July Happenings

Our July 20th meeting at Lee Cooper’s home was well attended and everyone had a chance to admire Lee’s beautiful home and gardens. The gathering was also an opportunity to exchange gardening experiences and, of course, share good food with friends.

 

Discussions ensued:

 

 

Food was enjoyed:

 

 

And photo opportunities were smiled for:

 

 *  *  *  *  *

Last spring the Environment & Conservation Committee awarded a $200 mini-grant to the Kingston Conservation Commision to help them with establishing a pollinator garden. This summer the Commission sent Chair Linda Van De Car pictures of the beautiful garden they created with the help of our mini-grant. Here’s their letter:

 

Good morning,
You gave us a mini grant last year for a pollinator garden. I just wanted to show you that the garden is flourishing and acting its part very well. The large patch of milkweed, which was the inspiration for the garden to begin with, is doing exceptionally well. The kids have started a composting program as well.
Thank you again for providing the “seed money” for this project.
Best,

Evelyn Nathan, Chair
Kingston Conservation Commission
ESRLAC
Coverts cooperator
Plant ConservationVolunteer, NEWFS

 

And here are some pictures of the results:

 

The pollinators are obviously enjoying this lush garden!

*  *  *  *  *

 

It’s difficult to believe, but fall will soon be upon us.  Our last summer celebration, sponsored by Environment & Conservation, An Appleiciuous Afternoon, will take place on August 17.

EAGC’s first General Meeting of the season will be Thursday, September 21, where our 2017 Mini-Grant winners will be announced.

 

 *  *  *  *  *

If  you have a gardening success that you’re especially proud of, share it with other members! Email me a picture and I’ll make it available on the website. Send it to LuAnn Faber at jimfaber@comcast.net or to Webmaster at eagcnh@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Happenings

It’s hard to believe June is behind us. But we have so many fun pictures to share…

Of course the highlight of the month was our Annual Plant Auction and Luncheon, held on June 14 at the Portsmouth Country Club. (As you may be able to tell, garden hats were part of the theme.)

Tables overflowed with plants donated by members, including some beautiful house plants. Max did a stellar job of auctioning off everything by lunchtime.

Garden Hats were everywhere. Some made a fashion statement.  Some made a  different kind of statement (about the size of this year’s mosquitos, perhaps?)

 

 

               

How about these stylish gardeners?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were even honored by the presence of two “Czarinas”.

 

More auction action…

 

 

 

 

 

 

These lovely table centerpieces were raffled off to some lucky members. They were created by Betsy Appleby & Donna Wilson.

 

*   *  *  *

 

On June 20th, some members enjoyed a Promise Tree tour of Max’s  beautiful & very interesting gardens in Newburyport. Everyone found a least one plant that she wasn’t able to identify in Max’s mix of unusual and old-standby flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

As you can tell, it was a gorgeous day in a gorgeous garden.

 

 

 

                                  

May Happenings

Art Scarpa made a return visit to EAGC, this time to show members how to assemble a terrarium. With plants, containers & materials supplied by Art, members quickly transformed empty jars into beautiful mini-gardens. As always, Art was an excellent source of plant information and humor. (See copies of Art’s terrarium preparation and care instructions here.)

 

 *  *  *

 

As always, refreshments were lovely to look at as well as delicious!

*  *  *

 

At the same meeting, Environment & Conservation provided a helpful display on controlling pests in the garden, without resorting to harmful chemicals.

 

E&C also announced plans for their annual summer party. This year’s theme: Appleicious Afternoon. Sign-up for the August 17 party has started.  For party details, click on Appleicious Afternoon Information. A sign-up sheet will be available at the June 14 luncheon or contact Linda Van de Car or Edie Wyrick to sign up.

 

 *  *  *

 

On May 25, Nance Jordan and her Beautification crew went to work cleaning up the bandstand area and installing the new plantings. Their hard work and the beautiful result are evident in these pictures. Judging by the big smiles, it appears that everyone enjoyed the morning.

   

  

Appleicious Afternoon Information

Join E&C for an

Appleicious Afternoon

Thursday, August 17 – 2-4 PM

3 Hillside Ave, Exeter

(Home of LuAnn Faber)

Come for Absolutely Apple-y Fun Including:

Scrumptious Refreshments, Games & Quizzes, Contests,

Great Company, and Laughs Aplenty.

All for only a $15 donation to the Promise Tree!

Appropriately Apple-y Hats Requested.

Sign up Today!