News

News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.

Hypertufa Container Workshop: POSTPONED:

CIMG5134

SBuild Your Own Hypertufa Container: POSTPONED!  till Spring. Saturday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. Woodward Greenhouses, Chaplin Hypertufa planters were first popularized by rock gardeners who used them to grow alpine plants.The fact is, they make good homes for all kinds of plants, from dwarf conifers to succulents! In this CHS workshop, the first of […]

Read More »

Three Ways to Overwinter Tropical Plants Without a Greenhouse

brug1b

by Steve Silk

It started with houseplants. Before I owned a home and garden, I loved growing tropicals in the houses and apartments I rented over the years. When I finally started a real garden, I tossed the houseplants and grew bolder breeds of tropicals outdoors, as annuals.

Read More »

Lois Isaacson Dec.12, 1942-June 3, 2014

MD4lMzkrOC8jNSkgPiczKzktIT4lNDYg

Sad news from our travel partners Friendship Tours: Dear Friendship Family, It is with a heavy heart, that we announce the passing of our mother, the founder of Friendship Tours, Lois Isaacson. Lois founded Friendship Tours in 1977, based on the principle of bringing joy to the people who traveled with her.  She had the […]

Read More »

Member Video: Steve Brings in the Brug

brug1b

For all those who wonder what the heck I do in winter with my 10×8 foot Brugmansia…it only takes a minute and half!!! And most of that time is spent trimming the rootball. Then, into the basement it goes. Once the plant is trimmed, it goes into my cool dark basement, which is 50 or […]

Read More »