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Calendar of Events


June 1-30
23rd Annual Celebration of Lupines, Sugar Hill, NH, www.franconianotch.org/events/calendar-of-events/

June 8
Weed Walkabout, Adams Farm, Walpole, MA, 4-6 pm. Cost: $50. Info: www.umassgreeninfo.org or contact UMass Extension at 413-545-0895, eweeks@umext.umass.edu.

June 13
NHLA, UNHCE Twilight Meeting. Join us for the first Twilight Meeting of 2017. The event will consist of a pruning workshop with David Seavey, UNH Extension Educator. Bring your loppers, saws, and hand pruners to experience some hands-on practice and acquire some tips for better pruning results. The workshop takes place at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 673 Weston Rd, Manchester, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP with Jon Batson, Jontree13@aol.com, or 603-330-0362

June 14
Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting, NH Tree Fruit Growers’ Association and UNHCE, 5:30-7:30 pm, Kimball Fruit Farm. PAT credits are pending. Contact George Hamilton, george.hamilton@unh.edu, 603-641-6060

June 15
Insect, Weed and Cultural Problems in the Landscape Walkabout, Long Hill, Beverly, MA, 5-7 pm.?Cost: $50. Info: www.umassgreeninfo.org or contact UMass Extension at 413-545-0895, eweeks@umext.umass.edu.

June 19
UNHCE Twilight Meeting and Pollinator Appreciation Day, 5-7 pm, UNH Horticultural Research Farm (Woodman Farm). 3:00 - 4:30 public welcome: learn about NH bees and how to plant pollinator gardens and meadows as habitat. 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Research field day for farmers and landscapers. Besides the bees and wildflowers, learn about current research projects on grapes, hardy kiwis, strawberry breeding, and other specialty crops.


July 19
NHLA Twilight Meeting at Fuller Gardens, North Hampton, NH; 4-6 pm. Fuller Gardens is a public botanical garden that was once part of the summer estate of Alvan T. Fuller on the seacoast of New Hampshire. It’s a delightful oasis situated a stone’s throw from the ocean. The gardens feature horticulture at the highest level, with thousands of rose bushes and hundreds of varieties that bloom all season long. Formal English perennial borders, a Japanese Garden, and a tropical conservatory are all framed by sculpted hedges. We will begin with a brief orientation by Jamie Coleen, the Garden Director, and then you will be free to wander about the gardens on your own. Sandwiches will be served; please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. Please RSVP to wickie@drawingroomink.com. This is a garden not to be missed – looking forward to seeing you there!

July 26
NH Plant Growers Association Summer Meeting 2017 at Black Forest Nursery and Garden Center in Boscawen, NH, for the 2017 New Hampshire Plant Growers Association (NHPGA) summer meeting. Evening starts with greenhouse and garden center tours at 3pm, and at 4pm we'll move across the street to the Winthrop Carter House for a business meeting. Dinner and drinks will be served. Guest speaker is Dr. Peter Konjoian of Konjoian’s Floriculture Education Services and affiliate faculty at the University of New Hampshire. For more information on attending and/or joining NHPGA, contact the president Jeffrey Meulenbroek at jeffrey@studleys.com or Ryan Dickson at ryan.dickson@unh.edu.  


August 2
NHLA Twililght Meeting at LandCare in Madbury, 4:30-6:30 pm. With a serious BBQ from our friends at Mojo’s in Portsmouth, a walk through the yard, and a quick show and tell about all the varieties of stone available for landscaping, masonry and building, we will feature August ‘Augie’ DeLuca from Rockridge Quarries in Montrose, PA. Augie will present a slideshow and tell us how they produce their large sized, precision-cut bluestone with state-of-the-art quarry and manufacturing processes. From the multi-ton blocks that come out of the mountain, it will be a great opportunity to see the finished products that make up the thermal, irregular sheets of large format patio stone and the precision-cut dimensional bluestone. With over 30 different kinds of wall stone, flag stone, and decorative round garden stone, you’ll see and hear about their New England and Northeast origins and the quarries that produce them. You will also see multiple displays of pavers and hardscape features for both installers and homeowners. This is an RSVP event for accurate headcounts. Please contact Shawn Simoneau, ssimoneau@landcareassociates.com, 603-743-3559.

August 8
4th Annual NHLA Golf Tournament at Candia Woods. Sign up today! Information at http://nhlagolf.weebly.com

August 23
NHLA-UNHCE Twilight Meeting on Backpack Sprayer Calibration and Safety, held at Alliance Landscaping, 140 Rockingham Road, Auburn, NH, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. When you spray with a backpack sprayer, the amount of active ingredient delivered to the target can vary greatly! George Hamilton, UNH Extension Field Specialist in Hillsborough County, will lead a hands-on workshop to help you evaluate the effectiveness of your turf and ornamental spray applications. Key components include nozzle selection, calculating correctly, and calibrating for your sprayer pressure at your walking speed. We appreciate the cooperation of Alliance owner Brandon Swisher and NHLA Board member Jim Moreau in facilitating this event. To register, please call UNH Extension at 603-862-3200 or email Suzanne.hebert@unh.edu with your business name, phone number and email address, and the number of employees attending. Two Pesticide Recertificate Credits available.


September 13
NHLA Twilight Meeting at Bedrock Gardens. You are in for a treat at Bedrock Gardens. Be sure to join us for a tour of these spectacular gardens, opening up specifically for NHLA on September 13. Bedrock is the creation of Jill Nooney and Bob Munger that is currently being converted into a public garden and cultural center for people interested in its horticulture, interesting plants, hardscape, sculpture, landscape design, and the arts. More details coming soon, but save the date!

November 14
NHLA Dinner Meeting at The Puritan, Manchester, NH. Join us at the Puritan Conference Center, Manchester, NH, 5:00-8pm. Dan Snow from Dan Snow Stoneworks in Vermont is the guest speaker. Cost is $50 member, $60 non-member. More details to follow. Save the date!


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