Archive | June 2017

2017 Petals 2 Paint – BGC takes First Place

Bedford Garden Club member, Jeanne Popielarz, represented the Bedford Garden Club in the 2017 Petals 2 Paint Competion held at LaBelle Winery on June 22, 2017.   Jeanne’s floral arrangement complimenting the art work entitled “Creeping Shadows”  won first place. Congratulations Jeanne!



TODAY Petals2Paint at LaBelle Winery

 Wednesday, June 21st, 5pm – 8pm

 Thursday, June 22 nd, 11am – 7pm

LaBelle Winery

Over 20 floral designs on display

2017 Petals to Paint Entry by BGC Member, Jeanne Popielarz


Hello Gardeners, please support Jeanne Popielarz’s lovely floral arrangement at LaBelle’s Winery TODAY!

LaBelle Winery is located at 345 Route 101, Amherst, NH. Visit or call (603)-738-6179 for more information. This event is free and open to the public with plenty of free parking.

Jeanne’s lovely floral interpretation of a winter tree scene needs your votes. There are many entries and artists available for your viewing and you should enjoy it all.

Thank you so much Jeanne for your talent and creativity represented in your own floral art work.


Summer is here and the East Colony Fine Art members have teamed up with LaBelle Winery, to present an exhibit of more than 20 floral displays by local master gardeners and floral designers. Each designer has picked an individual piece of artwork from the East Colony Artists and will create their interpretation in flowers and other organic materials. An event where Floral mimics Art.
This marks the 14th annual Petals 2 Paint event that East Colony has sponsored and a very popular event. Stop by and vote for your favorite designer’s creation. There will be voting instructions given to you when you arrive. Bring your friends and come enjoy the splendor and beauty of fresh and diverse flora! Each arrangement is unique and is a work of art, for both your eyes and nose.
A meet and greet with the artists and designers will be on Wednesday from 5pm – 8pm. During this time, LaBelle Winery will be conducting a wine tasting during the first hour and a half, of the Petals 2 Paint reception. All LaBelle Winery wines are produced at the state-of-the-art facility where Petals 2 Paint is being hosted. During the tasting a LaBelle Winery Tasting Representatives will share each wines tasting notes and history with guests. A wine tasting at LaBelle Winery is a fun and educational experience and a great additional to events such as Petals 2 Paint!
The flower arrangements and art exhibit, will be on display from Wednesday, June 21st, 5pm – 8pm and Thursday, June 22 nd, 11am – 7pm.
Come enjoy the visual explosions of color and texture, as interpreted by a floral designer, bringing summer indoors, with aromas of fresh blooms, for this two day event.



2017 Mum Sale – Pre-order Mums By August 11


Plan now for beautiful color in your fall landscape! On Tuesday September 5th,  the Bedford Garden Club will be selling its show-stopping mums at the Bedford Farmers Market, 3-6pm (or while supplies last), in the parking lot of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford.

Club members and the general public are encouraged to order and pre-pay their orders by August 11th for the best selection and early pick up after 1:00pm on September 5th.  The beautiful 8-inch potted mums, produced by a New Hampshire grower, are priced at $7.50 each or 3 for $21.00 ($7.00 each for three or more plants). Proceeds from this annual event help to support the club’s educational programs, provide for holiday wreaths at public buildings, and maintain the club’s community gardens located throughout Bedford for the benefit of residents and visitors.

To order and pre-pay, click on the order form link below. When you click on the link you will see a picture of the form. Click on the picture and you will be able to print the form.
2017 Mum Sale Order Form

Print the form, send the completed form along with your check to the Bedford Garden Club, Mum Sale, 3 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, NH 03110. Forms & payments must be received by August 11. Colors may be pre-selected but not guaranteed.  Select from shades of:  red, rust, yellow, lavender, and white.

Save the date! Liz’s Open Garden Tour on June 25

Liz’s Open Garden Tour

Sunday June 25th
12-4pm (rain or shine)

5 Broad Street Hollis, NH


Visit Liz in her edible gardens and to see where her recipe inspiration comes from.



For more information on the tour, click on this link.



Liz will have plenty of copies of her new cookbook “Beautifully Delicious” on hand for purchase and signing.


Summer 2017 Program – Garden Hops

Welcome to our Bedford Garden Club Summer Program

The Garden Hop is designed to be fun!

We are excited for this opportunity to socialize and relax during our growing season with our friends while enjoying our yards.  Each month during the summer three different garden club members will host a quick garden tour at their homes. Come visit your fellow garden club members in their gardens and get ideas and offer suggestions. The first hop starts at 3:00 pm, each lasting under an hour with the final house at 5:00 pm. At the final home each month after the tour, we will relax, visit and have refreshments.  The social is planned for an hour but may last longer. Members are welcome to hop or just come to the social. An email will be sent out to all garden club members with the dates, schedule and addresses. Please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly. Hope to see you there!!   

Summer 2017 Fun —Field Trips

Summer 2017 Field Trips

This summer we would like to take our members on the road.  The member field trips are open to family and friends.  The more the merrier.  Please save the dates now so you can join us for an adventure to the different corners of the state. We will meet at the library at 9 am before we head out.  Carpools are encouraged. If you would like to meet the group at the event, feel free to do so.

Reservations for the lunch at Pickety Place and the tours at the Fells and at Bed Rock are required as is payment. The prices of the events are below.  If you would like to attend lunch at Pickety Place, the payment will be required at the June lunch.

The final schedule and information will be sent out by email with an RSVP so we know who to expect. 

June            The Fells  456 Route 103A, Newbury NH Open 9-5 pm Cost $15 per person with option to bring or buy lunch locally.

July             Mason Hollow with lunch at Pickety Place, reservations required

47 Scripps Ln, Mason NH Open 9-5

                     Pickety Place 248 Nutting Hill Rd, Mason NH 12:45 pm Cost $ 28.72 tax and tip included

August      Bed Rock 45 High Rd, Lee NH Open for Scheduled Tour Cost $ 20 pp