The current month’s newsletter is first distributed only to members. It will be archived here at the end of the month.
February 2018: Read an excerpt written by revered German plantsman Karl Foerster as translated by CHS member, Robert Herman. Register for popular Beginner Veggie Garden series being repeated in March by Education Committee. February speaker, Don Leopold will discuss Terrestrial Orchids of the Northeast at the February monthly meeting. Nominations being accepted for the 2018 Service Award. Meet Board member Justine Leeper. New trip being organized for May to The Cloisters. Spring Auction will take place on May 4th in Berlin.
January 2018: The 2018 Garden Trends Report from Garden Media Group indicates that people are looking to nature for solace. Symposium is just a month away! Dawn Pettinelli from UConn is the January speaker. Meet Board of Director, Clare Meade. Beginner Vegetable Gardening workshop offered by Education Committee.
Winter 2017: The year’s Top Garden Books are reviewed. John Lonsdale is the November speaker. 2017-18 Scholarship recipients are honored. CHS joins Amazon Smile. Upcoming trips include the Philadelphia Flower Show and the gardens of Washington D.C.
October 2017: Excerpts from “Planting Bulbs for a Meadow Effect” by the late-Wayne Winterrowd set the stage for the October CHS Bulb Sale and October speaker – daffodil aficionado – Jason Delaney. Businesses support CHS with ads place in this October’s Marketplace issue. Two articles discuss the importance of keeping fields and meadows uncut from May to October to protect the habitat for pollinators. Anita Ballek provides tips on bringing houseplants in without bringing in bugs.
September 2017: Mehlquist Award recipient, Tom Christopher, writes about the joy of making hard cider. Membership drive begins for the 2017-18 season. Fall Plant Sale & Auction scheduled for Sept 29 in Tolland. Larry Weaner will be this month’s speaker. Symposium and monthly speakers announced. Ballek Farm Protected by Connecticut Farmland Trust. 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show trip announced.