Upcoming horticultural events in our area worth considering!
The seeds of the Master Gardener Program were sown during the early 1970s in the Pacific Northwest when agricultural extension faculty at Washington State University began receiving an increasing number of plant-related inquiries from homeowners. The educators had primarily been delivering programming on crop production and commercial horticulture, but as local communities flourished, it led […]
Prolific inventor and professor of horticulture at the University of Connecticut, and 2016 CT Hort Mehlquist Award winner , Dr. Mark Brand was recently issued two patents for his novel black chokeberry plants. The new UConn chokeberries will be available in garden centers for spring 2018.
The Garden Media Group, a PR and marketing firm out of Philadelphia, has released its 2018 Garden Trends Report. Their annual report is one of the most published garden studies in trade and consumer news. A summary of the report is presented below…
The Connecticut DOT has recently issued three important policies which address pollinator habitat along roadsides. Those policies include reduced mowing, plant replacement plots, and establishment of native plants at new construction sites.
Late summer may be a popular time to mow fields and meadows, but because many pollinator populations are shrinking to the point of extinction, it’s important to be “slow to mow” and wait to until after the first frost to mow fields, meadows and roadsides.