WE DESIGN, WE DECORATE, WE DIG

WHO ARE WE?

The Nauset Garden Club educates its members in floral and garden design, horticulture and conservation and inspires the people of our community to value and create sustainable landscapes and conserve our natural resources.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Our Club supports Preservation, Conservation, and Environmental Outreach Programs. Through design and horticulture, our club holds workshops to teach us so that we can compete in regional, state and national flower shows. Our club is also known for its Special Events that are held regularly, but we invite you to join us in order to participate in our recurring club meetings. 

OH, THOSE INVASIVE PLANTS!

A main focus in cleaning up the Village Green Gardens was to identify and remove invasive plants.  Here is some information and links so you can become more informed about invasive plants on Cape Cod.

 

What is an Invasive Plant Species?

An "invasive species" is defined as a species that is non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration, and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

~ USDA Forest Service

Norway Maple
Norway Maple

The deciduous tree typically grows 40 to 60 feet tall. Unlike sugar maple, Norway maple produces a milky sap. The trees can also have red and purple leaves. It produces a large number of seeds that can out compete surround plants. What to do: Small trees can be mowed or hand pulled. For larger trees, removing tissue around the circumference and applying herbicide can be effective.

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Purple Loostrife
Purple Loostrife

The purple loosestrife can grow up to 7 feet tall, but usually is about 3 to 5 feet in height. It can be spotted easily by its long stalks of purple flowers. It invades wetlands often forming dense colonies. A single plant can produce more than a million seeds. What to do: Hand pulling works for smaller populations. Repeated cutting can prevent seed production and might eventually kill the plant. Galerucella beetles have also been introduced under state supervision and have been successful.

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Glossy Buckthorn
Glossy Buckthorn

This small tree can grow up to 20 feet. It has small shiny leaves and small dark fruit. It is native to Europe, Central Asia and North Africa. Birds can spread the fruit causes it to overcrowd fields, woodlands and wetlands. What to do: With small populations hand pulling works or mowing frequently in fields. For larger plants systemic herbicide at the cut stems or stump sprouts.This small tree can grow up to 20 feet. It has small shiny leaves and small dark fruit. It is native to Europe, Centr

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Norway Maple
Norway Maple

The deciduous tree typically grows 40 to 60 feet tall. Unlike sugar maple, Norway maple produces a milky sap. The trees can also have red and purple leaves. It produces a large number of seeds that can out compete surround plants. What to do: Small trees can be mowed or hand pulled. For larger trees, removing tissue around the circumference and applying herbicide can be effective.

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PROBIBITED PLANTS IN MASSACHUSETTS SORTED BY COMMON NAME

An easy to use, extensive guide to plants that are prohibited in Massachusetts

COASTAL PLANT IDENTIFICATION

Common Native and Invasive Species Found on the Massachusetts Coast

The Mass Audubon Society  has designated 31 species

as invasive to Cape Cod. The slide show below highlights about half of themwith identification and descriptors. Read about and view more invasives.

NAUSET GARDEN CLUB IS HAVING A BULB SALE!

Nauset Garden Club has partnered with Brent and Becky’s to provide premium, high-quality bulbs. A huge selection of tulips, daffodils and other spring blooming bulbs are available. Amaryllis and Paper Whites are also available for indoor growing. Bulbs will be shipped directly to you at the proper planting time (by mid-November for Zone 7).

Please support Nauset Garden Club by ordering your bulbs from Brent and Becky’s now. To view the online catalog and place your order, simply go to: http://bloominbucks.com/home/confirm/17373

By using this link Nauset Garden Club will already be selected and will get credit for your order.