Meetings

Potluck Supper and Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, 6:30 pm

Join us for our annual meeting and catered dinner by Chef du Jour this year.  We’ll share good food, laughter and start off the Garden Club year reconnecting with each other.  This is the meeting to sign up for the committee of your choice and find out what is happening in the coming Garden Club year.  We’ll also vote on the 2018-2019 Budget and vote in the new Executive Board.  Reminder:  It’s time to pay your dues of $25.00.


Glorious Garlic and Her Bodacious Cousin, the Alliums

with Betsy Williams

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road

6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins

~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

Learn how to grow and use garlic, queen of the kitchen, and her many strikingly beautiful cousins, the alliums. Fall is garlic planting time for New Englanders, as well as time to plant the bulbs of decorative alliums. Critter resistant and easy to grow, alliums boast lovely, long lasting flowers that add interest and color to the garden from May to September and, in some cases, can be dried for winter use. Learn how to grow garlic, which alliums to choose for your garden and how to use both of them in seasonal flower arranging.

 

Pumpkin Wall

Saturday, October 27, 2018
At Bay State Commons, Union Street

Join in the fun by bringing your best carved pumpkin to the Wall at Bay State Green.  NEW THIS YEAR….Awards will be given out to th eMost Creative, Funniest, Scariest, and the Pumpkin that Most Represents your club, Organization, or Business!

 

Everyone is invited to join in by dropping off their pumpkin creations for display between 5:00 and 5:45 pm.  Judging will take place at 6:00 pm.  The display will then be open to the public from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Pumpkins should be picked up by 8:30 pm that night.

 

We will be collecting items for the Westborough Food Pantry….Peanut butter and canned pasta are needed items.  See you there!

 

 

Green’s Workshop

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

at the Congregational Church, 57 West Main Street

6:30 pm

~ members only ~

Members will create holiday wreaths, centerpieces and swags to sell at the Holiday Program Boutique on Wednesday, November 28th.  This meeting is truly “hands on” where we can really let our creativity shine and be inspired by each other.  Don’t forget your clippers, greens from your yard and any unusual or unwanted containers, baskets, ribbons and decorations to share or donate.  This meeting always sets the tone for the upcoming holiday season with lots of fun and inspiration.

 

Holiday Social

December – date and time to be announced

 

 

How to Photograph Flowers with Your Smartphone Workshop

with Kirsten Torkelson

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road

6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins

~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

Kirsten Torkelson is a versatile photographer based in Foxboro Massachusetts with a passion for nature photography, especially flowers and gardens. She likes to share her love of nature and photography by giving garden club presentations.   Bring your Smartphone, all charged up, and get ready for a hands-on workshop to learn how to take better flower pictures with your Smartphone.

 


Beyond the Basics ~ Ten herbs everyone should know and grow

With Karen O’Brien

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road

6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins

~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (and basil) are great herbs that form the backbone of a good herb garden.  In this program, we will explore ten lesser known herbs that you should include to make a great herb garden.  Culinary, fragrant and ornamental, these herbs will add a new dimension to your garden and kitchen.

 

 

Hip Hip Hydrangea!

With Andi Ross

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road

6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins

~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

This is a complete “how to” program starting with clear instructions for identifying the hydrangeas you have.  Followed by a complete exploration into insuring the best care of the hydrangeas you already have or may be purchasing.  Best care includes locating, planting, pruning each type, color management, watering, cutting and preserving.  Then we take a visual journey covering the seven species of zone hardy hydrangeas that are available in New England gardens, including a few favorite cultivars of each species.  Gorgeous examples of hydrangeas in garden settings will leave quite an impression.


 

Dividing and Transplanting Perennials

With Suzanne Mahler

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road

6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins

~ members only ~

Nearly all perennials benefit from periodic division.  Learn 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 during a live demonstration of multiple plant species with different types of root systems.  Divisions will be donated to the club at the end of the presentation.

 

 

 

Rose Solutions – Selecting Sustainable Roses

With Mike and Angie Chute

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road

6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins

~ open to anyone interested in gardening ~

This program introduces 12 easy-care sustainable roses beyond Knockouts that any gardener can grow at home.  In addition to this “Gardener’s Dozen” of winter-hardy, disease resistant and attractive rose varieties, the presentation includes tips and advice from Mike and Angelina’s two decades of rose gardening experience.  Learn the best way to plant, prune and grow roses and get the rose garden you have always wanted.  We will be available to sign copies of our books Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening and Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners after the program.

 

 


June Social

June – date and location to be determined