Hopkinton Senior Center
Hopkinton Senior Center

Creating holiday decor with our seniors!

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Holiday Decor at the Police Station

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Traffic Island Grove St. and Hayden Rowe St.
Traffic Island Grove St. and Hayden Rowe St.

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Hopkinton Senior Center
Hopkinton Senior Center

Creating holiday decor with our seniors!

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Creating Holiday Decor at the Senior Center

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Garden Therapy

at Hopkinton Senior Center!

 

Creating greens table arrangements, thanks to members: Joan, Kate, Meg, Ruth, and Jodi!

Beautiful!!!

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Garden Therapy held its first program at the Hopkinton Senior Center on October 3rd, presenting Tussie Mussies. A brief discussion of what they are and why they were popular (little fragrant bouquets to be held, to help cope with the stench of early living without a sewer system and regular bathing) and how they became known as “talking bouquets”.

Five brave seniors joined Jina Kessler, Kate Heyd, Meg Dowd and Ruth Gorman to create their own bouquets.

On November 21st our Garden Therapy program will be holiday greens planters!

December Floral Arrangements for Vets Breakfast

 

Our December arrangements bring in festive holiday colors. Best holiday wishes to all our veterans!!

 

Centerpieces created by Merylyn Mezitt, Mary Reynolds, Judy Caplan

Each month, September through June, club members provide floral arrangements to decorate the tables at the Senior Center for their Veteran's breakfast. 

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Thank you 2022 "Help Hopkinton Bloom" Sponsors!

Our Business Sponsors share our goal of beautifying Hopkinton for the enjoyment of our community. We are extremely grateful to each organization who continues to support our work through their generous contributions. 

We also want to express our deep appreciation to our Department of Public Works for providing a weekly watering for our planters and sites. This help is invaluable to keeping our plants looking their best!

 

Please show everyone your support and recognize their contribution to our town!

 

Donors:

 

Site Sponsors:

 

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Click here to view pictures of our town plantings!

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Garden Talk
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Spotted Beebalm

Monarda punctata, called spotted beebalm or horsemint, has a remarkably distinctive inflorescence, with large white-pink bracts (modified leaves) that encircle its whorls of tubular flowers. These flowers, typically pale yellow with maroon dots, are an excellent source of nectar and pollen for a wide range of insects. Unlike many other species of Monarda, spotted beebalm does best in dry, sandy, soils with plenty of sun. It is generally a short-lived perennial, but will happily seed itself around in favorable conditions.

Native Plants!

Native plants in home gardens are essential for providing pollinators safe habitat in which they can thrive.

Climate change, overbuilding, invasive species and other factors have destroyed large areas previously home to our insect and bird populations. With so much land being "chopped up", putting native plants in your garden will add to those from your neighbors’ gardens creating larger spaces for pollinators to call home.

Pollinators, who work hard to maintain the ecological systems we depend on (like food growth!), need your help!

Here are links to articles, webinars and websites with information on native plants and why they're so important to pollinators, and to us.

Articles:

Webinars:

Websites:

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Be on the Lookout For....

The Spotted Lanternfly Arrives in Massachusetts!!

The MA Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) announced on 9/28/21 that a small, established, and breeding population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was detected in Worcester County, in the city of Fitchburg. This finding was confirmed by state officials.

Read more....

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Black and Pale Swallow-worts:

Toxic to Monarch Butterflies

Black Swallow-wort & Pale Swallow-wort

Newton, MA - Video, Removing Swallow-wort from Open Land

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