Meetings

Potluck Supper and Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road, 6:30 pm

Join us for our annual meeting and catered dinner by Chef du Jour. We’ll share good food, laughter and reconnect.  Our highlight will be a Gardeners Forum slide show where club members share their gardening experiences from this summer. We’ll also vote on the 2019-2020 budget.

Pumpkin Wall

Saturday, October 26, 2019
At Bay State Commons, 10 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 the Most Creative, Funniest, Scariest, and the Pumpkin that Most Represents your club, Organization, or Business!  glow sticks will be provided to illuminate your pumpkin.

Everyone is invited to join in by dropping off their pumpkin creations for display between 3:00 pm and 3:45 pm.  Judging will take place at 4:00 pm.  The display will then be open to the public from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Pumpkins should be picked up by 6:00 pm that night.

We will be collecting items for the Westborough Food Pantry….Peanut butter, canned pasta, and Oatmeal (instant individual packets) are needed items.  See you there!

Environmental Threats to Bees – How Gardeners Can Help

with Kathy deGraff
Wednesday, October 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 ~

Kathy is president of the Worcester Beekeeper’s Association. She will be speaking on the environmental threats facing honeybees and other pollinators. The source of the challenges, as well as garden plants which can help them to survive will be discussed.

 

 

 

Green’s Workshop

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting/workshop begins
~ members only ~

Members will create holiday wreaths, centerpieces and swags to sell at the Holiday Program Boutique on Saturday, December 7th.  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.

 

Holiday Social

January 12, 2020 – 4:30 – 6:00; St. Luke’s Parish Center – Pot Luck Supper
Celebrate and welcome the New Year with your gardening friends!

 

Flower Arranging – Make Your Own Arrangement

with Faris Casten
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Road
6:30 pm business meeting; 7:00 social time; 7:15 program begins
~ members only ~

Faris Casten, owner of Faris Farm Flowers will lead us in making a beautiful arrangement to help brighten those cold winter days. Members will be charged a small fee as you will bring home what you make with the fresh flowers Faris provides.

 


 

Proper Pruning Techniques for Shrubs and Trees

With Jen Kettel
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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 ~

In some ways, pruning flowering shrubs can be a bit more complicated than pruning trees. When shrubs have been improperly pruned or just left to their own devices, they begin to resemble what Jen calls “The Green Helmet.” In this workshop, you will learn how to avoid The Green Helmet by selective and timely pruning using her 10-step guide, along with the appropriate tools and personal protective gear.

 

Native Plants:  Survival of the Fittest

With Michelle Schuckel
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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 ~

Michelle will focus on how to integrate plant material native to New England in any garden.  Benefits of this practice include drawing pollinating insects and birds, seasonal weather tolerance and garden longevity


Low Maintenance Gardening:  Perennials from Spring to Fall

With Laura Bibler
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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 ~

Proper placement of and selections of perennials presents a unique challenge to even the most experienced gardeners. This presentation addresses those challenges. It will provide a photographic survey of select perennials and how best to place them in the garden throughout the seasons for maximum bloom time.  A handout of blooming sequence and pleasing combinations will be provided.