Schedule of Programs and Events
2004 - 2005

Theme :
"Celebrating 70 Years of Growing and Serving"

Please refer to your 2004 - 2005 Yearbook for details on program or event locations.
The GCFM Horticulture Mornings, Design Workshop, and Back to Basics programs are held at the Espousal Center from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon.

September 2004

September 9
Board Meeting , at 9:15 AM Thursday
September 14
Quilts in Bloom A Wonderful Adventure into History and Floral Design
A floral Design Program
Robin Murphy Floral Designer, NGC Flower Show Judge, and avid quilter
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 18
Acton Day 2004
September 21
Horticulture Study Group
"Preparing Horticulture Exhibits for the AGC Flower Show and Annual Plant Exchange" ,
at 9:15 AM
September 27 & 28
"Garden Inspirations" Flower Show
September 29
NGC - Fall Board Meeting, Albuquerque, NM
September 30 - Oct. 2
Board Meeting , at 9:15 AM

October 2004

October 5
Companion Planting: Teamwork between Flowers, Herbs, and Vegetables
Learn how plants help each other in repelling pests or enhancing healthy growth in all types of gardens. A Horticulture Program
with Rita Carroll Wollmering Founder of The Herb FARMacy in Salisbury, MA and Tufts University certified MA Gardener
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
October 2
Oktoberfest 2004
October 12
Horticulture Study Group
"Perennials: Collecting Perennial Seeds and Basic Perennial Care"
at 9:15 AM
October 13-14
GCFM - New England Region Annual Meeting
October 21
Floral Design Study Group "Autumn at the Beach"

An underwater design Bring dried flowers from your garden. Wreath base and fresh flowers will be provided. with Thelma Shoneman
at 9:15 AM
October 26
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM
October 26
Newsletter Deadline
October 27
GCFM - Fall Conference, Colonial Conference Center, Westford Regency

November 2004

November 2
Christmastime in Williamsburg
A slide lecture - Journey through the Historic District, lingering to explore and enjoy doors and entryways of homes and taverns.
with Faith Honer-Coakley Lecturer with a passion for all things Williamsburg
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
November 9
Horticulture Study Group
"TTrees and Shrubs: Basic Pruning"
at 9:00 AM
November 30
Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM

December 2004

December 7
‘Williamsburg Holiday Workshop'
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with Thelma Shoneman Master Judge, Co-Owner of Colony Florist, Concord, MA
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
Luncheon Noon

January 2005

January 11
Horticulture Study Group
"Planning Meeting" and Gardening Book Swap",
at 9:15 AM
January 12
Plant Sale Craft Workshop
9:30 am
January 18
Floral Design Study Group
"Winter Garden"
A Pot-et-Fleur artistically combining potted plants and fresh flowers. at 9:15 AM
January 25
Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM
January 25
Financial Reports Due
Newsletter Deadline

February 2005

February 1
Designing the Romantic Garden
A slideshow that will evoke a period of time gone by, when life was slower and summer seemed eternal
with Frederick L. Rice Floral Designer and Lecturer, President of the North Shore Horticultural Society
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
February 8
Horticulture Study Group
"Houseplants: Tour of Logee's Greenhouses, Danielson, CT and Lunch at Zip's Diner" ,
at 9:15 AM
February 22
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM
February 22
Annual Reports Due

MARCH 2005

March 1
Sensational Dahlias
A Conservation Program Slide lecture showing interior design and horticulture
with Donna Lane Master Gardener, Board Member of the GCFM, and Assistant Editor of the Mayflower
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
March 8
Horticulture Study Group
"Annuals, Part I: Basics of Care"
at 9:15 AM
March 15- 23
New England Spring Flower Show, Bayside Exposition Center, Boston
March 22
Floral Design Study Group
"March Madness - A Transparency Design"
A creative design including a see-through element Bring pruners, scissors, and trash bag
at 9:15 AM
March 29
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

APRIL 2005

April 5
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 12
Horticulture Study Group
"Bulbs: Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs"
at 9:15 AM
April 30-May 3
Art in Bloom, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
April 26
Board Meeting at 9:15 AM
(Both incoming and outgoing Board Members)

MAY 2005

May 3
The History and Art of Bee Keeping
Lecture and honey tasting
with JoAnn Giordano-Lovejoy Bee keeper for the past 12 years and a Board member of the Concord Garden Club
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
May 7
Acton Garden Club, Annual Plant Sale
May 19
Horticulture Study Group
"Tour: Newbury Perennial Gardens, Lunch at Carole Ward's home"
at 9:15 AM
May 20
NGC - National Garden Club Convention - Milwaukee, WI
May 31
Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

JUNE 2005

June 1-2
GCFM - Annual Meeting, Wyndham, Westbourgh, MA
June 7
Plant Sleuthing in Do you hear what I hear? Common Songbirds of the Northeast
Slide lecture
with Sally Avery Avid gardener, bird watcher, and lecturer
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
High Tea 12:00 PM
June 5-11
National Garden Week
June 14
Horticulture Study Group "Stages of Growth in the Landscape: A tour of four members' gardens"
at 9:15 AM

JULY 2005

July 12
Bonsai Basics
The ancient art of training plants according to the Chinese methods Demonstration and Slide Lecture
with Michael Levin Owner of Bonsai West Nursery
at 10:00 AM

AUGUST 2005

August 2
Tour of a Magnificent Home Garden in Carlisle
Meeting 10:00 AM

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