Somerville Garden Club

December 3, 2021
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December 8, 2021 Virtual Meeting – Color Gardens

Color Gardens: Beautiful Perennial Combinations from Spring through Frost

In this presentation from designer Maria von Brincken, you’ll learn “color pairing”, the first step to create a stunning combination. Graphics will introduce color theory and texture as design tools that are easy to use to create your own beautiful combinations in seasonal sequence. Examples of both sunny and shady flower combinations blooming from spring through fall can be used right away. Or inspire you to create your own. Examples are from gardens in New England, the US, and abroad. A digital handout with details of the plant combinations shown will be made available.

Maria von Brincken, principle of Maria von Brincken Landscape & Garden Design, is an award-winning certified designer (APLD and LI) celebrating 30 years in professional practice. Maria specializes in beautiful earth-friendly landscapes and colorful flower gardens. Trained as a fine artist, color theorist, and organic gardener, Maria brings years of critical design thinking to her landscape solutions. Her design has been featured in Fine Gardening Magazine, Landscape Ideas You Can Use, Front Yard Idea Book, and others. A former contributing editor to LandShapes Magazine, you can read her blog on her website Visit her website to view her portfolio and to book her Home Gardener Coaching Services and Design Planning.

November 2, 2021
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November 10, 2021 Virtual Meeting – SGC World Garden Travelogue

Four members of the Somerville Garden Club will show garden and landscape photos they took in places they visited in the U.S. and around the world.

Alice Grossman will show photos of Morocco, from Fez in the North, through the Atlas Mountains and Desert, and photos of the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. She will also show photos of the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, PA.

Jeannie Kropas will show images of plants, blossoms and landscapes from Arizona national parks.

 Mary Kocol will show photos from the Hortus Botanicus, botanical garden in Amsterdam, and a few garden scenes from around Amsterdam.

Fran McCormick will be showing photographs of trees, plants, waterfalls and mountains of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, and also the Huanfshan Mountains in China.

Alice Grossman, Jeannie Kropas, Mary Kocol, and Fran McCormick are all Somerville Garden Club Members. Jeannie Kropas and Fran McCormick are very active long-time members, and Mary Kocol and Alice Grossman are award-winning professional photographers in addition to being long-time members.

All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. If you are interested in attending our virtual meeting, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email for the link.