WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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In 2013, John Skillman, a retired vascular surgeon and a gardener, joined Weston Garden Club, the first of three men. In retire- ment Skillman worked for Hartney Greymont as an arborist, learning pruning firsthand. He shares this knowledge with members in pruning demonstrations in their gardens. Other member-led workshops have covered making corsages, terrarium planting, and synergistic floral design. This spring, Vice synergistic floral design. This spring, Vice President Cynthia Chapra, a woodworker, guided 15 members through the construc- tion of teak and copper tuteurs. She leads the club's entry in a Federation competition to plant native species. The club continually finds ways to serve a The club continually finds ways to serve a wider community. In 2007, it obtained non- profit status and is now a 501(c)(3) orga - nization. The club established a website, www.westongardenclub.org, and tiptoed into www.westongardenclub.org, and tiptoed into www.westongardenclub.org, and tiptoed into social media. In 2013, as part of Weston's Tricentennial, Weston Garden Club offered a tour of ten members' gardens, chaired by Veeder. Members worked a full year to make the huge project happen, meeting all goals for education and fundraising, building community, and creating a strong identity for the club. Members are the club's strength and its legacy as well. Luminaries like Susan Dumaine and Midge Painter groomed new members, graciously sharing their gardening know- how and enthusiasm. Barbara Elmes, master of landscape design and a flower show judge, of landscape design and a flower show judge, 117 f a l l 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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