We are excited to welcome the October 2019 graduating class of Master Gardeners as our guests at the January meeting. This gives us the opportunity to showcase what we do and who we are. Please join me in a friendly welcome to all of those guests on January 16th. Look for visitors with name tags […]
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens has announced plans to build a new Sensory Garden on its 93-acre property. This Sensory Garden is unique from traditional gardens, as it is designed specifically to stimulate the Five Senses: Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Touching and Tasting. The Garden will provide each guest with an interactive journey through the senses, […]
Upcoming horticultural events in our state worth considering!
The Simsbury Garden Club was recently recognized with five prestigious awards for Civic Development at the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut’s annual Awards luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The awards were presented to the club for creating a Pollinator Garden at the Gifts of Love Farm, a local community farm that […]
Tom Christopher is hosting a new radio program on WESU-FM at 88.1. It is called “Growing Greener” and airs live every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Tom’s emphasis on environmentally-informed gardening will include conversations with some of the leading voices from the field. Tom will also be interviewing some of the CT Hort speakers that […]
Reprinted with permission from Sarah Bailey, State Coordinator, UConn Extension Master Gardener Program and CT Hort member As the gardening season gets underway, lots of homemade weed-killer “recipes” are cropping up on social media, usually containing some combination of vinegar, Epsom salts, and Dawn dishwashing soap. These are often accompanied by a comment such as […]
Editor’s note: This is the handout that Dr. Tallamy asked we distribute at his presentation of the same name on June 20. Here it is for those unable to attend. In 1987, E.O. Wilson challenged conventional wisdom by claiming that insects were the little things that ran the world. If insects were to disappear, he […]