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Co Presidents

Carolyn Balinskas (L) and Judy Wester (R).

Programs

Most of our Programs are held at St Andrews Episcopal Church, 3 Maple Street, Framingham, 

at 7.00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

Please check here close to the Program date for any changes or email: pinefieldgardenclub@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022 at 7.00 p.m.

Preserving and Creating Habitat from Roadside Restoration to Small Urban Planning.

Presenter:  Tara Mitchell,

Landscape Architect for Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

As you drive along the Mass Pike have you ever wondered who, if anyone, plans and manages the vegetation alongside the highway?  The answer is Yes… Tara Mitchell, landscape architect for Massachusetts Department of Transportation. 

Tara will talk about planting changes and project successes focusing mainly on 3 strategies: limited mowing (vegetation management), native seeding and small-scale urban planting. Her talk will also include examples of planting projects that will be relevant to gardeners or those involved in municipal projects and her design strategy, ecologically based and low maintenance, will provide helpful tips for designing your garden. For more information contact pinefieldgardenclub@gmail.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022 at 7.00 p.m.

Iris Growing in Massachusetts

Presenters:  Jan Sacks and Marty Schafer

Members of the American Iris Society.

Owners of Joe Pye Weed's Garden, Carlisle, MA

Iris Growing in Massachusetts will take us on a photo tour through the iris season including the many sizes and types of irises and will include advice on culture and propagation by Jan and Marty.

Jan Sacks and Marty Schafer have won numerous top awards for their introduction of many colors, variations of shape, depth of color, vigor and branching from the American Iris Society.  Since the mid 1980's, they have been breeding irises through the process of hybridizing, evaluating and selecting iris seedlings.

For more information contact pinefieldgardenclub@gmail.com.