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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Program:   How to Overwinter Well

Presented by Roger Swain


The Nashua Garden Club will hold its November program at 7:00 PM Wednesday, Nov. 7th at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua, NH 03064.

Though New Hampshire bestows a long stretch of winter that may offer a welcome respite from gardening tasks, there is no reason why it should result in a lack of delicious, homegrown food.

We are thrilled to host the well-known biologist, gardener, writer and storyteller, Roger Swain who will lead a discussion on ”How to Overwinter Well”. Mr. Swain, “the man with the red suspenders”, is recognized by millions as the host of The Victory Garden, television’s longest-running gardening show. For 15 years he planted and pruned, harvested and chatted with PBS viewers across the country. More recently, Roger co-hosted HGTV’s People, Places and Plants show which celebrated New England gardens and gardeners, and featured his commentary, “Food for Thought.”

Roger was born and raised outside Boston, graduated from Harvard College and went on to earn a Ph.D. studying the behavior in ants in tropical rain forests, before becoming Science Editor of Horticulture magazine. Since 1978 readers have enjoyed his essays and articles, as well as his 5 books: Earthly Pleasures, Field Days, The Practical Gardener, Saving Graces, and Groundwork.

He also received the Alice Milton Award for Design from the Worcester County (MA) Horticultural Society in 2012, the American Horticultural Society Award for Writing, and was awarded the Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gold Medal for his “power to inspire others.” When he is not talking with gardeners across the country, Roger can be found at work in the orchard and gardens of his New Hampshire farm.

Join us for inspiration and to learn how to ‘overwinter well’. Hear Roger describe the many ways of preserving your garden’s abundance. Some of the oldest techniques are also the easiest and with a full larder, you will find it easy to be generous all year long. For those who want to learn how to overwinter your ornamentals, he will help you with that too!


The Nashua Garden Club is an independent non-denominational club that devotes itself to the diverse needs and interests of its many-faceted member gardeners. Founded in 1961, the Club's uniqueness lies in its accommodation to its members by holding meetings in the evening. The Club's mission is to encourage its members to fully involve themselves in learning about and participating in the many and varied aspects of horticulture, landscape design, floral design, and the civic beautification of our community.

Unless otherwise noted, general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 to 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30) at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua, NH.

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Future Public Programs

February 6, 2019
Program: Flowers of Hawaii
Speaker: Tina Rufo

March 6, 2019
Program: Epimediums, Jewels of the Shade
Speaker: Karen Perkins

April 6, 2019
Program: Flowering House Plants
Speaker: Joan Bonnette