MEETINGS

Monthly meetings feature a variety of interesting and educational programs.  The public is invited to attend.  General meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of each month.  Each meeting begins with a social period and light refreshments, followed by a business meeting, and our featured speaker or program.  In case Sudbury Schools are delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, our meeting is canceled.  Please join us!

Welcome Back with Garden Adventures
September 11, 2019, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

We welcome back our members with an extended social time as we return from our summer adventures.  Our members will be presenting slides and discussing their gardens and summer travel adventures.

Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology: Myth vs. Facts
October 16, 2019, 6:45 PM
Goodnow Library
21 Concord Road

Are you on the fence about coyotes?  Do coyotes pose a threat to humans?  What about dogs and cats?  Where did coyotes come from?  Are they invasive?  What do they eat?  Where do they live?  You may find it hard to discriminate facts from fiction.  You may be surprised to learn that people are exponentially more likely to be attached by a dog than a coyote, that coyotes are monogamous, and they often mate for life.  Wildlife laws do little to protect them.  If you still trust science over hyperbole and hysteria, then please join us to celebrate the charismatic eastern coyote in a talk given by nationally renowned carnivore biologist, Dr. Jonathan Way

Residential Garden Design - Try This at Home!
November 6, 2019, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

What's to do when you are in need of a fresh look for your residential landscape?  So often, we make the same choices without considering other options.  This presentation will walk you through the process of designing the area surrounding your house, give you a fresh perspective, and help you avid common mishaps, so frequently seen in the typical foundation planting.  There will be time to for address individual questions.  This program is presented by landscape designer Laura Bibler.

Holiday Luncheon
December 11, 2019

This is our traditional potluck where members bring their favorite homemade specialty to share.

Tablescapes
January 8, 2020, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

Looking for fresh ideas to help decorate your table setting or to implement some amazing floral ideas? Elaine Giovanni and Linda Ladd will demonstrate "tablescapes" that show off their unique styles of flower arranging.  They will create six different floral designs, while demonstrating techniques that will excite your senses.  Several lucky attendees will get to take an arrangement home as part of a raffle.  The two presenters are top award winners in the New England Flower Show.  This program promises to be decuational, inspring, beautiful, as well as, entertaining.

Color Theory and Floral Paintings
February 12, 2020, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

Martha Chiarchiaro will explain color theory and the new discoveries of the nineteenth century that influenced floral paintings of the time.  We will look closely at the floral paintings of the Impressionists, including Claude Monet and his gardens at Giverny, that inspired so many beautiful floral paintings.  This exploration of science behind color relationships will help you better understand the art of floral arrangements.

Create Your Own Sustainable Wildlife Sanctuary:
Landscaping for Birds and Climate Resilience
March 11, 2020, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

We can each create sustainable landscapes in our own gardens using native plants in partnership with sustainable growing practices.  Tia Pinney will discuss the benefits of creating beautiful, diverse habitats in our yards that enhance our local ecosystems, help mitigate the impacts of climate change, and attract birds for us to enjoy.

Architectural Plants for Summer
April 15, 2020, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

March and April are the perfect time to plan new gardens, research plants, and get organized for the spring planting season.  This presentation, by Suzanne Mahler, will cover spring pruning (with live demonstrations), transplanting trees and shrubs, dividing perennials, and using tools of the trade.  Photographs of theme gardens and public gardens will remind gardeners of the beauty soon to unfold as nature prepares to burst forth with the glorious blooms of Spring.

cancelled

General Meeting
May13, 2020, 9:30 AM
Memorial Congregational Church
26 Concord Road

Come with your calendar, membership forms, and dues.  It's time to sign up for committees, hospitality month, and library flower weeks.  We will give a brief overview of our committees.  This is also an opportunity to ask questions regarding how the club operates and each committee's role.  Newer members may find this particularly useful.  In addition, our members will be available to answer any gardening questions you may have, as we enter into gardening season.

cancelled

Annual Meeting
June 10, 2020, 11:00 AM
Location to be determined

Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon.  There will be a charge for the lunch, cost to be determined.

cancelled

"Essential advice for the gardener: grow peas of mind; lettuce be thankful; squash selfishness; turnip to help they neighbor; and always make thyme for love ones."  -  Unknown Author