Somerville Garden Club

October 11, 2023 Hybrid Meeting – Ornamental Grasses

Splendor in the Grasses!

The use of ornamental grasses in New England gardens has sky rocketed over the last 20 year. They offer the busy gardener stunning design elements and easy maintenance. There are so many options for every garden, whether sunny, part sunny or shady. These handsome species range in color from wine to red to gold to silvery blue with heights of several inches to several feet. The beauty of ornamental grasses is both their graceful foliage and their feathery, long-lasting plumes. What’s available, what’s new, what’s native, and how to best maintain them, will be fully explored.

Andi Ross is a Massachusetts Master Gardener and has studied with numerous garden programs and schools, and earned numerous certificates and accreditations.

Among the many schools she has attended are Federated Garden Club’s programs in Garden Study, its Landscape Design & Environmental Schools, NSCC’s Landscape Design and Garden Maintenance, The Harvard University Landscape Institute, and NOFA Organic Landcare Program where she has been re-accredited every year. She interned at the Trustees of Reservations’ Long Hill & Stevens Coolidge Estate. Andi started a landscape design business in 2002 called “It’s Nature’s Way.” She also offers private garden coaching.  She no longer installs gardens which has allowed her to have more time to speak, travel, paint & write. Several years ago she created a Face Book Garden Community called GARDEN GREATER NEWBURYPORT, which has swelled to 1,500 members.

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 for a small fee, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

If you are interested in attending virtually, but have not received the meeting link via email, or are not a SGC member, you can email for the link.

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