Milford Garden Club programs are free and open to the public. Programs start at 10:30 a.m. and run till noon.
Day: The second Monday of the month.
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Place: First Congregational Church Parish House, 10 Union Street, Milford, NH
Prior to the program, members gather for coffee, snacks, and conversation at 9:00 a.m. followed by a business meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Coffee: Beauty and Terroir
with Mike Harney
Mike will take us on the journey from countries all over the world, through the hands of a multitude of people and farmers, traveling thousands of miles over the ocean and every terrain on earth before it reaches your cup.
Everyone Can Have a Green Thumb
with Robin Selwitz
Houseplants are more popular than ever, with many people finding joy in leafy friends during the pandemic. They make great gifts, and can brighten up any room, but keeping them alive and thriving can be a real challenge. Join Robin Selwitz, houseplant expert and Master Urban Gardener, as she takes you through everything you need to know to keep your plants happy. Once you get to know the key elements to plant care, you can soon have a green thumb too (even if you've killed even the "easy" plants!)
Members' Holiday potluck luncheon
No meeting in January
Members' Groundhog Day potluck luncheon
Poison Ivy - What You Need to Know
with Helaine Hughes
During this presentation Helaine will show us how to identify poison ivy in all four seasons, and how to distinguish it from other plants. She will discuss what creates the poison ivy rash and tell us how to clean our clothing, tools and skin in order to prevent it.
The Exciting and Sinister World of Carnivorous Plants
with Dave Sackett
Carnivorous plants are beautiful examples of nature and Dave will share the secrets to growing these amazing plants. These plants evolved to devour insects by forming various trapping mechanisms. He will have plants in display and will answer your carnivorous plant questions. He will share resources to make you a successful grower of these sinister plants.
It's All in the Family
with Gary Emberger
This presentation introduces the mint, mustard, nightshade, carrot, aster, bean, and lily families of flowering plants. Gardening would be unimaginable without these 7 families. The specific floral and vegetative features that define each family are illustrated. With this knowledge, even unfamiliar plants may be recognized as members of one of these families. The usefulness of recognizing plant families is explained and important ornamental, culinary, and medicinal members of each family are illustrated.
Tour of Member's Garden
Tour of Member's Garden
Installation of Officers, location TBD
The Officers and committee Leads meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Location TBD. Meetings are open to all members.
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