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Our gang poses with

"Mother Nature" while

visiting the New England

Botanic Garden at Tower Hill.

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This stunning red dragon,

part of the "Myths, Magic and Monsters" exhibit, surprises visitors walking

around "The Ramble".

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We enjoyed walking through

this indoor atrium where

tropical plants live happily

all year long.

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One of the first stops on

our tour was this "living wall" made up of various kinds

and colors of plants.  The wall is  irrigated from behind.

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These gorgeous flowers and plants were part of the garden around the property's original farm house.

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A beautiful sculpture and

lovely container enhance

an atrium filled with

tropical plants.

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Member brought flowers and greens from their home gardens and created several dozen unique little arrangements.

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Our volunteers assemble small arrangements to share with

local seniors, meals on

wheels recipients and food

panty visitors.

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Members and Officers admire

all the small arrangements waiting to be delivered

around town.

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Three Police Officers

met us at the Senior Center

to pick up arrangements

 and deliver them to

seniors at home.

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Susan Conti, our Chairperson

for "Flowers for Friends",

hands off arrangements to

Southborough Police Officers.

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We delivered some

arrangements to the Senior

Center where they will

brighten the welcome desk

and several offices.

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Judy with the lovely

arrangement she created

as part of her presentation.

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A lovely sample arrangement

Judy created to compliment

a pretty ginger jar.

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Judy shared some tips about

designing arrangements

for a variety of different containers.

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Louise and Danielle show

off the arrangements they

created with their fresh

flowers from Ferjulian's.

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Janet and Jane picked so

many beautiful flowers

that they each made

several arrangements.

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Cathy shows off a lovely

arrangement that features

flowers in shades of

pink and purple.

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Elizabeth is working hard

behind a sea of gorgeous

blooms!

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Judy created this

stunning asymmetrical arrangement that really

shows off each bloom.

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This gorgeous and really

colorful bouquet shows

off a wonderful variety

of mid-summer flowers!

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Members visit the Mass. Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank including

"Ribbit the Exhibit"

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Debbie, Diana, Caroline,

Carol, Veda and Laurie

gather for a group

photo while touring

the gardens.

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The frogs are

ballroom dancers!

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These statues are the Roman goddesses Flora, Ceres, and Pomona. They were originally installed on the facade of the 2nd Horticulture Hall in Boston.

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The Olmsted Italianate Garden functioned as a room of the Manor House with its tall

hedged walls.

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A frog sculpture added to the garden several years ago became so popular that 18 other sculptures joined him for

"Ribbit the Exhibit"

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Everyone enjoyed the

opportunity and time to

table-hop and visit

with friends.

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We all enjoyed a delicious lunch of a green salad, lemon chicken with veggies and a variety of tempting desserts.

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Some of the Southborough Gardeners founding members enjoyed the chance to

see each other and catch up.

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Sue Conti organized our Spring

"Flowers for Friends" event and about ten members including Cathy, Jane, Betty, Sandra and Debbie brought flower and greens and helped arrange them.

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Sandra and Judy collaborate

on design for a petite jelly jar arrangement.

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Beautiful fresh blooms from members own gardens were designed into arrangements

in assorted small jars

and vases.

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Cathy, Betty and Debbie are

busy creating pretty arrangements to share with Southborough seniors.

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Volunteers created approximately 40 little arrangements that were delivered to local seniors with help from the Southborough Police Department.

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At the Mass. Federation of Garden Clubs Annual Presidents Meeting our own Julie Lapham demonstrated how to create this stunning arrangement.

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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

plants

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It was a busy all morning

at the checkout

table!

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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.

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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.

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Lessons in Chemistry

interpreted by

Elizabeth Martins

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What Can You Do With a Rock?

interpreted by

Cathy Neidich

Paula Schwartz
Janet Brown

 

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

interpreted by

Paula Schwartz
Janet Brown

Cathy Neidich

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Beasts of a Little Land

interpreted by

Michele Landes

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A Curious Garden

interpreted by

Danielle O'Connell

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The Majesties

interpreted by

Joyce Macknauskas

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interpreted by

Laurie Macauda

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If Teacups Could Talk

interpreted by

Debbie Corrigan

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The Indispensable

Calvin & Hobbes

interpreted by

Caroline Rossen

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Home Tweet Home

interpreted by

Denise Baker

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The Evening and the Morning

interpreted by

Elizabeth Meyer

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The Lost Apothecary

interpreted by

Sandra Peters

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The Little Aces

interpreted by

Amy Coombs

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Chain of Gold

interpreted by

Veda Greene

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Florence and Her
Fantastic Family

interpreted by

Louise Turner
Betsy Crowley
Sue Dumont.

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Finding Freedom

interpreted by

Jan DeWolf

Jane Davis

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The Inside Tree

interpreted by

Colleen Harper

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Bear and Bee Too Busy

interpreted by

Sue Baust

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Iron Widow

interpreted by

Trudi Bessom

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A Small Corner for Me

interpreted by

Susan Conti

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A Small Corner for Me

interpreted by

Trudi Bessom

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The Dutch House

interpreted by

Elaine Holmes

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

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Carol vanBerkel and Diana Lindon show off the succulent arrangements they created at Weston Nurseries.

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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.

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The Dutch House

interpreted by

Elaine Holmes

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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.

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

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Founding Gardeners

interpreted by

Judy Quinlan

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Denise Baker designed this gorgeous and dramatic arrangement based upon her interpretation of the

Library Urns.

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Louise Turner's used beautiful flowers and colorful veggies to interpret a painting from our "Perennial Palette" cookbook.

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This striking arrangement

by Caroline Rossen was inspired by autumn plantings in the Library Urns.

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Danielle O'Connell's lovely creation shows her take on  our plantings in the Library Urns along with a town light post that happened to be centered between them

in a photo.

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Jan DeWolf created this charming arrangement that calls to mind our planting projects around Southborough.

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Judy Quinlan created a

lovely arrangement as a demonstration at our

50th Anniversary luncheon.

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Southborough Gardeners President Danielle O'Connell at our

50th Anniversary Celebration luncheon at the Framingham Country Club

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Colleen Harper and
Elaine Holmes with their

"Wabi Sabi" style arrangments.

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One of the matching pair of urns in front of the Southborough Library.  The urns are planted seasonally (spring here) and maintained by our members.

One of the matching pair of urns in front of the Southborough Library.  The urns are planted seasonally and maintained by our members.

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One of the matching pair of urns in front of the Southborough Library.  The urns are planted seasonally and maintained by our members.

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