Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Romp- June 17th to Fuller Gardens, North Hampton, NH

" Step back in time and discover a world class seaside botanical garden."

WHERE:  Fuller Gardens
10 Willow Avenue
                 North Hampton, NH 
                 603.964. 5414


WHEN:    June 17th, 2017

TIME:      9:00 a.m. Meet at the town hall parking lot to carpool
                    10:30 a.m. Group garden tour

Plan to spend an hour and a half exploring the many varied gardens besides the spectacular rose garden.
Some of the gardens to view are a Japanese garden, Hosta gardens, and a Dahlia garden as well as formal gardens. Interesting history of the property once owned by a former Massachusetts Governor in the 20's.

Please RSVP to Maureen, nicknicknana@yahoo.com by June 14th to inform the Tour Leader of our number.
Many thanks to Alicia Moore who planned this outing.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Note from Joyce to All Members re: 2017 IGC Plant Sale

Dear Garden Club Members,
   Our plant sale is our only fundraiser for the year and as you are digging and dividing your plants in preparation for the sale we hope the following tips are helpful to you:

• Please kindly label all plants using the label list on the blog. (Plant labeling list is posted under Plant Sale heading at top of this blog.) 
(If you need wooden sticks for labeling, please contact me.)
• Mix half peat moss with half garden soil for potting.
• Perennials sell best at the sale. 
• Plants to avoid are houseplants, tropical plants, invasive plants, orange day lilies, green leaf hosta (unless they are of a special variety.) And please, bring only healthy plants.
• Begin potting 1-2 weeks before the sale for best results

   Deliver your plants on Friday from 3 p.m.6 p.m. to the Hall Haskell lawn or make advance arrangements with me.    

   We would like to have all plants priced and ready to go Friday evening so we can focus on other tasks the morning before the sale begins.

Important information to remember:

   Each member is expected to donate at least 20 plants*. We need the support of each and every member for a successful sale!!

*If you don't have plants to dig this year, you may purchase perennial plants to donate.

*If you will be away the weekend of the sale, plan ahead and drop your plants off with me. Please email me if you would like to do this.

Warmest Regards,

Friday, April 7, 2017

Support the Launch of Generation Growers in Ipswich!

Ipswich Sustainable Education invites members of the Ipswich Garden Club to their fundraiser event to support the Ipswich Public School Middle School Green Team Initiative ~ "Generation Growers".

“Generation Growers” is an exciting new program. At the IHS entrance, a new public fruit and vegetable garden is being built with a special focus: to bridge generations and lifestyles. The effort seeks to bring the older adults in our community together with our youth by encouraging them to work together on the challenges and rewards of a common garden.

To purchase tickets or to donate please write to

please click on the poster to make it larger.

Here is a drawing showing what the garden will look like. Generation Growers needs our participation. This looks like a special opportunity to bring FUTURE new members to the Club.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Deck the Town

With balsam wreaths, gilded greens, and sparkling ribbons and ornaments, the Ipswich Garden Club brought a festive touch to Ipswich town for the holidays. (Clockwise) Seen below are decorations for Ascension Church, the Police Station, the Public Library, the Commuter Station, the Fire Station, Ipswich Schools Building, Hall Haskell House, the Butterfly Meadow (after the 12/17 snowfall), the Public Library's mantle, Market St. Square, and Town Hall.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

November Meeting: "Holiday Entertaining with the Garden's Harvest"

                   Please RSVP to Joyce by November 8th.