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Many Southborough Gardeners members, led by Michele Landes, volunteer to plant, weed and

water the Library Garden.

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In the spring the irises are the

stars but in the foreground some

of the other perennials are

blooming and others will be

bloom throughout the summer.

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Late May, 2024

 

The Library iris couldn't be

more gorgeous!

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Shelley Dropkin, a long time and favorite member, is moving to join family in the Midwest so we wished her luck and happiness with some champagne and goodies!

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These huge colorful hanging annuals are a big favorites that attract customers to our

sale every year.

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Plant Sale Committee members Sue Baust, Sue Pyne and Caroline Rossen share the only bench during a break from setting up.

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The Plant Sale is an "all hands on deck" event for us.  Carol, Debbie, Sue, Sue, Shelley, Caroline, Salli, Laurie and Elizabeth are

obviously having a great time volunteering together!

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Our table of "part shade annuals" included many gorgeous and

unusual varieties of coleus.

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Our table of showy Martha Washington geraniums, and a few other colorful annuals, attracted a

lot of attention from shoppers.

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Perennials members dug

from their home gardens and donated to the sale are always in demand with shoppers.

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Plants ordered from commercial growers and those donated by members from their own gardens

are safely tucked away overnight before the sale on Saturday.

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Thank you to Sue Pyne, our Plant Sale Chairperson, and Shelley Dropkin, Sue's longtime second

in command!

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Our always popular classic geraniums and Martha Washington geraniums are looking beautiful

and waiting for shoppers.

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Our Friday morning "unload the truck team" takes a break for a

team photo.

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Our gorgeous, and huge, flowering hanging baskets are a favorite with our customers... and our members.

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Early bird shoppers look over all the choices and decide what they need for their gardens and yards.

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Lots of perennials, for both sun

and shade were available, many donate by our members.

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Sue Conti admires the plants and

the completed set-up just before

the sale opens and the customers flow in.

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In May members Caroline Rossen and Marilyn Stivers hosted a workshop and taught us about

the Japanese Art of the Moss Ball.

Danielle O'Connell created this

pretty fern kokedama.

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Cathy Neidich chose a gorgeous

blue/green succulent to top her

kokedama moss ball.

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Barb Kantorski found it wasn't

easy, and was pretty messy, to

make a ball of soil, add an orchid, cover it with moss and then wrap it all together with clear fishing line (which you can see bottom right).

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On April 19th eleven of our

members bundled up to

enjoy "Tulip Mania"!

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Massachusetts Horticultural

Society's "Tulip Mania" took place

at their Elm Bank property

from April 17th through 28th.

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"Tulip Mania" is Elm Bank's

official opening for spring.

Visit them on the Wellesley/

Natick/Dover line.

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Susan Nock form Thistle Garden Design demonstrated spring container planting.  She assembled three stunning creations.

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Susan Nock form Thistle Garden Design demonstrated spring container planting.  She assembled three stunning creations.

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Susan Nock form Thistle Garden Design demonstrated spring container planting.  She assembled three stunning creations.

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Susan Nock form Thistle Garden Design demonstrated spring container planting.  She assembled three stunning creations.

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As she worked, Susan shared
some tips such as filling the entire

container, no matter how large,

with potting soil and using

a shard of pottery to cover the

hole in the bottom of the pot.

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Three lucky club members were delighted to win the gorgeous planters Susan created during

her presentation!

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This floral "Birthday Cake"

celebrates the Sherborn Daffodil

Trail and was created by

Sherborn Garden Club member Nicole Wiemeyer.

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Jane Davis, Diana Lindon,

Cathy Neidich and Veda Greene enjoyed the Sherborn Garden

Club's Flower Show celebrating

their 50th Anniversary.

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This floral "Birthday Cake"

celebrates the Sherborn Library. 

It was designed by Sherborn

Garden Club member

Nancy Schaad.

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Isabelle Zee is a native of France

and grew up surrounded by flowers.  She has lived and traveled around

the world and trained under a

world-renowned floral designer.

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Isabelle Zee is a floral
designer and the owner of
Le Bouquets du Grillion

in Sudbury Massachusetts.  She

will design a dream bouquet for

your special occasion.

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A little collection of Santas

and a trio of lanterns make a

pretty display on a hall table.

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Michele Landes, with assistance

from Jane Davis, created this interpretation of a Torso of a

Guardian of the Buddhist Faith, Kamakura Period, (1185- 1333) for "Flora in Winter 2024" at the Worcester Art Museum.

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Julie Lapham's arrangment

interprets Scholar's Rock,

Chinese 20th Century

at the Worcester Art Museum's

"Flora in Winter 2024"

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Isabelle shared some of her

favorite techniques while

creating this stunning

arrangement with roses,

orchids, tiny blooms and

interesting greens.

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Michele Landes generously hosted our annual holiday brunch.

We all enjoyed the Christmas decorations all around her

beautiful home, including

this stunning tree.

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Again this year, the brunch buffet was gorgeous and delicious!

 

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Another gorgeous Christmas tree

is framed by bay windows

featuring decorated wreaths.

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This is one of several mantle pieces, decorated with pretty greens and wonderful holiday collections

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Debbie Corrigan and Laurie

Macauda created this classic

and elegant tablescape.

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Holiday china, silver and crystal

along with a special surprise

for New Year's Eve make a lovely table.  All this is made even more festive with fresh greens and

pine cones.

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Cathy Neidich and Paula Schwartz

invite you to pull up a comfy

floor cushion to enjoy

a hip dinner party!

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Paula enters wearing her maxi

skirt, fringed suede vest and

peace sign necklace.

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Cathy comes in sporting a colorful

tie dyed T-shirt she made for the occasion.  Notice the vintage

buttons with messages

from the 60s.

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Jan DeWolf created this

lovely winter/holiday arrangement

for the Southborough Library.

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Another view of the arrangement to the left.  You can make one of your own at our Winter Greens Workshop on December 19th.

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You can recreate this beautiful centerpiece of red and white roses with winter greens and berries at our Winter Greens Workshop on December 19th.

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Snowy Woodland Wreath

(click above to order)

a 14" balsam wreath with a variety of snow kissed greens, pine cones and birch swirls, with a red cardinal and his

bird house.

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Red Plaid and Berries

(click above to order)

14" balsam wreath with a festive red plaid bow and a variety of greens, pine cones and berries.  Our perennial favorite!

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Grapevine and Jingle Bells

(click above to order)

14" grapevine wreath with assorted greens and three rustic bells hanging below a

multi-colored bow.

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Presenter Lisa Oberholzer-Gee created this gorgeous arrangement featuring Autumn colors on a grapevine wreath.

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Lisa Oberholzer-Gee, our Annual November Guest Day designer presented "Techniques from Europe and Asia" that featured unusual floral elements and containers.

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Our guest designer gathered this pretty bouquet, ringed with a seasonal grapevine wreath and

placed them in an interesting urn-shaped container.

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This striking creation is the one our guest is working on in the center photo above.  Again, it features a grapevine wreath, this time with dramatic branches and elements

with the feel of Fall.

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Our Annual Holiday Boutique included these Fall bouquets of

dried gathered locally vegetation... and some pretty little plants in Autumn colors.

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Enjoy these beautiful dried hydrangeas, cut in one of our members yards, all year long!

Enjoy the color and fragrance of spring with these bulbs that will bloom this winter.  Each is planted in a pretty antique tea cup.

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This year's Holiday Boutique offered these exotic little orchid plants,

hand made photo note cards and

tiny bouquets of dried flowers.

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Gardeners member volunteers got together to make these pine cone swags perfect for Fall and the upcoming Holiday Season.

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Laurie Macauda and her dedicated hospitality volunteers presented a beautiful selection of goodies for everyone to enjoy.  The stunning centerpiece was created by Michele Landes and Cathy Neidich.  A lucky raffle winner got to take that home.

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Southborough Gardeners

designed this lovely Autumn

display for residents to enjoy

while visiting the Library.

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How about these amazing hydrangeas!

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Member volunteers sold bags of  5 beautiful Marieke daffodil  bulbs and tickets for our annual November Guest Day.  They also gave out tickets to win a loaded picnic basket.

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Debbie Corrigan was our Heritage Day Chairperson.  Laurie Macauda and Jan DeWolf also helped plan our booth.

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Members helped welcome Heritage Day visitors.  We sold daffodil bulbs and gave out free raffle tickets to win a picnic basket full of picnic necessities.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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