Thursday, June 15, 2017

Driftwood Garden Club celebrates 65 years . . .

Wow! Our annual luncheon was extra special this year, as our club celebrates 65 years of gardening and camaraderie. Andrea G. hosted us in her beautiful home, the sun came out (for a bit), and we enjoyed our walks, our lunch, and our time together. The highlight of the afternoon arrived when club historian Ginny vR. delivered a moving and memorable slideshow presentation, paying tribute to sixty-five years of DGC history and tradition (and a lot of funny stories, too).

Here are a few photos from our day:

Enjoying Andrea's gardens before lunch

Our traditional lobster roll and cupcake luncheon

Catching up with old and new friends

Enjoying lunch with a view to the outside gardens

Ginny regales us with tales and trivia from years gone by

A special acknowledgment of Sue B., the DGC's longest-running active member . . . since 1987!

Sue B., Nancy D., club president, and Ginny vR., club historian and speaker extraordinaire

I love the spontaneous socializing going on in this photo!

The Driftwood Garden Club 2016-2017

A special thanks to 2016-2017 club president, Nancy D., vice president, Evonne P., program co-chairs, Kathy B. and Rosie D., and all of the members of the DGC board of directors. It has been a fabulous year!

(Stay tuned for photos from last year's luncheon . . . oops )

Monday, May 2, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year . . .

May is a special time for gardeners-- planning, digging, planting, and enjoying our gardens after the winter. It is also the busiest time of year for the Driftwood Garden Club.

Just over two weeks ago, we had our annual dig and divide where DGC members worked in teams digging and dividing plants at twelve Marblehead properties. While members nurture the hundreds of plants (including trillium, jack in the pulpit, columbine, catmint, blue aster, ginger, anemone, coral bells, and dozens more) that will be sold at our upcoming plant sale, the plant sale committee is working overtime to ensure another successful day!

Ellen and Nancy joined me at my house this year, and I was a little worried we wouldn't find enough to dig in my tiny garden. As it turns out, finding forty-seven plants wasn't such a difficult task!

Last week, Ellen hosted a container party at her house, and attending members created beautiful container plants -- for those buyers who are looking for something ready made.

Here's a photo of Linda and her granddaughter at last year's container party

And here's a reminder of what all this potting and planting leads to --- a lush and inviting display of plants for sale!

Our plant sale will be held at the Masonic Hall, 62 Pleasant Street, on Saturday, May 7, from 8:30 - 11:30. Don't forget to spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors.

As always, all proceeds will benefit the gardens of the Abbot Public Library.

Our new banner (thanks, Dianne):

Thursday, December 3, 2015

From autumn pleasures to holiday treasures . . .

Driftwood Garden Club members have been very busy this fall! 

In the past month, members have put the gardens to bed at the Abbot Library, traveled to Bemis Farms for a holiday greens workshop, created another beautiful holiday room at the Hooper Mansion, and designed delicate holiday "vignettes and niches" at Rosie Dalton's holiday workshop. 

Here are a few photos that capture the spirit of the month. If anyone has photos of the Hooper Mansion decorations, please send them to me, and I'll put them up!

Our Tuesday fall clean-up group

And our Saturday ladies

Here are some photos of the Bemis Farms trip (courtesy of Kathy Bradford):





And from last night: a collage (of sorts) of vignettes-- sparkly, festive, natural, woodsy, colorful






And last, but not least, some lovely early fall photos from members' gardens-- thank you Janice and Nancy.

From Janice Foss:

And from Nancy Davidge:

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year!