Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

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Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Trip

With your friends from the Exeter Area Garden Club

We’ll be traveling by chartered coach on Tuesday, June 23rd to the outstanding and inspirational gardens in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  The coach leaves the Stratham Municipal Center, Bunker Hill Ave.,  Stratham at 8 AM, returning the same day at approximately 7 PM.

Your day includes:
-A comfy seat on Premiere Coach’s luxury 54 passenger coach, complete with lavatory, climate control, reading lights, footrests, reclining seats & Wi-Fi.

-Complimentary coffee & treats on the trip to Boothbay and libations & snacks on the return trip,  all  provided by EAGC.

-Admission to the Botanical Gardens, including a 1 or 2 hour docent-led tour.
-A Boxed Lunch* provided by the Garden’s Kitchen Garden Cafe and served in a reserved tent or inside the Bosarge Education Center.

-The usual gaiety and merriment you’ve come to expect from EAGC gatherings

* Includes sandwich, chips, homemade dessert & bottled water

Cost: $55 for EAGC members (This is the cost per person incurred by the club.)
Guests: $75

One-person mobility scooters may be reserved upon request for those not comfortable with walking the gardens. The cost is $25 for 4 hours (which will be the member’s responsibility) and they must be reserved in advance.  (Free wheelchairs & walkers are also available.)

The DEADLINE for signing up for this trip is Monday, May 18. After that date, the trip will be opened to the public.  There are 54 seats on this bus and we expect it to fill quickly, so don’t delay signing up.
How to sign up?
Send your name (and the names of your guests, if any) along with a check or checks (made out to EAGC) for each participant to: LuAnn Faber, 3 Hillside Ave., Exeter, NH 03833.
Your check must be received by May 18 to secure your seat.
Please indicate if you need a mobility scooter reserved for you.
Cancellation: EAGC must pay for all 54 coach seats whether occupied or not, therefore the cost is non-refundable. However, a wait list will be maintained if more than 54 people sign up. If you must cancel, your space will be filled by the top person on the wait list. If there is no one on the list, you will be responsible for finding someone to buy your seat from you.
If you have any questions, please contact LuAnn Faber at 772-5362 or

The Artful Arrangers Show

ARTFUL ARRANGERS – April 15, 2015

bouguet from artful arrangers

                    Once again our creative members out did themselves!


EAGC-Jill & books Artful Arrangers














LInda loves nose gays and anything English!
LInda loves nose gays and anything English!





















Upcoming Gardening Workshops

The following was copied from the “EXETER PATCH”, April 3, 2015:

Gardners workshop-hanging vegs.No space for a garden? No problem, well, almost no problem. Containers and Verticals are two common ways to enjoy home grown vegetables at your doorstep. New Creation Healing Center, 80 Rt. 125 in Kingston, will host two workshops this spring on this common problem.

On April 25th, Saturday morning 10:00-12:00, Master Gardener Dan Weaver will lead a hands-on workshop about building trellises and wire columns to take your vegetables to the sky. You can gain up to ten times the produce on the same ground space by selecting climbing vegetables (some may need tying assistance.) Other ideas and suggestions of vertical gardening will be presented and discussed.

On May 9th, Saturday at 1:00 Master Gardener Marge Badois will lead a workshop on Container Gardening. With these two basic concepts you can maximize opportunities when confronted with difficult space limitations. In addition, on May 9th from 10-12, Master Gardener Ginny Shannon will lead a hands-on workshop on the fascinating possibilities of planting, tending, and preserving herbs. For more information and registration please call Dan Weaver at 603-679-1808. Registration for each workshop is $10, or 15$ for both workshops.

Pot Swap Redux

Next Meeting – Bring It ON!

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses of pots yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming garage…

Pot Swap

Bring out your pots! Or any garden related item (book, vases, tools, etc.) that you want to swap at the next meeting! NO Soil, Cheapo Plastic Nursery Pots, Chemicals! This is a classy event. Leftovers will be donated to the Swap Shop of Betsy’s choice.

Brought to you by the Environment & Conservation Committee.

The Tomato Alphabet

23 days ’till spring and soon it will be planting time!!  Watch the countdown here:
Are you trying to choose the best tomatoes to grow when spring finally arrives? Open pollinated/heirloom varieties offer the best assortment of choices but if you have issues with certain tomato diseases, you may want to try a hybrid. Below is a chart that shows what the letters in seed catalogs and on seed packet mean when indicating tomato disease resistance.
Hybrid DOES NOT mean it is GMO. A hybrid vegetable is created when plant breeders intentionally cross-pollinate two different varieties of a plant, aiming to produce an offspring, or hybrid, that contains the best traits of each of the parents. Cross-pollination is a natural process that occurs within members of the same plant species.
GMO plants, on the other hand, are the result of genetic engineering. (“GMO” stands for “genetically modified organism.”) This is a process during which the plant’s DNA is altered in a way that cannot occur naturally, and sometimes includes the insertion of genes from other species.
tomato disease codes
~ Patti