President’s Comments for August, 2017

GCFM President presents a Club President pin to Harpswell Garden Club’s new president, Elisa Civello

Hello, Fellow Gardeners! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer with your families and friends. I have just returned from our family reunion refreshed and ready for August events. I am pleased to see so many bumble bees and butterflies in my gardens. It is a good sign to see them so busy flying from flower to flower. I hope your gardens are doing well also.

Our monthly meeting will be held at the Kellogg Church on Thursday, August 17th at 12:30 PM and our speaker will be Tollof Olsen. His topic will be aquaculture in Maine, “Kelp is on the Way”. This should be very informative so please join us for light refreshments and an enjoyable afternoon.

Other dates to keep in mind are:

August 9th: Floral Design Class at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. Check the GCFM website for more information.

August 29th: GCFM Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium at McLaughlin Gardens, South Paris, Me. Deadline to register is August 21st. Check the GCFM website for more information.

September 9th: Fabulous Fall Fest. Order your mums (order sheet is a separate e-mail). Save your “attic treasures”. Volunteers are also needed the day of the fest. Contact Annette Dunn ( for more information on how you can help.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday, August 17th to learn more about kelp.

Elisa Civello