Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on just one type of plant, and that’s milkweed (genus Asclepias). Monarch caterpillars only eat milkweed. If monarch eggs are laid on other plants, the caterpillars cannot survive and will ultimately starve to death. In recent years, awareness has risen around the importance of milkweed (as well as other native […]
News of interest to the gardeners and nature lovers of Connecticut.
Some of you may remember long-time CT Hort members Florence and Ralph Marrone. They were extraordinary gardeners with a deep love of nature. Their daughter Pam Marrone is a scientist and entrepreneur who has made a career of developing biological controls to replace chemicals in agriculture.
The costs to run the Society have been kept minimal by maintaining a nearly all-volunteer organization. But since our pleas for volunteers have gone unanswered, we must now consider hiring additional staff to provide the services required to keep CT Hort alive.
As school kids will attest, learning doesn’t stop just because you are at home. With social events on hold, the items posted are virtual and online horticultural programs, classes and tours for you to enjoy.
Another tradition we’ve had to re-invent this spring was how to recognize members’ milestone anniversaries. With member support more important than ever, we did not want to overlook letting these folks know how much we appreciate their loyalty.
Thank you; your generosity has been heartwarming. To date, $2,050 has been collected.
One of our members found this striking orchid growing in Florida. The plant’s owner did not know the name and so far, we are stumped.