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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!

July Happenings

Our July 20th meeting at Lee’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:


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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 V 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.

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


And here are some pictures of the results:


The pollinators are obviously enjoying this lush garden!

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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.


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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 Webmaster at eagcnh@gmail.com.








November Happenings

Another Successful Bake Sale on Election Day………



…..And the winner of our Raffle at the bake sale:


Sprucing up the Veterans’ Garden for Veterans’ Day………..


General Meeting Featuring Merle Schlesinger, Sogestu Ikebana……….






Decorating fun at the Exeter Historical Society. . . . .Lots of hands make light work, especially when their talented hands!






The End!

Decking The Halls!

We’ve been busy with making the yuletide bright! We even got ourselves a little something for the bandstand! Thanks to Ann H. and Nance for the pictures.

Spiffy New Sign for the Bandstand!

Spiffy New Sign for the Bandstand!

DYI Snowmen made at the Make It & Take It event held in early December

DYI Snowmen made at the Make It & Take It event held in early December

A delicate operation...

A delicate operation…


Keeping busy at the Make It & Take It party.



Arranging greens at the Historical Society

Decorating the sign with a little help from our friends!

Decorating the sign with a little help from our friends!


Makin’ a wreath.

Pretty Entranceway

Pretty Entranceway



Community Service

The Civic Beautification Committee Has Been Busy!

Mel, Diana and Becky planted at the Veterans’ Garden at Stratham Hill Park last week and then returned in the morning on Memorial Day to make it spic and span for the ceremonies. Thanks to Becky for the photos.

Vet Garden 1

Mel & Diana spiffing up the place.

Becky makes a clean sweep!

Becky makes a clean sweep!

Nance, Abby-Jane, LuAnn, Lynda, Helen, Nancy, Pat, Donna, Jill and Rita joined in to fix up the bandstand in Exeter. Thanks to Nance for the photos.

The Crew

The Crew

Keep digging!

Keep digging!

Such happy gardeners.

Such happy gardeners.

Bandstand 1

Feeding the bushes.