The Hooksett Garden Club's first meeting of 2018 ended with the annual 
Yankee Swap and seed swap which is always a fun event.


The March business meeting was preceeded by a slide presentation by Roz 
Lockwood of the Manchester Garden Club. The photos were of a trip to Holland 
that Roz had taken with her daughter.

The first event in April for the Hooksett Garden Club was a jointly sponsored event with the 
Concord and Candia Garden Clubs. Well know garden designer, speaker and author, Kerry
Ann Mendez gave a program entitled "Double Your Pleasure with Perennials – Boasting 
Flashy Foliage AND Flowers".  The event, held at the McLane Audubon Center in Concord,
attracted 98 attendees. Kerry showed slides to illustrate her lecture, which were also
accompanied by print outs. She also had the four books that she had written on sale
at the venue.

Friday April 20th was our rescheduled Open House at the 
library. The members had set up  booths on topics such as
seed starting, composting, soil testing, invasive plants, 
success with houseplants, pollinators, container gardening, 
and vermicomposting. The people who were very interested
and appreciated that there were plenty of members available
to answer questions. The posters and exhibits can be used again
for other functions or future open houses.


May 1st wound up being our Library clean-up day after being cancelled twice
for rain. Eight members worked for a couple of hours to weed, prune and 
generally clean up the gardens. A few went back several days later to finish
the job before Hooksett Parks and Recreation puts down new mulch.