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Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Monday, November 29, 2021

Franklin Garden Club to Sell Decorated Holiday Wreaths and Arrangements - Dec 4

 (in person) The Franklin Garden Club will sell decorated holiday wreaths on Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Daddario’s Hardware Store, 528 West Central Street, Franklin, MA.  

(online) In addition, holiday fresh floral arrangements will be sold on Instagram from December 6 – 20. The Franklin Garden Club Instagram handle is @franklingardenclubma (https://www.instagram.com/franklingardenclubma/). The sales will benefit several different club activities.

The real wreaths will be decorated in a variety of colors and styles and will include eye-catching bows and other ornamentation. Many will include a variety of greens.  They will be reasonably priced from $25 - $35.  The floral arrangements, created with fresh flowers and greens, will feature either holiday or winter themes and will be priced from $15 - $25.

Payment for the wreaths and centerpieces may be made through credit card, check, cash, or Venmo.

Club Co-Presidents Janice Cederquist and Mary Anne Dean stated, “We are very excited to offer area residents the opportunity to purchase beautiful holiday wreaths and arrangements created by members of the Franklin Garden Club.  This will help those who may not have the time to decorate their own wreaths or make arrangements, while also assisting the Club. All proceeds will benefit Garden Club activities, including the Club scholarship, pine tree seedling program for elementary school students, some of the Franklin Common and library plantings, and education programs open to the public. 

The Franklin Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.   https://www.gcfm.org/franklin-garden-club


Franklin Garden Club to Sell Decorated Holiday Wreaths and Arrangements
Franklin Garden Club to Sell Decorated Holiday Wreaths and Arrangements 

Monday, November 15, 2021

Franklin Garden Club to Sell Decorated Holiday Wreaths and Arrangements

(in person) The Franklin Garden Club will sell decorated holiday wreaths on Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Daddario’s Hardware Store, 528 West Central Street, Franklin, MA.  

(online) In addition, holiday fresh floral arrangements will be sold on Instagram from December 6 – 20. The Franklin Garden Club Instagram handle is @franklingardenclubma (https://www.instagram.com/franklingardenclubma/). The sales will benefit several different club activities.

The real wreaths will be decorated in a variety of colors and styles and will include eye-catching bows and other ornamentation. Many will include a variety of greens.  They will be reasonably priced from $25 - $35.  The floral arrangements, created with fresh flowers and greens, will feature either holiday or winter themes and will be priced from $15 - $25.

Payment for the wreaths and centerpieces may be made through credit card, check, cash, or Venmo.

Club Co-Presidents Janice Cederquist and Mary Anne Dean stated, “We are very excited to offer area residents the opportunity to purchase beautiful holiday wreaths and arrangements created by members of the Franklin Garden Club.  This will help those who may not have the time to decorate their own wreaths or make arrangements, while also assisting the Club. All proceeds will benefit Garden Club activities, including the Club scholarship, pine tree seedling program for elementary school students, some of the Franklin Common and library plantings, and education programs open to the public. 

The Franklin Garden Club is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.   https://www.gcfm.org/franklin-garden-club

 

Franklin Garden Club to Sell Decorated Holiday Wreaths and Arrangements
Franklin Garden Club to Sell Decorated Holiday Wreaths and Arrangements 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children Hosts Virtual Flower Arranging Class

Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children Hosts Virtual Flower Arranging Class – A Wonderful Present for Mother's Day


Looking for an amazing idea for a Mother's Day gift? Something that your mother has never received before? The Greater Attleboro Area Council for Children is hosting an hour-long virtual Flower Arranging Class on Zoom Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 PM.

The class will be led by Debbie Bottomley, who has won multiple awards for her flower arranging skills. Participants will learn simple tips and ideas to make flowers last longer and look beautiful in any kind of container.  

Virtual Flower Arranging Class
Virtual Flower Arranging Class

Included in the ticket price are all of the flowers needed to follow along with Debbie to make the arrangement. Participants will need a container of about 4 inches in diameter, such as a teacup, coffee mug, or mason jar to hold the arrangement.

Tickets must be purchased by May 9. A maximum of 50 tickets are available and the participants must live within the Greater Attleboro Area to pick up the flowers or have them delivered.

Amy's Flower Studio on Rt 1 in North Attleboro is partnering with the Council for Children to create each bunch of flowers to be picked up on site the day before the event.

A gift certificate will be sent out via email with the confirmation. A Zoom link will be sent to each ticketholder before the event.

Please visit the Council for Children page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/184901089990406or www.councilforchildren.org to purchase a ticket as well as for registration instructions and delivery information. 

Contact info@councilforchildren.org with questions. 

 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Volunteers needed for spring beautification project

Spring is in the air at the Franklin Downtown Partnership! The FDP and Franklin Garden Club is seeking volunteers for its spring beautification project. 

The volunteers will plant fresh flowers throughout the downtown area on Saturday, May 22

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for beautification. 

Please email Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com if you are available to volunteer or Lisa Piana at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com to sponsor beautification.

 

Volunteers needed for spring beautification project
Volunteers needed for spring beautification project

Friday, December 18, 2020

Franklin Garden Club: Virtual Gift Basket Sale through December 19

The Franklin Garden Club is holding a virtual gift basket auction from December 17 -  December 19 through its Facebook and Instagram sites where there are full descriptions of each basket.  

The gift basket themes include: projects for quilters;  food and other goodies to enjoy around a campfire; holiday ornaments, candles and candy; kitchen accessories;  women’s accessories; and creative nature projects for children. They may be purchased through the garden club Facebook page and Instagram account.  

The Facebook page is called Franklin Garden Club – Massachusetts @franklinmagardenclub  (or direct link = https://www.facebook.com/franklinmagardenclub). 

The Garden Club Instagram handle is @franklingardenclubma  (or direct link = https://www.instagram.com/franklingardenclubma)

Online payment options will be available. 

 

Franklin Garden Club:   Virtual Gift Basket Sale through December 19
Franklin Garden Club:   Virtual Gift Basket Sale through December 19


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Reminder: Volunteers Needed to help decorate downtown Franklin

Reminder:

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is looking for volunteers to help decorate downtown center 
this Wednesday at 2:00 PM.

If you are available please contact Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com 
The group will be meeting at town center island.

Feel free to send this email to your contacts who you think may be interested.

Please remember to wear your mask...we will be social distancing.

Thank you everyone!

The summer flowers on the water trough (Aug 2020)
The summer flowers on the water trough (Aug 2020)





Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Downtown Franklin Springing to Life with Flowers

On May 15, downtown Franklin sprung to life with colorful plants added to barrels, planters and window boxes. The Franklin Downtown Partnership (FDP) and the Franklin Garden Club organized the planting of pink, blue and white flowers to beautify the community.

“This year we held a Covid-19 appropriate beautification effort in the downtown area,” said lead organizer Eileen Mason. “We had designated families or residents be responsible for certain locations. Everyone wore masks outside their family units and we maintained the appropriate distancing. We only requested adult volunteers this year in order to keep us all safe.”

Roberta Trahan, vice president of the FDP, said this project is especially meaningful during this time of social distancing. 

“The planting of flowers and beautification efforts give us hope that life goes on,” Trahan said. “It is a visual reminder to our community that we will get through this. Seeing the flowers brings some joy and growth into this difficult time in our lives.”

Thank you to the following sponsors provided financial assistance to make the beautification efforts possible:
  • PLATINUM-Dean Bank, Fenton Financial Group, Glen Meadow Apartments, and Middlesex Savings Bank
  • GOLD-D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, Eileen Mason of RE/MAX Executive Realty, Kelly’s Landscaping Inc., and The Enclave of Franklin
  • SILVER-Chestnut Dental Associates, Keefe Insurance, Oteri and Son Funeral Home, and Vet Med Pet Supplies
  • BRONZE-Berry Insurance and Roche & Roche Law Offices
“Thank you to all who helped pull the beautification effort together this year,” Mason said. “Special thanks to Fairmont Farms for the flowers, the Department of Public Works for helping with watering and mulching and to Melanie Hamblen, owner of Franklin Agway, for donating potting soil and distributing it to all of the containers.”

Special thanks to Vicario Studio for providing these photos.

Downtown Franklin Springing to Life with Flowers
Downtown Franklin Springing to Life with Flowers



Sunday, May 10, 2020

Reporting by Walking around: Photos around Franklin

Trees are blossoming
Trees are blossoming

before the trees get leaves, their skeletons are shown
before the trees get leaves, their skeletons are shown

In the heavy rain this past week, the rain garden did its thing
In the heavy rain this past week, the rain garden did its thing

Even from rough stuff comes new life, keep the hope alive
Even from rough stuff comes new life, keep the hope alive


Additional photos can be found in the album shared here:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5dZCcVMZk1jQPXCg6


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Franklin Garden Club - Flower Bouquet Sale - Sep 21

The Franklin Garden Club will sell flower bouquet arrangements in vases on Friday, September 21, at the Franklin Farmer’s Market, which takes place at the Town Common from 12:00 – 6:00 PM. 

The colorful arrangements featuring beautiful summer flowers, such as zinnias and daisies, will be made by members with flowers from their gardens and the Town Common. Prices will range from $5.00 - $10.00, a significant savings over the retail cost for similar bouquets. 

The sale offers residents an opportunity to brighten their homes with a lovely arrangement or to purchase a cheerful gift for others at a low cost. Proceeds will benefit Club community activities.

Franklin Garden Club - Flower Bouquet Sale - Sep 21
Franklin Garden Club - Flower Bouquet Sale - Sep 21

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Volunteers Wanted for May 19 Downtown Beautification Day

Volunteers with trucks are also needed to help pick up a few trays of flowers at 7 a.m. at Fairmount Fruit Farm, 887 Lincoln St.

Contact Beautification Day Chairperson Eileen Mason at emason4234@gmail.com to sign up to volunteer.

“Thank you to Melanie Hamblen of Franklin Agway for generously volunteering her time and truck on Beautification Day,” Mason said. “I’d also like to thank Barry Madden of Franklin Ford for his donation of a pickup truck.”

Anyone who would like to lend a hand can grab their garden gloves and meet Mason at 8 a.m. in the small commuter parking lot on West Central Street near Central Pizza and Hair Mania. Work is expected to wrap up by 11 a.m., or earlier if there are more volunteers.

“Our flower theme is red, white and blue, and all the plants are drought resistant,” said Mason. “The patriotic displays will provide a warm welcome to residents and visitors of downtown Franklin.”

The Town is planning to incorporate additional plantings on the center island later this spring to add even more visual appeal.

Beautification Day is the result of a full year of planning, growing, maintaining and improving the summer and winter displays. Local businesses generously support the ongoing project without getting their hands dirty unless they want to.

D.G. Ranieri Real Estate and Eileen Mason of RE/MAX Executive Realty are the Gold sponsors this year. Atria Franklin, Auerr, Zajac and Associates, Middlesex Savings Bank, Nerds to Go, Oteri Funeral Home, Inc., Roche and Roche PC., Tom Fricker Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., and Vet Med Pet Supplies, are Silver sponsors. Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.,  Flynn|Wirkus|Young, John Fenton, CFP., Glen Meadow Apartments, and Teen Revolution are Bronze sponsors.

To inquire about sponsorship or learn more about the event, please contact the FDP office
at downtown.franklin@yahoo.com.

The Franklin Downtown Partnership is a non-profit, 501©3 organization made up of 240 businesses, residents and community leaders working to revitalize downtown Franklin.  The Partnership runs events such as the Strawberry Stroll, the Harvest Festival and the Holiday Stroll, and is involved in streetscape and design efforts, greenspace and sculpture projects. Learn more at www.franklindowntownpartnership.org.

Volunteers Wanted for May 19 Downtown Beautification Day
Volunteers Wanted for May 19 Downtown Beautification Day
(Franklin Downtown Partnership photo)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

In the News: cross country is different; Tangerini's pick your own flowers

Articles of interest for Franklin:
"There’s something different about cross country that sets it apart from other sports. 
There are no playbooks or signs to memorize. There are no balls to throw or hit, and there’s no need to maneuver around any approaching defender on a cross country course, unless you happen to take a wrong turn and a tree stands in your way. 
On a cross country course, although there is a team element to the sport, the runner is focused on just him or herself and how they can achieve the best possible time. And that is all up to them — no missed call by an official can alter their finish in a race. Much of a cross country runner’s individual performance is driven by just that, the individual. 
In a season that begins in the doldrums of summer, moves through the fall as the leaves change colors, and ends just before Thanksgiving with a pre-winter chill in the air, cross country runners need to train in a way that keeps them conditioned through all weather and course conditions. Different teams and their top runners have different training regimens to stay in peak physical shape."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/sports/20171007/high-school-notebook-cross-country-runners-experience-vigorous-season

Franklin Girls XC vs. Mansfield. On your marks... Let's Go Panthers! via Twitter
Franklin Girls XC vs. Mansfield. On your marks... Let's Go Panthers! via Twitter



"When the sun is shining and the air is warm, as is often the case this time of year, there is a general fluttering and buzzing that occurs among some of the furrows at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm. 
This is where the wildflowers grow - a colorful realm of industrious honey and bumble bees languidly visiting the various blooms collecting nectar for winter, and of butterflies flittering, basking and sipping. It is also a spot visited by people, come to collect stems for themselves, mason jars, buckets, and clippers in hand. 
The mostly organic, non-GMO farm at 139 Spring St. has been running a CSA (community supported agriculture) flower share for about 10 years now. 
“People can come pick their own flowers,” said owner/grower Laura Tangerini on a recent warm afternoon, running her palms over a thick patch of red globe amaranth while taking a break from her other work to visit the flower furrows."
Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://franklin.wickedlocal.com/news/20171006/walk-on-wildflower-side-at-tangerinis-farm

https://twitter.com/TangerinisFarm
https://twitter.com/TangerinisFarm

Thursday, June 29, 2017

#ShopFranklin - Painted Lady Flower Farm (video)

Sarah Mabardy gets Amy Acevedo of Franklin's Painted Lady Flower Farm to share her story of how she became Franklin Massachusetts' local flower farmer.




Find out more about Amy and her wonderful flowers
https://www.facebook.com/PaintedLadyFlowers/

https://www.facebook.com/PaintedLadyFlowers/
https://www.facebook.com/PaintedLadyFlowers/

Thursday, March 9, 2017

REMINDER: Floral Design Class begins March 14 - register now




       Floral Design Class
               March 14



DON'T FORGET 
Still time to register

        REGISTER TODAY

          6:30 - 8:30 pm  
     Hillside Nurseries 
  823 Washington Street                     Franklin   
           Cost: $55
Make This Beautiful 
Spring Arrangement


Franklin Public Schools                  Lifelong Learning Institute
The Center for Adult Education and Community Learningwww.FranklinLifelongLearning.com
FPS- Lifelong Learning, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Holiday Centerpiece Floral Class at Hillside Nurseries - Oct 25



STILL TIME TO REGISTER




Holiday Centerpiece  
          Floral Class               
Hillside Nurseries 
          Tuesday, October 25 
              6:30 to 8:30 PM
                     $55.00
At this class you will be making a magnificent arrangement, suitable for any of your holiday events.

As a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece decoration, this unique arrangement will mix the colors and textures of the season in a way that is sure to enhance any of your gatherings with family and friends. 
                REGISTER 



Franklin Public Schools                  Lifelong Learning Institute
The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning
FPS- Lifelong Learning, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Beautification Day Saturday, May 21












Franklin Downtown Partnership 
9 E. Central Street, Franklin, MA  02038




Please help get the word out -- The Franklin Downtown Partnership and the Franklin Garden Club will decorate the downtown center and the Town Common for spring and summer on Saturday, May 21, starting at 8 a.m.

Many volunteers and sponsors are needed to help with planting, mulch spreading, and costs associated with beautifying Franklin's public spaces.

Helpers will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday in the West Central Street parking lot next to the bridge. Community service hours are available for students.

Volunteers with trucks are needed to help pick up materials at 7 a.m. at Fairmount Fruit Farm, 887 Lincoln St., Franklin.  

Email Mason at emason4234@gmail.com to volunteer time or a vehicle.

D.G. Ranieri Real Estate is a Gold sponsor, and Auerr, Zajac & Associates LLP is a Silver sponsor of beautification efforts.



Sign Up Today to Participate in June 9 Strawberry Stroll

If you're interested in participating in the Strawberry Stroll, please send the registration form to the office by next week. Registered participants as of May 23 will be listed in the Stroll handout.

Please share this email with non-members you know who might be interested. 

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trade the Snow for FLOWERS - One night-Workshops




The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning


Floral Design Partnership with Hillside Nurseries
The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning, in conjunction with Hillside Nurseries, is pleased to offer their first Floral Design Partnership Seminars. This flexible program, consisting of 5 individual workshops, has been developed to introduce you to the enjoyment and satisfaction the art of floral design holds. 

Whether you are the amateur home florist or the potential budding professional, these hands-on evening classes offer an exciting exploration for you.

You can register for all of the courses or just one - it's up to you.

 
It's a program that will fit your schedule. Your registration fee is all inclusive and will provide you with a finished product that you can take with you each week.

 
Stunning varieties of fresh green plants will be used to create your classic dish garden. Echoing a time-honored tradition that began centuries ago in Asia, this rich garden of greenery will add unique style to your home.

 
March 17 - Bulb Garden with Tulips, Hyacinth and Daffodils - Easy-to-grow Bulb Gardens explode with color - a whole garden's worth of beauty nestled into an attractive container. You will love an array of colors, forms and fragrances creating a beautiful parade of brilliant blooms. Your home will be painted with the amazing shades of spring long after (or before) it's here. 

The same quality as long-stem roses - just a little shorter! You will find the special 'shorty's' range is simply perfect for all occasions - whether you're celebrating a romantic anniversary, saying thank you, or wishing somebody special a happy birthday, you can't go far wrong with this beautiful bouquet....and this is the class where you learn how to build it.
 

 
April 7 - 18" Silk Forsythia Wreath  Embrace spring and summer with a brilliant Yellow Silk Forsythia Wreath. The traditional yellow forsythia pops from a twiggy perch and seems to sport a gorgeous breath.

Can't decide which type of flower you like best? You don't have to! This session will show you how to create flower bouquets with an assortment of flower types, perfect for any occasion or recipient.

When
Beginning on March 10

All classes 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday evenings. 

Space is limited so register early

Where
Hillside Nurseries
823 Washington Street
Franklin, MA 02038
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   TRADE THE SNOW FOR FLOWERS

During March and April you can experience 5 different floral design opportunities


Bring Spring home with you
FPS- Life Long Learning, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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