'Wet and Dry Shade Gardens' with Rick Sawyer at Belfast Garden Club meeting

Nov 09, 2012

The next meeting of The Belfast Garden Club will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20, featuring the presentation “Wet and Dry Shade Gardens” with Rick Sawyer of Fernwood Nursery in Montville.

The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The speaker will begin at 2 p.m. following a brief public club business meeting beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon meeting and program take place at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast.

Rick Sawyer has worked in the nursery business for more than 35 years. In 1991, he founded Fernwood Nursery, now on Route 3, which specializes in shade and woodland plants — many of which are native to this area. He will share his extensive expertise in choosing and growing plants for shady gardens.

This month’s short horticulture topic will be water availability in Maine, New Mexico and in-between, and what’s going on By Ann Mullen. After a break, featuring snacks and finger foods provided by the Hospitality Committee, Rick Sawyer will give his presentation.

The Garden Club has promoted civic beautification since 1929. They maintain 12 gardens around the city each year, host Open Garden Days garden tours during the summer and support education through donations to the Belfast Free Library, Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project, and an annual education scholarship. Each meeting of the Belfast Garden Club is open to the public. The club welcomes new members and volunteers year round.

For more information, visit belfastgardenclub.org or email belfastgardenclub@gmail.com or call Corliss Davis 930-3562.

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.