged for points. Entry forms for Thrall Bowl Competitions will be included with the Green Sheet as an attachment before each competition. This enables members to prepare entry information ahead of time as well as facilitating the placement process on the day of the competition.

Please see www.westongardenclub.org for a list of display tips.

September 17, 2020

Due to the nature of the pandemic and number of entries we will not be having a competition.

A.   Flowers: three cut stems (unless otherwise specified)

       Class 1         Tuberous Begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida) (1 blossom

                           floating in a shallow clear glass dish provided by

                           the  exhibitor)

       Class 2         Dahlia (Dahlia x hybrida) (1 bloom per stem)

                           a. Small, under 3” (5 stems)

                           b. Medium, 3–7” (3 stems)

                           c. Large, over 7” (1 stem)

       Class 3         Nasturtium (Trapaeolum) (3 stems)

       Class 4         Stonecrop (Sedum) (3 stems)

       Class 5         Aster (Aster) (1 spray)

       Class 6         Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) (1 stem)

       Class 7         Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) (3 stems)

       Class 8         Coneflower (Echinacea) (1 stem)

       Class 9         Chrysanthemum

                                a. small

                                b. medium

                                c. large

       Class 10       Collection (minimum of 5 varieties in 1 container)

                                Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 11       Exhibitor’s Choice

                           a. Small, under 20” (3 stems)

                           b. Large, over 20” (1 stem)

B.   Flowering Shrub: not to exceed 24 inches

       Class 12       Rose (Rosa)

                           a. Hybrid Teas (1 stem)

                           b. Floribunda, Grandiflora, Climber (1 spray)

                           c. Knockout

                           d. Collection (minimum of 5 varieties in 1 container)

       Class 13       Hydrangea (Hydrangea) (1 stem)

       Class 14       Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) (1 stem)

       Class 15       Exhibitor’s Choice (1 stem)

C.   Herbs: Three cut stems of equal length without flowers, except                  lavender or chamomile

       Class 16       Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

       Class 17       Lavender (Lavendula)

       Class 18       Parsley (Petroselinum)

       Class 19       Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

       Class 20       Sage (Salvia officinalis)

       Class 21       Collection (minimum of 5 varieties in 1 container)

       Class 22       Exhibitor’s Choice

D.   Fruits and Seeds:

       Class 23       Crabapples (Malus) (10 with stems)

       Class 24       Berries (5)

       Class 25       Grapes (Vitis) (2 bunches)

       Class 26       Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

       Class 27       Exhibitor’s Choice (3 of each or l melon)

E.   Branches with fruits, cones, berries or stems with a seed                    head: Cones and fruit should be fully mature; suitable for feeding             wildlife and birds (One branch not to exceed 24”)

       Class 28       Crabapples (Malus)

       Class 29       Rose Hips (Rosa)

       Class 30       Viburnum (Viburnum)

       Class 31       Hemlocks (Tsuga)

       Class 32       Kousa Dogwood (Cornus kousa)

       Class 33       Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

       Class 34       Holly (Ilex)

                           a. Evergreen Holly (Ilex x meserveae etc.)

                           b. Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)

       Class 35       Exhibitor’s Choice

F.    Cut Foliage:

       Class 36       Hosta (Hosta) (1 leaf)

       Class 37       Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) (1 non-branching,         non-flowering stem)

       Class 38       Elephant Ear (Colocasia) (1 leaf)

       Class 39       Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) (3 leaves)

       Class 40       Coral Bells (Heuchera) (3 leaves)

       Class 41       Collection (minimum of 5 different stems or leaves in 1

                           container). Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 42       Exhibitor’s Choice (1 leaf or stem)

G.   Vegetables:

       Class 43       Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) (3 large or 10 cherry)

       Class 44       Winter Squash (Cucurbita), Gourds, Pumpkins (1)

       Class 45       Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) (5)

       Class 46       Collection (minimum of 5 different items on 1 plate)

                           Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 47       Exhibitor’s Choice (3)

H.   Seed Challenge:  Cancelled for this year

February 25, 2021

In fairness to all, entries must be labeled and in place

 no later then 8:40 a.m.

A.  Flowering Plant in Bloom: One plant in a clean, undecorated pot. Grown bythe exhibitor for at least 3 months

       Class 1         African Violet (Saintpaulia)

       Class 2         Orchid (Blossom NOT foliage is judged)

       Class 3         Begonia (Begonia)

       Class 4         Natal Lily (Clivia miniata)

       Class 5         Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera)

       Class 6         Exhibitor’s Choice (consider Cyclamen, Gloxinia,

                           Streptocarpus)

B.   Foliage Specimens: One plant in a clean, undecorated pot.

                            Grown by exhibitor for at least 3 months.

       Class 7         Fern

       Class 8         Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)

       Class 9         Cactus or Succulent

       Class 10       Herb

       Class 11       Ivy (Hedera)

       Class 12       Begonia, not in flower (Begonia)

       Class 13       Exhibitor’s Choice


C.   Forced Bulbs:  In a clean, undecorated pot.  Unobtrusive                      staking is

                           permitted.

       Class 14       Tulips (Tulipa) (3 in a pot)

       Class 15       Daffodil (Narcissus) (3 in a pot) (e.g. Paperwhites)

       Class 16       Small bulbs

                           a. Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

                           b. Squill (Scilla)

       Class 17       Amaryllis (Amaryllis)

       Class 18       Collection (minimum of 3 different bulbs in a pot)

                           Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 19       Exhibitors Choice (3 in a pot)

D.   Forced Branches: One branch not to exceed 24”from tip of                  

       specimen to cut end (not including display).  Cut to                            reflect natural      growth habit

       Class 20       Quince (Chaenomeles)

       Class 21       Witch Hazel (Hamamelis)

       Class 22       Forsythia (Forsythia)

       Class 23       Japanese Andromeda (Pieris japonica)

       Class 24       Exhibitor’s Choice

E.   Broadleaf Evergreens exhibited for foliage:One branch not           to exceed 24” from tip of specimen to cut end (not including display).             Buds should not show any color.

       Class 25       Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

       Class 26       Holly (Ilex)

       Class 27       Leucothoe

       Class 28       Exhibitor’s Choice

F.    Coniferous Evergreens: One branch not to exceed 24” from tip of           specimen to cut end. May use horizontal placement by laying flat on             the table with label, place specimen in natural position.

       Class 29        Cypress (Chamaecyparis)

       Class 30       Pine (Pinus)

       Class 31       Spruce (Picea)

       Class 32       Fir (Abies)

       Class 33       Hemlock (Tsuga)

       Class 34       Exhibitor’s Choice


G.   Woodland Garden: A miniature landscape incorporating at   least three species of compatible plants in scale with the      design and wooden base. The wooden base must be a             minimum of 10” and maximum 18”. The plants should be   no taller than the outside dimension of the wooden base and with scale of each other. Accessories must be natural            and in scale with the design. A key card is required listing    plants and indicating location within the design and           displayed next to entry. Must be grown a minimum of 6 weeks.

Facilitators for February 25, 2021 Competition:

       J. Frank,  C. Veeder,   C. Chapra,  N. Bates,  M. Varnau,

       M. Riordan,  D. Buchbinder,  J. Pohl

May 6, 2020

In fairness to all, entries must be labeled and in place

 no later then 9:30 a.m.

A.   Major Bulbs: One stem with leaves removed

       Class 1         Tulip (Tulipa)

                           a. Single

                           b. Parrot

                           c. Double

                           d. Species

                           e. Exhibitor’s Choice

       Class 2         Tulip Collection (minimum of 3 varieties with leaves

                           removed in 1 container). Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 3         Daffodil (Narcissus)

                           a. Large cup

                           b. Small cup

                           c. Double

                           d. Triandrus

                           e. Jonquilla

                           f. Tazetta

                           g. Poeticus

                           h. Other (cultivars that do not fit any other division)

       Class 4         Daffodil Collection (minimum of 3 varieties in

                           1 container).  Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 5         Major Bulb Collection (minimum of 5 varieties in

                           1 container).  Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 6         Exhibitor’s Choice

B.   Minor Bulbs: Five stems

       Class 7         Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)

       Class 8         Squill (Scilla)

       Class 9         Minor Bulb Collection (minimum 5 varieties in

                           1 container).  Also judged on artistic merit.

       Class 10       Exhibitor’s Choice

C.   Perennials:

       Class 11       Bleeding Heart

                           a. Common Bleeding Heart

                           (Lamprocapnos spectabilis) (1 stem)

                           b. Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia or

                           Dicentra formosa) (3 stems)

       Class 12       Primrose (Primula) (3 stems)

       Class 13       Lungwort (Pulmonaria) (3 stems)

       Class 14       Violets (Viola) (5 stems, no leaves)

       Class 15       Spurge (Pachysandra terminals or procumbens) (3 stems)

       Class 16       Lenten rose (Hellebore)(1 stem, may have multiple

                           flowers

       Class 17       Periwinkle (Vinca minor) (3 stems) (no leaves)

       Class 18       Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum) (1 stem)

       Class 19       Collection  (minimum of 5 varieties in 1 container)

       Class 20       Exhibitor’s Choice (3 small stems with flowers less

                           than 1 inch or 1 large stem with flowers over 1 inch)

D.   Flowering Branches: One branch, forced or natural, not to

                            exceed 24”. Should reflect natural growth habit.

       Class 21       Viburnum (Viburnum)

       Class 22       Dogwood (Cornus)

       Class 23       Crabapple (Malus)

       Class 24       Plum/Cherry (Prunus)

       Class 25       Lilac (Syringa)

       Class 26       Azalea (Rhododendron)

       Class 27       Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

                           (one flowering truss with adjacent leaves)
                           a. Small Leaf (lepidotes) leaf is under 3.5 inches
                           b. Large leaf (elepidotes) leaf is over 3.5 inches

       Class 28       Magnolia (Magnolia)

       Class 29       Quince (Chaenomeles Speciosa)

       Class 30       Fothergilla (Fothergilla Garden)

       Class 31       Japanse Mt. Andromeda (Pieris)

       Class 32       Exhibitor’s Choice

E.   Perennial Herbs: 3 Stems

       Class 33       Chives (Allium Schoenoprasum)

       Class 34       Mint (Menta)

       Class 35       Collection of herbs, minimum of 5

       Class 36       Exhibitor’s Choice

F.    Exhibitor's Choice

       Class 37       Exhibitor's Choice: 3 stems

G. Challenge Class: Basil seed challenge.  Exhibitor to grow basil seed    in a four pack. Specimens should have been grown for 6-8 weeks and         be close to harvest.  Optional: Display a copy of your favorite recipe         using basil.

Facilitators for May 6, 2021 Competition

       H. Kondi,  S. Zacharias,  C. Veeder,  C. Chapra,  M. Riordan,

       Y. Kojima,  J. Wilson

THE SWEET TRAY

The Sweet Tray was presented in 1974 in memory of Elizabeth L. Sweet, for excellence and inspiration in the art of flower arranging. The tray will be awarded each year to the member who received the highest number of points for the year’s competitions in Class III A or B.  Only one entry per person may be judged for points.  At the beginning of each new competition year, the Design Committee will assign club members to Classes based on the following: new members and previous Class I competitors who have not received a blue ribbon will be assigned to Class I.  Members who have received a blue ribbon in Class I in a past year will compete in Class II.  Members who have received a blue ribbon in Class II in a past year will compete in Class IIIA.  Any member who has won the Sweet Tray in a previous year will compete in Class IIIB.  Any member who has won the Sweet Tray three times will compete in Class IV but is no longer eligible to win the Sweet Tray.  Class assignments are for the calendar year of competitions.

Scale of points for awarding the Sweet Tray:           1st = 6,       2nd = 4, 3rd = 3,                    Honorable Mention = 2,         Best in Show = 1 point.            Every entry receives 1 point.



Sweet Tray Exhibition 2020–2021

November 19, 2020

“I DID IT MY WAY”

In the year of the Covid-19 quarantine the Design Committee has formulated a way to participate in our annual November Design display. Learn through a remote participation workshop in October followed by the November exhibition with a photo of your creation. (The workshop is not a prerequisite for the exhibition.)

This is a unique event for the Weston Garden Club Sweet Tray. It is not a competition, no judging or points involved. There are some rules.

1.      Use the provided container (you may paint it if you want).

2.      Use the provided arranging mechanic.

3.      The Design classification is “Free Style”.

4.      Fresh or dried material, faux floral components, accessories within the arrangement or around the base of the container may be used.

5.      There are no dimensional requirements. It can be as tall or short, deep  or wide as you desire.

6.      Submit a photo via text or E mail to the remote meeting host at least 48 hours before the meeting on November 19th. Details will be provided by the committee close to the time.

This is a chance to do anything you want with no concern for rules to follow. The goal is for you to have fun, share with other club members your joy in creating and most of all,

“DO IT YOUR WAY”

Sweet Tray Competition 2020-2021

(Please note points from November 2019 will be added to the competition of 2021.)

May 6, 2021

All entries in place by 9:15 AM

 (Weston Golf Club)

“HATS IN BLOOM

A FRESH FLORAL DESIGN on a hat of your choice.  Accessories allowed, be creative. Design may not exceed 20 inches horizontally.  Hats will be displayed on a clear 10-inch cylindrical glass stand, (provided) on a white tablecloth

Scale of Points:          Conformance - 15     Design    - 40                                                                          Distinction                                  - 20

                                  Creativity - 25           Total       - 100





The Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club

All Provisional Club meetings are open to Senior Club members.  All Provisional members are invited to Senior Club Meetings.  For workshops please RSVP in advance to the Evite invitations, ideally 48 hours in advance so that we have enough materials ready for you.

Unless otherwise noted, for in person evening meetings, refreshments are served at 7:00 PM and meetings begin at 7:30 PM when in person.  Virtual meetings will start at 7:30 (feel free to join a bit early) except for October, which will start at 7 to allow for a business meeting.

If event is hosted at a home, the hostess provides beverages, and those assigned to refreshments provide a savory & a sweet tray. When it is not at a home, those providing refreshments will be responsible for providing beverages, a savory tray and a sweet tray.

Welcome Back Gathering: Kick off the new PGC year and optional orientation

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00-1:00 PM        

Location: Jo’s house, 3 Viles Street (socially distanced) or virtual/Zoom       link to be provided with invitation

Refreshments: Jo Monell

Wheatland I Demonstration: Designing Three Ways -Traditional, Asian, & Contemporary/Creative design with MFA Senior Associate, Margo Yie

Monday, September 14, 2020, 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual/Link to be provided ahead

Wheatland I Competition: Designing Three Ways - Traditional, Asian, & Contemporary/Creative design

Monday, October 19, 2020, 7:00 PM for business meeting,

        7:30 PM for competition

Location: Virtual/Link to be provided ahead

Arrangements to be dropped off in Kirstin Schena's Garage, 32 Gypsy Trail    4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Scout House Clean Up

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 8-9:30 AM

Location: The Weston Scout House, 86 School Street

Refreshments: Heather Borden & Ha Orbon

Joint Meeting with the Senior Group:

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:00 AM (presentation)

Location: Zoom

Program Art in Bloom Road Show            An Associate floral                   designer                            from the Museum of Fine Arts will highlight              floral displays from the              last four years of Art in Bloom.  There will be time for questions                              about any of the floral arrangements in the presentation as well as floral arranging at the Museum in general.

       

December 3, 2020

Program:            Greens Day starts at 9 AM          

Location:            St. Peter’s Church

Workshop: Holiday décor – Boxwood trees, balls and other designs with Dana Christensen and Jo Monell

Monday, December 7, 2020, 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual /Link to be provided ahead (supplies to be dropped off at      your home in advance)

Wheatland II Demonstration: Home décor inspired design with Carolyn Ellis and Jessica Pohl

Monday, January 11, 2021, 7 PM for business meeting, 7:30 for    demonstration

Location:  The Weston Scout House, 86 School Street

Refreshments: Rebecca Ivey & Shelly Patel

Wheatland II Competition: Home décor inspired design

Monday, February 8, 2021 7 PM

Location: Dana’s house, 11 Greenridge Road

Refreshments: Michele Schuckel & Angela Kakabeeke

Landscape Lecture: Why Native Landscapes Matter with Claudia Thompson, Founder of Grow Native Massachusetts

Monday, March 8, 2021, 7:30 PM

Location: Virtual/Link to be provided ahead

Wheatland III Demonstration: From Your Yard, including         something native with Molly Varnau and Cynthia Chapra

Monday, April 12, 2021, 7 PM for business meeting and 7:30 for               demonstration

Location: The Weston Scout House, 86 School Street

Refreshments: Kirstin Gollop Schena & Kristina Lucas

Art in Bloom: Viewing & Luncheon of Celebration & Support              

Monday in late April or Early May, details TBD

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Scout House Clean Up: Spring Spruce Up

Saturday, May 1, 2021, 8-9:30 AM              

Location: The Weston Scout House, 86 School Street

Refreshments: Heather Borden & Ha Orbon

Weston Garden Club Annual Meeting (Optional for Provisionals)   

Thursday, May 6, 2020, 11:00 AM

Location: Weston Golf Club, cost and additional details to follow with          invitation

Program: Mrs. Thrift’s Portable Herb Garden

        by Betsy Williams

        Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about herbs and flowers.         Trained as a florist in Boston and England, Betsy currently teaches                                 container gardening, flower arranging and cooking with herbs at         Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Ms. Williams will demonstrate how to   plant a portable herb garden in a 14 container that will thrive almost                    anywhere. Classic culinary herbs will be discussed, as will growing         from plants or seeds, how and when to water and feed, and how to           harvest and use. Tastings of herb butter, nuts and vinegars are                                    included along with recipe sheets.

Wheatland III Competition: From your yard, including something native

Monday, May 10, 2021, 7 PM

Location: Jo’s house, 3 Viles Street

Refreshments: Nathalie Finely & Robin Ewald

       

Conservation walk with Weston Forest & Trails Association (all   welcome including children)

Sunday, June 6, 2020, 2 PM

Location: TBD

Drinks & Lite Bites to Celebrate the Year

Friday, June 11, 2020, 7 PM

Location: Julie’s house, 503 North Avenue

Refreshments: All members to bring a lite bite



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