Meetings and Programs

All regular monthly meetings are held at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, beginning at 

1:00 PM with refreshments unless otherwise noted. 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Annual Appreciation Reception for Members and Spouses
Members to bring an hors d’oeuvres to share. Beer and wine will be provided
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Monday, September 11, 2017
Regular Monthly Meeting
1:00 PM    Refreshments and Business Meeting
Guest Speaker: John and Carolyn Dickey, Parsonage Daylilies
Program:    Daylilies – The Perfect Perennial
The Dickeys will do a presentation on the history of daylilies, soil preparation, planting, dividing, and the wide variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and bloom times.
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Monday, October 2, 2017
Regular Monthly Meeting
1:00 PM    Refreshments and Business Meeting
Guest Speaker: Robert Gillmore
Program:    Large, lush, low maintenance gardens
This will be a presentation on ow to create colorful, but low care gardens and how to create privacy with manmade, but natural-looking ridges, known as berms.
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Members – Reserve your Wreaths
 
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Monday, November 6, 2017
Regular Monthly Meeting

1:00 PM    Refreshments and Business Meeting
Guest Speaker:  Stephanie Dole, New Hampshire Mushroom Company
Program: All About Mushrooms
A presentation from the largest grower in New England of edible mushrooms. We will learn about cultivation, the different exotic types, their medicinal properties, and how to best enjoy them at the dinner table.
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Friday, December 8, 2017
Greens Workshop – Leavitt Park Clubhouse
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Members will create a variety of arrangements for themselves and for the Belknap County Nursing Home. Everyone’s help providing a variety of greens is appreciated.
Bring a brown bag lunch.
Wreaths must be picked up!
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Saturday, December 9, 2017
Holiday Greens Sale open to the public.
Leavitt Park Clubhouse, Elm St. 
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Luncheon for Members at Lyons Den Restaurant in Gilford.

12:00 PM
RSVP (Yes or No) by March 1st to opecheegardenclub2012@gmail.com  

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2018 Books in Bloom Exhibit – Dates to be determined.

Members of the Garden Club will do flower arrangements based on book covers.

Exhibit open during regular business hours at the Gilford Library.
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Monday, April 2, 2018
Regular Monthly Meeting
1:00 PM: Refreshments and Business Meeting
Guest Speaker: Russ Knowles, Pleasant View Gardens/Proven Winners
Program: What’s New in the Garden for 2018

Russ will show us the best new flowering annuals, perennials, and shrubs that Proven Winners has developed for a showy performance all season.

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Monday, May 7, 2018
Regular Monthly Meeting
1:00 PM:    Refreshments and Business Meeting
Guest Speaker:  Ned Therrien
Program: An Adventure in the Redwoods
A rich biodiverse canopy that thrives thirty stories above the forest floor is explored by dedicated climbing botanists. Learn about the rare and magnificent Coast Redwoods and the individuals who study and protect these majestic trees.
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Monday, June 4, 2018
Annual Meeting & Luncheon

12:00 noon
Hosted by the Executive Board. Program to be announced.