SHIRLEY -- The Gardeners Exchange invites the public to a presentation on "Shapes and Sizes: Designing for Impact and Interest," on Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hazen Memorial Public Library, 3 Keady Way.

In this presentation by garden designer Cheryl Salatino, we will explore the elements of design and composition. The workshop will begin with some design fundamentals and move quickly into how shape, texture and size can be used to achieve powerful combinations.

First-time attendees to meetings are not required to join, but membership is encouraged. Annual membership dues are $20 per individual or $30 per couple. Membership benefits include all events, spring and fall perennials, and discounts at many area nurseries and garden centers.

For information, visit or contact GE Co-Chair Dina Samfield at 978-448-9311, or Lela Rhodes at 978-425-0027.