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Shelley and Sue know

this year's Plant Sale

is a big success!

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Shoppers filled their

wagons with lots and lots

beautiful flowering


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It was a busy all morning

at the checkout


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Mary and Trudi

are our plant and gardening

brain trust!

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Michele advises a

customer on plant choices

donated from our

members gardens.

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Veda and Caroline

are ready to help

shoppers check out.

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In addition to beautiful

annuals and perennials

we had gorgeous

flowering shrubs.

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We had a big selection of

petunias in every color

...hanging pots, patio

pots and petunias to plant.



A gorgeous colombine

was available on our

member donated plants.

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Mary offers some

expert plant advice

to a few shoppers.

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Shelley help a customer

sort through shade loving

perennial options.

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Lots of customers

were already shopping

when we opened

at 8:00 a.m.



Lessons in Chemistry

interpreted by

Elizabeth Martins



What Can You Do With a Rock?

interpreted by

Cathy Neidich

Paula Schwartz
Janet Brown




Oh, the Places You'll Go!

interpreted by

Paula Schwartz
Janet Brown

Cathy Neidich



Beasts of a Little Land

interpreted by

Michele Landes



A Curious Garden

interpreted by

Danielle O'Connell



The Majesties

interpreted by

Joyce Macknauskas




interpreted by

Laurie Macauda



If Teacups Could Talk

interpreted by

Debbie Corrigan



The Indispensable

Calvin & Hobbes

interpreted by

Caroline Rossen



Home Tweet Home

interpreted by

Denise Baker



The Evening and the Morning

interpreted by

Elizabeth Meyer



The Lost Apothecary

interpreted by

Sandra Peters



The Little Aces

interpreted by

Amy Coombs



Chain of Gold

interpreted by

Veda Greene



Florence and Her
Fantastic Family

interpreted by

Louise Turner
Betsy Crowley
Sue Dumont.



Finding Freedom

interpreted by

Jan DeWolf

Jane Davis



The Inside Tree

interpreted by

Colleen Harper



Bear and Bee Too Busy

interpreted by

Sue Baust



Iron Widow

interpreted by

Trudi Bessom



A Small Corner for Me

interpreted by

Susan Conti



A Small Corner for Me

interpreted by

Trudi Bessom




The Dutch House

interpreted by

Elaine Holmes


Books in Bloom committee members Jan DeWolf and

Peggy Hasbrook welcome reception guests to enjoy refreshments.

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Julie Lapham demonstrates

how to pair a two dimensional image, such as a book cover,

with a three dimensional interpretive floral arrangement.

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The Southborough Library

urns have cheerful spring daffodils and pansies,

just in time to celebrate

"Books in Bloom"

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The Southborough Library

urns have cheerful spring daffodils and pansies,

just in time to celebrate

"Books in Bloom"

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It's spring and the planters downtown have daffodils and pansies!

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Sue Baust and Sandra Peters enjoy making

succulent terrariums

in a greenhouse a

Weston Nurseries

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Members build succulent terrariums in either a clear

glass globe or in a

shallow wooden tray.

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Members design their own glass globe succulent terrariums.




The Dutch House

interpreted by

Elaine Holmes


Books in Bloom Chairperson Sandra Peters with committee members Peggy Hasbrook, Jan DeWolf, Laurie Macauda and Caroline Rossen (not pictured, Carol Van Berkel, Elaine Holmes and Diana Lindon.




Jan DeWolf and Peggy Hasbrook welcome reception guests to enjoy refreshments.



Founding Gardeners

interpreted by

Judy Quinlan


Judy Lapham's interpretation

of Too Many Carrots at

"Books in Bloom", slightly modified from the arrangement she demonstrated for inspiration at an earlier meeting (photo to the right).

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Julie Lapham demonstrates

how to pair a two dimensional image, such as a book cover,

with a three dimensional interpretive floral arrangement.

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At our 2022 Holiday Brunch, this "Christmas in

the Netherlands" tablescape

was created by Elaine Holmes and Amy Coombs.

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Colleen Harper and Veda Greene celebrate a "Polynesian Holiday" with their table setting and colorful flower arrangement.

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Elizabeth Martins and

Sandra Peters created a tablescape that celebrates a
"Woodland Holiday."

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, members and friends

gathered to create beautiful arrangements.  A tall one for display on a table or a long one perfect for a centerpiece.

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This lovely version of the tall arrangement features unusual blooms, dried items and even feathers.

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Three members create three completely different tall

designs from the wide

selection of flowers, greens, feathers and dried natural

items available.

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Designer Niki Pinckney

created the stunning arrangement to the right during her presentation at our annual November Guest Day.  Nicki owns Pepper and Fern Floral Design in Westborough.


Niki Pinckney's beautiful creation was won by lucky club member Cathy Neidich!


A large group of club members and guests really enjoyed a

fascinating and inspiring

floral demonstration... along

with some delicious refreshments!

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Southborough Gardeners

make excellent refreshments as well as beautiful floral designs!


Member Marilyn Stivers orchestrated the return of our "Holiday Boutique" with lovely floral items she created

especially for November

Guest Day.

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Southborough Gardeners' President Jane Davis

announces raffle winners and congratulates them as they

pick up their prizes!

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These beautiful arrangements

in fall colors were created especially for our November Guest Day raffle.


One of the big and extravagant floral designs created for the November Guest Day raffle.


One of the fabulous arrangements a lucky

November Guest Day attendee got to take home after winning

it in our raffle.

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Our Heritage Day team

gathers in our booth ready to greet visitors and introduce

them to the Southborough Gardeners and tell them

about our activities.

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Our Southborough Gardeners booth welcomes Heritage Day visitors to learn more about

our organization and our activities.

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The Southborough Library garden has been refreshed by Michele Landes with new plants that will grow and fill in to be beautiful in a few years.  Thank you to Curtis Landscaping for their help and expertise.

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Southborough Gardeners visited the Deerfoot House.  We enjoyed a tour of the chapel and the gardens surrounding the house.  We also got and a peek at the historic renovations taking place on the first floor of the home.


The first stop on our tour of the landscape at the Deerfoot House was the chapel, the first building on the property.  The town's

first Episcopal chapel, later the stone cutting workshop as
the home was built.


Home owner Jon Delli Priscoli described the process of restoring the stone chapel.  All the fixtures, furnishing and art were collected over years by Mr. Priscoli.


The restored carriage house has an event space and commercial kitchen that will allow the chapel and the carriage house to host small weddings, baptisms and community holiday events.


The main house has taken several years to restore.  The second and third floors are complete and are now being furnished.  The main floor is nearing completion and the owner hopes it will be move in ready for the holidays.


Mr. Priscoli explained how the electrical systems were updated without damaging the walls. 

The gold leaf was applied by skilled craftspeople.  Some of the lighting was collected from historic homes in Newport.


The property's landscape designer Michael Weishan said more than 2000 rose bushes were planted, including English Roses in the formal garden and around the foundation where their fragrance can be appreciated.


Michele Landes demonstrates

different ways to approach designing with our fresh cut flowers and, perhaps, with

additional greens from

our own yards.

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Michele placed a single stem in each of four little vases, created an arrangement in a favorite

blue and white vase, and

made interesting horizontal arrangement in a pretty vase


Caroline Rossen created this

lovely arrangement to feature

not just the flowers but a

favorite vase as well.


Elizabeth Martins designs a dramatic tall arrangement to compliment her pretty tall vase.

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A member or guest created this colorful arrangement with all different varieties and

colors of flowers from

Ferjulian's Flower Farm.

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This pretty creation highlights flowers in every possible

shade of pink from pale

to deep!


Laurie Macauda designed this graceful bouquet to compliment her gorgeous cut crystal vase.    It features a wonderful variety

of blooms in whites, pinks

and purples.


Jane Davis designs with

bright pink and orange

flowers she picked at

Ferjulian's Flower Farm.

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A closer look at the little arrangement Jane is working

on in the photo to the left.  Stunning Asian lilies

inspired the design.


Cathy Neidich picked big

yellow and blue/violet blooms at Ferjulian's Flower Farm and added big hydrangeas

blooms cut at home.

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This design takes advantage of some of the wonderful colors zinnea grow in... along with other bright summer blooms.

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This colorful arrangement

in bright jewel tones was designed by Michele Landes.


Salli Hegarty tries out a suggestion Michele made

during her presentation... designing her bouquet in her hand and before placing it

into her vase.


Members and guest gather around to admire the arrangements and notice how different they all are!  Michelle

pointed out ideas that worked well and offered hints we

can all keep in mind.