Somerville Garden Club

Meeting – September 8, 7-9pm

Please note the correction to the newsletter; favorite garden tools and stories will be the program for November’s meeting.

Plant Propagation with Leo Blanchette

The September meeting will feature a lecture on plant propagation by Leo Blanchette, owner of Blanchette Gardens in Carlisle, Mass.

Since 1981, Leo and his wife Pam have grown virtually all of the thousands of perennials they offer for sale every spring and summer at their nursery. All plants are grown outdoors in a country setting, and tested for their staying power in our New England climate. Many of the plants at Blanchette Gardens are rare, or hard to find at the average local garden mart. They are particularly known for their extensive collections of astilbes and hostas, plus a wide variety of other shade loving perennials. Leo will be bringing plants with him to demonstrate division techniques. He is also an accomplished garden designer, evidenced by the lush plantings at the entrance of Blanchette Gardens.

The SGC meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tufts Administration Building (TAB), 167 Holland St., second floor. The meetings are open to the public and are wheelchair accessible.

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