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Pruning for the Home Landscape: Trees and Shrubs

Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.,

pruningProgramPruning is not difficult if you understand the basics — learn why, when, and how to prune. Please join us for the “Pruning for the Home Landscape” program presented by Marjorie Peronto.

Marjorie is a Professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension based in Hancock County.  She oversees the Down East region’s Master Gardener Volunteers program and teaches classes in home food production, and ecological landscaping with native plants.  She also coauthored the award-winning book The New England Gardener’s Year.

This meeting is open to the public, but non-members are asked to call 244-1116 to reserve a seat.  Refreshments will be served.

NOTE: In the event that schools are closed due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled.

Check out our 2016 Program schedule.
All Club Program meetings are open to the community, unless indicated otherwise.

Youth Activities Program for the Club

Please note the following deadline changes for our local club.

NGC Youth Poetry Contest—Excite and encourage our Youth to express and explore their creative thoughts through different types of poetry. The deadline is December 5th.

Youth Sculpture, By Colby Butler

Youth Sculpture, By Colby Butler

High School Essay Contest—The High School Essay Contest is open to all High School students attending 9th through 12th grades. Each year a $1,000 National Garden Club scholarship will be awarded to the National Winner. The deadline is January 5th. Learn more…

Youth Sculpture Contest—The purpose of this contest is to encourage youth to keep our planet green and to get involved with saving our planet. The state deadline is January 15th. Learn more…

Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest—Posters are to be completed by individual student artists and may include students from 1st to 5th grade. The deadline for the local poster contest is January 5th. Learn more…


Downeast Designers Guild


Photograph © Koths

Formed in 2015 through the sponsorship of the Ellsworth Garden Club, the Downeast Designers is an informal group of people interested in exploring various floral design styles through:

♦ hands-on design workshops and programs;
♦ study and review of key publications and resources such as the National Garden Clubs Handbook for Flower Shows; and
♦ fostering more formal venues for the exhibition of designs such as flower shows.

Participation in the group is open to anyone interested in design, regardless of any garden club affiliation. The group meets the first Wednesday morning of the month, every month during the summer and every other month in colder months.

For more information, contact Mary Blackstone at 667-8878.