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

Hypertufa Container Workshop: Saturday, October 18, 2014


Build Your Own Hypertufa Container: 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 a two-part program, […]

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Open Position: CHS Director of Communications

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Effective immediately, CHS will be accepting resumes for a candidate to fill the position of Director of Communications: Web & Newsletter.  This is a part-time position of 30-40 hours per month.  It is desirable that the candidate have an interest in horticulture and knowledge of the CT Horticultural Society. CLICK here for a link to […]

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Three Ways to Overwinter Tropical Plants Without a Greenhouse


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.

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


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 […]

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Fall Plant Sale and Auction: Friday September 26, 2014

Photo: Isolino Ferreira, Flickr Creative Commons

Fall is for planting.  We have all heard that and I am here to suggest the perfect place for you to get rare and not so rare plants for your garden – The CHS Fall Auction. Come join the fun at the CHS Fall Auction and Plant Sale, Friday, September 26, at TAC (Tolland County […]

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