Our holiday celebration theme this year featured native plants, which was particularly evident in the table decorations and place settings, which included these native plants: Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), Eastern white pine (Pinus strobus), pitch ine (Pinus rigida), common yarrow (Achillea millefolium), American holly (Ilex opaca), Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana), sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis), butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), balsam fir (Abies balsamea).
We also enjoyed the wonderful harp playing of 13-year-old Ella Janet Brown, Emily Nicodemus’ granddaughter, who is a member of the American Harp Society, and performs at the Boston Chapters annual student recitals; member of King Philip Wind Ensemble, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (JRO) and Massachusetts Harp Ensemble.
Liz Davey was recognized for doing her 100th episode of her NCTV series ‘A Walk in the Garden with Liz Davey‘. The list of episodes, with links to each of the YouTube videos, is available here.
The hospitality committee, headed by Liz Davey, outdid themselves with the beautiful treats, and the Yankee swap was great fun. A good time was had by all!