CAMDEN, Maine — When all the red and green have been taken down after Christmas, the Camden Garden Club together with the Camden Public Library are offering colorful opportunities to brighten the winter and get us planning again for spring and summer. It’s time to mark calendars for five Tuesday mornings, from January 29th through all of February, starting at 10 a.m. in the library’s Picker Room, the public is welcome to hear this year’s list of excellent speakers and see lots of photos of plants and gardens and sunshine.
January 29 Container Gardening by Rebecca Jacobs, Education Coordinator for Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, as well as owner of Gabriella’s Gardens, a horticultural consulting business in Rockland.
February 5 BUGS! by Charlene Donahue, a Forest Entomologist with the Maine Forest Service for the past 18 years and a curator at the Maine State Museum.
February 12 Favorite Plants for Maine Gardens by Katherine Holland, a landscape designer and owner of Blue Newt Designs in Warren.
February 19 The Rise of American Gardening in the 19th Century by Terry Hire, a landscape designer and garden historian from Northport.
February 26 Dancing with Dahlias by Paul Fenton, a retired Naval officer and Master Gardener who grows many heirloom varieties of dahlias. His demonstration gardens are at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset.
The Camden Garden Club is entering its 98th year of cultivating the art of gardening, developing and preserving beauty in and around Camden, and promoting civic improvements and conservation of natural resources. It’s a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine. Meetings are public and new members are always welcome.