Garden Club 
Mission Statement
The Hooksett Garden Club wishes
to encourage interest in all phases
of gardening, floral design and 
horticulture; to aid in the protection
and conservation of natural resources;
and to assist in the civic
beautification of the community.

Due to the COVID 19 VIRUS, meetings and programs
scheduled at the Hooksett Library are cancelled 
until further notice. 
Meeting Information
Monthly meetings are held at the Hooksett Public Library,
31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett NH, lower level 
on the fourth Wednesday of the month, February through October.
There will be a social time from 6-6:30 and all meetings with a 
program will have the program first, starting at 6:30. The business
meeting will follow at approx. 7:30.

Founded in 1997 by 12 charter members, the club has been an active part
of the Hooksett community ever since. We welcome new members
You don't have to live in the town of Hooksett to attend a meeting or be a member.
New to the area and want to meet new people? stop by - we’d be happy to meet 
you! Anyone interested in joining, or just curious as to what the club does, is
encouraged to come to a meeting and see what goes on. Some of our members
have extensive gardening knowledge and are Master Gardeners -
others have learned by trial and error.
       Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
HGC is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.,
National Garden Clubs, Inc., and New England Garden Clubs, Inc.
and through those affiliations many other educational and social
opportunities are availablee to us.

           Hooksett Garden Club  Officers 2020-2021
                 President                                      Ron Trexler
                 1st Vice President                       Valerie Hinckley 
                 2nd Vice President                     Rachel Sweeney
                 Treasurer                                      Jocelyn Scarpetti
                 Corresponding Secretary           Paula Harris
                 Recording Secretary                   Janet Hansen

                 HGC Board meetings - the second Wednesday 
                 of the month at the Hooksett Library.

THANK YOU to everyone who came to our 
plant sale on Saturday, June 6. People
were eager to be out and get plants and 
we sold everything we had! We hope to
see you next year. 

While we are all so confined, we hope 
that you enjoy our beautiful 
Bridge of Flowers over 
the Memorial Bridge


July & August 2020

In lieu of a program, in the months of July and August

the Hooksett Garden Club will be giving tours of members

gardens. In July it will be Rachel Sweeney's  and

Carolyn Taylor's gardens and in August it will be 

Elena Whitfield.  These tours are open only to

HGC members.

Check back  frequently to see the 
status of the following programs.
All dependent on the library being open.

September 2020


Wednesday September 23

The September program will feature Marie St. Onge

owner of Paisley Floral Design Studio in Manchester. 

Her program will be “Designing in Heirloom Pieces....

how to use your treasured keepsakes during the 

holiday season to honor the memories of loved ones”

Marie will be designing in her own heirloom pieces and then

transfering the designs to another containers. She will create 

four designs this way that she will raffle off at the end of the 

program. This is a program co-sponsored with the Hooksett

Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday September 30

The Fall Meeting of the NHFGC. Hosted by District III.

Time and venue TBA.

October 2020


Wednesday October 28

The October 28 meeting of the Hooksett Garden 

Club will feature a program by Kevin Gardener on 

“Discovering New England Stone Walls”. Kevin, 

author of “The Granite Kiss”, explains how and why 

New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of 

stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone 

structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed

over time and their significance to the famous New England 

landscape. During the presentation, Kevin meticulously 

builds a miniature stone wall on the tabletop, carefully 

selecting and placing stones in just the right spot, following 

the same process used to build a full-scale wall in the field. 

After his talk, Kevin is available for additional questions 

and for purchasing signed copies of his book. 

Click on 2019 and 2020 on the left sidebar of the page to see photos of 
our meetings and events.

For past Horticultural Moments, please navigate to 

Horticultural Moment on the left hand sidebar.


September 2019


The Horticultural Moment for this month was about cleaning up the garden. 

Elena said it is time to start especially if you have mildew on plants such as phlox. 

Cut them down to the ground. If they are not infected leave them alone, for the

plant is still taking in chlorophyll.

She also spoke about milkweed and specifically about another type of caterpillar

that eats milkweed, the Milkweed Tussock Moth. This type has a very wooly appearance

and does not harm the milkweed or interfere with the Monarchs. If you don’t want your

milkweed to increase and take over your garden, cut off the pods. Highways used

to be full of milkweed which spread this way but now they are mowed which has 

seriously decreased the amount of milkweed available to the Monarchs.

Monarchs also love a plant called Tithonia or Mexican Sunflower, a drought

tolerant annual that is easy to grow from seed .

Hooksett Garden Club

Hooksett, New Hampshire

Organized and Federated in 1997

Member of the

New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. 

National Garden Clubs, Inc.  and New England Garden Clubs, Inc.

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