Dahlias by the dozen in Camden

Feb 18, 2013

Camden — Dahlias are astonishing. In flower size, some like dinner plates, in height from knee high to over most heads, in color, the whole dazzling rainbow, blooming all summer. So how better to cap the Camden Garden Club’s 2013 Winter Horticulture Series than by Dancing with Dahlias with Paul Fenton, a master gardener who grows many dahlia varieties at his demonstration gardens at the Morris Farm in Wiscasset?

On the last Tuesday in February, the 26th, at 10 a.m., this lecture, like the earlier four, will be held in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. All the lectures are free.

The Camden Garden Club is entering its 98th year of cultivating the art of gardening, developing and preserving beauty in and around Camden — like the trademark hanging baskets on lamp posts in summer and lighted wreaths in winter — and promoting civic improvements and conservation of natural resources. Camden is a member of the Garden Club Federation of Maine and National Garden Clubs, Inc. New members are always welcome.

The 2013 general meetings of the Garden Club begin April 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church on Elm Street in Camden and continue most months through October. The April program will be “Twigs and Things” by Linda Redman, who will demonstrate clever ways to turn bare branches into garden architecture like fences and arbors. Come early for refreshments at 9 a.m.





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