Schedule of Programs and Events
2002 - 2003

Theme :
"Celebrate the Diversity in Nature"

Please refer to your 2002 - 2003 Yearbook for details on program or event locations.

September 2002

September 5
Board Meeting , at 9:15 AM Thursday
September 12
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Thursday
September 10
Grass Free Small Gardens
A Slideshow Presentation
with Sally McGuire Muspratt Floral Designer and Master Flower Show Judge
Coffee honoring Past Presidents - 9:00 AM
Honoring Acton's Looking Good Winners - 9:30 AM
Business Meeting - 9:45 AM
Program - 10:30 AM
September 17
Horticulture Study Group
"Tour of Elm Bank" ,
at 9:00 AM
September 24
Board Meeting , at 9:00 AM

October 2002

October 1
Houseplants for Everyone
An interactive lecture on the basic care and culture of houseplants, common and new varieties
with Julie Weiss Horticulturist
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
October 8
Horticulture Study Group
"Cacti and Succulents" and Perennial Plant Exchange
at 9:15 AM
October 17
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
October 22
Evening Program - In Celebration of the Wednesday Year of the Rose 2002
"Hardy Roses for New England"
Roses that grow best in New England and how to grow them. With Mike Lowe, Regional Director and Lifetime Certified Judge American Rose Society at Acton Memorial Library, Meeting Room
at 7:00 pm
October 23
Floral Design Study Group
"Harvest Time"
A parallel design suitable for a Thanksgiving buffet or dining table centerpiece. Designer needs to bring 5 apples or gourds and a small plant in 4" pot (ivy, mum, kalanchoe, etc.) All other components, container, moss and flowers will be provided. Cost - $25.00. Bring pruners, scissors, and trash bag. with Thelma Shoneman
at 9:15 AM
October 29
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM
October 29
Newsletter Deadline

November 2002

November 6
Historic Gardens and Their Creators
A slide lecture of American properties and the impact of their creators including Olmstead, Jeykl, Wharton, and Steele
with Meg Moore Landscape Designer
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
November 12
Horticulture Study Group
"Panel Discussion: Soil and Mulch"
at 9:00 AM Program 7:00 PM
November 21 Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
November 27, Wednesday
Junior Gardeners , at 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
November 26
Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM

December 2002

December 5
‘Holiday Workshop'
Swags and Garlands
with Thelma Shoneman Master Judge, Co-Owner of Colony Florist, Concord, MA
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
Luncheon Noon
Tour 1:00 - 5:00P PM

January 2003

January 7
Horticulture Study Group
"Planning Meeting" and gardening book swap",
at 9:15 AM
January 16, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
January 21
Floral Design Study Group
"Party Time"
Designers need to bring a "pedestal" or base on which to place the design...Base can be creative like a vase upside down, etc.!!! Flowers and container will be provided.. Cost - $25 Bring pruners, scissors and trash bag. with Thelma Shoneman
at 9:15 AM
January 28
Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM
January 28
Financial Reports Due
Newsletter Deadline

February 2003

February 5
Conservation Treasures in Acton
A Conservation Program With Tom Tidman Natural Resources Director of Acton
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
February 11
Horticulture Study Group
"The Winter Garden," possibly including an Arboretum walk (contingent on weather)",
at 9:15 AM
February 25
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM
February 25
Annual Reports Due

MARCH 2003

March 5
Skylands: A Jens Jensen Landscape in Maine
Slide lecture of an enchanting Seal Harbor Estate, an east coast challenge in 1920's for Prairie School designer, Jensen
with Jane Roy Brown Landscape Historian
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
March 11
Horticulture Study Group
"Topics of Choice" 1. Deutzia/Spirea 2. Gold-leafed Plants
at 9:15 AM
March 15- 23
New England Spring Flower Show, Bayside Exposition Center, Boston
March 18
Floral Design Study Group
"Spring Time"
A line-mass design using branches and spring flowers in the oriental manner. Designer needs to bring a container. Branches and plant material will be provided. Cost - $20.00 Bring pruners, scissors, and trash bag
at 9:15 AM
March 20
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
March 25
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

APRIL 2003

April 1
The Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Business Meeting and Annual Meeting 10:00 AM
FriendShip Hour 11:00 AM
Luncheon 12:00 PM

ANNUAL DUES ARE DUE

April 8
Horticulture Study Group
"Ornamental Grasses"
at 9:15 AM
April 27-29
Art in Bloom, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
April 29
Board Meeting at 9:15 AM
(Both incoming and outgoing Board Members)

MAY 2003

May 7
Your Garden Shouldn't Make You Crazy
Common sense advice about good garden strategies using slides and "props from the garden basket
C.L. Fornari Writer, artist, and "joyously out-of-control plant person"
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
May 10
Acton Garden Club, Annual Plant Sale
May 20
Horticulture Study Group
"Propagating Perennials from Softwood Cuttings"
at 9:15 AM
May 15, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM 4:30 PM
May 27
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM
May 29 Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

JUNE 2003

June 4
The Frugal Arranger Using What You Have" Each member is asked to share one flower from their garden to be used in the presenter's floral arrangements
with Marisa McCoy Floral Designer and Instructor
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
High Tea 12:00 PM
June 1-7
National Garden Week
June 12, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
June 10
Horticulture Study Group "Tour: Frederick Law Olmstead National Historical Site"
at 9:15 AM
June 12, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
June 26, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

JULY 2003

July 8
A Stroll through "Mrs. Blossom's Garden"
A visit to the Hingham Garden of Virginia Ballou (our March 2002 speaker). In addition, for those who wish, seaside dining is available at The Fire King, which could be followed by a visit to The Old Ordinary Garden designed by Olmstead
with Virginia Ballou Garden Designer, Horticulture Consultant, Teacher
at 10:00 AM
July 10 Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
July 24, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

AUGUST 2003

August 6
Morning Tea in a Revived Garden Meeting 10:00 AM
August 7, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
August 21, Thursday
Junior Gardeners , at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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