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Abbot Public Library hosting garden lecturer for holiday season decoration program

Posted by boston.com  November 22, 2013 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Abbot Public Library:

Cottage Gardeners of Marblehead and Swampscott, in collaboration with Abbot Public Library, will be presenting a “Welcome Yule” holiday program on December 10th at the Library. The evening’s program begins at 6:30, with festive refreshments, to be followed by a presentation and demonstration by the well-known and popular garden lecturer, author and teacher, Betsy Williams. Admission is free, and a raffle for Betsy’s creations will be part of the evening’s plan.  

Williams will show how to decorate your home for the sparkling month of December with fresh greens and fragrant herbs, combined with fruits and vegetables, berries, cones, nuts, and lots of candles. Using boxwood, ivies, junipers, rosemary, berries, fruits and other seasonal plant material, the demonstration will emphasize the simple how-to’s and mechanics of creating glowing candle rings, woodsy boxwood and berry arrangements, charming Williamsburg fruit cones, classic topiaries and fresh potpourri.

Williams’ gardens, floral work and retail shop have been featured in many books, national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, The American Gardener, Victoria, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living Gardner, Colonial Homes, the Herb Companion and Traditional Home. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel and greater Boston cable stations as well as local and national radio talk shows.

Cottage Gardeners meet monthly, September through June, and new members are always welcome. Venues and meeting times vary to accommodate membership. Extensive gardening experience is not necessary: only an interest in gardening and related subjects to join.

The Abbot Public Library is located at 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. For additional information, please call 781-631-1481 or visit www.abbotlibrary.org.

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