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2010 Past

Programs and Adventures
Unless otherwise indicated, club meetings are held at: 7:00 p.m. Green Mountain Chapel Brattleboro, VT

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No January 2010 Meeting

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No February 2010 Meeting

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Monday, March 8, 2010 

MEETING and Wake Up, Wake Up!  Spring has Sprung! 

We will have a presentation on getting your gardens ready!  What plants do the best in May, June, July, August, September and maybe October!

Note:  Please come prepared to pay your annual dues for next year.  $20.00 Member/ $25.00 Associate Member.
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church

Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
Coordinators: Grace Amidon, 
Hostess:  Jil MacMenamin

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Monday, April 12, 2010 

ANNUAL MEETING 

Back by popular demand, this year’s meeting will take place at the Chesterfield Inn.  As part of this year’s meeting we will be electing new officers so be sure to join us for another fun-filled delicious evening!

Location:  The Chesterfield Inn
Meeting Time:  6:00 p.m.
Coordinators: Nancy Smith, Gloria Solar
Cost:  To be announced

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Troughs & Photography

Business Meeting and Program

Make a trough to hold your flowers at 4:30. Bring a bag lunch, a short business meeting and a terrific program on photographing your garden.  An introduction to the basics, framing and composition, Carol Pike, Northfield, MA.  

Location:  Green Mt. Chapel

Meeting Time:  4:30 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Coordinator:  Nancy Howes

Hostesses:       Fannie Speno & Alice Stockwell   

Design:  An arrangement using budding branches – not to exceed 24” overall.

Miniature:  A small design using budding branches – not to exceed 5” overall.

Horticulture:  Any spring flower or flowering branch.  Branch length not to exceed 30”.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Annual Plant Sale

We need plants from your gardens to make this event a success.  So dig up your plants and donate them to this terrific sale!

Location:  West Brattleboro Common

Set up Time:  6:00 a.m.

Preview of Plants: 8:00 – 8:30

Sale Time:  8:30 a.m. promptly

Coordinator:  Jil MacMenamin

If you need help digging up your plants call Jil at 254-8628.

Two highlights for the event will be new member Cheryl Wilfong signing her new book and Jason Neumeister gardening demonstrations.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Floral Design

Business Meeting and Program

Becky Lucia from Floral Designs in Greenfield, MA. will be demonstrating and working with club members on basic floral arranging.  We will be able to bring home our own arrangements.  


Please bring flowers from your summer gardens, a container and clippers.  

Becky will have containers you can purchase for $5.00

Location:  Green Mountain Chapel

Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.

Coordinators: Nancy Howes

Hostess:  Libby Lafland

Design:  Graduation Party!  A centerpiece flower arrangement of spring/early summer bloom- not to exceed 18” overall.

Minature:  Same as above – not to exceed 5” overall.

Horticulture:  Any June bloom.

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Monday, July 12, 2010
Annual Garden Tours

We have 3 gardens this year on tour.  We will meet at the Green Mountain Chapel at 5:45 and car pool to the 3 houses.

Hostess:  Nancy Howes and Grace Amidon

Car Pool:  5:45 Green Mt. Chapel

Time:  First Tour starts 6:00

Garden 1 – Cheryl Wilfong - Dummerston

Garden 2 –  Mary Fisher – Guilford Center

Garden 3 – Nancy Howes   142 Greenleaf St

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Dynamic Landscape

Late Bloomers

Coordinator:  Carlene McCarty

Dot from Dynamic Landscapes in Hinsdale will show us what plants we need to plant to have color throughout the entire summer. Then stop at Tasteful Affairs (dutch treat) for lemonade and cookies in Hinsdale for a short business meeting and a visit to Barbara Waldon’s gardens.

 

Location:  Dynamic Landscape, Hinsdale

Meeting Time:  6:00 at the Green Mt. Chapel for car pooling

Coordinator:  Nancy Howes & Carlene McCarty

Tailgating A La Garden

Design:  A crescent shape arrangement using flowers and foliage from your garden – not to exceed 18” overall

Miniature:  Same as above – not to exceed 5 inches overall.

Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen from your garden.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Ikebana Arrangements

Business Meeting and Program


Have you ever wanted to learn Ikebana – oriental flower arranging?  This will be simple flower arranging with probably 2-3 flowers.  Bring in your own flat rectangular, oval or round dish. If you have pin holders (which you can buy at Walmart), bring one. Gail Bartlett from Dublin, NH National Council Master Judge and Ikebana Instructor level 1 will lead us in this beautiful way of arranging flowers.

 

Location:  Green Mountain Chapel

Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.

Coordinator:  Frankie Gibson

Hostesses:       Frannie Burrows, Fran Jerard, & Michelle   Worden

Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall Flower Arrangements and Pressed Flowers


Business meeting and Program

By popular demand Ellie Roden of Green Mountain Pressed Flowers in Wilmington, VT will teach us how to press flowers and make floral cards. She will have microwave presses available for purchase.  Members will be asked to bring in flat leaf flowers like pansies, cosmos, and hydrangea.  A list of flowers will be emailed to you before this meeting.

 

Arrangements:  Bring in a container, clipper, greens and any flowers left in your gardens.  We will make Fall arrangements.

 

Location:  Green Mountain Chapel

Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m.

Coordinator:  Carlene McCarty

Hostess:  Gloria Solar and Nancy Smith

Design:  The Frost is on the Pumpkin!  A line design using fall colored foliage and chrysanthemums or fall flowers from your garden – not to exceed 18” overall.

Miniature:  Same as above – not to exceed 5” overall.

Horticulture:  Any worthy specimen from your garden.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

An Enchanted Evening

Lynn Kuralt of the Crosby House will serve us herbal teas and fresh fruits.  Grace Amidon will serve her famous lavender cookies.  Grace and Nancy Renaud will give everyone an eye wrap sewed by them.  We will fill with rice and lavender, sew up the seam and rest on our eyes.  CB from Wilmington a Yoga/Relaxation Instructor will lead us in a relaxation exercise with our eye masks on.  You don’t want to miss this delectable and aramaic night.

 

Location:  The Crosby House, 174 Western Ave.

Meeting Time:  7:00 p.m.

Coordinators: Carlene McCarty & Bobbi Lopez

Hostesses:  Grace Amidon & Lynn Kuralt

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Workshop

This is a wonderful evening, an annual tradition and loved by all!  Please come and make your own swag or candle arrangement.  We are asking that all arrangements be made at the Chapel.  No flowers should be removed from the Chapel until they are in your arrangements.  Bring your own clippers, containers, or vases you would like to fill.  We provide the oasis, cones, bulbs, flowers and greens.

We are asking everyone for a $10.00 donation toward the cost of this event. 

Coordinators:  Fran Jerard and Nancy Howes

Location:  Green Mountain Chapel

Time:  6:00 p.m.

Hostesses:  Grace Amidon and Judy Siler

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Cookie Exchange and Yankee Swap

This is a fun night with delectable cookies and dear friends!  Come with or without 3 dozen cookies and a garden theme Yankee Swap gift wrapped.  We will have a short business meeting, a cookie exchange and a fun filled Yankee Swap!

Coordinators:  Carlene McCarty & Amalia Lee

Location:  43 Chestnut Hill (car pool please)

Time:  7:00

 

Remember ...  No January or February Meetings ... See you in the Spring!

 

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