The Hooksett 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.

Meeting Information
Monthly meetings are held at the Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary's Way, Hooksett NH, on the last Wednesday of the month February through October. Meeting time is 4 PM to approx. 6 PM.

2017 marks the twentieth anniversary for the Hooksett Garden Club. 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 and we'd be happy to meet you! Anyone interested in joining, or just curious as to what we are all about, 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 it states you will be making something then a charge to cover materials will be required. The HGC is a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.  and also the National Garden Clubs, Inc., New England Region and through those affiliations many other educational and social opportunities are available to us.

Hooksett Garden Club  OFFICERS 2016-2017
                Co-Presidents                              Marty Lennon & Carolyn Taylor
                1st Vice President                       Elena Whitfield 
                2nd Vice President                    Peg Chickering
                Treasurer                                    Jean D’Espinosa
                Corresponding Secretary        Paula Harris
                Recording Secretary                Rachel  Sweeney

HGC Board meeting - the 2nd Wednesday of the month –
  4 PM at the Hooksett Public Library.


June 21-22  Petals to Paint 2017 held at Labelle Winery, 
Rt. 101 in Amherst, NH

June 28 Regular business meeting at 4pm followed by a program by Doug Whitfield from 
Fish and Game on "Living with Bears" at 6pm. This is co-sponsored by the Hooksett Public Library 
and is free and open to the public. Since Hooksett has had several bear and cub sightings this year, 
this presentation is very timely.

July 26 – this meeting will be held at Moulton Farms in Meredith. It will include a talk 
by an employee of Moulton Farms about herbs, followed by a lunch prepared by their 
chef using their own herbs and vegetables. An optional hands on demonstration on making
an arrangement using herbs will follow. Mary Farwell has invited all in attendance to 
come to her Meredith home after the event.

August – Business meeting on August  30 will include a tour of a members garden

September 16 – Hooksett Old Home Day


Elena presented information regarding what to do with your bulbs once they have finished blooming. 

Let the foliage ripen and later you can either gather them up or loosely tie them in a knot or you can 

cover them with a pot to hide the decaying leaves. You can also plant perennials that bloom later 

to hide your daffodils. Bulbs that are in pots – let the leaves die back but put the bulbs in a dry 

cool place and plant them in the ground in the fall or plant them in a pot in late December or 

early January. Fertilize all bulbs in early spring before they bloom and again in the fall.


At the May meeting Elena cautioned us that with all the wet and cold weather we have been having not to

be in a big hurry to plant our vegetable gardens. She talked about her own experience of planting

her peas and beans, both early crops, that have either not come up and may have rotted or come up

and not done well. The soil needs to be at a temperature of between 55-68˚. Besides peas and beans,

kale, swiss chard, lettuce and spinach are cool weather crops and they would be the first ones to

plant when it isn’t raining daily. Wait on tomatoes, peppers and cukes. 

For other months' Horticultural Moments, please navigate to 

Horticultural Moment on the left hand sidebar or to 2016

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.   New England Region

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