Stratham’s Serene Veteran’s Memorial Garden

If you haven’t had the opportunity this summer to stop by Stratham Hill Park to spend a few minutes at the Veterans’ Memorial Garden, try to do it soon.  EAGC’s plantings are at peak fall beauty. The sedum is blooming a dusty rose, which is set off by profuse white petunias. The grasses give the garden height and interest, even from the road. Civic Beautification Chair Melanie, along with her team of member volunteers, have worked hard to provide Stratham with a lovely and peaceful place of  remembrance.




A Beautiful Year for the Exeter Bandstand

Nance J and her Civic Beautification committee have outdone themselves this year with the Bandstand plantings. The plant selection was perfect and the flower boxes have remained healthy and covered in blossoms, even into September. The eye-catching chartreuse coleus do a wonderful job of breaking up the greenery at the base of the Bandstand.

Thank you to Nance and her trusty assistants for choosing the flowers and planting them. And thank you to all the club members who volunteered for a week of maintenance.  Your efforts make the Bandstand the most photogenic spot in Exeter!


As you can see, even creatures from outer space want to be photographed here!

The Snobbery of Shrubbery

Last fall a talk was given by Andi Ross on how shrubs are picky bloomers and don’t come out to play just any old time. A handout was provided to help you remember when shrubs look their best. In case you missed it, click to get your own PDF copy: The Snobbery of Shrubbery

Here are some beauties to get you inspired during the long New England winter that is about to begin. I know I am already thinking about bloom! That red twig dogwood looks mighty nice!


SPRING – Mountain Laurel

rose of sharon

SUMMER – Rose of Sharon

arrowwood vibutnum

AUTUMN – Arrowwood Vibutnum

Red Twig Dogwood

WINTER – Red Twig Dogwood