The current month’s newsletter is first distributed only to members. It will be archived here at the end of the month.
April 2018: Lorraine Ballato takes some of the mystery out of getting your hydrangeas to bloom consistently. Last call for Mehlquist Award nominations. Eugenia Bone discusses the importance of fungi to the ecosystem. Shipmans receive lifetime membership. Spring Marketplace ads. Garden Design magazine offer. Anti-aging benefits of mushrooms. Committees looking for volunteers.
March 2018: After attending the lectures at last month’s Symposium Sarah Bailey ponders ‘next steps.’ The spring Washington D.C. trip brings you to some of the most exquisite gardens in our nation’s capital. See who won the CT Hort Best in Show Award at the Flower Show! Eric Hsu will visit from Chanticleer for our March 15th Speaker Meeting. Meet Heidi Wheeler Isaacson – CHS Treasurer and Board Member. Consider nominating someone for the CHS 2018 Service Award by March 30. Nominations are also being accepted for the prestigious Mehlquist Award.
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.