November 2014 Meeting

by MysticGardenClub ~ November 4, 2014

Many MGC members turned out for a warm and witty lecture about the use of herbs, canning preserves and saving seeds by Linda Fleming of Madison, Connecticut in November.

Linda is a hands on, lifetime gardener. Her garden is her delight. T. S. Eliot once wrote that “Home is where we start from”, and Linda holds this quote close to her heart. In her lectures, she weaves her stories of Oklahoma and her passion for all things gardening.

Linda is a Connecticut Master Gardener, a contributor to Connecticut Gardener magazine and a member of the Westport Garden Club. She has lectured in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Vermont, and Utah.

She treated us to many stories of her childhood in Oklahoma; how to make our own seed packages and a beautiful slide show of her own garden flowers to explain the fibonacci spiral.

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Annual Meeting June 2014

by MysticGardenClub ~ October 2, 2014


The Mystic Garden Club turned 90 years young on June 17th, 2014. As stated in the Mystic River Press,

” The Garden Club is anything but your average ordinary garden club….it is a valued organization that has worked for the good of Mystic.”

Since the founding of the Mystic Garden Club in 1924, over $400,000.00 has been raised by Garden Club members which has been given back to the Community in many forms, some of which includes beautifying downtown Mystic and high school scholarships. Judy Salerno, Club President, accepted a citation from the Connecticut State Legislature honoring the Club’s service.

We are proud to be members of the Mystic Garden Club!

For the full article with pictures click on Mystic River Press Article.


March 2014 Meeting with Colleen Plimpton

by MysticGardenClub ~ March 28, 2014

Braving the gusting winds this March, our Club was inspired by Colleen Plimpton as she gave an amusing and informative talk entitled “O is for Ornamentation” with a good deal of gardening advice. Colleen shared plenty of useful information about punching up your garden spaces with colorful and decorative garden ornaments of all types.
See Collen’s website at
The Luncheon was also inspired by themes of spring and rabbits, great job ladies!IMG_0257 IMG_0259 IMG_0260 IMG_0265

Colleen Plimpton, Speaker

Colleen Plimpton, Speaker


Another beautiful blooming pot of spring colors, thanks Karin!

by MysticGardenClub ~ March 11, 2014

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February 2014 Meeting with Carol King Platt and “Vertical Gardening”

by MysticGardenClub ~ March 5, 2014

Last month we were graced with the presence of Carol King Platt who has been a favorite lecturer of the Mystic Garden Club. She presented her “slides” of beautiful gardening ideas for adding height and excitement to your garden with vertical structure.

Members of the Club also presented pots of bulbs which they had planted last year to bloom in February and used these in the tabletop decoration for the luncheon. Nice to see some spring color, as we are in the depths of winter still!

Here is a link to Carol’s wonderful web site where you may view pictures of her “vertical gardening” on her own property.
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January 2014 Club Meeting with Speaker Louis Raymond

by MysticGardenClub ~ March 5, 2014

“From Sow’s Ears to Silk Purses” was the name of the garden lecture presented by Louise Raymond from Rhode Island in January. Mr. Raymond gave a witty and informative talk and picture presentation of the gardens he has both designed and renovated in his garden landscaping career.
He reviewed a number of gardens in Connecticut with his designs, even a garden in Noank, CT!
At the end of his lecture, he graciously offered to have the Club come to his home in Rhode Island for a tour of his garden this summer.

His website can be viewed at:



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2013 Greens Sale Was a Wonderful Success!

by MysticGardenClub ~ March 4, 2014

Every year the loyal members of the Mystic Garden Club work tirelessly to produce their Annual Greens Sale for the benefit of our community.  This year was again a complete success!  The Club had the highest sales ever in the pre-sale catagory and it was a record year for sales of custom decorated wreaths and boxwood trees.  There were many new handmade ornament items and stunning swags for sale as well.  Hats off the the Mystic Garden Club, you gals rocked it this year!

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September 2013 Meeting at the Florence Griswold Museum

by Valerie Grimm ~ October 15, 2013


Our September 2013 Mystic Garden Club Meeting was at the lovely Florence Griswold Museum for a garden & art tour.
The Hospitality Committee served a lovely lunch complete with their own whimsical table top designs.
Hats off to the gals on the Committee for a classy event.

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MGC Garden Therapy began in September.

by Valerie Grimm ~ October 9, 2013

The Team!

The Team!

The first Garden Therapy session kicked off in September and we had full attendance by the Committee!

The result

The result


Kentford Farm Visit

by MysticGardenClub ~ June 3, 2013

On my way to Pequot Plant Farm on Sunday I noticed the “Open Garden” sign on Rt 184 for Kentford Farm.  Dear Reader, I confess I have passed this sign many times and not stopped, this was an extreme oversight on my part.

To quote from their website:

Kentford Farm is a perennial garden located in the Old Mystic community of Southeastern Connecticut. Kentford Farm is a collection of gardens connected by winding pathways that artfully combine mature trees and plantings with more recently established gardens. The gardens include water features which accent the sites’ historic stone-wall boundaries.

Kentford Farm is complete with an historic home, a barn that houses the garden shop, a stone root cellar and potting sheds. The garden barn offers floral services for all occasions and provides a resting spot for tea or a refreshing beverage after garden strolls.”

While I am sure many of you Garden Clubbers have been to this delightful garden, it is a MUST SEE for all who love a meandering and whimsical garden, chock-a-block with many specimen trees & blooming shrubs and perennials. Ever changing week by week, it is a garden most of us would travel to see by taking a long bus ride.  Delightful place; you all must go and see this lovely spot right in our own backyard.

Kentford Farm
297 New London Turnpike
Stonington, Connecticut