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.
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 […]
The title of this article is actually the name of a course offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in Waterbury which is located on the UConn Waterbury campus. The Bernard Osher Foundation offers grants and endowments to colleges, universities and other non-profits in four specific program areas…
CT Master Gardeners are holding a can’t-miss book sale of recently published Timber Press horticulture books. Titles include Doug Tallamy’s latest, Nature’s Best Hope, and Michael Dirr’s Tree Book.
By Sarah Bailey, State Coordinator, UConn Extension Master Gardener Program and CT Hort member Winter is a good time to plan for the upcoming growing season; taking stock of last season’s disappointments and delights and mapping out this year’s garden plans. Catalogs tempt with descriptions of new plant varieties and must-have tools, and that promise […]
Gordon DeWolfe’s initial response to three Granby residents looking to start an arboretum was “The first thing I’ll say is you’re crazy. Next is that you’ll need $10 million!”