Updated: Dec 5, 2022
Greetings, Garden Club Members!
By now, our gardens have been put to bed and our outdoor jobs for the year are largely complete. That means it's..... time to think about planning for next year! In keeping with membership's request for more programs featuring practical gardening instruction, this month's program might give you some ideas.
And don't forget to RSVP to this year's Holiday Party! Held on December 1st, it is perfectly timed to get you in the spirit and to kick off the festive season.
AND, It's time again to think about Art & Bloom! Is there a better way to beat off the January blues than playing with beautiful fresh flowers? Maybe sitting on a beach in Hawaii, but if you're spending the month at home, please read below and learn how to join in the fun!
Please remember to scroll all the way down so you don't miss out on any of the news.
First things first:
MEMBER DIRECTORY UPDATE PROJECT
We don't want to lose track of you! If you haven’t done so already, please help us by taking 5 minutes to log in to the Members Only section of the website to create your profile for the Club’s online Member Directory. Step by step instructions can be found here If you are having trouble, please email the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will contact you to walk you through the process. THANK YOU!!!
And now, for the fun stuff!
NOVEMBER - GENERAL MEETING
Thursday, November 17th
Concord Community Center Auditorium
14 Canterbury Road, Concord
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
NH Cooperative Extension Program:
Dealing with Invasive Plant Species,
presented by Master Gardener Ruth Axelrod
Learn the difference between invasive species and native species. The concerns surrounding invasive plants and the ecological characteristics common to invasive plants will be discussed. RSVP here.
Program Chair: Anne Mills
december - holiday get-together Luncheon
Thursday, December 1st,
Noon - 2PM
Concord Country Club, 22 Country Club Lane, Concord
$25 per person
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT - NO GUESTS PLEASE.
Join us in celebrating the holiday season with friends old and new!
Please bring a $15 garden themed gift for a Yankee Swap, and click here to RSVP and pay for your meal.
Program Chairs: Susan Madden & Johane Telgener
JANUARY - ART + BLOOM
Thursday, January 26th - Saturday, January 28th League of NH Craftsmen Gallery
49 S. Main Street, Concord
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Art + Bloom returns for its 20th year! The Club is again partnering with the League of NH Craftsmen, pairing works of art and craft from their January exhibit with floral arrangements by Club members, community members, and professional designers. Art + Bloom is a wonderful way to explore your own creativity and have some fun with friends and flowers, activities always welcome in the coldest part of the year. And Art + Bloom needs all of us to make it a success!
Always wanted to participate, but felt intimidated? If you were not able to attend last week's "how-to" presentation. Club members who were present would be more than happy to go over the material with you. Contact Gena Cohen Moses at 603.491.0437, email@example.com.
The real time commitment for this event is just a few hours over several days in the weeks prior -- choosing the artwork you'd like to work with, coming up with your concept, choosing a container and flowers, and finally, creating the arrangement. Click here to learn more and to volunteer.
Art + Bloom questions? Contact Co-Chairs Millie LaFontaine (603-491-6428), Jeanie West (603-547-5381), or Lauren Savage (603-496-7282).
This year, Art + Bloom is timed to coincide with Concord's annual Black Ice Hockey Tournament.