Summer 2020 Programs

We welcome your support!

Our Mission

Founded in 1876, the Lexington Field & Garden Club is committed to and focused on  education, service, and friendship. We offer many educational, social, and community improvement opportunities through lectures, workshops, field trips, and projects focused on horticulture and landscaping.

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Join us for our 2020-2021 season! 
Summer in Your Garden: Virtual Talks with Garden Club Experts!

Lexington’s Cary Library is working with LFGC to present talks on Wednesdays in June at 1 PM.  A reservation is required so you receive the program link. Click here to view the videos on the library’s YouTube Channel of past programs. You can register for individual programs by clicking  on Cary Library calendar

Thus far we have talked on Vegetable Gardens for Beginners, Container Vegetable Gardening with Guy Doran,  Sun and Shade Gardening with Elaine Doran, Pollinator Gardens with Native Plants with Georgia Harris, Water Features with Linda Walsh, Victory Gardens with Carla Fortmann, and Goats in a Suburban Setting with Hale Schatz.

July 1, 1 PM
Hanging baskets can turn just about any nook or cranny into an inviting retreat. You just need one plant that grabs the eye, one plant that fills in the holes, and one plant that spills over the edges. Ashley Rooney, and lifelong gardener and designer, Elaine Doran will demonstrate how to make a hanging basket and discuss good floral candidates.

July 8, 1 PM
Fairy Gardens with Barbara Purchia and Ashley Rooney
Fairy houses are a major attraction today as we turn back to nature. Unlike dollhouses, where objects are made to look like tiny versions of the real thing, fairy houses incorporate another level of imagination. Join us on a journey of 'once upon a time” fairy homes and gardens as designers transform natural settings into enchanting displays that recreate that sense of wonder.

July 15, 1 PM
Building and maintaining a compost pile is the surest, easiest way to become a better gardener. Not only will you be producing the best possible food for your garden, but by watching leaves, eggshells, orange rinds, and grass clippings become transformed into rich compost filled with earthworms and other soil creatures, you'll be reducing our  waste stream. You also can conserve your rain water and cut down on your water bill with a rainwater barrel
  
July 22, 1 PM
Gardening In Difficult Spots with Karen Droisen and Ashley Rooney 
Ashley Rooney and Karen Droisen, a lifelong gardener, will discuss possible solutions to your problems. Please send your questions/jpegs in ahead of time to caryprograms@minlib.net. 
 
July 29, 1 PM   
Beekeeping 101 with Alexandra Bartsch and Ashley Rooney
Honey bees are the most important pollinators for gardens and agriculture.  Alexandra Bartsch (Lexington Bee Company) works the LHS (MA) HS Bee Club to promote and provide bees free to Lexington's public gardens, orchards, and conservations lands.  She and Ashley Rooney will discuss Beekeeping in the suburbs.

August 5, 1 PM   
The Monarch Gardener with Leslie Masson and Ashley Rooney
Everyone knows what a Monarch butterfly looks like, but what about the Monarch caterpillar?  Leslie Masson, butterfly aficionado, and Ashley Rooney will tell us about the Monarch’s life in the garden and other insects. 
 
August 12, 1 PM
Gardening for All Seasons with Ashley Rooney and Georgia Harris
Designing year-round gardens ensures that your home is surrounded by color and interest. Georgia Harris, a gifted Master Gardener, and Ashley Rooney will describe how to create a four-season garden. 

 

Main Club Public Programs take place the second Wednesdays of September-November and January-May.

In October we meet in the evening, and in April we have both day and evening meetings.

Our meetings are open to the public, so please come and bring a friend! For a full listing, see Programs page.