A big THANK YOU to the local clubs that support the Connecticut Horticultural Society. Visit their sites for more gardening events:
- New Britain Garden Club
- Farmington Garden Club
- Gardeners of Simsbury
- Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
- Suffield Garden Club
Sunday October 15 through Wednesday, October 25- The Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA) film screening of Hometown Habitat Stories of Bringing Nature Home featuring Doug Tallamy. This new film flips the landscaping paradigm by raising awareness about the critical role native plants play in the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Discussion period follows the 90-minute film. FREE and open to the public. Viewing times:
- Sunday October 15, 2 p.m. – Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon
- Tuesday, October 17, 6 p.m. – Middlesex County Extension, 1066 Saybrook Rd, Haddam
- Wednesday, October 25, 10 a.m. – Windham County Extension, 139 Wolf Den Road, Brooklyn
- Wednesday, October 25, 6 p.m. – Jones Auditorium, CT Agricultural Experiment Station, 13 Huntington St, New Haven
Thursday, October 26 – Live broadcast @ 2:00 p.m. – Kerry Ann Mendez of Perennially Yours welcomes Dr. Allan Armitage, a highly acclaimed horticulturalist, speaker and author. Dr. A will be presented to you via Webex and will discuss his most recent book, Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots. You’ll discover the stories behind the common names of many popular plants, as well as some very unusual ones. You do NOT have to watch the live broadcast – all registrants receive a video link and password within 72 hours of the program – and you can view it at your leisure. The registration fee is only $9 per person. To learn more about this lecture plus a special 20% discount on the book Of Naked Ladies and Forget-me-Nots, click here.
Saturday, November 4, noon – Connecticut Daylily Society (CDS) welcomes Dan Bachman of Valley of the Daylilies all the way from Lebanon, Ohio to share his daylily knowledge and breathtaking blooms. Social hour with light meal begins at noon. Dan’s presentation begins at 1 pm. Free! Location: Avon Senior Center, 635 West Avon Road, Avon. Info a www.ctdaylilyclub.com.
CDS is also thrilled to have the New England Daylily Society’s very own superstar Adele Keohan teaching the Garden Judge Workshop1 (GJW1) at 10:30 am. The workshop is open to all American Hemerocallis Society members and may be of particular interest to those who attended Workshop 2 at the annual picnic this summer. The course fee is $5 and consists of a garden-judging presentation followed by a twenty-five-question quiz. There is a $3 fee for anyone auditing the class. In preparation for the GJW1, candidates should review the current handbook at the AHS Membership Portal, www.daylilynetwork.org.
If you plan to attend the Workshop, please message Adele (firstname.lastname@example.org) by November 1st.
Thursday, November 9, noon – West Hartford Garden Club presents landscape designer and decorator, Julia Harrison of Natural Elegance Design, who will share ideas on making our homes festive and fresh for the holiday season with unique designs and greenery. Location: St. John’s Episcopal Church, 679 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Fee: Guest donation: $10 for light lunch and speaker. Reservations required. Call (860) 561-0724 or visit www.westhartfordgardenclub.org for more info.
Saturday, November 18, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Connecticut Association of Conservation & Inland Wetlands Commissions (CACIWC) presents its 40th Annual Conference – Preparations for a Changing Climate: Impacts on Connecticut Habitats & Populations. Pick from a host of educational sessions. More than two dozen exhibitors and 250 municipal decision-makers, researchers, consultants, advocates and land use professionals will be on hand! Bring business cards for networking. See old friends and make new ones! NEW LOCATION: Radisson Hotel Cromwell. Click to learn more or to register.