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Sunday, December 11 

TIME:  1 - 4 pm Holiday Party

 

 Please note the time , day, and place  changes!  This year the holiday party will be held on a Sunday afternoon.  Hopefully this change will allow members to travel in daylight and also allow members who work on weekdays to attend this weekend  daytime event.  Hopefully snow will not attend!

The Cookie Swap will be held, as will the collection of new socks, mittens, hats, gloves, and/or  scarves which will be donated to Brigid’s Kitchen or the Overflow Shelter for distribution to members of our community who need a helping hand.

  • Please RSVP to Judy Wagenbach by December 4.
  • Location:         Judy's house
    • Don’t be frightened, the location is at the Dummerston end of Putney, an easy,  short drive from Brattleboro.  There will be plenty of on-site parking, although carpooling is suggested. 
  • Time:               1 - 4 pm
  • Hostesses:      Judy Wagenbach & Carlene McCarty

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Monday, November 14

Greens, Greens,  & More Greens-- 
Wreaths, Swags, Mini-trees, 
Advent Wreaths, & Centerpieces

Get ready for an evening of GRAND GREENING. meaning that we will celebrate the upcoming holiday season with one night during which time members can create a wreath, a swag, a centerpiece,  an Advent wreath, or a mini tree. If you plan to make a wreath,  please bring a metal form that you hopefully saved from last year.  Also bring clippers, wire, and any special bows etc. Creativity will surely flow! 

Members may make one item at no cost.  A second item will cost $10.  Although evergreens will be provided, cuttings from your garden  of boxwood, white pine, Andromeda, holly, winterberry, or other interesting plants will be greatly appreciated.

  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:                6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:        Libby Lafland & Meg Harriman
  • Design & Horticulture:  Supplied horticulture will be used to 
  •                            create our personal choice of designs.
  • Please RSVP to Judy Wagenbach by  November 1.

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Monday, October 10

Souper Supper - Making Hydrangea Rings - Nancy Renaud

2016 Hydrangea Workshop

 What better way to celebrate the change to cool autumnal temperatures than to celebrate a communal, autumnal-themed meal and then to create beautiful hydrangea rings?  This meeting will surely satisfy appetites yearning for great food, conversation, and creativity.

Nancy Renaud will be on hand to lead us in creating the hydrangea rings.  Many hydrangea blossoms will be needed, so please collect them from your yard to share with members who do not have access to the plants.   The small rings needed will be available at the meeting.



  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:           6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Wendy Bayliss,  Ann Wright-Parsons and Carolyn Pieciak 
  • Design:            Create a mass design using plant material from  your garden/yard.
  • Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen from your garden/yard.

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Monday, September 12

 Whose Garden Is Pictured? - Jill Stahl-Tyler

 This is the time to strut your stuff!  Remember those photos you sent to Jill?  We will play detective, trying to guess the gardener who created the garden shown in the photo.  Questions/answers, comments, special considerations may all be addressed.  Think of this as an “armchair garden tour.”

  •  Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Ann Wright-Parsons & Judy Wagenbach
  • Design:            Create crescent-shaped design using plant material  from your garden/yard.
  • Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen from your garden.

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Monday, August 8

Annual Beach Party - Spofford Lake

Bring your bathing suit, beach towel, beach  chair, beach toys, sunblock and food to share!  If you own a kayak, feel free to bring that  as well. This party, open to club members, is a delightful way to enjoy each other’s company and share gardening stories.

  • Location:         B&K Aqua Club across from Pine Grove Golf Club, Spofford Lake, N.H.
  • Time:               4:00 p.m. to dark (arrange your own car pool)
  • Hostesses:      Carlene McCarty & Carolyn Pieciak
  • RSVP to Carlene McCarty, by August 1.
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Monday, July 11

Annual Garden Tours (rain or shine) 

Our garden tours are a highlight of the program year.  These tours, which are open to BFA & GC members only, allow us to ramble through gardens soaking up the beauty  while being able to ask questions of the gardener and to share stories. 

This year we will be visiting the gardens of (in this order): 1-Karen Davis, 2-Mary Rivers,  and  3-Lynn Kuralt at her Dummerston home (not the Crosby House).  

WEATHER:  overcast/drizzle will NOT stop the tours ... Thunderstorms will.

Refreshments will be served at  Lynn’s home on Rice Farm Road in Dummerston.  Directions will be available the day of the tour.

  • Time:              Tour starts at 5:30 p.m.
  •                         Meet at 5:15 p.m. at Green Mountain Chapel  to carpool
  • Hostesses:    Hostesses: Wendy Bayliss  & Lynn Billington
  • Please RSVP to __________, by July 3.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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Monday, June 13

More than Dirt - Cassie Freese 

Club member Cassie Freese will present a program that will help us understand that gardening requires soil, which is more than dirt.     

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Frankie Knibb & Sandy McCauley
  • Design:            Create an equilateral/vertical design using plant material from your garden/yard.
  • Horticulture: Any worthy specimen from your garden/yard.
  • SPECIAL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL ASSIGNMENT:  Take photos of your garden all season long and forward them to Jill Stahl-Tyler to use in her presentation at the September meeting.  Who knows, our photographs might be so successful that we will make note cards as a fundraiser!

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Monday, May 9

Amazing Azaleas - Doug Switzer

Azaleas are amazing additions to any garden, but they seem to have an especially magical quality in Vermont after a long winter of snow and cold.  Azalea enthusiast Doug Switzer will share his knowledge and experiences with us so that we too can enhance our gardens with these lovely plants.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Mary Rivers & Anne Duzinski
  • Activity:          Layering woody plants for propagation
  • Design:            An arrangement to welcome summer, using  flowers and/or branches from your yard---not to  exceed 18" overall.
  • Horticulture: Flowers and blooming shrubs and branches  from your yard.

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Thursday, May 19 - 6pm-8pm

Sip & Art  <-- Click to get the Fund Raiser details!

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Monday, April 11

Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club - 
Annual Meeting

Dinner and meeting at the beautiful Chesterfield Inn.  Please join us for a wonderful evening of delicious food and wonderful conversation with the  garden club community.

  • Location:          The Chesterfield Inn
  • Time:                 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour
  •                           6:30 dinner
  • Cost:                 $25
  • Presenter:        Jill Stahl-Tyler "One Beautiful Thing Each Day"
  •                            Jill will share the results of her decision last year                           
  •                            to find and record one beautiful thing each day.
  • Fundraising Updates:     Carlene McCarty & Judy Wagenbach
  • Installation of Officers:  Past President Thera Hindmarsh
  • Coordinators:                   Carlene McCarty, Judy Wagenbach, & Grace Amidon

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Monday, March 14

Unique Houseplants - Sally Winchester, Windham Flowers

For many gardeners, March is the month that gives them itchy fingers…waiting to go outside and get busy.  Or, some gardeners want to escape to Florida.  Help is on the way!  Sally will help us escape the March mud by teaching us about unique/unusual and exciting houseplants.  Not only will Sally have samples for us to see, she will instruct us about their care.  As a bonus, the plants will be available for purchase at the close of the program.

  • Location:         Green Mountain Chapel
  • Time:               6:00 p.m.
  • Hostesses:      Alice Stockwell & Frankie Gibson
  • Design:                   Use your imagination and incorporate a house plant, dried material, and evergreen foliage in an arrangement of your choice
  • Horticulture:         Any worthy specimen--house plant, shrub, or maybe an early spring bloom!

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No January or February Meetings

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