Welcome

Join us on Zoom

for our February 10th PROGRAM

The Key to Plant ID

“I have this plant in my garden. What is it?”

Get tips and techniques on using a plant key to identify the unknown plant, through a series of questions about the characteristics. Keys turn your power of observation into your power of plant knowledge.

Presented by Judy Artley, a certified principal Massachusetts Master Gardener and a member of several plant and conservation societies, including Native Plant Trust, New England, the Hosta Society, and the Pinefield Garden Club.

Guests are welcome. 

Email pinefieldgarden@gmail.com for more details.

Below is a congregation of Spotted Lanternflies doing a lot of damage to this tree.   What is a Spotted Lanternfly?  For the answer, go to the Gardening page.

 Greetings from the President ... 

As we begin a new year for Pinefield Garden Club, we continue to be faced with the challenges connected with the pandemic.  Most of us are now quite capable of using Zoom, and we’ve had regular meetings and board meetings using that technology.  Our programs for the upcoming year will rely more on club members presenting their expertise in short presentations, as we continue with our mission of “stimulating interest in horticulture and expanding our knowledge of gardening for the benefit of our community”.  We have also discovered that some “outside” speakers have adjusted their programs to current technology, so we feel confident that programs, while being unusual in presentation, will still address our mission.

     This is a special year for us because we’re celebrating the 60th anniversary of the inception of Pinefield Garden Club.  The club was established in 1960, and became part of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts in 1961. We are working on plans for a special celebration, hopefully in person and not via the computer screens.  In conjunction with the 60th anniversary celebration, we are in the process of beginning work on a Memorial Garden in Simpson Park, along the Sudbury River in North Framingham.  This garden will be filled with native plantings and will honor the memory of club members who have passed on.  We are hopeful the beautiful setting will appeal to the many residents who visit the park. 

     The club continues to work with the community by maintaining gardens at the Village Hall,  the Garden of Hope, (near Metrowest Medical Center) , as well as at Simpson Park.  We are feeling lucky that we have this community connection, and it’s been a nice relief over the summer to be able to work with several others at the gardens, while maintaining pandemic protocol.  We are welcoming the upcoming year with enthusiasm!

Karen

Preparing for Spring

“All gardening is landscape painting.” — William Kent

1.  Get into shape.

Exercises to prepare you for garden work.  Click on the link.
https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/training.html
2.  Plan your garden. 
Now is a great time to plan your garden work for this year and the years to come. Here are some things to think about:

  • Change the layout.

  • Create new beds.

  • Move plants from one area to another.

  • Divide plants.

  • Research new plants for the garden.

  • Prune shrubs.

  • Plant annuals grown from seed.

  • Edge beds.

  • Create a vegetable garden.

  • Add whimsical items which you can create​ using objects you already own.

Check these websites for inspiration. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mgi23cHxsI
https://homebnc.com/best-diy-garden-crafts-ideas/
Research online and copy and save links into a Garden Planning Folder.  

Spring will be here in about 2 months.  
“The promise of spring’s arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter!”  -  Jen Selinsky