2016-2017 GCN Calendar

Programs and Workshops for 2016-2017

Holiday Basket Angel Workshopcork angel
Date:
    Thurs August 18, 2016
Time:   7:00 pm
Place:   7 Meadowbrook Way, Norfolk

A workshop will be held at the home of Liz Davey, 7 Meadowbrook Way to get a head start on holiday baskets for the Food Pantry by making some wine cork angels. They are a simple and fun little holiday decoration. Email or call Liz (liz.davey@comcast.net   508-528-4924) if you plan to attend. Please bring a glue gun if you have one. .

As in past years holiday baskets of greens and gingerbread for distribution at the Norfolk Food Pantry will be made at a workshop in early December.


Things to Collect and Save This Summer

Please look for small –medium baskets at yard sales and flea markets as we will need 25 of them for our basket project. Save pine cones, interesting grasses and spent flower pods from your garden. We have lots of long cones but could really use some of the rounder types and small ones. Also, if you are organizing our your stash of ribbons and holiday decorative items suitable for baskets and wreaths, please save any you do not need for our projects:  Food Pantry Baskets, Wreath Decorating and Garden Therapy.


orchid1Orchids 101, presented by Sasha Crotty
Date:   Wed Sept 14, 2016
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Learn about the four basics of orchid culture: temperature, water, light, and fertilizer. Discover the different types of orchids and their varying cultural requirements. The talk also includes an overview of potting concepts. Mrs. Crotty is the vice president and past president of the Massachusetts Orchid Society.


Tablescapes, presented by Gail Tuvesonscan0003e
Date:   Wed Oct 12, 2016
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Grange Hall, 28 Rockwood Road, Norfolk MA

Gail will demonstrate setting the table for holidays and special occasions. She will show us how to use fun and interesting containers to make easy and beautiful centerpieces. Whether they are classic or vintage, all will compliment your table settings.


Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Garden Therapy
Date:  Mon Oct 17, 2016
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Place:   Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90 Taunton Street, Wrentham MA


Pots with Pizzazz, presented by Enchanted Gardenspots
Joint meeting of the GCN, Franklin & Millis Garden Clubs
Date:   Tues Nov 1, 2016
Time:  6:30 pm, Hospitality; 7:00 pm, Program
Place:  Remington Middle School Cafeteria, 628 Washington Street, Franklin MA

Jazzy containers are the “jewelry” of a garden, elevating it from “good” to “great”! Learn how to brighten shady spots with pops of color, create focal points for vistas and welcoming entry gardens with stunning container groupings. From whimsical to grand, these pots with pizzazz from private and public gardens will inspire and teach you to design your own potted masterpieces!


Setting the Space – Home for the Holidays
Setting the Space Staff
Date:  Wed November 9
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Grange Hall, 28 Rockwood Road

Start your season of celebration. Setting the Space Staff will help you prep for the upcoming holidays. Their talented design staff will share unique centerpieces and other decorating ideas that will make your holiday celebrations special. They will also share great gift giving solutions that will make you a holiday hero.

Everyone (yes, members also) must have a pre-purchased ticket for this event as we hope to sell out our limited space. Tickets are $20. Contact Helena Drolette or Tricia Romanus and buy your ticket now before they are all gone.


Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Garden Therapy
Date:  Mon Dec 5, 2016
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Place:   Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90 Taunton Street, Wrentham MA


Holiday Basket Assembly Workshop
Date:
   Wed Dec 7, 2016
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Each year club members make baskets of greens decorated with festive bows, pods, gingerbread men, candy canes and cork reindeer. The baskets are delivered to the Norfolk Food Pantry. The entire club participates in this yearly event.

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Annual Holiday Celebration Decorate your own WreathIMG_1143e
Date:
   Wed Dec 14, 2016
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Each member will decorate their own wreath. Start collecting pinecones, dried pods and other ornaments. Watch your newsletter for more details.

As usual our annual holiday celebration will feature appetizers, salads, and desserts. The Hospitality Committee will provide desserts. Those with last names beginning with A through K please bring a salad and L through Z please bring an appetizer.  Members can bring a guest if they are truly interested in joining the Garden Club.


Meeting to plan the 2017-2018 Programs
Date:   Wed Jan 11, 2017 (Snow Date: Wednesday, January 25)
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Lounge, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Please bring or send your ideas for presentations, workshops, field trips etc. you would like included next year.  If you are unable to attend, please send ideas to Sally Eykel. All members welcome.


Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Garden Therapy
Date Mon Feb 6, 2017
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Place:   Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90 Taunton Street, Wrentham MA


scan0003Water Color Cards, presented by Sue Crane
Date:  
Wed Feb 8, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA 

Using water color pencils and Pigma Micron pens, members will create watercolor notecards with Sue Crane. No artistic experience is necessary.

 


Winter Seedling Workshop
Date:       Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time:      7:00 pm
Place:
    7 Meadowbrook Way, Norfolk

Want to get a head start on your garden? We will prepare a mini-greenhouse from a gallon milk or water jug and plant it with perennial seeds. Put it outside in a sunny spot and once spring arrives you should have plenty of new seedlings. This procedure also works with some vegetables and annual flowers by varying the planting times. Information sheets will be available. Bring clean, empty one gallon milk or water jug(s) and a plastic dishpan or other container to hold the planters to take home. We will have seeds and other supplies available but feel free to bring some seeds of your own to share.


Iris, Goddess of the Rainbow, presented by Stephanie MarkhamSteph Iris
Date: 
  Wed March 8, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Irises are tough, versatile perennials. But even though they were named for the goddess of the rainbow, not everyone knows that they come in a huge range of colors and patterns, or that there are irises that thrive in a wide variety of growing conditions, from sunny to shady, and dry to wet. Learn more about the irises that can bring a piece of the rainbow into your garden.


Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Garden Therapy
Date Mon April 10, 2017
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Place:   Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 90 Taunton Street, Wrentham MA


1 [174183Jaw-Dropping, Traffic-Stopping, “Get the Neighbors Talking” Containers presented by Deborah Trickett
Joint meeting of the GCN & Millis Garden Clubs
Date:   Wed April 12, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Tired of the same old windowboxes? Have you ever wanted to create lush container gardens that would be the envy of the neighborhood? Are you ready to move beyond the expected?  Join Master Gardener Deborah Trickett for a hands-on demonstration as she shows you how to take your container gardens from “blah” to “aaah.” Deborah’s work can be viewed on The Captured Garden website at www.thecapturedgarden.com.

 


Compost Happens

Annual Meeting and The Sustainable-Enough Garden, presented by Rebecca Warner

Date:   Wed May 10, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Public Library, Community Room, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

Rebecca is a home gardener in Newton with thirty years’ experience working toward a sustainable garden. Her book, The Sustainable-Enough Garden is the story of her quest to make a beautiful garden that’s environmentally friendly. In the last five years she has overhauled her garden practices, from composting to mulching, lawn care to irrigation. She blogs weekly at http://thesustainable-enoughgarden.blogspot.com/.

 


Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Date:
   Sat May 20, 2017
Time:  9:00 am- noon
Place:  Norfolk Town Hill and Gazebo, 139 Main Street, Norfolk MA

 


IMG_1138eInstallation of Officers, Potluck Dinner and a Plant Swap
Date:   Wed June 14, 2017
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 108 North Street, Norfolk MA (Note hange from your yearbook)

Bring a plant to swap. Can be a new plant, established plant, or purchased plant.

The hospitality committee will supply the deserts. Those with last names beginning with A through K please bring an appetizer and those with last names beginning with L through Z please bring a salad.


2016-2017 Library Flowers and Display Case

Library Flowers (Marty Richardson)

July                          Marty Richardson
August                    Rick Tedoldi
September            Leslie Lincoln
October                  Marge Morian-Boyle
November             Ann Hanssen and Michelle Noonan
December              Helena Drolette
January                  Dot Chitty and Tricia Romanus
February                Jan Conklin
March                     Sally Eykel
April                       Susan Brindley
May                        Monica Weiss
June

 Club members will be reimbursed up to $25.00 for materials.

 Library Display Case

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2016-2017 Board Meetings

We welcome members to attend any board meeting. They are held at the Norfolk Public Library Lounge at 7:00 pm, unless noted otherwise.
Mon Aug 22, 2016
Mon Sept 19, 2016
Mon Oct 24, 2016
Mon Nov 21, 2016 – Community Room
Wed Jan 11, 2017
Wed Jan 25, 2017 (snow date)
Mon Feb 13, 2017
Mon Mar 20, 2017
Mon Apr 24, 2017
Mon May 15, 2017
Mon June 19, 2017