Summer 2017: Doug Tallamy reminds us how important plant selection can be to maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Learn how you can make a difference in your own backyard. See upcoming workshops and Horticultural Happenings around the state. Check out the new Broadway Show trip. Meet Karen Bachand, enjoy a note of gratitude from one of our scholarship recipients, and Elaine Widmer is recognized with the 2017 Service Award.
June 2017: Learn how important bats are to humans and how their population has been devastated over the past decade. See which member made the Top Ten list of ’60 over 60.’ C.L.Fornari is the season’s last speaker and offers a Workshop earlier in the day. Meet Plant Sale and Auction Committee Chair Trish Lyons. Member Kathy Niver reminds you to beware of ticks, especially this year.
May 2017: Grab your containers and plant some edibles this season. Karla Dalley shows you how easy it is to plant herbs, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and MORE in containers. Plant sales and lectures abound – check out Hort. Happenings. Anita Ballek suggests a less-taxing approach to gardening. Still time to sign up for the Nursery Crawl on May 24. And we say goodbye to long-time member, George Zars.
April 2017: Robert Herman opens our eyes to the beauty of Bergenias, last in a series about the 130-year history of CHS, upcoming CHS Spring Plant Sale & Auction, spring Marketplace Ads, and nurseries that offer a 10% discount to members
March 2017: Explore Lacto-fermentation with Wayne Mezitt, 130-year History of CHS, call for Service and Mehlquist Award nominees, CT Flower & Garden Show Award Winner
February 2017: 130-year History of CHS, Upcoming CT Flower & Garden Show preparations, Society Personality-Ken Stubenrauch, Ask Anita, Closing of Gledhill Nursery
January 2017: Garden Trends Report for 2017, Gideon Welles 6th Grade Green House Growers, Society Personality-Mary Anna Martell, Ask Anita
Winter 2016: Nancy Ballek Mackinnon shares her hugelkultur experience, “All The Presidents’ Gardens” is reviewed by Tom Christopher, Fall Plant Sale & Auction results
October 2016: Karen Bussolini shares her favorite bulbs in “Great Bulbs that Last,” Sarah Bailey says goodbye to her hummingbirds for the season, Fall Marketplace, welcome new CHS Leadership
September 2016: Renew your membership, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente tell us how the Natureworks staff cares for Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed that butterflies need, Fall Plant Sale & Auction, July Workshops recapped