NOTICE: Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, we have had to cancel our Wednesday, March 14th event. We hope to  get Mike and Angie Chute back to speak to us at a future meeting. 

Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening, presented by Mike and Angie ChutePublicity Photo Mike and Angelina Chute
Date:  Wed March 14, 2018
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Public Library Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

“It’s easy to grow beautiful roses in your home garden once you know how,” says Mike Chute and in Six Simple Steps to Successful Rose Gardening. Mike and Angelina will explain everything you need to know in six easy-to-follow steps that will take the mystery out of rose gardening. The program will include plenty of tips and personal anecdotes from the Chute’s over twenty years of rose gardening experience that demonstrates how easy it is to grow great roses. They will be available to sign copies of their books Roses for New England: A Guide to Sustainable Rose Gardening and Rose Gardening Season by Season: A Journal for Passionate Gardeners after the program.

BFSHorticulture Opportunity at Boston Flower Show, Message from Jill Malcolm

Horticulture is an important part of a flower show, and the Amateur Horticulture division of the Boston Flower is a great way to get practice exhibiting horticulture, (not to mention the bragging rights to be a Boston Flow Show Blue Ribbon).

I have attached a copy of the Am Hort schedule. AmHort2018_Schedule. It is a long document, but provides all the basic information on exhibiting. Please not that the entry day for individual horticulture is Monday March 12 from 12 pm to 8 pm and exhibitors do not need to return until Sunday March 18 to pick up their plants. Watering during the week is provided by Mass Hort volunteers. I will be happy to answer any question you have about this wonderful opportunity. Look forward to seeing you all soon.

Contact: Jill Malcolm at

2018 VA TRIP

Publicity shot for program

Getting ready for “Books in Bloom” Helena Drolette (left), Sarina Bluhm (Library Director) and Sharon Pierce (right).

Books in Bloom Planned by Garden Club of Norfolk and Norfolk Public Library

Spring will be blooming in Norfolk in April as the Garden Club of Norfolk is planning a “Books in Bloom” floral exhibit in conjunction with the Norfolk Public Library. Floral representations of some very interesting books – some newly ordered by the library just for this event – will be created by designers from The Garden Club of Norfolk and will be displayed with the books at the Norfolk Public library from Wednesday April 11 until Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 PM.

The public is invited to the opening of the ”Books In Bloom” exhibit on Wednesday, April 11 from 6:30-7:30 pm  at which time the designers will be available to discuss their designs. Light refreshments will be served by members of the Garden Club.  The exhibit in the library will stay in place during regular library hours until Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 pm.

Noanett “Gold” – Spring Fundraiser
Sponsored by the Noanett Garden Club
Noanett “Gold” is organic, composted cow manure that comes from a dairy farm in Winchendon, Massachusetts that makes cheese. When you purchase our compost, you not only get a wonderful, healthy way to improve your garden’s soil, but you also support the farm we buy it from, and, in these times especially, they need all the support they can get. BUY LOCAL! Our 40-lb. bags of Noanett Gold will be ready for pickup
Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 32 Pegan Lane in Dover. Please pick up by April 24th! Bags can be picked up on the honor system. There are no refunds. An order checklist will be on a chair where the bags are located, please cross your name off when you pick up your order. For those who need assistance loading their cars help will only be available on Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Please complete your order below and send order and PREPAYMENT to: NOANETT GARDEN CLUB, c/o Carrie Waterman, 4 Brook Road, Dover, MA 02030. Orders MUST be RECEIVED and PREPAID by April 1st. Late orders will be accommodated on an as-available basis. Just a reminder: we do not offer delivery. For questions, please call Mary Petrini, 508-785-2622 or e-mail