Lost and Found!

A pair of tortoise shell glasses was left at Andrea Meyers in September-anyone??

In addition, a scarf  that is off-white with an olive,purple,blue and red geometric print was left at the November meeting at Tricon.

Please contact Hilda Parrott at hparrott1@gmail.com if either item is yours!

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

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Town House Garden Volunteers!

 

Thank You Town House Garden End-of-Season Volunteers!!

Members worked hard during the last two Wednesday mornings to put the garden to bed for the season and begin the renovation. In addition to raking out and cutting back the garden, we dug and divided perennials for use in the garden and to save for the plant sale. Special thanks to Nicole, Hilda and Hilary who all took multiple divisions home to re-plant and hold for May.
Thanks also to Jane Rupley for her guidance in the renovation planning, and to the great (and hardy) team who helped us  this month including —
Kim Burns, Hilary Steinert, Pat Sinton, Mary Kaiser, Nicole Kelly, Drew Kelly, Beth Thut and Hilda Parrott
Until Spring,
Sandra Conrad & Ellen Whitney
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Holiday Workshop

Join us for a festive morning to create a beautiful and lasting holiday arrangement at our annual Holiday Workshop! 
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • 10:30-12:30
  • Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street  – Lower Level
  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • $35 check payable to The Garden Club of Concord may be mailed to Pam Hixon, 73 Wayside Road, Concord, MA 01742.  
  • Capacity is limited to 35 participants.  Sign up early so you won’t be disappointed!
  • Bring a pair of clippers for the greenery, gloves, and apron. 
  • To sign up, please contact  Elise Woodward at elisewoodward@gmail.com
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Today At Garden Club Meeting

A very interesting talk by Art Scarpa from the Cactus and Succulent Society!

Afterward,we welcomed our first MAN to the Garden Club.Please take the time to get to know and welcome John Althouse, sponsored by Kate Wharton. It seems very appropriate for our 90th year!

Lauren Huyett,Membership Chair

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Parking for Today!

Due to a Memorial Service and many other things going on around Concord,please be advised that parking will be tough for Tricon Church today at 1:00 for our meeting.  one suggestion is to try over by the Emerson Umbrella and Hunt Gym and to try to carpool!

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Our Note Cards!!

The Note Cards are coming!

The Note Cards are coming!

The Garden Club of Concord will be selling our very own note cards,

perfect for everyone on your holiday lists.

Each $12 pack of 8 cards and envelopes will contain

2 each of four beautiful photographs of flowers,

taken by Cris van Dyke.

See a sample at the November meeting.

Notecards will be available for purchase at the December meeting.

Bring your cash or check and buy one for everyone!

Proceeds will help support our community service projects.

 

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The Town House Garden

A brief history of the Town House garden —
The GCC garden at the Town House turned 15 this summer! It was installed in 2002 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club. Led by Jo-ann Lovejoy and Jane Rupley, the committee (see below)* designed a pair of 25 x 6.5’ gardens to provide 3-season interest with colors that complement the brick facade of this prominent town location. No one was certain that the project would “fly.” In the garden proposal, it was noted that though the town was behind the garden and members enthusiastic about “digging in” — “if per chance we don’t succeed, the plants could be…sold at the Plant Sale and the site reseeded”.
Far from it, the garden has thrived, providing beauty and teaching moments to so many passersby’s in this prominent town location. Garden volunteers repeatedly hear positive comments of appreciation — and also field questions about the various plants and their care from interested community members. Club members have been generous with their time, quickly filling sign-up genius requests for weekly maintenance and spring and fall cleanups.
The Town House garden was renovated in 2010, and will again undergo a renovation in the spring, dividing perennials, reducing some now overgrown and adding new plants, all referencing the original plan.
The garden would not exist without the ongoing, 3-season, hands-on support of many, many club members, and we so appreciate how quickly club members volunteer to maintain this important piece of natural beauty in the town.
Photos of the garden in 2002-thanks to:
Jane Rupley, Cathie Sur, Jean Wood

As gardening season draws to a close, Sandy and I wanted to thank the over forty members who worked tirelessly in the Town House garden this year, weeding, watering, deadheading and more. They included —

Andrea Meyers, Holly Salemy, Lauren Huyett, Betsy Spaulding, Helene Clayton, Dorris Kehoe, Cris Van Dyke, Susan Hurley, Joan Campbell, Kim Burns, Georgine Feldt, Pam Nelson, Pat Sinton, Susan Eckel, Amanda von Weise, Anne Hrabchak, Kathy Venne, Beth Thut, Debbie Barr, Kitsy Rothermel, Patricia Waters, Jane Rupley, Melinda Shumway, Hilda Parrott, Mary Ann Ferrell, Amal Moamar, Kim Wass, Alisha Boyajian, Erika Rodriguez, Mary Pope, Heather Swartwood, Jen Lannan, Pam Hixon, Kathy Kobos, Nicole Kelly, Victoria Mulligan, Hilary Steinert and Mary Kaiser.
It was a milestone year, as we said good-bye to the West Concord garden by the 99, and celebrated 15 years of a garden at the Town House. The garden was installed in 2002 under the leadership of Jane Rupley and Jo-Anne Lovejoy, celebrating the 75th anniversary of our club.
We so appreciate the work of this years’ volunteers as well as those who have gone before. Their collaboration, commitment and good spirits keep the garden looking so lovely through the seasons.
Thank you volunteers!!
Ellen Whitney & Sandra Conrad
Late summer 2017 at the Town House garden:
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