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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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