June Garden Club Luncheon

Many, many thanks to Kathleen Kennedy for organizing a fabulous lunch at the Concord Country Club yesterday! Ellen Whitney collected flowers from members’ gardens and created absolutely stunning bouquets for each table.Mary Ann Ferrell,President, thanked everyone for all of their various roles in the Garden Club the past year.We also had guest speaker Cherrie Corey,  who spoke about the tract of land near Balls Hill Road that the town of Concord and the Concord Land Trust are hoping to obtain and how important it would be to make that purchase.

Happy summer to all!



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Garden Club Luncheon

All set with flowers for luncheon!

Thanks to everyone who offered their garden flowers for Thursday’s arrangements.
It looks like we have plenty of flowers and greens for the arrangements, and are all set.
It will be fun to see what is growing around Concord this week.
Thanks everyone!

 Ellen Whitney
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Garden Flowers Needed!

These flowers are from mid-June and are the sort of thing we’re looking for — but anything goes!


Can you help with a few flowers or greens from your garden for the June luncheon?
We’re excited to be using only flowers and greens from members’ gardens in this year’s centerpieces.
Can you contribute a few stems?
We’re looking for not just big blooms, but things like –
– greens like hosta leaves or similar
– blooming shrubs like spirea, lingering rhododendron flowers, some azaleas
– vines like a single clematis bloom from your plant or other climbers
– nepeta, salvia, sage, camomile
– lady’s mantle, daisies, lupine, wood anemone, foxgloves, roses
– a few of the last peonies, coral bell, iris or allium
– a few stems of an annual
We’re especially hunting for smaller (like 4-8”) hosta leaves that can be found both on smaller-leafed plants and toward the center of larger leafed plants.
The idea is to gather a sampling of flowers from many gardens — like an unnoticeable few from each hosta or nepeta or daisy plant for instance — about 5-15 stems total depending on garden size and type of flower or green.
Please email me at ellen.h.whitney@gmail.com if you can help by contributing some flowers.
I’ll be picking flowers in members gardens this Tuesday 8-3 and if needed 6-8pm and early Wednesday too.
I’ll stop by and pick judiciously from your garden — or you can leave a bucket with your contribution and let me know where and when it pick it up (I’ll transfer your contribution to my own bucket).
Alternately, drop off flowers/greens at my house anytime on Tuesday or on Wednesdaybefore 11.
There will be buckets by our Ridge Road entrance (315 Lexington Rd at the corner of Ridge; driveway off of Ridge)
This will be fun to do and fun to see!
Thanks for your help!
Ellen Whitney
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Field Trip to Fuller Gardens


Our next field trip is a visit to the Fuller Gardens in Hampton NH,  and we need 10 attendees for our group rate. We currently have 7. Don’t miss out on these beautiful gardens!

Our group tour is scheduled for 11 AM on June 23rd. For groups of 10 or more, the admission price is $7.50 per person. If you would like to join us please email Leann Griesingerthen mail a check for $7.50 (made out to GCC) to our treasurer, Tracy Lyne .

Once Leann has the list of attendees she will email the group so that carpooling can be arranged among members.

Leann will be traveling on this date, and we are still looking for a “host” to arrive about 15 minutes early to check in, present the check for the group tour, and greet GCC members as they arrive followed by the tour of these beautiful gardens. If you are interested in doing this, please contact Leann asap. All other arrangements will be taken care of in advance!

For more info. on the Fuller Gardens please visit their website:

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Garden Club Luncheon correction

For those of you who read the post before I changed it: the correct date for the luncheon is THURSDAY, JUNE 16th at 11:30 am at Concord Country Club.


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Garden Club Luncheon


Just a reminder that our annual meeting and luncheon is at the Concord Country Club on THURSDAY JUNE 16th at 11:30. See you there!!

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The Invention of Nature


At the Concord Museum:

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World

Sunday, May 22, 2016 2:00PM-3:00PM

Andrea Wulf reveals in her new book the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. Though almost forgotten today, his name lingers everywhere from the Humboldt Current to the Humboldt penguin. An intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age, his restless life was packed with adventure and discovery. He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe but also politicians such as Jefferson. Wulf argues that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s ‘Walden’. In The Invention of Nature, Wulf brings this lost hero to science and the forgotten father of environmentalism back to life.

$10 Concord Museum Members, $15 Non-members. Register online by clicking here, or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216. A book signing will follow the lecture.

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