The club is back to in person meetings, following COVID protocols. Once again our members brought horticultural specimens to highlight the successes from their gardens during the past summer. This year’s show, “Showcasing our Garden Delights,” was held on September 15 at our first meeting of the 2021-22 season.
Gardeners reported prodigious blossoms on their hydrangeas, thanks to an abundance of rain this summer.
The show features cut specimens of annuals, perennials, roses, bulbs/tubers, foliage,edibles, and herbs.
These are some of the items on display from the 2021 fall horticultural show. …
Framingham Garden Club celebrates fall with outdoor plants and decor in first “Curating Curb Appeal” tour
Some of the many benefits of membership in the Framingham Garden Club are the hands-on floral design workshops presented by the club’s master designers several times a year. In October 2018 we focused on “Grouped Mass Design.” Grouped Mass Design features groups, or clusters, of like flowers or other plant material placed next to groups of different like materials, all emanating from one point of emergence.
Here are two examples designed by FGC’s own experts, Minal Akkad, Ruth Evans and Marion Goodman.
Notice the clusters of plant material placed next to other clusters.
Design tip: place wet Oasis one inch above the top of the container. …
Every year Framingham Garden Club hosts an autumn horticultural show to highlight the successes from our gardens during the past summer. This year’s show, “Reaping Our Rewards,” was held on September 12, 2018 at our first meeting of the 2018-19 season.
Gardeners reported a challenging growing season, with extreme heat, humidity and rain. Blue macrophylla hydrangeas in particular suffered from severely cold temperatures this past winter that froze and killed the old wood. Since old fashioned hydrangea macrophylla blooms only on old wood, the hydrangeas simply did not bloom. Other hydrangea varieties, however, produced prodigious blossoms.
The show features cut specimens of annuals, perennials, roses, bulbs/tubers, foliage,edibles, and herbs. …
Every year Framingham Garden Club hosts an autumn “Harvest Time” competition to highlight the successes we may have had in our gardens during the past summer.
It is also a chance to share any “learning experiences” we’ve had – so that we all might help each other grow.
These are some of the items on display from Sept 13, 2017.…
Late Fall is Time for Seed Saving!
You can preserve specific varieties of garden plants…..
that you enjoy …. that do well for you…. that are becoming rare.
You can easily pass these varieties along to friends.
And – you can save money: you won’t need to buy as many seeds next spring!
Many garden flowers and vegetables have seeds that are very easy to save,
Some of the easiest flowers include….
Cleome (spider plant) marigolds hollyhocks poppies
morning glories Cosmos Zinnia Nasturtium
….and anything that has a nice dry seed head or pod, such as Lunaria (money plant/silver dollar/honesty)
You can also save the seeds of a variety of herbs and vegetables (note: these must be ripe or the seeds will be immature and will not germinate), such as…..…