Somerville Garden Club

Meeting – March 11 , 2020 – Cancelled

Due to the rapidly changing situation and the closing of our meeting space, this event is now CANCELLED

Special Note about Our March Meeting.

Over the last few days, the board has agonized over whether or not to cancel because of concerns about the coronavirus. In the end, the fact that the MA state and Boston local authorities gave the green light to the Boston Flower Show was a deciding factor to hold the meeting.

Please STAY HOME if you are sick, are caring for someone who is sick, have underlying medical issues, have recently returned from travel to an area with a coronavirus outbreak, or are simply concerned about this epidemic.

Please note the changes we have implemented for this month out of an abundance of caution:

  1. We have canceled refreshments; there will be no drinks or food.
  2. We will not give out name tags.
  3. We won’t pass the microphone around during QandA.
  4. No clipboards to will be passed around this month.
  5. We’ll space the chairs further apart.
  6. The greeter’s table will have a hand sanitizer. But please would everyone wash their hands before arriving at the meeting – the restrooms are right there!
  7. There will be no membership table; to join, go online to

HOUSEPLANTS 101 – The program will include short demonstrations on the growing and care of some ‘easy to care for’ and some ‘not so easy to care for’ houseplants. There will be a demonstration and discussion on care of orchids by Bill Bennett, and the manager of the greenhouse at Pembertons will talk about a variety of other common houseplants. There will be lots of time for questions. In addition, our raffle will include plenty of houseplants of many types and varieties to choose from using a free raffle ticket. If it is cold the night of the meeting, please bring a paper bag to protect your new houseplant from the cold!

There will also be our usual plant roundtable.

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.

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