PEPPERELL — It looked like the makings of a new garden center when members and guests brought their outdoor perennials and indoor house plants to swap at the annual Pepperell Garden Club September plant swap Sept. 10 at the Senior Center.
Over 30 members and guests brought a labeled plant swapped it for another. Among the many healthy and vibrant plants were purple monks hood, lobelia, foxglove, jade plant, coneflower, trumpet honeysuckle, tiarella, and some seeds from milkweed, sweet pea and rose milkweed, as well as various succulents.
The program was preceded by the business meeting and as always, refreshments were served.
The Pepperell Garden Club is planning another informative October meeting. “Creating an edible still life for your holiday buffet,” by guest speaker Liz Barbour of Hollis N.H., will feature a discussion, cooking demonstration, tasting samples and recipes to take home.
Liz’s cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle. She appears regularly on WMUR Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and her recipes are featured in various publications.
So mark your calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 8. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, Route 111, 37 Nashua Road, Pepperell. The public is welcome to attend for a $5 guest fee ($3 seniors). Because space is limited, advanced registration is required to participate. Or come and observe if you are unable to sign up. To sign up call Carol at 978-448-6108.
The Pepperell Garden Club is an active organization. Members take care of the gorgeous flower gardens at the rotary, Senior Center, VFW, and Town Hall. Each spring members plant lovely flowers in the whisky barrels in front of several stores in Rail Road Square and on Main Street. Plans are in the works to decorate the holiday wreaths around town.
Many members attended the summer garden safaris to enjoy the beauty of the local winery and gardens. Best of all, the Pepperell Garden Club has its well known annual plant sale, which now located the Senior Center in May.
Members are encouraged to attend programs and events. The more they do, the more fun they have. That’s what makes it a great organization. The Garden Club welcomes guests and members from all towns who wish to learn more about gardening. Membership is $20 a year. Join and enjoy the many informative programs that are held throughout the year or attend as a guest and pay $5 ($2 seniors).
For information, contact club president Carol Swift 448-6108 or see the PGC website: webpages. charter.net/pgc/
— JOANNA REAGAN