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August Meeting: Ornamental Grasses with Weston Nurseries

Our August meeting is at Weston Nurseries in Chelmsford. See your member email for full details. Nursery manager Jim Connolly is our presenter on Ornamental Grasses. Those who are attending have two options: meet at the Old Town Hall in Shirley Center (3 Parker Rd, Shirley) at 10:15am for carpooling; …

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Butterfly visiting echinacea

Summer cookout and container contest

John and Lucy were wonderful hosts for our July cookout and container contest. Lucy’s lilies were spectacular and her wheelbarrow / container should’ve been in our contest. Gary did a great job at the grill and the appetizers, sides, desserts and beverages members brought made for a plentiful and delicious …

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June Meeting: Garden Tour and Plant Swap

Our June Gardeners Exchange Garden Tour & Plant Swap will take place at Tina and Marc’s home on June 24. See the member email for their address and carpooling options. The Spring Plant Swap will kick off the meeting at 10:30am – so don’t be late or you may miss …

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Spring Dividends at April Meeting

Perry prepared these descriptions of our 2017 spring dividends. The dividends were distributed at the April meeting. Oriental Poppy ‘Brilliant’ (Papaver orientale) Blooms late spring to summer and grows to 24-36”. Plant in full sun, in well-drained soil. The large flowers are dramatic! Our variety is a fiery red with …

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April Meeting: Garden Structures

Judy Erickson helped us welcome spring at our Arpil Gardeners Exchange meeting with a workshop on “Building Your Own Garden Structures” designed to inspire you to try something new in your garden this year. Judy provided a list of links to resources on garden structures which you can find on …

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