Community Summer Planting 

We had a great time planting our Main Street pots and other town areas this summer. We hope you enjoyed the colorful blooms and vines while strolling around town!
 

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Club members offer a variety of gardening interests and experience. Some like to get their hands dirty, others prefer floral arranging or designing a garden. Whatever the preference, we are always learning!  Everyone donates time and energy to plant and maintain Hopkinton's public spaces several times a year.    

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"Hydrangea Highlights" 
with Gail Anderson

November 18th, 7:30 p.m. 
Faith Community Church, Route 135, Hopkinton, MA

Free and Open to the public!!

Endless Summer®, Snow Queen, Pinky Winky® (below), Incrediball®.  There has been an explosion of hydrangea cultivars with cute and quirky names.  "Hydrangea Highlights" helps demystify this immensely popular genus and includes tips for choosing the right hydrangea for your garden. 


You'll hear a colorful and instructional look at the genus brought to popular attention by such disparate personalities as Martha Stewart and the renowned plantsman Michael Dirr.

Topics covered will include a primer of hydrangea species, cultivars commonly available for sale, flower shape and color including soil pH, and how to plant and prune.

Gail Anderson is a former teacher and magazine journalist.  She earned a Certificate in Landscape Design and Maintenance from North Shore community College and was certified as a Massachusetts Master Gardener.

Gail also worked for six years as a staff horticulturalist for the Trustee of Reservations at Long Hill.  Long Hill is an estate garden in Beverly, Massachusetts known for its woody plant collection.  She had also served as a photography judge and jury member at the Boston Flower & Garden Show and has lectured at the Portland (Maine) Flower Show.

Gail lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where she is a member of the Ipswich Garden Club.