Schedule of Programs and Events
2006 - 2007

Theme :

Please refer to your 2006 - 2007 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 2006

August 26       Acton Day 2006

September 7     Board Meeting,
at 9:15 AM Thursday
September 12       Art in Bloom - Road Show
"Art in Bloom - Road Show"
A slide presentation of the "behind the scenes" action involved with Art in Bloom: followed by Floral Design Demonstrations with art objects from the Museum of Fine Arts.
with Barbara Compton, Chairman of Art in Bloom and
Linda Ladd, Award-winning Floral Designer and Accredited Master 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 19       Horticulture Study Group
"Preparing Horticulture Exhibits for Flower Show" and Perennial Plant Exchange
Presenter: Phyllis McDonough and Susanne Fuller
at 9:15 AM

September 21       Junior Gardeners, at 2:30 PM
"Floral Design"
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September 25, 26   Floral Notes Flower Show
"An Interpretation of 'Arrangements' Through the Ages
at the Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton
Monday Sept. 25, 1-9 pm
Tuesday Sept. 26, 9-5 pm
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September 26   Board Meeting , at 9:15 AM

October 2006

October 3       Herb and Herbalism from New England's PastThe Magic of Fall
An illustrated talk bringing to life the unique and living history of plants that have a defining presence in our region.
with John Forti, Garden historian, herbalist, native plant expert and
Curator of Historic Landscapes, Strawbery Banke Museum
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM


October 14       West Acton Oktoberfest 2006

October 4 - 8       NGC - Fall Board Meeting, Williamsburg, VA


October 10       Horticulture Study Group
"Observing Trees and Shrubs in Fall Color
at 9:15 AM

October 19       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Floral Design"
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October 24       Floral Design Study Group
"Bountiful Harvest"
Customize your own container for your Thanksgiving table! Then create a modern mass design using fruits and/or vegetables, flowers, and foliages. Please bring at least 2 different kinds of fruits or vegetables and your own container. For example: 3 apples and 3 medium artichokes. You can be creative!!!
at 9:15 AM


October 25       GCFM - Fall Conference, Mansfield Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA

October 31       Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

October 31       Newsletter Deadline

November 2006

November 7       Winter Growing Plants
Learn about a fascinating, eclectic collection of winter growing plants: cacti, succulents, miniature plants, palms, cycads, bromeliads, ferns and alpines. When most plants in the garden are beginning to settle down for the winter, the winter growers are awakening, bringing color and fragrances indoors to brighten the darkest days of the year.
with Art Scarpa, Greenhouse grower or unusual winter plants

Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM

November 14       Horticulture Study Group,    at 9:00 AM
"Shrubs with Ornamental Fruit"

November 22       Junior Gardeners , at 9:15 AM
    "Visit to Life Care Center of Acton"
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November 28       Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM


December 2006

December 5   ‘Deck Your Halls'
A Holiday Floral Design Workshop
And Mantles, Tables, or Doors with topiaries, mixed green trees, centerpieces or swags.
with Thelma Shoneman
Master Judge,
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM
Luncheon Noon


January 2007

January 9       Horticulture Study Group
"Planning Meeting" and Gardening Book and Magazine Swap",
at 9:15 AM

January 16       Floral Design Study Group
"Island Paradise"
A Fun and Festive underwater design.
at 9:15 AM

January 18       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Horticulture"
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January 30       Board Meeting, at 9:00 AM

January 30       Financial Reports Due
Newsletter Deadline

February 2007

February 6       A Conservation Symposium - Health Concerns in the Garden and Roadside Weeds - Friend or Foe
Informative and amusing garden lecture
with Patrick Lannan
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM


February 1-4       Flora in Winter ,
at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA and Worcester Art Museum

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February 13       Horticulture Study Group
"Shrubs for Flower Arranging" ,
at 9:15 AM

February 15       Junior Gardeners , at 2:35 PM
"Horticulture"

February 27       Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

February 27       Annual Reports Due

March 2007

March 6       Sex Life of the Flower
A slideshow and lecture. The reproduction cycle of the flower in easy to understand terms.
with Dr. Judith Summer, MS, PhD. A botanist specializing in flowering plants, who has taught at Assumption College, Arnold Arboretum, Tower Hill and Garden in the Woods

Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM

March 13       Horticulture Study Group
"Woodland Perennials"
at 9:15 AM

March 15       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Garden Design and Conservation"
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March 17- 25   New England Spring Flower Show, Bayside Exposition Center, Boston

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March 20       Floral Design Study Group
"New England Spring Flower Show"
Come to the show and meet as a group to view the second entry day exhibits in Division I and II! We will discuss the principles of design related to the judge's comments and see if you agree with the judges!!!!
at 9:15 AM

March 27       Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM


April 2007

ANNUAL DUES ARE DUE

April 3       The Annual Meeting and Luncheon
      Business Meeting and Annual Meeting 10:00 AM
      Friendship Hour 11:00 AM
      Luncheon 12:00 PM
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April 11       Horticulture Study Group
"Native Herbaceous Perennials"
at 9:15 AM

April 21-24   Art in Bloom, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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April 23       Conservation Spring Workshop
at 8:30 PM
"Star Party"
with Bernard Kosicki
If it is cloudy, the date will be Tuesday, April 24th
or Wednesday, April 25th
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April 24       Board Meeting
at 9:15 AM
(Both incoming and outgoing Board Members)
April 28       Earth Day, at St. Matthew's Church

May 2007

May 1       Feng Shui for the Garden
Learn how to alter your environment to bring new energy and positive change in your life with Feng Shui
with Natalia Kaylin A professional Feng Shui Consultant
Coffee 9:00 AM
Business Meeting 9:45 AM
Program 10:30 AM

May 8       Horticulture Study Group
"Vines and Vertical Accents"
at 9:15 AM

May 17       Junior Gardeners , at 2:30 PM
"Civic Beautification"
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May 19       Acton Garden Club, Annual Plant Sale For details click here


May 23-27   NGC - National Garden Club Convention - Boston, MA
For pictures of "The History of Floral Design" Click Here

May 29      Board Meeting, at 9:15 AM

June 2007

June 5       Functional Tables
with Elaine DeGiovanni, Accredited Master Judge and Award-winning Horticultural and Floral Designer and Linda Ladd, Accredited Master Judge and Award-winning Horticultural and Floral Designer
        Business Meeting 9:45 AM
        Program 10:30 AM
        High Tea 12:00 PM


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June 6-7       GCFM - Annual Meeting, TBA

11 Awards, 7 State and 4 National!

June 3-9       National Garden Week
Acton Garden Club's display at the Acton Memorial Library

June 12       Horticulture Study Group
"A Walking Tour of Trees"
at 9:15 AM

July 2007

July 10       Walk a Labyrinth

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with Janet Richards
at 10:00 AM

August 2007

August 7       Tour Stonewall Kitchen Gardens in York, Maine
Leave Acton Center Fire Station 9:00 AM

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