Published DateGILFORD — Jane Rollins, a local Master Gardener, will offer a workshop on "Happy and Healthy House Plants" to the Opechee Garden Club (OGC) on Thursday, January 24 at 1 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Road in Gilford.
Rollins, an OGC member, will focus on ten common houseplants, their requirements and care and why they are good for your home or may even make you smarter.
OGC received a Landscape Recognition Award for planting at the Belknap County Court House through the city's Adopt-A-Spot. Members have been planting and maintaining area gardens at the court house and other sites for many years. The garden club exhibited their entry, "A Winter Garden" that combined woodsy, natural decorations with a splash of glitter, in the Belknap Mill "Trees for the Holidays" contest again this year. Those working on the committee were: Marge Dyer, Jo Connelly, Donna Vernon, Bev Martin and President Sandy Gove.
Club members Louise Osburn, Carolyn Temmallo, Jane Rollins and Sandy Gove joined Decorative Interiors and worked together for this showcase event, the Designer Show House and Holiday House Tour of the Bridges House in Concord. On both the New Hampshire and National Register of Historic Places, the Bridges House was built in 1835, owned and resided in by former Governor and US Senator Styles Bridges and until it was donated to the state as the official NH Governor's executive residence by his widow in 1969.
Starting the month of February, OGC will be featured in the Laconia Historical & Museum Society exhibit of organizations in the city that are primarily or completely comprised of and run by strong, creative and charitable women and the work inspired by women, their histories, goals, present status, memorabilia, achievements and displayable items.
Members who are looking forward to lunching together at the Brick Front Restaurant, Church Street on Tuesday, February 5 at noon should RSVP to Suzanne Perley at 528-1123.