Cultivating Community

 

Located in Quincy, Massachusetts and incorporated in 1931 we are currently celebrating our 86th year!  We presently have 117 members including men and women gardeners of all ages, abilities and interests, from novice to master gardener.

 

We are members of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc (www.gcfm.org) and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (www.gardenclub.org). 

 

Most of our educational programs and meetings are open to the community. Member’s programs include field trips and workshops in floral design and horticulture. Our civic beautification committee maintains a number of public sites in the city of Quincy, and our conservation committee is actively involved in projects preserving the environment in our city. 

 

We encourage local gardeners interested in joining our club to attend a meeting or two, and read the club By-Laws, membership responsibilities and other pertinent information located in the Members section of this site. 

 

Thomas Crane Library Tour & Lavender Harvest - July 2020

 

Each year the gardens of the Thomas Crane Library get more spectacular.  If you visited recently you saw the gorgeous lavender in bloom by the front entrance.  

 

Recently, the lavender was harvested (much to the dismay of the pollinating bumblebees) to be dried, turned into frangrant sachets and sold at the annual Greens Sale.

 

Please enjoy the video tour before the lavender harvest and Wollaston Garden Club member Claire teach us how to harvest lavender.

 

Enjoy.

 

Garden Tour Video

Harvest pictures

Lavender Harvest Videos

July 2020 - Virtual Garden Tour

 

For garden club members unable to tour Molly's garden please enjoy this virtual garden tour.  

 

Molly chose a variety of plants for her garden to meet the needs of the many pollinators.  Perennials, shrubs, flowers, containers and garden art make the garden a perfect escape from the busy city center just one block away.  

 

 

Caring for Roses 

Many of our club members are interested in the topic of caring for rose bushes.  Last week, some of our Civic Beautifications Committee members tackled this project at Safford Park.

 

The roses are planted quite close together. So, after the stunning blooms died it was time to dead head and check for growth.  We found signs of disease and unchecked growth.  

 

 

Below there are three videos by WGC members Jo Costello and Mimi Balsamo on caring for rose bushes.

 

 

 

In the first video Jo shows how to prune a rose bush to create more blooms.

In the second video Jo shows how to check for disease and new growth.

In the third video Mimi talks about neem oil to treat roses from various diseases.

 

 

Make your own Neem Oil mix:

2 Tbl. Neem Oil concentrate
2 tsp. liquid dish soap
1 gal. water

Combine all in a pump sprayer, use on veggies, roses, non toxic, can be used right up to harvest.

This spray is useful for aphids, whiteflies and many other garden pests.

Safford Park rose bushes 

June 2020 - Virtual Garden Tour

In Dan and Marnie's country garden sits a magnificent ancient oak, a dappled shade garden, bountiful bee and butterfly garden, expansive perennial beds, a raised bed vegetable plot, bird sanctuary, flowers, berries, swaying grasses, bark, a Jackmanii Clematis draped trellis and more.  

 

Enoy the virtual walk through.

Our Mission:

  • Promote and encourage the love of gardening, the study of horticulture, and the development of floral and landscape design skills.
  • Aid in the protection and conservation of our environment.
  • Promote, encourage and support civic beautification throughout the City of Quincy.