Meeting – May 10, 2017

Preparing the Soil for Gardening

Gretel Anspach, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association will discuss preparing soil for gardening. The quality and make-up of soil has a huge influence on how well plants will do in the garden. Unlike sunlight, air, and water [the other 3 requirements], we can’t tell whether our soils are right for our plants by looking at the soil, and sometimes not even by looking at our plants themselves. During this informative presentation, we will learn about soil structure, compaction, fertility, and pH, and how we can modify these for a more successful garden.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Meetings are held the at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.


SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

Big Gardens, Small Spaces
A Self-Guided Tour of Member Gardens 
Presented by the Somerville Garden Club 
$18.
11:00 am. – 4:00 p.m. 
Rain or Shine!
The SGC 2017 Garden Tour showcases the creativity and variety of compact gardens. 21 gardens will be open to ticket holders. Proceeds from the 2017 Garden Tour support the educational programs and public plantings of the Somerville Garden Club.
Advance tickets go on sale June 2nd and will also be available online through our site.

2017 Garden Tour: Big Gardens, Small Spaces

Big Gardens, Small Spaces

A Self-Guided Tour of Member Gardens
Presented by the Somerville Garden Club

Sunday June 25, 2017
11:00 am. – 4:00 pm
Rain or Shine!
Tickets $18

The SGC 2017 Garden Tour, Big Gardens, Small Spaces, celebrates the creativity and variety of compact gardens.

Walk through gardens of different styles, featuring shady perennials, colorful sun-loving flowers, statuary, vegetable plots, ponds, bee hives, unusual shrubs and trees, native plants and interesting hardscaping surrounding Somerville Garden Club member homes, and our three public garden sites. Gardens provide pleasure for our gardeners, our neighbors, and in many cases, a haven for native plants, birds, and local wildlife. Tickets for the self-guided tour are $18. Proceeds support the educational programs and public plantings of the Somerville Garden Club.

Gardeners will be welcoming visitors to their yards and will be available to answer questions. This is a rare chance to learn about plants, design, and horticulture from this wonderful array of passionate SGC members. Prepare to be inspired and educated, and don’t be surprised if you come away eager to work on your own urban landscape. Come for fun, leave with inspiration!

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