News and Announcements
Bringing holiday joy to the Howe Sitting Room at the historic Wayside Inn (Sudbury, MA)! Our club was chosen again by the Sudbury Garden Club to participate in decorating the Wayside Inn’s beautiful and historic rooms. See their festive work below!
Our January Speaker Series Program
"Gardens of the Scottish Highlands" with Jana Milbocker
January 18, 2022
Speaker: 7:30 p.m., via ZOOM
Free and open to the public via registration (see below)
Scotland is home to amazing public and private gardens. Enjoy an armchair tour of 15 very different gardens in Scotland—from castle and historic estate properties in the Highlands to botanic gardens and intimate private edens.
Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a lecturer, and garden writer. She published The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast in 2018. She has a passion for landscape design and horticulture, and has been gardening on her 2-acre property in Holliston’s historic district for over 20 years. The garden surrounding her Victorian home features more than 140 varieties of trees and shrubs, perennial gardens, peony and rose beds, water features and shady retreats. Jana is interested in all aspects of design—spatial relationships, the interplay of light and shadow, color theory, texture, proportion, and plant combinations. Trained as a graphic designer, Jana brings years of critical design thinking, clarity and cohesiveness to her landscape solutions. Her professional experience includes twenty five years as an art director and designer. Jana holds a BFA from Syracuse University, an MBA from Boston College, and coursework in horticulture and landscape design.
Courtesy of: https://www.greatbritishgardens.co.uk
REGISTRATION: If you are not an HGC member and wish to attend, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org and state your interest in attending our January 18th online event. Instructions will be provided in a reply email. We hope to see you there!
December Floral Arrangements
for Vets Breakfast
Showing holiday colors with festive arrangements created by our talented members. Carnations and local greens will bring a smile to everyone!
Each month, September through June, club members create floral arrangements to decorate the tables at the Senior Center for their Veteran's breakfast.
Thank you "Help Hopkinton Bloom" Sponsors!
We are so grateful to our town beautification sponsors for their support Because of these dedicated organizations, we were able to provide welcoming blooms to our public spaces this year.
Please join us in supporting our sponsors and recognizing their contribution to our community!
Native Species - Solidago odora
sweet goldenrod, anise goldenrod
Sweet goldenrod gets its name from the licorice-like smell of its leaves, which make wonderful tea.
It grows in sun/part shade to 12 - 36 inches, with a spread of 12 - 24 inches.
Much loved by bees and other pollinators, this species is a well-behaved goldenrod that does well in garden settings.
Adventures with Oddities: Strange and Noteworthy Natives (courtesy of the Ecological Landscaping Alliance) with Dan Jaffe (formerly of the Native Plant Trust)
Landscaping with a Purpose, What's Diversity Got to Do with It? with Randi Eckel
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Native plants by state)
Native Plants Lookup (Audubon)
ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN
Find bird friendly native plants with this handy tool from the National Audubon Society. Just enter your zip code to view a list of bird friendly native plants for your area. Search results can be refined by plant type or bird species.